Randall M. Kessler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Kessler & Solomiany, LLC
 | 101 Marietta Street, Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-688-8810
Fax: 404-681-2205
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Hebrew
Attorney Profile

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
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Family Law (100%): Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

  • International Academy of Family Lawyers

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About Randall Kessler

Admitted: 1988, Georgia

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

Honors and Awards:

  • Daily Report Top Lawyers on the Rise, 2002
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, October, 1995 to present
  • Georgia Trend Legal Elite 2003 - present
  • Rated 10 out of ten on AVVO
  • Selected as Georgia Trend's Elite, 2011
  • Section Achievement Award, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Honored in 2012 by the Father's Day Council and the American Diabetes Association as "Father of the Year"

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 1997
  • Judge, Pro Hac, Dekalb County Recorder's Court, 2000-present
  • Master in the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court
  • Secretary, Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Former Chair, Family Courts Committee, ABA Family Law Section
  • Member of Family Law Webinar Advisory Board for Strafford
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Federal Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Former Chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Substance Abuse
  • Georgia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 2011-2012
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 2011-2012

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids & Your Future, 2013
  • Author/Editor, Library of GA Family Law Forms, 2012
  • "Representing "High Profile Clients" in Family Law Cases", American Journal of Family Law, Fall 2004
  • "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
  • "Georgia's Child Support Guidelines", Georgia Bar Journal, December 2006
  • All Current Family Law Review Articles
  • Editor, NEXT Magazine
  • Faculty, Emory Law School, Family Law Litigation
  • Editor, Family Law Review, State Bar of Georgia
  • Adjunct Professor-Family Law, John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, GA

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Educational Background:

  • Brandeis University, 1985

Industry Groups

  • ABA Family Law Section Past Chair
  • GA State Bar Family Law Section
  • Past Chair
Office Location for Randall M. Kessler

101 Marietta Street
Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-688-8810

Fax: 404-681-2205

 

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