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July 15, 2014  

Andrea Hastings was selected to receive the National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers Award for 2014

June 1, 2014

Andrea Hastings was selected to receive the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys 2014 Top 10 Attorney Award

June 1, 2014

Amy Waggoner was selected to receive the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys 2014 Top 10 Attorney Award

May 2014

Amy, Andee and Ashley attend the Family Law Institute in Amelia Island. Florida

February 4, 2014

Ashley Sawyer moderates a panel discussion on “The Use of a Financial Neutral in a Divorce Case” during the “Current Financial Topics in Family Law” seminar hosted by the Atlanta Bar Association and Georgia Society of CPAs.

January 1, 2014

Jennifer Giles elevated to Partner

Waggoner Hastings, LLC is pleased to announce that Jennifer Giles has now been named as Partner.  Employed with the firm since 2008, Jennifer specializes in all types of family law cases, is trained in collaborative law and serves as a guardian ad litem.  The American Society of Legal Advocates has named her as a “Top 40 Family Lawyer Under 40” in Georgia for 2013.

July 15, 2013

Waggoner Hastings, LLC is featured in the July 15, 2013 edition of Forbes Magazine’s- “Leaders in Law- Georgia

June 22, 2013

Ashley Sawyer attends the State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting in Hilton Head Island where she receives an award for Outstanding Service to the Profession from the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar. She is one of only four young lawyers in the state to receive the award. Ashley is recognized for her successful fundraising efforts and for her leadership on the Young Lawyers Family Law Committee for the past two years.

June 21, 2013

Ashley Sawyer received an Award of Achievement by the State Bar of Georgia for Completion of the Young Lawyers Division’s 8th Annual Leadership Academy.

June 2013

Ashley Sawyer was appointed to serve as Member-At-Large on the Board of Directors for the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.

May 23, 2013

Ashley Sawyer serves as the event coordinator for Young Lawyer’s Cocktail Hour at the Hilton SanDestin Resort during the Family Law Institute. Waggoner Hastings sponsored this event.

May 2013

Waggoner Hastings sponsors the 2013 Family Law Institute.

April 2013

Jennifer Giles is selected as a “Top 40 Family Lawyer Under 40″ in the State of Georgia by the American Society of Legal Advocates.

March 21, 2013

Ashley Sawyer attends session 3 of Leadership Academy, “Lawyers and Pro Bono Work,”  including pro bono panel discussion, diversity workshop and training, and judicial panel including Judge Sara Doyle and Judge Herbert Phipps (Georgia Court of Appeals) and Judge Dax Lopez (State Court of DeKalb County).

March 14, 2013

Andrea Hastings presents as a guest lecturer on “The Role of the Child Specialist in Collaborative Divorce” at the Georgia State University College of Law.

March 2013

Amy Waggoner is recognized by Atlanta Magazine for earning the Super Lawyers designation.  Ms. Waggoner is also recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Georgia Super Lawyers 2013.

February 21, 2013

Ashley Sawyer attends session 2 of Leadership Academy, “Lawyers as Leaders in State Government”, which included meeting with state legislators, observing the political process at the state capitol, meeting with Justice Nahmias of Georgia Supreme Court and Judge Ellington, Georgia Court of Appeals.

February 17, 2013

Amy Waggoner and Andrea Hastings serve as judges and evaluators for students competing in the 2013 Regional Mock Trial Competition sponsored by the University of Georgia School of Law.

January 11-12, 2013

Ashley Sawyer attends session 1 of Leadership Academy, “Becoming a Leader in the Bar.”

January 2013

Ms. Waggoner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgia State University College of Law, teaching “Collaborative Law”.

November 2012

Ashley Sawyer is accepted into the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Leadership Academy.

November 1, 2012

Waggoner Hastings sponsors the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer’s Foundation Annual Wine Tasting.

October 2012

Andrea Hastings presents as a guest lecturer on the Essentials of Mediation at the Domestic Relations Mediation Training at Resolve to Solve, 2012. 

October 2012

Waggoner Hastings sponsors the Supreme Cork, a silent auction and wine tasting at Five Seasons Brewery benefitting the Guardian ad Litem Program of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer’s Foundation.

July 19, 2012

Andrea Hastings presents on Post-Divorce Considerations at the National Business Institute Seminar, “Advanced Issues in Divorce.”

Amy Waggoner presents on child custody, child support and cases involving domestic abuse at the National Business Institute Seminar, “Advanced Issues in Divorce.”

June 2012

Ashley Sawyer was re-appointed as Co-Chairman of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division. Appointment through May, 2013.

May 24, 2012 

Ashley Sawyer serves as the event coordinator for Young Lawyer’s Cocktail Hour at the Amelia Island Ritz Carlton during the Family Law Institute.  Waggoner Hastings sponsored this event.

May 24-26 2012

Amy, Andee, Jennifer, and Ashley attend the Family Law Institute in Amelia Island, Florida

May 2012

Waggoner Hastings sponsors the 2012 Family Law Institute.

April 2012

Andrea Hastings presents as a guest lecturer on “Collaborative Divorce” at the Georgia State University College of Law.

March 2012

Amy Waggoner is recognized by Atlanta Magazine for earning the Super Lawyers designation.  Ms. Waggoner is also recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Georgia Super Lawyers 2012.

March 2012

Andrea Hastings is recognized by Atlanta Magazine for earning the “Rising Star” Super Lawyers designation for 2012.

January 2012

Ms. Waggoner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgia State University College of Law, teaching “Collaborative Law”.

December 28, 2011

J. Ashley Sawyer joins Waggoner Hastings as an Associate Attorney of the firm.

November 2011

J. Ashley Sawyer is appointed Co-Chairman of the Family Law Section of State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division. Appointment through May, 2012.

May 2011

Waggoner Hastings sponsors the 2011 Family Law Institute.

March 2011

Amy Waggoner is recognized by Atlanta Magazine for earning the Super Lawyers designation.  Ms. Waggoner is also recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Georgia Super Lawyers 2011.

March 2011

Andrea Hastings is recognized by Atlanta Magazine for earning the “Rising Star” Super Lawyers designation 2011.

January 2011

Ms. Waggoner becomes an Adjunct Professor at the Georgia State University College of Law, teaching “Collaborative Law”.

December 31, 2010

The law firm of Waggoner Hastings, LLC is formed.  Amy Waggoner and Andrea Dyer Hastings are partners of the firm.  Dana Floyd and Jennifer Giles are associate attorneys of the firm.

August 2010

Andrea Hastings completes training approved by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and the State Bar of Georgia to become a registered mediator in the state of Georgia.

March 2010

Amy Waggoner is recognized by Atlanta Magazine for earning the Super Lawyers designation.  Ms. Waggoner is also recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Georgia Super Lawyers 2010. 

December 4, 2009

Andrea Hastings presents on the essentials of post-divorce considerations at the National Business Institute Seminar, “Advanced Issues in Divorce.”

June 1, 2009

Andrea Dyer Hastings joins Aussenberg Waggoner, the predecessor firm to Waggoner Hastings, as of counsel.

April 2, 2009

Amy Waggoner is featured as the “Unsung ‘She’ro” is the April 2009 issue of Northside Woman.

March 1, 2009

Amy Waggoner is recognized by Atlanta Magazine for earning the Super Lawyers designation awarded by Law & Politics.

February 24-25, 2009

Amy Waggoner presents at the Family Collaborative Law Practice Training seminar through the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia.

February 10, 2009

Jennifer Giles presents on the essentials of adoption law and how to terminate parental rights at the National Business Institute seminar “Adoption Law: Start to Finish.”

February 7, 2009

Jennifer Giles and Dana Floyd volunteer as evaluators in the Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition.

January 29, 2009

The Daily Report publishes an article about Amy Waggoner and the Team Dream project.

January 10, 2009

Amy Waggoner completes training approved by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and the State Bar of Georgia to become a registered arbitrator in the state of Georgia.

December 29, 2008

Martindale-Hubbell® once again recognizes Elyse Aussenberg as an AV® Rated Attorney – Highest Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards. It is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by LexisNexis®.

February 19, 2008

MSN Money publishes an article about potential financial mistakes during a divorce.

January 11, 2008

Amy Waggoner appears as “Standards and Ethical Consideration for Collaborative Practice” panelists at the State Bar of Georgia seminar Collaborative Practice: The Quantum Leap — An Introduction to the Use of Collaborative Practice.

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