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Kedra M. Gotel

also known as Kedra M. Barnette

About me

The self-proclaimed "Resilient Esquire," Ms. Gotel has been a legal advocate since 2001. Ms. Gotel began her career at the Atlanta Judicial Circuit Public Defender where she moved up the ranks from legal intern, to legal assistant specialist to attorney. Ms. Gotel also served as a distinguished member of the Judge Advocate General Corps Summer Intern Program for the United States Army.  Ms. Gotel was 1 of 75 people chosen from the entire United States to serve in such a highly esteemed position with the United States Army.  


Ms. Gotel has also garnered honor in the area of Trusts and Estates.  She received the CALI award in Trusts and Estates law.

In her spare time, Ms. Gotel enjoys spending time with her daughter and watching a funny movie.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 85%
    1 year
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 15%
    1 year



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Marie I Crossley

    I endorse this lawyer. I reached out to Kedra as an out-of-state attorney to deal with a jurisdiction issue in one of my cases. I was very impressed with this lawyer's responsiveness, knowledge and professionalism. I will not hesitate to contact her again in the future with any similar matters.


    Marie Crossley Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Bethaney Lavera Paige Embry

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    Bethaney Embry Family Attorney
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Contact info

The Gotel Law Firm, LLC

460 Pinevale Court
College Park, GA, 30349


GAActive Member in Good Standing 201011/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduate Professional Development AcademyGeorgia Association of Black Women Attorneys2012
Trusts and EstatesCALI2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Gotel Law Firm, LLC.2011 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Association of Black Women AttorneysCo-chair of Judicial and Public Office Academy2014 - 2014
Department of Veterans AffairsVeterans Benefits Attorney2013 - 2013
Georgia Association of Black Women AttorneysJudicial and Public Office Committee Member2013 - 2013
Atlanta 40 Under 40Host Committee Member2012 - 2012
State Bar of GeorgiaMilitary and Federal Employees Committee Member2012 - 2012
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2012 - 2012
Visions Anew InstituteTopaz Sponsor2012 - 2014
State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law SectionMember2010 - 2012
State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law SectionMember2010 - 2012
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Child AbandonmentDismissed
Motion for Sanctions for Failure to Make DiscoveryMotion Granted and Opposing Party Ordered to Pay Child Support and Alimony w/o opportunity to support claims or defenses
Motion for Temporary CustodyClient won temporary custody and attorney's fees
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Publication nameTitleDate
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)Back on Track: Alternative to Filing an Appeal/Motions for Reconsideration2014
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)Considerations in Custody and Child Support Cases for Parents Who are Military Service Members2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawLawJuris DoctorN/A
Georgia Southern UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Appellate Roadmap for Family LawyersBack on Track: Alternatives to Filing an Appeal2014
Family Division Basics Boot CampConsiderations in Custody and Child Support Cases for Parents Who are Military Service Members2013
The Freedom School, City of Atlanta Parks and RecreationBasic Life and Estate Planning2012
Career Day"Persevering Despite the Odds"2011