Lila Newberry Bradley was delighted to expand the range of her practice by joining the firm in 2013, and she is now a named partner of Claiborne|Fox|Bradley LLC. Lila represents clients who are creating and growing families through adoption or assisted reproduction. She believes that all people deserve the opportunity to build a family.
Lila is the former director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Children’s Law Programs where she worked with volunteer lawyers to provide pro bono legal representation for children who were in foster care or were the subject of high-conflict custody disputes. To bring attention to the rights and needs of children, Lila authored the publication, “Family Preservation in Georgia: A Legal Guide to Preventing Unnecessary Removal to State Custody”. Lila also served as a visiting scholar with the Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic of Emory University School of Law to provide training to attorneys concerning the legal aspects of family preservation. Lila continues to have a special interest in the legal issues surrounding children in foster care, and she provides training to foster parents on how the law and the court process can ensure that children’s rights and interests are protected.
Lila knows that children will benefit when family members are secure in their legal rights and interests through proper estate planning and LGBT family agreements such as advance directives for healthcare, financial powers of attorney, domestic partnership agreements, post-adoption contact agreements, and standby guardianships. Lila’s background as a business lawyer informs her ability to prepare contracts and instruments to document and secure a family’s legal interests.
Lila received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature in 1982 from the University of Georgia. She is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia. Lila is also a member of the Georgia Association of Counsel for Children and the National Association of Counsel for Children, and she served as a member and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Association of Counsel for Children for five years. She is a Fellow in Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers.
Lila and her family are active members of Druid Hills United Methodist Church, a progressive congregation that is a proud member of the Reconciling Ministries Network of United Methodist churches. She is an avid camper and paddler.