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Randall Kessler

Kessler & Solomiany Family Law Attorneys - Atlanta
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Randall Kessler
Kessler & Solomiany Family Law Attorneys - Atlanta
Atlanta,
 GA

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Founding Partner

In 1991, Randall M. Kessler founded the law firm now known as Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, a 30 person family law firm in Atlanta. He is the author of many family law books including Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids and Your Future, The GA Library of Family Law Forms, and How to Mediate a Divorce. He is an adjunct professor of Family Law Litigation at Emory Law School. Mr. Kessler has served as the Chair of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association.

Mr. Kessler has represented some of the highest profile clients in the country including judges, national and local politicians, professional athletes, TV Stars and other celebrities, entertainers and artists.

Born in Gainesville, Florida, raised in New Orleans and having attended college at Brandeis University near Boston, MA, Randall M. Kessler came to Georgia in 1985 to attend Emory Law School. He has over 35 years of experience in Domestic Relations and Family Law matters including divorce, custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements and child support. He founded KS Family Law in 1991 after practicing for years at other family law boutique firms. Mr. Kessler teaches family law jury trials at Emory Law School and taught Family Law at John Marshall Law School from 2005 – 2019. He has lectured for the ABA, AAML, AICPA, NACVA, IAAR, NFLPA, NBPA, the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA), the Georgia Society of CPAs, the Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Atlanta Bar Associations and others all over the country and in fact, all over the world. Mr. Kessler is the Editor Emeritus of the Family Law Review for the State Bar of Georgia. He is proficient in both Spanish and Hebrew.

Education

J.D., Emory University School of Law

B.A., Brandeis University

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Georgia

Georgia Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of Georgia

United States Federal Court, Northern District of Georgia

Supreme Court of the United States

Selected Honors

Kessler rated 10 out of 10 on AVVO

Annually selected as Top 100 Super Lawyer

Attorney of the Month: Attorney At Law Magazine, July 2012

Georgia Trend Legal Elite 2003 – present

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, October, 1995 to present

Daily Report Top Lawyers on the Rise, 2002

Selected Positions

Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers

Chair, Family Law Section, American Bar Association, 2011-2012

Chair, Family Law Section, State Bar of GA, 2011-2012

Member of Family Law Webinar Advisory Board for Strafford

Former Chair, Family Courts Committee, ABA Family Law Sect.

Secretary, Family Law Section, State Bar of GA

Master in the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court

Editor, Family Law Review, State Bar of Georgia

Former Chair, Family Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association

Former Chair, American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Subst. Abuse (Message from the Chair)

Judge, Pro Hac, Dekalb County Recorder’s Court, 2000-present (Photo: Kessler Swearing In )

Faculty, Emory Law School, Family Law Litigation

Faculty, John Marshall Law School, Family Law

Selected Articles and Presentations

Editor, NEXT Magazine

All Current Family Law Review Articles

Advice from Atlanta’s celebrity divorce attorney: Randall Kessler

When breaking up is hard to do, Randy Kessler is the man to see

“Georgia’s Child Support Guidelines”, Georgia Bar Journal, December 2006

“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

“Representing “High Profile Clients” in Family Law Cases”, American Journal of Family Law, Fall 2004


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