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Atlanta Attorney Randy New is the Managing Member of Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC. An Atlanta, GA native, Mr. New received a B.A. from Emory University in 1976. After teaching High School in Atlanta for three years, he attended Emory Law School, was named Articles Editor of the Emory Law Journal, and graduated with a J.D. with Distinction in 1982. He currently serves as Adjunct Professor at Emory Law School.


Attorney New practiced law with the firm of Lamon, Elrod & Harkleroad before going in-house as an attorney with BellSouth Corporation. He rose to the position of Vice President of Public Policy of BellSouth, reporting to the Vice Chairman of the company. His experience at BellSouth as both an executive and a lawyer was wide-ranging.


Mr. New and Joyce Kitchens formed the firm of Kitchens New, LLC in 2001, having been classmates at Emory Law School and life-long friends.   They added Attorney Jeff Cleghorn as an equity partner in 2007.


Attorney Randy New is a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 25%
  2. Adoption: 25%
  3. Child Support: 25%
  4. Divorce & Separation: 25%



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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Joyce. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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  • Christie Ayotte Baer

    Joyce is very smart, and has a breathtaking command of rules, procedure, and how to use them to get a good result for clients. She genuinely cares about her clients, but does not kid-glove them either. I highly recommend.


    Christie Baer Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198211/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Emory UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979