Randall M. Kessler

Top rated Family Law attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Kessler & Solomiany, LLC
Randall M. Kessler
Kessler & Solomiany, LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1988

Education: Emory University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2024

Kessler & Solomiany, LLC

101 Marietta Street
Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA 30303 Visit website

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The founding partner of Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, Randall M. Kessler has provided compassionate advocacy for several years for his clients in the Atlanta, Georgia, metropolitan area, throughout Georgia including the counties of Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Cherokee, Forsyth, Gwinnett and across the state. His practice is focused exclusively on the area of family law including divorce, child custody and visitation, spousal and child support, post-decree order modifications and all related matters. He has authored many divorce related books including Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids and Your Future (www.divorceprotect.com), The Georgia Library of Family Law Forms, and How to Mediate a Georgia Divorce.

Mr. Kessler received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in 1985. He was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1988 from Emory University School of Law. Mr. Kessler founded his current firm in 1991. Admitted to practice in Georgia, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Supreme Court of the United States.  Mr. Kessler is proficient in Spanish and Hebrew as well as English.

Over his years of practice, Mr. Kessler has earned the esteem of his professional colleagues. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell as well as a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Kessler has also held high positions in several legal organizations. From 2011 to 2012, he chaired the Section of Family Law of the American Bar Association while serving in the same capacity for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Kessler is also a past chair of the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, and he has taught classes on family law litigation at his law school alma mater.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Father's Rights

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1988, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.ksfamilylaw.com/attorneys/randall-m-kessler/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Faculty, Emory Law School, Family Law Litigation
  • Editor, NEXT Magazine
  • All Current Family Law Review Articles
  • "Georgia's Child Support Guidelines", Georgia Bar Journal, December 2006
  • Author, Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids & Your Future, 2013
  • "Legislative Update - Family Law", Presented to the Justices, Judges and Staff Attorneys of the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals, Fall 2005
  • Author/Editor, Library of GA Family Law Forms, 2012
  • "Representing "High Profile Clients" in Family Law Cases", American Journal of Family Law, Fall 2004
  • Adjunct Professor-Family Law, John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, GA
  • Editor, Family Law Review, State Bar of Georgia
Honors/Awards:
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, October, 1995 to present
  • Honored in 2012 by the Father's Day Council and the American Diabetes Association as "Father of the Year"
  • Daily Report Top Lawyers on the Rise, 2002
  • Section Achievement Award, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Trend Legal Elite 2003 - present
  • Selected as Georgia Trend's Elite, 2011
  • Rated 10 out of ten on AVVO
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 2011-2012
  • Former Chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Substance Abuse
  • Member of Family Law Webinar Advisory Board for Strafford
  • Master in the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 1997
  • Secretary, Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • United States Federal Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 2011-2012
  • Former Chair, Family Courts Committee, ABA Family Law Section
  • Judge, Pro Hac, Dekalb County Recorder's Court, 2000-present
  • State Bar of Georgia
Educational Background:
  • Brandeis University, 1985
Industry Groups:
  • ABA Family Law Section Past Chair
  • GA State Bar Family Law Section
  • Past Chair

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“He's been a mentor to me for years, and very respected in Family Law”

“Randy was my professor in law school, and is the most active and giving member of the Bar that I know, particularly in the area of Family Law.”

“Exceptional family law attorney for delicate and/or high profile divorce.”

“Randy is the most skilled family law attorney I've ever come across. He's the elite of the elite!”

“Very experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney. He taught me family law in law school, and remains very active in the family law and legal community.”

“Excellent”

“Power-house divorce attorney”

“Very knowledgeable attorney who gives back to family law community”

Office location for Randall M. Kessler

101 Marietta Street
Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-688-8810

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