Laura Sclafani graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in Political Science. After college, Laura served in AmeriCorps in Greensboro, NC. Laura then attended Emory University School of Law, where she received the Clinical Legal Education Association Award for Outstanding Clinical Student for her work advocating for children at the Barton Child Law and Policy Center. Laura currently serves on the Board of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Council of Younger Lawyers and the Atlanta Legal Aid Service Council. She is an active member of the Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia and an active member of the Atlanta Bar Association Family Law Section. Laura is also a Barrister in the Cooper American Inn of Court.
Laura consistently obtains favorable results throughout metro-Atlanta for her clients and has become well-respected in the legal community for her zealous advocacy, professionalism, and success in and out of the courtroom. Laura devotes the personal care and attention each of her clients deserves, and is relied on by clients for her dedication, top-quality legal work, honesty, and compassionate approach.
Laura has practiced family law in metro-Atlanta for almost a decade. She began her career at Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. where she represented low-income clients in all types of family law cases as a staff attorney in the Fulton Family Law Unit. Laura joined the Evolve Family Law team in 2018. Over her career, Laura has presented to local attorneys about numerous family law topics, including domestic violence, child support, Guardians ad Litem, developments in case law, and name changes.
Laura has extensive experience representing clients in all types of family law matters, whether relatively simple or extremely nuanced. From high-conflict custody cases to uncontested divorces to complicated high-asset divorces, clients are in capable and efficient hands with Laura no matter what issues a case presents. Laura makes every effort to finalize clients’ cases through agreement, but is always prepared to fight for client’s interests in court when agreements cannot be reached.
Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys – Top 10 Under 40 (2021, 2022)
Georgia Trend Legal Elite (2021)
Marquis Who’s Who Registry (2020)
Avvo Client’s Choice Award (2020)
Atlanta Legal Aid Pro Bono Star (2019, 2020, 2021)
Laura grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and currently resides in Atlanta with her husband and 3-year-old son. Laura enjoys adventures with her toddler, tending to her house plants, attending live music, and being outside.
"Laura Sclafani handled my son's name change and she was absolutely wonderful throughout the entire process. She was very quick on her feet and made everything very easy for us during an extremely difficult time. She handled everything in a very efficient and timely manner. Despite the complications that arose due to the Coronavirus, Ms. Sclafani was able to get our case approved virtually and completed 5 days earlier than our original projected court date. Her hard work and dedication to our case means so much to our family and we can not recommend Laura and her firm enough!"
Deep Dive into the Child Support Guidelines, Atlanta Bar Association Family Law Section (March 2023)
Cross Examinations of Guardian Ad Litems, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Program GAL Training (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023)
Case Law Update, Atlanta Bar Association Family Law Section (March 2020 and March 2022)
Gender-Affirming Name Change and Birth Certificate Amendments (March 2020)
Implementing a Court Watch Program in Your Local Court System, Georgia Commission on Family Violence Annual Conference (September 2018)