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Kayann Hayden West

Family Attorney at Ellijay, GA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
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About Kayann

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Practice areas

Kayann Hayden West, Attorney at Law, P.C. provides legal representation in a wide array of areas, including: 

- family law issues, including Divorce and Separate Maintenance Proceedings, Child Custody, Visitation and Support, Alimony and Spousal Maintenance, Pre-Nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements, Modification of Child Support, Custody and Alimony, Legitimation and Paternity, Protective Orders, and Grandparents and Third-Party Custody/Visitation, as well as Post-Divorce Issues (Contempt Actions). 

- real estate matters, including Closings, Litigation (easements, boundary line disputes, quiet title actions), as well as Deed Preparation. 

- estate planning, including Last Will and Testatement, Revocable Trusts, Power of Attorney and Healthcare Directives.


Kayann Hayden West, Attorney at Law


5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by TS | June 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fights for Her Client's
Kayann may be small, but she is mighty!! I was involved in a divorce matter and she fought every step of the way for me. Kayann listened to my concerns, didn't let the other party bulldog me and was a fantastic attorney. I would recommend her over and over again.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
100% YES
Kayann represented me in a custody action. She was always quick to return my calls and provide updates to me. She was always more than fair when it came to billing and anytime her paralegal could handle something, she would allow her to which saved me a lot of money. Kayann is honest, hard working and understands the court system and the judges. She is someone you want on your team.
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Posted by Nikole | June 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Heartfelt Professional Attorney
We have used Kayann since 2016 as our attorney. For 4 consistent years she has been there for us in every aspect. Through custody modifications multiple hearings she has devoted her time and attention to our case every single time. We used her to purchase our home as well! There will never be another attorney like her. She has a client for life with our family!
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Posted by Allen | August 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
From my initial consultation with Kayann, I was impressed with the thorough manner in which she gleans the essential elements of conflict before making an evaluation of how the situation relates to Georgia law. Her honest assessment of the potential for success of my case was sensitive and frank, informing me of the various options toward making a plan of action. Once I decided to hire Kayann, she quickly got the ball rolling in maneuvering me and my case through the Gilmer County Court System. She kept me constantly apprised of the status of my case; she also constantly referred back to our strategic plan, tracking developments and assessing the need for any modifications to our plan, based on those developments. My case took over a year to resolve. During that period, Kayann never put me on the back burner or made me feel anything less than a top priority. Her experience within and knowledge of the Gilmer County Court System resulted in a complete “win” for me. I highly recommend the law firm of Kayann Hayden West.
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Posted by Joanna | January 22, 2015
Hire Kayann!
I loved Kayann! She kept me informed throughout the whole process. She responded quickly to my emails and phone calls. She fought to make sure I was getting a fair settlement. She made me feel comfortable and treated my case as her top priority. In the courtroom, she took care of everything and took the majority of the stress out of my situation. I would hire her again any day! Hire her and you won't be disappointed!
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Posted by Cheryl | January 22, 2015
Difficult Process Made Simple
Kayann handled a child support issue for me. I live very far away from Ellijay and she was able to represent me perfectly. She followed the facts, negotiated on my behalf and listened to all of my concerns with genuine interest. I felt that she was completely honest about any potential outcomes and led me in the right direction. She was never negative and encouraged me to be fair and keep the children's interest first. I have since recommended her to other friends. I would definitely use Kayann again if the need arises!
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Posted by Michael | August 21, 2013
The one who cares
I'm just starting my journey with Kayann and can tell she's in this field to make a difference . I've spoken with many lawyers over the past couple of months and to say the least it's been a roller coaster of emotions. She's the only one that I could see had general concern for my case. She doesn't sell you false dreams or hopes, when she looks you in the eyes and says " I'll take your case" you can see the passion she has for her clients and those affected by your case. When she looked at me an could tell me my sons names without looking at her note pad.. I knew I had the right person on my side. I hired her on the spot and left her office knowing I made the right decision. If you have a situation you're needing help with.. Go see her! You'll see what I'm talking about!!
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kayann Hayden West, Attorney at Law, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Staff Attorney/Director
  • Appalachian Family Law Information
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Chatham & Rae, Attorneys at Law
  • 2006 - 2008


  • Cumberland L.S./Samford
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Georgia State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Appalachian Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • President
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Georgia Child Support Comission
  • Companion Guide To Child Support Worksheet and Schedules
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Real Property Foreclosure
  • 2023
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • New ALTA Policy Forms Key Changes
  • 2023
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Practice Management Calendaring
  • 2023
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • January 20, 2022
  • 2022
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • WEATHER ALERT Sunny with a Chance of Fraud
  • 2022
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Georgia Commission on Child Support Guidelines and Calculator Training
  • 2022
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Title Standards
  • 2022
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Adoption Law
  • 2022
  • Financial Lawyers Conference
  • Preparing Your Estate Plan
  • 2020
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Estate Planning
  • 2019
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Adoption
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Kayann
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kayann is simply the best. As a fellow family law attorney in the community, I have never worked with another attorney as professional and knowledgeable as Kayann. We have had several cases against each other and each time I look forward to the representation. There is no family law attorney I respect more than Kayann - I have even trusted her with my own family law needs."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kayann for quiet some time and she has established herself as a great family law Attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've been opposite from Mrs. West on several cases. She's always very professional and knowledgeable."

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Ellijay Family Lawyer Kayann Hayden West
Kayann Hayden West
Family Attorney
Ellijay, GA
Licensed for 17 years