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Marlys Bergstrom

Prior to starting her own law practice, Marlys worked for a large Atlanta and Washington D.C.-based law firm. She has also worked in the capacity of Senior Manager at Deloitte, the West Region Leader and Director of the National Unclaimed Property Compliance Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Audit Director for Verus Financial in Atlanta and New York, and a member of the State and Local Tax and Business Practice groups of a national law firm. Her unclaimed property experience spans all facets of unclaimed property and audit defense including complex unclaimed property consulting projects for multinational clients in the insurance, high tech, oil and gas, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, retail, pharmaceutical, travel, and healthcare sectors. In addition, Marlys has over 20 years of experience in the fields of Family Law, Divorce, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Unclaimed Property and Taxation.

Education & Court Admissions

Marlys grew up in California, attended and graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco where she received her Doctorate of Jurisprudence Degree in 1996. She then received a Master of Taxation Degree from Golden Gate University in 2000.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of Georgia, Elder Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Chair of Taxation
  • American Institute of Family Attorneys
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Cobb County Chamber of Commerce
  • East Cobb Business Association
  • Georgia Legal Services
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Lead Counsel Review Board, Certified Divorce Law
  • Lead Counsel Review Board, Certified Family Law
  • Lead Counsel Review Board, Certified Estate Planning Law
  • Legal Management Institute, Cornell University of Law
  • Stonewall Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

Leadership, Membership & Honors

Marlys Bergstrom is the managing partner and founder of Bergstrom Law, an Atlanta-based law firm. The firm is focused primarily upon Family Law, Divorce, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Social Security Disability, Traffic Law, Criminal Defense Law & Unclaimed Property Audit and Legal Services.

Recent Blog Posts


  • comfortable & welcome

    “The first time I walked into the Bergstrom Associates office, Marlys made me feel completely comfortable & welcome. She worked on a very complex case for me over the course of a year. During that time every call & email was quickly responded to even after the office was closed. Marlys wa...
  • Very personable

    "I was looking for legal consultation concerning family matters. Marlys and her team were great. Very personable while still being professional and compassionate. Always quick to respond to emails and phone calls. If I ever need legal services again, I will make sure to seek them out.”
  • inspired confidence

    "Marlys was great to work with. She put a lot of time and energy into my custody case, and despite difficult circumstances, we won! She inspired confidence throughout the process. Highly, highly recommended!”
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    “My experience with Marlys Bergstrom was excellent. She is very professional and went above and beyond to help me. I'm looking forward to working with her again. I recommend Marlys to anyone.”  
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    “Very understanding to my cause. Things are just getting started.”  
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    “very pleased with service. would use again for the legal issues if acceptable……….”  
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    “Marlys was the consummate professional-thank you”
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    “Marlys and Alexandra have been fantastic to work with in finalizing my divorce. They are extremely responsive, listen to your concerns and are always willing to go the extra mile to research and respond to all your concerns. I highly recommend both of them!!”  
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    “Marlys is a wonderful attorney. She was very interested in helping me with my divorce case. She understood my budget and helped me with what I needed to have done.”
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    “Excellent follow-up. Very knowledgeable. Helped me easily understand the information I was seeking. Thank you so much!”  
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    “Ms. Bergstrom was very pleasure to speak with. She wasn't like most attorneys get to the point because all the other conversation is not important. Everything I said she listened to. Can't wait to work with her.”
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    “I was extremely pleased to meet and talk with Marlys. She was not able to assist me with my particular situation but she took the time to do some research for me during our consultation and gave me great advice and direction. I would highly recommend her. She is an attorney who cares about peopl...
  • Donald Recommends Marlys Bergstrom

    Top notch. I couldn't be happier with my new found lawyer Allie. She is what makes this law firm. Wish I owned it so I could make her partner lol. Saw that in a movie..she was great and got my case dismissed with a week of calling her..very sharp!! Now it's time to go for more!  
  • William Recommends Marlys Bergstrom

    Need a divorce attorney. “Great job.”

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During your initial consultation, our meeting is not focused on how much money we can make or high pressure sales tactics to entice you to retain our services. Our primary goal is to listen to your legal concerns, discuss the nature of your case and let you know how we can help you.