Aylin Açıkalın


Aylin Açıkalın is an experienced attorney with over 20 years professional experience in advocacy, non-profit, government and law.  Her practice areas include: 


  • Family Law: high conflict custody, complex asset division, support, mediation counseling/MSA review, pre and post marital agreements; 
  • Domestic Violence Victim Representation: Restraining orders, torts; and 
  • Other Crime Victim Tort Litigation: sexual assault (including pursuing civil harassment orders). 


Aylin graduated cum laude from the George Washington University Elliott School with a Bachelor of Arts degree and went on to achieve her law degree from Tulane Law School where she participated in Moot Court, the International Law Journal, Environmental Law Clinic, and the Legislative Advocacy Clinic. Aylin is based in New Orleans and joined the ADZ Law legal team in 2018. Aylin Açıkalın is licensed as a practicing attorney in California, Louisiana, and Florida.  


Aylin’s extensive legal experience includes being a law clerk in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court and Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, and being an associate at Kanner & Whitely, LLC where she specialized in national consumer fraud, toxic tort, and environmental class action litigation. Aylin was legislative staff for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and at the New Orleans City Council, where she worked on environmental and energy issues, public utility regulation, appropriations, zoning, land use, criminal justice reform, living wage legislation, development and historic preservation. Aylin Açıkalın is also an experienced community mediator trained by Community Mediation Services and the New York Peace Institute, and is an Attorney Arbitrator for the Louisiana State Bar Association Lawyer Fee Dispute Resolution Program. 


Aylin regularly volunteers with numerous political campaigns and social justice organizations to advocate for a range of issues related to women and children’s issues and environmentalism.   


Aylin has two children and three fur babies. She enjoys outdoor activities, gardening, music and sailing.  In addition, she is also sister to one of the founding partners of our firm, Tulin Açıkalın.