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Born and raised in Athens, Georgia, in 1968, Louis Tesser has been a trial attorney during his entire legal career. After graduating from Clark University in 1990, Mr. Tesser acquired a further graduate degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia in 1993. Mr. Tesser then earned his Juris Doctor at the College of William and Mary in 1996.

Prior to working at Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, Mr. Tesser worked as a general trial attorney, then went on to a position as an Assistant District Attorney in Hall County, Georgia. Mr. Tesser has been with Kessler & Solomiany, LLC since 2002, and is a member of the Family Law Sections of the Atlanta Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Tesser is the chairman of the DeKalb County Bar Association Family Law Division.

Mr. Tesser became a partner in the firm in 2008.

As a domestic relations attorney, Mr. Tesser has handled contentious and complex litigation involving division of property, custody, child support, alimony, domestic abuse, paternity, legitimation, and appeals, as well as trials, including several highly successful jury trials. Mr. Tesser is a frequent presenter at seminars and classes on domestic relations speaking on a broad range of topics, including child custody, paternity, legal ethics, and settlement strategy. Mr. Tesser is qualified as a collaborative lawyer. Mr. Tesser is married to Lilia Tesser and lives with her and their three daughters. Mr. Tesser enjoys tennis, squash, travel, and is a private pilot.

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  1. Family: 100%

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Kessler & Solomiany P.C.

101 Marietta Street
Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA, 30303

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199608/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Georgia Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2013
Rising StarsGeorgia Super Lawyers2007
Rising StarsN/A2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKS Family Law2002 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
DeKalb Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair2012 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionChairman2009 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1996 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association Family Law"Dad or Duped? Post-Appeal Challenges to Paternity Judgments"N/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Georgia School of LawLawMA - Masters1993
Clark UniversityLawBA - Bachelor of Arts1990