Christine M. Scartz
B.A., University of Virginia
J.D., University of Georgia
Family Violence Clinic
Christine M. Scartz is the managing attorney of Georgia Law’s Family Violence Clinic. Before joining the law school’s faculty in August 2015, she worked as an associate attorney in the Daniels & Taylor firm, where she handled a domestic relations and criminal law practice primarily in Gwinnett County. Her other previous legal experience includes serving as an appointed attorney for criminal appeals in the Gwinnett County Superior Court, where she represented indigent criminal defendants in postconviction proceedings, and as a litigation associate in the Law Office of Mike Bothwell.
A Georgia Law alumna, Scartz is no stranger to Georgia Law and its experiential learning programs. In 1994, she founded the Protective Order Project under the Public Interest Practicum, where she served as a managing attorney in the Western Judicial Circuit. Following graduation from law school, she received a National Association of Public Interest Law Equal Justice Fellowship, which allowed her to continue her work filing protective orders for indigent victims of domestic violence in the Western Judicial Circuit. During this time, she also served as an adjunct instructor with the school’s Public Interest Practicum and Civil Clinics, where she instructed and supervised law students working with clinic clients. In 1998, her work evolved into what has become today’s Family Violence Clinic.
Scartz earned her bachelor’s degree in history and French, with distinction, from the University of Virginia. She obtained her law degree magna cum laude from UGA, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif.