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We employ attorneys, paralegals, advocates, administrative and legal support staff who are committed to our mission of providing free legal help to the metro Atlanta community.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Steve Gottlieb Executive Director

Steve Gottlieb has been the director of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society since 1980. He started as a summer student and then a staff attorney with Legal Aid in the late 1960s. After spending two years with Georgia Legal Services, he came back to Legal Aid as deputy director before becoming director. During his tenure, Legal Aid has expanded its core legal services to clients on family, housing, consumer and benefits issues, by adding staff and increasing services outside Atlanta particularly in Gwinnett and Clayton Counties and to seniors throughout the State. Legal Aid has also created new programs to respond to the needs of vulnerable populations, including people with AIDS and cancer, people with disabilities, seniors and homeowners subject to predatory mortgage lending. He is one of the founders of the Health Law Partnership (HeLP).

Kimberly Charles Deputy Director

Kimberly went to law school to represent tenants facing eviction and she has dedicated her entire career to civil legal services.  In her role as Deputy Director, Kimberly acts as a liaison between clients, staff, the Board of Directors and our justice partners.  Kimberly has worked with Atlanta Legal Aid for over sixteen years, and she previously served as the managing attorney of the Clayton & South Fulton Office for over seven years. Kimberly also serves as a Fulton County Magistrate Judge in a part-time capacity.  

Charles Bliss Director of Advocacy

Charles Bliss has been the Director of Advocacy since October 2005.  Prior to that, he worked in private practice representing employees in a variety of legal matters including employment discrimination and employment contracts.  Prior to private practice, he worked at Atlanta Legal Aid, Three Rivers Legal Services in Gainesville, Florida and the ACLU of Mississippi.

Roshonda Davis-Baugh Director of Recruitment and Retention

Roshonda Davis-Baugh is the Director of Recruitment and Retention at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, a part-time Judge with the DeKalb County Magistrate Court, and a Registered Neutral in the State of Georgia. Ms. Davis-Baugh has over 31 years of management, supervisory and litigation experience in public interest law with an emphasis on Family Law and Domestic Violence. She began her legal career as a Staff Attorney with Atlanta Legal Aid in June of 1990, and over the course of her career has held the positions of Managing Attorney, Senior Attorney and Interim Deputy Director. Ms. Davis-Baugh is a 1990 Graduate of Saint Louis University School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1991. She is the 2018 recipient of the Dan Bradley Award from the State Bar of Georgia, the 2004 recipient of the Liberty Bell Award from the Gwinnett County Bar Association, and the 1990 recipient of the David C. Grant Award from Saint Louis University School of Law.

David Webster General Counsel

David Webster has worked several times and in several capacities with Atlanta Legal Aid. He joined ALAS as a staff attorney in 1970 and remained through 1976, departing as Deputy Director. He rejoined ALAS in 1980 as director of litigation.  He served on the faculty of Emory Law School from 1984-88 and has been in private practice since. He now serves as our part-time General Counsel.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Susan Walker Goico Managing Attorney, Disability Integration Project
Michelle Jordan Managing Attorney, Family Law Unit, Fulton County
Cari Hipp Director of Pro Bono Legal Services
Elaine Landry Financial Manager
Rachel Lazarus Managing Attorney, Gwinnett County
James E. Meeks Operations & Facilities Manager
Jacqueline L. Payne Managing Attorney, Kinship Care Project
Angela Riccetti Managing Attorney, DeKalb County
Stefanie Sparks Managing Attorney, Health Law Unit
Angela Tacker Director of Annual Giving and Communications
Kristin Verrill Director of Grants and Innovation
Erin Willoughby Managing Attorney, Clayton/South Fulton
Jennifer Yankulova Managing Attorney, Cobb County

Karen E. Brown
Director & Managing Attorney, Home Defense Program

Anne E. Carder
Managing Attorney, General Law Unit, Fulton County

Pamela Kraidler
Managing Attorney, Health Law Partnership

Stephen Krumm
Managing Attorney, Senior Citizens Law Project

Hilary Leland
Managing Attorney, Georgia Senior Legal Hotline

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