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About me

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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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    29 years
  2. Child Custody: 40%
    29 years
  3. Family: 10%
    29 years



Hourly ($245-565/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Joseph Sam Habachy

    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.


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Contact info

Kessler & Solomiany, LLC

101 Marietta Street
Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA, 30303


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersAtlanta Magazine/SuperLawyers2011
Top 100 LawyersAtlanta Magazine/Superlawyers2010
Top 100 LawyersAtlanta Magazine/Superlawyers2009
Top 100 LawyersAtlanta Magazine/Superlawyers2008
Top 100 LawyersAtlanta Magazine/Superlawyers2006
Top 100 LawyersAtlanta Magazine/Superlawyers2005
Top 100 LawyersAtlanta Magazine/Superlawyers2004
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend2003
Top Lawyers on the RiseDaily Report2003
Top 100 LawyerAtlanta Magazine/Superlawyers2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder of the firmKS Family Law1991 - Present
Professor of Family LawAtlanta's John Marshall Law School2001 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Charles Weltner Family Law Inn of CourtMaster1997 - Present
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaChair, Family Law Section2011 - 2012
American Bar AssociationChair, Family Law Section2011 - 2012
Atlanta Bar AssociationChair, Family Law Section1996 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gowins v. GarySuccessful-reversed as requested
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Publication nameTitleDate
Georgia Library of Family Law FormsGeorgia Library of Family Law Forms2011
Georgia Bar Journal"Georgia's Child Support Guidelines",2006
UnknownLegislative Update - Family Law2005
American Journal of Law and Medicine"Representing "High Profile Clients" in Family Law Cases",2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brandeis UniversityLawBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spoken at over 150 Judge and Lawyer seminarsFamily LawN/A
Lectured at over 150 judge and lawyer seminarsFamilyN/A