Katie Leonard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Marietta, GA

The Leonard Firm
351 Washington Ave NE, Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 678-589-7029
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Katie Leonard is the founder of The Leonard Firm and focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters. She is located in Marietta, Georgia, and she represents clients throughout parts of the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

Ms. Leonard pursued her undergraduate education at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she majored in business administration and received a Bachelor of Science cum laude in 2006. She remained in Tennessee for her legal education at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, and in 2009, she was awarded her Juris Doctor. After she graduated from law school, Ms. Leonard spent several years at a well-known family law firm in Atlanta until founding The Leonard Firm in November 2020. Admitted to practice in Georgia since 2009, Ms. Leonard is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia.

Ms. Leonard is well-versed in all aspects of family law. A large portion of her client base has consisted of people who are facing the end of their marriages, and she works with them on the related issues of child custody and visitation, alimony, child support, and the division of marital property. Ms. Leonard has also represented people whose marriages have already been legally dissolved and who are now seeking to have existing support or parenting orders enforced or modified, and she has helped domestic violence victims obtain orders of protection from the court.

Ms. Leonard has delivered numerous presentations on family law topics to groups of fellow professionals, and she has written articles for major publications. Her many professional affiliations include the Cobb County Bar Association and the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Selections

6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019

About Katie Leonard

Admitted: 2009, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://leonardfirmpc.com/family-law-representation/katie-k-...

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Show me the Money: How to Make Your Attorney’s Fees Award Appellate-Proof,” Cobb County CLE, 2019
  • Panelist, “Use of Pre-Trial Conferences in Domestic Relations Cases,” Superior Court Judicial Summer Conference, 2018
  • “Use of New Technology in Family Law Cases,” State Bar Tropical Seminar, 2019
  • “Five Habits of Money-Savvy 20-Somethings,” Fox Business, 2015
  • Chair, Cobb Bar Association, CLE and Symposium on Best Trial Practices for Judges and Lawyers, 2020
  • Moderator, Judges’ Panel, State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section’s Mid-Year Meeting, 2020
  • 8 hour CLE presentation for judges and lawyers regarding various elements of trial practice., Organizer and Moderator, Symposium and CLE on Best Trial Practices for Lawyers and Judges, Cobb County Bar Association, 2019
  • “Managing Credit After a Divorce,” Chase.com, Time.com, 2015
  • Moderated a panel of local judges discussing trending issues such as attorney's fees awards, child support deviations, and how changes in the tax code may affect awards of alimony., Moderator, Judges Panel, State Bar of Georgia, Mid-Year Meeting, 2018
  • This presentation discussed issues related to custody and visitation unique to parents who have never married., Speaker, Custody Issues for Unmarried Parents, State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Institute, 2018
  • This presentation focused on the increasing use of surveillance tactics in the criminal and civil arena, and the legality of same in divorce cases., Speaker, Use of Surveillance in Criminal and Civil Cases, State Bar of Georgia, Tropical Seminar, 2017
  • Discussed with the staff attorneys of the Family Division various scheduling and operational issues pertaining to each individual Fulton County family judge, and how lawyers can better serve their clients in each individual courtroom., Moderator, In's and Out's of the Fulton County Family Division: Staff Attorneys Panel, 2016
  • This presentation addressed various discovery tools and unique ways to utilize same in the context of domestic relations cases., State Bar of Georgia, Nuts and Bolts Seminar, Basics of Discovery, 2016
  • Along with a renowned forensic financial expert, presented to lawyers in various practice fields regarding the use of forensic accountants in divorce, how assets and income may be hidden, and tactics to uncover hidden assets or income., Speaker, Finding Hidden Assets in Divorce, State Bar of Georgia, Tropical Seminar, 2016
  • Presented to lawyers in various areas of legal practice a basic overview of domestic relations law, and how they might answer questions from friends and family when approached about general questions., Speaker, Divorce 101: A Bird's Eye View of Family Law, State Bar of Georgia, Tropical Seminar, 2015
  • Presented on various ways to seek relief from judgments other than filing an appeal., Speaker, Alternatives to Filing an Appeal, 2014
  • "Women and Divorce: How to Protect Yourself Financially, Part 1 and Part 2" Go Girl Finance, 2013
  • "Good Night, Sleep Tight: Varying Views on Overnight Visitation," Atlanta Bar Association, The Family Lawyer Newsletter, 2012
  • "Hot Tips: Email Do's and Do Not's," co-authored with John L. Collar, Jr., Family Law Institute , 2012

Educational Background

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, cum laude, 2006

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Hague Convention Attorney Network, 2017
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Institute for Associates (Advanced), 2014
  • Guardian ad Litem training, 2010

Honors/Awards

  • Of Delta Zeta's 250,000 members globally, this award recognizes 35 women who have demonstrated success and peer recognition within their chosen-career field before the age of 35., 35 Under 35, Delta Zeta Sorority, Inc., 2018
  • This honor is awarded to a young lawyer of the Cobb Bar Association who represents the integrity, professionalism and bar involvement of the late Ross Adams., Recipient, Ross Adams Younger Lawyer Award, Cobb County Bar Association, 2020
  • Graduated from the State Bar of Georgia’s Leadership Academy in 2013., Leadership Academy, Young Lawyers Division, State Bar of Georgia, 2013
  • Received the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' Custer Tuggle Award for Excellence in Family Law in 2009., Custer-Tuggle Award for Excellence in Family Law, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Georgia Chapter, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Cobb, Class of 2020, 2020
  • Board of Governor's, State Bar of Georgia
  • Executive Committee, Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Board of Trustees, Cobb County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Social Committee and Planning Committee
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Guardian Ad Litem
  • Cobb County Legal Aid’s Justice Jam Committee
  • Member, Fulton County Family Division Task Force
  • Attorney Wellness Committee, State Bar of Georgia
  • Public Interest Committee, State Bar of Georgia
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, former President-Elect, Treasurer and Director of Community Outreach
  • Co-Chair, State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division’s Family Law Committee, 2016
  • Co-Chair, State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division’s Family Law Committee, 2015
  • Co-Chair, Family Law Committee, Young Lawyers Division, 2014
  • Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Leadership Academy, Young Lawyers Division, State Bar of Georgia
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Office Location for Katie Leonard

351 Washington Ave NE
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: 678-589-7029

Last Updated: 6/18/2021

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