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Randall Mark Kessler

Divorce and separation Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Randy Kessler


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About Randall

Learn Randall’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    From complex divorce and custody to uncontested matters. Significant part of practice involves business owners, high assets and athletes and entertainers.

    36 years

  2. Child custody
    40%
    Our family law practice includes divorce, custody, support, paternity, Legitimation, Modification, Contempt, Grandparent's rights and all related fields.

    36 years

  3. Family
    10%

    36 years

I enjoy practicing family law (many lawyers don't).  I often present CLE seminars and always learn so much when I prepare my remarks.

I grew up in New Orleans (yes, I am a long suffering Saints fan whose suffering has ended) and have lived in Atlanta since I started law school at Emory in 1985.

What sets our firm apart from many, is how many resources we have to help you.  In addition to 13 lawyers who all specialize in family law, we have 15 staff members including paralegals, law clerks and others and we maintain close relationships with many forensic accountants, psychologists and private investigators to ensure we can meet our clients' needs on a moment's notice.

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Licensed for 34 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Randall

Kessler & Solomiany, LLC
101 Marietta Street
Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA, 30303

Reviews

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Posted by Alicia | June 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down, the best family law attorney in the state of Georgia!
Attorney Randall Kessler is one of those rare individuals who figured out early on what he wanted to do, and from that moment focused on being the best he could be. He not only practices the law, but he practices sensitivity, professionalism and an all-inclusive kindness that radiates his firm. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Kessler and his team as a client and have remained a friend. He is an outstanding litigator and court room representative as well a great listener and advocate which has taken him to the top of his professional ladder. His book, "Divorce: Protecting Yourself, Your Kids, and Your Future" is the quintessential, easy to read "what to expect" regarding every aspect of divorce; from beginning to end. I would advice anyone thinking of divorce to read it first. He and his team far exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend his firm for any legal matters involving you or your family! Alicia
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Posted by Christian | August 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strategic Advantage: Protect Yourself, Your Family & Your Future
Randy has the combination of skills to be extremely effective. He is able to see clearly the best legal path to take give a specific set of facts. More importantly, he has the unique ability to communicate the facts to opposing counsel or a judge in a concise way. The rule of five is a key component to his thought process.
Posted by Michael | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent and experienced representation
I was a client of Randy Kessler's law firm and I found Randy and the lawyer(s) and support staff at his firm to be extremely experienced and knowledgeable in the area of family law. While I was living in Seattle, WA, I needed legal filings and support for litigation that crossed interstate lines into Georgia. These timely filings and strategy were important to establish rights between a parent / child. While no two child custody cases are exactly the same, I found Mr. Kessler to be caring and willing to follow several different paths to achieving a positive outcome. Don't be confused, just because you have a knowledgeable legal team does not mean you do not need to educate yourself about what you face as a parent but in the area of law and in the practice and procedures of legal filings, courtroom drama and negotiations, for me, it was best to find the most professional and experienced group.
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Posted by Greg Pocock | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Randy Mark Kessler
I truly believe God sent Randy to me at a time when much of my life was in the balance. I felt totally served by this extraordinary advocate. He guided me the entire way in a way that was both collabrative and personal. At a time when I was afraid and lost Randy was my David who slew the Goliath in front of us. I recommend Randy without reserve or hesitation. He is investment in his clients is total and his guidance is impeccable.
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer - I Highly Recommend Mr. Kessler
I contacted Attorney Randy Kessler to get a confidential consultation regarding a significant prior divorce issue and prenuptial issue. Mr. Kessler exceeded all my expectations, particularly when compared with experiences I had with other lawyers I hired in the past. I'm not saying my prior lawyers were bad. They were competent, smart attorneys. Mr. Kessler, however, was clearly in another class altogether. He demonstrated top professionalism and expertise in identifying and thoroughly knowing the precise legal issues and specific factual issues that went to the heart of solving my problem both the with the past and present. It was uncanny how quickly he identified, assessed, and prioritized critical issues that the other lawyers only pointed out after significant time or they missed entirely. Mr. Kessler also demonstrated very human qualities of empathy and genuine respect for me and my situation/problems. Other lawyers in the past either lectured me, didn't actually "listen", or didn't timely respond to my questions or phone calls. Mr. Kessler was very responsive and get back to me quickly in each communication. Further, Mr. Kessler was genuine. Sincere. Smart, and very likable. I am lucky to have been referred to a lawyer who earned his role as a local and national leader in the divorce lawyer and family law community. I am still working with Mr. Kessler. I am extremely appreciative he is my attorney and advocate.
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Posted by Raymond | August 11, 2015
Divorce client
Randy is a great family attorney. Not only that, Randy goes the extra mile for his clients. I never met a man like Randy who is compassionate about his work and his due diligence. And his commitment to his clients is unparalleled. He helped me through the toughest time of my life and I'll be forever grateful.
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2009
Top Family Lawyer
Mr. Kessler is the best family law attorney in the country. He listens to his client, is able to empathize with their distressing situation and guides the client to the best possible outcome. Mr. Kessler's communications skills are outstanding. By keeping constant communication with me, through this challenging time in my life, I felt confident in knowing that my attorney provided me with trustworthy objective counsel during my divorce. Mr. Kessler has an outstanding professional staff in his office and a team of the brightest lawyers and paralegals that help clients through the divorce process, one of the most daunting of life's challenges, for many people. And as family and life circumstances change, Mr. Kessler and his firm are committed to helping their clients meet their evolving legal needs. Thanks so much for the services you provide!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 245-565 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder of the firm
  • KS Family Law
  • 1991 - Present
  • Professor of Family Law
  • Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
  • 2001 - 2011

Education

  • Brandeis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Gowins v. Gary
  • Successful-reversed as requested

Associations

  • Charles Weltner Family Law Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 1997 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Chair, Family Law Section
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Chair, Family Law Section
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Chair, Family Law Section
  • 1996 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine/SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine/Superlawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine/Superlawyers
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine/Superlawyers
  • 2008
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine/Superlawyers
  • 2006
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine/Superlawyers
  • 2005
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine/Superlawyers
  • 2004
  • Top 100 Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine/Superlawyers
  • 2003
  • Top Lawyers on the Rise
  • Daily Report
  • 2003
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend
  • 2003
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Spoken at over 150 Judge and Lawyer seminars
  • Family Law
  • N/A
  • Lectured at over 150 judge and lawyer seminars
  • Family
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (12)
Endorse Randall
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Randall has a great reputation in the field."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Randy is the man, a gem in our profession. I highly endorse this attorney and would gladly have him represent me or any of my family if needed."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Other
"I am very pleased to endorse Randy Kessler. I am an Arizona family law attorney who has referred clients to Randy and knows his work ethic and work product. He is one of the finest family law attorneys I know, and a joy to know."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Randy Kessler. He is quite simply the best family attorney in Atlanta. He is caring and genuinely concerned for the welfare of his clients. He is a talented litigator and advocate and will, without a doubt, exceed your expectations in every way."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randy Kessler has achieved nationwide fame for his expert handling of high profile divorce cases. He has a wealth of experience and is an excellent resource for matters involving family law."
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of having Mr. Kessler as my family law professor in law school and cannot say enough good things about him. Mr. Kessler is highly knowledgeable and highly regarded in the family law arena. I look up to Mr. Kessler as a mentor and would recommend his services for any complex domestic case."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Kessler is the go to attorney for Family Law in Georgia. As opposing counsel on a matter, he was courteous and respectful, a consummate professional. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Kessler."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have never met Randy personally, but have become familiar with him through legal social media circles. He has a wonderful perspective and is focused on helping people. Being a lawyer is not just about knowing the law. Most lawyers know the law. It is what you DO with that knowledge that matters. You can raise people up or bring them down. Randy is one of the lawyers who tries to raise people up. It is a wonderful quality and I commend him for it. James Frederick"
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Randall. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I know Randy both from his exemplary leadership work in the ABA and from a number of matters he have worked on together. He's he's an excellent lawyer, and a nice guy, too!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly experienced lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several cases to this attorney and his firm. He is professional, knowledgeable and a great person as well as a capable and successful divorce attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Randy is a strong experienced advocate, and effective negtiator. It is a pleasure to be his adversary in a complex divorce case. Regardless of the level of angst between the parties, Randy is friendly, straightforward and respectful of his fellow lawyers."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Randy is one of the top domestic relations lawyers in Atlanta. He is extremely knowedgeable aand professional as are his staff and the other lawyers in his firm. He also manages to be both an effective advocate and a very nice guy while practicing in a very contentious area of the law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Randy is, quite simply, the very best family lawyer that I know. He is as charming as he is brilliant. I have sent him countless clients and every single one has thanked me for directing them to Randy's firm. He is someone that I have great respect for both inside and out of the courts. He is an amazing lawyer and a wonderful person."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is an exceptional attoney with terrific trial skills."
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