Kristen E. Files

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Tucker, GA

Smith & Lake LLC
 | 3554 Habersham at Northlake Rd, Building H
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: 404-909-8300
Fax: 404-719-5960
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Kristen E. Files is an associate at Smith & Lake, LLC where she practices family law. She has experience in all areas of family law including divorce, maintenance and alimony, legitimation, paternity, domestic violence and protection orders, child custody and access, adoptions, name changes, and child support actions.

Kristen began her career working for Atlanta’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, where she investigated cases of housing discrimination and worked to enforce civil rights laws and the Fair Housing Act.  Immediately prior to joining Smith & Lake, Kristen practiced family law with a boutique family law firm in North Atlanta and has been practicing family law exclusively for over five years.

After earning her bachelor’s degree from Emory University, Kristen graduated from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where she continues to serve as an alumni mentor for current students. She has been admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia since 2010 and is licensed to appear before the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Kristen currently serves on the board of the Dekalb Bar Association’s Family Law Section, as co-chair of the Georgia Bar Association’s YLD Family Law Section Committee, and on the Women’s Leaders Group for the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  Kristen is also a member of the Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) and DeKalb Lawyers Association. In 2016, she was named as a “Top 40 under 40” lawyer by the National Black Lawyers.  In 2017, 2018 and 2019, Kristen was named as a Super Lawyer® Rising Star.

Kristen enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking and biking with her daughter. She also enjoys practicing yoga, and taking ballet and modern dance classes.

 
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 4 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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About Kristen Files

Admitted: 2010, Georgia

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

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Professional Development Academy, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Member, 2012
  • Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Women's Leadershio Group, 2018
  • DeKalb Bar Association; Family Law Section Board Member, 2018
  • State Bar of Georgia: YLD Co-Chair, Family Law Section; YLD Chair, Disaster Legal Assistance, 2018
  • State Bar of Georgia YLD Leadership Academy, 2019
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member
  • Cobb Bar Association, Member
  • Georgia Supreme Court, 2010
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Leadership Team, Young Lawyers Division, Co-Chair, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys - Women 2 Women Mentor, 2019
  • John Marshall Law School, Alumni Mentor

Educational Background:

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

3554 Habersham at Northlake Rd
Building H
Tucker, GA 30084

Phone: 404-909-8300

Fax: 404-719-5960

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Last Updated: 9/30/2019

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