Rebecca crumrine reider, C'91
One of about 40 attorneys in Georgia who have attained fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Law, Rebecca Crumrine Rieder is recognized by her peers and the legal community as one of the top-rated domestic attorneys in Georgia. As an AV rated attorney, she practices
in both the Atlanta and Augusta offices of Hedgepeth, Heredia & Rieder LLC. Rieder is a past chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, and is a founding member and past chair of the Family Law Section of the DeKalb Bar Association. She served as chair of the Dekalb Bar Association in 2014 and currently serves the Atlanta Bar Association Family Law Section as an at-large member. She is a member of Georgia Association of Woman Lawyers; Leadership Academy of 2012; the Lawyers Club of Atlanta; the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court–Barrister; the Fulton County Division Task Force; and previously sat on the State of Georgia Electronic Child Support WorksheetTaskforce.
Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine recognize Rieder as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of Family Law, as well as one of Georgia’s “Top 100 Lawyers” and “Top 50 Women Lawyers;” and Georgia Trend Magazine recognizes Rieder as “Legal Elite” in the area of Family Law. Previous to Becca’s recognition as a “Super Lawyer,” Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine recognized her as a“Rising Star” in the area of Family Law in every year since 2007 that the recognition was bestowed. The State of Georgia Judicial Nominating Committee recommended Rieder to Gov. Nathan Deal as a shortlist candidate for a seat on the DeKalb County Superior Court in 2011 and again in 2015.
Prior to practicing law, Rieder taught middle and high school at Davidson Fine Arts School in Augusta, Georgia. She received the system nomination for the Walt Disney/McDonald’s American Teacher Award, a PTA Academic Scholarship for Summer Study with the National Holocaust Museum, and was nominated as a Sallie Mae First Year Teacher Nominee. She continues her teaching career as an adjunct professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.
Rieder majored in history at Sewanee, received her M.Ed. from the University of Georgia in 1994, and her J.D. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2001.
Rieder frequently authors materials and speaks on professional and family law matters throughout the state and the country, including prior speaking engagements with the Superior Court Judges Council and Continuing Legal Education Seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia, as well appearing as a legal expert on Nancy Grace. Rieder publishes often, including “Equitable Division of Property in Georgia: What’s Mine is Mine and What’s Ours is Mine Too,” published by The Law Review of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.
Rieder believes in giving back to her community professionally and personally. She has extensive community involvement including volunteer leadership roles with a number of nonprofits throughout the city. She is a member of the Leadership DeKalb class of 2012, and volunteers for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation as a pro bono guardian ad litem for families in need, as well as serves on the board for the Dekalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.
In October, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal named Becca as an appointed Superior Court judge in Fulton County.
At Sewanee, Rieder was a member of the student development board, a phonathon team member, a participant in Big People for Little People, and a member of Theta Pi sorority.
As an alum, she has served as an admission volunteer, Sewanee Career Center volunteer, Sewanee Fund class volunteer, and is a member of the Alumni Executive Board. She has also offered internships to Sewanee students.
Judge Crumrine resides in Buckhead with her husband.