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Randall Kessler

Randall Kessler

Adjunct Professor; Partner, Kessler & Solomiany, LLC

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Education

J.D., Emory University School of Law

B.A., Brandeis University

Courses Taught

Domestic Relations

Career Highlights

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 25 years of experience in Domestic Relations and Family Law matters including divorce, custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements and child support. Mr. Kessler has taught trial techniques at Emory Law School’s Trial Techniques Program and he teaches a course in Family Law at John Marshall Law School. He has lectured for the ABA, AAML, AICPA, NACVA, IAAR, NFLPA, the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA), the Georgia Society of CPAs, the Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Atlanta Bar Associations and others in AL, CA, DC, FL, GA, OH, HW, IN, KS, LA, MD, NM, NV, NY, OR, P.R., SC, TN, TX, WA, and other countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Domican Republic & Mexico. Mr. Kessler is the Editor of the Family Law Review for the State Bar of Georgia and is the former Chair of the Family Courts Committee of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association. He was elected to serve as the Chair of the Family Law Sections of both the American Bar Association and the Georgia Bar Association for 2011-2012. Mr. Kessler founded the firm in 1991. He is proficient in both Spanish and Hebrew.

Kessler Selected as Georgia Trend’s Elite 2011
Kessler rated 10 out of ten on AVVO
Selected as 2010 Super Lawyer Top 100
Georgia Trend Legal Elite 2003 – present
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, October, 1995 to present
Atlanta Magazine Super Lawyer, 2008: Super Lawyer
Atlanta Magazine Super Lawyer, 2006 – Present Top 100 Super Lawyer
Daily Report Top Lawyers on the Rise, 2002

Admitted to Practice

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

Publications

Editor, NEXT Magazine

All Current Family Law Review Articles

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

Media, Public & Professional Appearances

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 ChairFamily 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
EditorFamily Law Review, State Bar of Georgia
Former Chair, Family Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association
Former ChairAmerican Bar Association, Standing Committee on Subst. Abuse (Message from the Chair)
Judge, Pro Hac
Dekalb County Recorder’s Court, 2000-present (Photos: Kessler Swearing In )