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JoAnna Smith, Managing Partner

JoAnna is the Managing Partner of Anderson Rupani & Smith, LLC, devoted to serving families throughout Georgia.  Working as a doula (a birth support person) before law school, JoAnna developed a passion for providing the information and support families needed to get through a big life change. Now JoAnna applies those skills and that passion to helping Georgians successfully navigate their family law issues in the areas of divorce, custody, visitation, and child support. She is a certified family law mediator and a Guardian Ad Litem.

JoAnna graduated summa cum laude from American University in Washington, D.C. and  is a Truman Scholar and a Truman-Albright Fellow.  She attended Emory University Law School as a Woodruff Fellow, where she received both a law degree and Masters of Public Health. While in law school, JoAnna worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Legal Aid Society.

JoAnna lives in Kirkwood with her wife, Kate, who is an architectural photographer and a divinity student at Candler School of Theology, and their dog, Rocko.

 

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Jonathan "Than" Anderson, PArtner

Than is a Partner at Anderson Rupani & Smith, LLC, where he helps Georgia families successfully navigate their divorce, custody, visitation and child support issues.  During law school, Than worked for the Office of Administrative Hearings, giving him unique insight into child support proceedings.

Jonathan is Georgia born and bred. He received his B.A. in English from Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta and his J.D. from Emory University School of Law. 

Jonathan lives in East Atlanta with his wife, Lola, and rescued chow, Katie.  He is a musician and tiny-house aficionado.

 

Sana Rupani, PArtner

Sana is a Partner at Anderson Rupani & Smith, LLC.  As a child of immigrants from Southeast Asia, Sana has a unique perspective on the importance of familial relationships. She guides Georgians through divorce, child custody disputes, child support, and adoption. Sana is honored to expand access to justice to those who speak Hindi, Urdu, or Gujarati.

Sana graduated magna cum laude from Emory University, College of Arts and Sciences with dual degrees in Political Science and Philosophy and earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law.  In law school, Sana worked for the DeKalb County Child Advocates Office, the Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic, and the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office and was greatly involved with the Family and Child Law Society and the South Asian Law Students Association.

Sana lives in Buckhead, but frequently travels to her home state of Texas.  She is an avid Atlanta Hawks basketball fan.