Kristen E. Files

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Decatur, GA

Smith & Lake LLC
 | One West Court Square, Suite 410
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-909-8300
Fax: 404-719-5960
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kristen E. Files is an associate attorney at Smith & Lake LLC in Decatur, Georgia. Ms. Files devotes her practice on family law and handles cases involving divorce, adoption, child support, custody, grandparent visitation rights, paternity, property division and other family-related legal matters. She represents clients throughout Alpharetta and the Atlanta metropolitan region.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from Emory University, Ms. Files graduated from Atlanta’s The John Marshall Law School. She has been admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia since 2010 and is also licensed to appear before the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Before joining Smith & Lake LLC, Ms. Files gained valuable years of legal experience working in family law firms in Marietta and Alpharetta. She also spent time working at Atlanta’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, where she worked on cases involving enforcement of civil rights laws and the Fair Housing Act.

Ms. Files has achieved recognition both in law school and her law practice. During law school, she was a moot court board member and served on the national advocacy team. In 2016, she was named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Black Lawyers.

Outside of her law practice, Ms. Files volunteers her time as an alumni mentor at The John Marshall Law School. She is a member of several professional organizations including the Cobb County Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association, the Professional Development Academy and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

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top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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About Kristen Files

Admitted: 2010, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://smithlakelaw.com/kristen-files/

Honors and Awards:

  • National Black Lawyers, Top 40 under 40, 2016
  • Moot Court Board Member, National Advocacy Team, 2008-2009
  • CALI Award, Legal Writing 2008
  • CALI Award, Criminal Law 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Leadership Team, Young Lawyers Division, Co-Chair, 2013
  • Georgia Supreme Court, 2010
  • Georgia, 2010
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member
  • Cobb Bar Association, Member
  • Professional Development Academy, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • John Marshall Law School, Alumni Mentor

Educational Background:

  • Emory University, B.A., 2005
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Office Location for Kristen E. Files

One West Court Square
Suite 410
Decatur, GA 30030

Phone: 404-909-8300

Fax: 404-719-5960

 

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Last Updated: 6/27/2018

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