A weekly invitational profile series on professionals demonstrating excellence in the fields of law, healthcare & medicine, social services, business,
finance, technology & education. Produced by Proactive Resources in the December 29, 2011 issue of Creative Loafing.



DON'T TAKE ANY TEST!

When a criminal situation demands immediate legal counsel & representation, ATTORNEY LEE SEXTON has the experience, background & skill to handle a wide range of criminal defense issues for his clients. As a criminal trial lawyer, he is uniquely positioned to put his litigation & appellate strengths to work for the defendants he represents.

With 31 years of experience, Lee is adept in handling the diverse criminal cases that comprise his areas of concentration. These range from forgery, embezzlement, drug sale & possession, marijuana cultivation, theft, shoplifting, burglary, robbery, rape, sexual abuse, assault, murder and probation & parole violations. Enforcing & defending the rights of the accused in state & federal courts (and Supreme Court) is what he does best. Your initial consultation is provided at no cost. Lee is quick to point out that with the standard for intoxification at 0.08 Blood Alcohol Content, it is important now, more than ever, to know your rights in a DUI arrest. He concentrates in the area of DUI and has successfully litigated a high number of these cases. He is a past President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL).

Lee Sexton & Associates, PC
320 Corporate Center Ct, Stockbridge, GA 30281
(770)474-5646
lsexton@leesexton.com
www.leesexton.com


CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DUI

Attorney W. Michael Maloof and his son W. Michael Maloof, Jr. at the MALOOF LAW FIRM limit their practice to the representation of individuals & businesses in criminal matters in both state & federal courts. They know that the process of being arrested & prosecuted can be embarrassing, intimidating & confusing. Before you can be convicted of a crime, the prosecution must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Michael, Sr. has 39 years defending against accusations of serious federal & state crimes. He has been named nine times a SUPER LAWYER by ATLANTA MAGAZINE and called one of GEORGIA'S MOST EFFECTIVE LAWYERS by GEORGIA TREND MAGAZINE.

Both attorneys personally represent adults & juveniles in a wide array of felony & misdemeanor matters including theft, drug, sex & weapons offenses, motor vehicle offenses including impaired driving (DUI), assaults, threats, abuse & neglect, murder/manslaughter, domestic violence, trespass, fraud, forgery, false pretences, burglary & robbery, as well as bond reductions, probation violations and expungements.

Maloof Law Firm
215 North McDonough St, Decatur, GA 30030
(404)373-8000
www.malooflawfirm.com


COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

Business owners are tired of having to manage their own IT systems and just want a technology partner to "Fix it right the first time!" INFINITY TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING, INC. partners with businesses and organizations to help them utilize technology to a competitive advantage. They are a very successful multi-faceted information technology firm that specializes in exceeding their customers' expectation of what an IT company should be. Their unique methodology for managing IT projects and implementing services called LADI™ (Listen, Assess, Design & Implementation), allows them to fully understand their client's needs.

ITC specializes in customized solutions for small-to-medium sized business and organizations in the areas of Cloud Services, Apple and Microsoft integrations, Small Business & Enterprise Servers, Telephony, Networking, Wireless & Security. With their many trusted IT partnerships & technology certifications, they can be the single point of contact for IT projects and vendor management to elevate the burden of customers having to understand technology jargon. "Information technology for businesses is not rocket science, it's just common sense based upon four principles: Give great service, set & meet customers' expectations, focus on improving the customers' bottom line, and be brutally honest," says Edgar Mosley, Principal & Founder of Infinity Technology Consulting, Inc.

Infinity Technology Consulting
3595 Renaissance Cir, Atlanta, GA 30349
(770)306-6989
www.infinitytechconsulting.com


DIVORCE & FAMILY LAWYER

ATTORNEY EMILY (SANDY) BAIR understands that divorce presents changes, concerns, uncertainties and tough choices. The ultimate goal of establishing a new, healthy life for everyone can be lost in day-to-day worries. Solving problems using available resources furthers that goal and lets Sandy help her divorce clients during an extremely stressful period in their life. She recognizes that each client is special.

Sandy's goal is to help her clients be efficient consumers of her legal services. She carefully focuses the client's attention on the issues at hand, and realistic resolutions. She has 35 years of experience. She has served as the Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, and has been instrumental in assisting the state legislature on defining the state's laws in divorce & family matters. She is a past President of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Sandy has trained in divorce mediation and holds the distinction as being the only lawyer in Georgia who is Certified as a Family Law Arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Look for Sandy online in her AVVO listing.

Emily S. Bair & Associates, PC
6100 Lake Forrest Dr NW, Atlanta GA 30328
(404)806-7330
www.divorcebair.com


COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW LITIGATION

ATTORNEY DEBORAH M. LUBIN, PC focuses her practice on family law, divorce mediation, collaborative divorce and custody, support & divorce litigation. She utilizes a comprehensive approach to family law matters and believes that most issues can and should be resolved in an atmosphere of dignity & respect. The creative & future-looking solutions reached through the collaborative process are more durable, valued & honored by the parties who design them.

Deborah has 22 years of experience and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She has her Masters in Social Work and is a Certified Collaborative Attorney and Certified Mediator. She is also a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. She believes that collaborative divorce enables clients & their families to move beyond a separation or divorce without destroying their relationships along the way. She knows that managing conflict & emotion throughout the collaborative process allows the parties to preserve relationship & marital assets, and to arrive at solutions that could never be obtained through litigation.

Attorney Deborah M. Lubin, PC
31 Lenox Pointe NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
(404)816-7776
www.lubinfamilylaw.com


BOARD CERTIFIED PEDIATRICIANS

The special medical needs of children require the experience & family centered care that the Board Certified Pediatricians at DUNWOODY PEDIATRICS can provide. Drs. Julius Sherwinter, A. Gerald Reisman, Stephanie Jernigan, Gloria Ana Berenson, Terrence Gfroerer, Linda S. Kelly, Kelly Wilburn & Michele Barton, MSN, CNP make your children's health care & well-being high-priorities at their office.

With patience & wisdom that comes from more than 100 years of combined experience, their doctors can advise you on your child's behavior, nutrition & development and the current trends in pediatric medicine. They endorse the immunization guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatrics and will outline a plan of care that will monitor your child's growth & development. They see newborns, children, adolescents & young adults up to 23 years of age. They offer a more natural healthcare approach to their practice and have a special interest in pediatric nephrology & adoption medicine. During visits, they make a special effort to thoroughly explain your child's growth, development, nutritional needs, injury prevention & immunizations. New patients are always welcome.

Dunwoody Pediatrics
1428 Dunwoody Village Pkwy, Dunwoody, GA 30338, (770)394-2358
3300 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30005, (770)664-9299
www.dunwoodypediatrics.com


LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE THROUGH PSYCHIATRY

Michael S. Conley, MD of ATLANTA INTOWN PSYCHIATRY and his caring team offer assistance in many aspects of lifestyle management. Dr. Conley believes the old adage "Without your health you have nothing" rings particularly true in the area of mental health. Vibrant and robust mental health creates a foundation that supports every aspect of our lives, from work to relationships. Anxiety, depression and other psychiatric problems can cripple a person's ability to fully engage in and enjoy life. Atlanta Intown Psychiatry specializes in LGBT concerns as well as Adult & Geriatric care.

The focus of Dr. Conley's practice is to help patients regain mental health and increase satisfaction in their daily lives. Fortunately, there has never been a more exciting and optimistic time for mental health care, with cutting edge breakthroughs in psychopharmacology and psychotherapeutic techniques. With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, the vast majority of patients thrive and are able to live their lives to the fullest.

Atlanta Intown Psychiatry
285 Boulevard NE, #315, Atlanta, GA 30312
(404)681-4100
www.atlantaintownpsychiatry.com


ADOPT A CHILD & CHANGE THE WORLD

ILLIEN ADOPTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit child-placing agency, licensed by the State of Georgia, Hague accredited for international adoption, assisting vulnerable children and families all over the world.

Originally founded & opened in April 1982, Illien Adoptions has been working for thirty years to find families and permanency for orphans of all ages. Illien Adoptions currently has programs in India, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Azerbaijan & the United States. Illien Adoptions seeks families for waiting children all over the world and encourages prospective adoptive parents to consider adopting children who are already declared legally free and eligible for intercountry adoption. They may be older, sibling groups or children who might have some special needs. The common need of all of these orphans is that they need a permanent and loving family in order to blossom and reach their full potential as human beings. Illien Adoptions also supports a select number of humanitarian aid projects whose focus is on family preservation and prevention of abandonment of children.

Illien Adoptions International, Inc.
1250 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, Georgia 30309
(404)815-1599, Fax (888)892-7838
info@illienadoptions.org
www.illienadoptions.org


PUT YOUR PAIN IN THEIR HANDS

All of the massage therapists at FULL BODY REJUVENATION CENTER are insured, nationally certified, and have received extensive training. With years of combined experience, the massage therapists have training in a variety of techniques, including Swedish & relaxation, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, neuromuscular, pregnancy & pre-natal, sports & hot stone therapy.

Owner Dr. Nailah Smith also provides chiropractic care. She was voted "Top Doc" by On Common Ground News in 2010 & 2011. Many people experience chiropractic treatments as a natural, drug-free way to get healthy. People also visit the chiropractor for more energy, improved sports performance, feeling more alive, better resistance to disease & to help ensure drug-free lives for themselves & their families. Dr. Smith & her therapists believe that therapeutic massage & chiropractic care are integral ingredients to achieving a healthy lifestyle. By receiving integrative treatments, clients are actively participating in a preventive health and wellness program where they reduce stress and feel great at the same time. Full body treatments & weight loss programs are also available, as well as on & off site therapy.

Full Body Rejuvenation Center
3636 Panola Rd, Ste B, Lithonia, GA 30038
(770)733-1381
www.fullbodyrejuvenation.com


COMMITTED TO CHILDREN // SHARING IS CARE

Founded by adoptive parents (many of which are employees) for adoptive parents, ONE WORLD ADOPTION SERVICES (OWAS) offers a range of services, including pre-adoption counseling, education, home studies, assistance with dossier preparation, international adoptions, domestic adoptions, domestic adoption consulting, and post- placement follow up. In 2008, OWAS received Hague Accreditation from the Council on Accreditation. They specialize in matching families with Biracial and African American newborns.

Executive Director Susan Manning is quick to point out OWAS works with singles and couples in all 50 states, US citizens living abroad & Canadian citizens. OWAS does not discriminate based on marital status, religion, age or sexual orientation. With eight international programs & one in the US, OWAS employees conduct an initial consultation to determine which countries would be good options for your family, as well as identify any limitations or restrictions. By identifying what types of considerations are most important, they will help you chose the best program for your family.

One World Adoption Services
1400 Buford Hwy, #L-4, Sugar Hill, GA 30518
(770)965-3744
www.oneworldadoptios.org


SOLUTIONS TO ATLANTA'S INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGES

Although AECOM is a global design company, the firm has maintained a presence in Atlanta for decades. It has left an indelible mark on the city with projects such as Centennial Olympic Park & Freedom Park. That ongoing partnership with the community continues today, as AECOM conducted studies and provided program management services to support the new streetcar in Downtown. The firm is currently working to improve the pedestrian experience on Peachtree & West Peachtree Streets in Midtown.

The same expertise that has served Atlanta for decades is what made AECOM a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. Currently ranked as the #1 design firm in the country, AECOM is now working on seven of the seventeen largest civil infrastructure programs in the world. Contact them or visit their Web site for more information.

AECOM
1360 Peachtree St, #500, Atlanta, GA 30309
(404)965-9600
www.aecom.com


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Proactive Resources Design Inc.
(800)772-5969
www.proactiveresources.com