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Kathleen Aderhold

Family Attorney at Savannah, GA

4.1   22 reviews

also known as Kathleen Aderhold Coolidge

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1991
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The Aderhold Law Group
1 Johnston Street
Suite 1
Savannah, GA, 31405


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Posted by Shana | March 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down, the BEST!!!
I am forever thankful for Kathleen Aderhold! If you need an attorney who is a fighter, responsive, hardworking and passionate about your case, you have found your her! She handled my child custody case with nothing but precision. Her attention to detail was phenomenal and always being one step ahead of the game was what I needed! Highly recommend this law firm!
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Posted by Charles | October 15, 2021
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Kathleen's Review
Kathleen was considerate and concerned. She paid attention to detail and advised me appropriately. I would use her again and I recommend her, fully.
Posted by Joshua | May 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thankyou Kathleen
I would hire Kathleen again. I appreciate her attentiveness to my concerns and questions, and providing answers. Kathleen was easy to get a hold of one the phone and was prompt to return any phone calls that were missed. I appreciate that I wasn't treated as a number, but sensed she had a grasp on my case personally and was on a first name basis. I would recommend Kathleen on any family law concerns. Thankyou Kathleen.
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Posted by Randy | January 22, 2021
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Amazing professionalism, outstanding results. about time an attorney who sincerely cares and fights for her clients.
Mrs. Kathleen Aderhold is not only a phenomenal attorney, who gives her everything to make absolutely sure your not being taken advantage of, she also is very fair in her pricing and willing to work with you in any circumstance. I don't understand why everyone isn't hiring her. I've dealt with other attorneys and never had the great experience that I've had with Mrs. Kathleen. Its no wonder that she has been voted best attorney numerous times. She absolutely deserves it. Words could never express my gratitude for not only her hard work but who she is as a person as well. keep up the amazing job. Thanks.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2019
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I have known Mrs. Kathleen for years! She has helped my dad out on multiple occasions (from custody issues to probation violations). She has also helped me out tremendously. She is very upfront, honest, and does not sugarcoat anything. I highly recommend her over anyone else!
Posted by Willie King | January 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
She is a great public defender, takes her time to discuss the case throughly. Most public defenders dont take the time to get to know you and care, Kathleen does. If i had to pay her in the future if anything happens, she would be my first call.
Posted by Meg | May 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Hired Kathleen to help my son with a traffic ticket. I was totally impressed! She is just all around wonderful.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2018
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Legal Consultation
Kathleen is diligent and professional she immediately reached out. My experience was beyond amazing and they were approachable not like other Law Groups
Posted by Veronica | April 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
I could not have asked for a better person to represent me. She was awesome and very professional. I would recommend her to anyone. I definitely would seek her services again if needed.
Posted by Gail | March 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strongly Recommend
I could not have asked for a better team of professionals to handle my case. No question went unanswered and no problem was too big for Kathleen, Claire, or Andrea. They are a compassionate and caring group that I would strongly recommend for family law representation. I am completely satisfied with my outcome and would use them again if needed.
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Posted by Chastity | October 6, 2015
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The Aderhold Group was absolutely amazing! Always answered any questions or concerns I had, worked with me through every aspect of my case. Clair Hughes was my actual lawyer, but the WHOLE office was always more than willing to help me:-) I was ready to just throw in the towel to just get everything over with and they wouldn't let me, and for that I am so very grateful!! They did an excellent job throughout the entire process and I couldn't have asked for better assistance (and don't think I could've gotten it!) I can't possibly stress enough how wonderful they are and DEFINITELY would recommend the office to anyone in need of help! God willing, I will not be in need again, but if so, I will not hesitate to contact them:-) Thank you so very much for listening to my advice!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2015
Highly Recommended
Ms. Aderhold has been absolutely amazing during this difficult transition and process. Ms. Aderhold, Ms. Hughes, and Leigh have been everything desired in an attorney and staff. I would highly recommend her and her staff to anyone. They have been respectful, sincere and aggressive during this entire journey. Even though we're currently in the middle of the case, I have to sing her praises and thank her for everything so far. She's been absolutely amazing!
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2015
Strongly recommend this attorny
Ms. Aderhold represented me in a divorce case. I found her to be exceptionally professional, politely but firmly direct, and gifted with an expertise that comes from years of practice. She is exceptionally knowledgeable not simply in the context of knowing the written law, but also in understanding and applying the intangibles that are learned from years of courtroom practice. Ms. Aderhold knew when to be aggressive and when to hold back, when patience was in order and when it was opportune to move ahead. She was always available for a meeting and communicated by email when there was something to discuss. She listened to me and inevitably took my thoughts into consideration; in turn, final decisions on issues were mine, but I found her counsel to be balanced and wisely informed. Most important, I have full trust in this attorney. I intend to retain Ms. Aderhold for any future legal problems that may arise.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2014
Very compassionate, thorough, and highly skilled lawyer.
Kathleen is a very professional, highly skilled lawyer. She is a very compassionate lawyer and cares about her clients. She knew all the details involved in my case and was very thorough with everything. Because of Kathleen, I now have custody of my beautiful little girl and I can't thank her enough. She saw through the lies of the opposing party which had proven to be of little hope from past experiences but she changed all of that for me and my family. If you are looking for an attorney who will care about your case and will do all she can to get the outcome you are hoping for then Kathleen is the lawyer you need. I would definitely recommend Kathleen. Thank you so much Kathleen! You have made our family whole again and restored our hope that was once was lost!
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Posted by Cheyenne | August 30, 2013
Great lawyer
Ms. Aderhold was assigned to me for my state court case. I did not expect her to do much for me and my case. I was wrong. She and her staff were very helpful and friendly throughout the case. She fought hard on my behalf and got me a way better outcome than I could have ever thought to be possible.
Posted by Anthony | April 14, 2013
Savannah's Best!
I have not lived in Savannah since high school; I got a girl pregnant my senior year of high school and had already started college when the baby was born. Ms. Aderhold helped me legitimate my daughter while I was still in college and got visitation for me and my family. During college and after, my daughter's mother and family constantly created excuses to keep my daughter away from me.- Ms. Aderhold stopped that. She went to mediation, probate - juvenile & superior courts for me. Last year I gained custody of my 7 year old daughter. My family LOVES Kathleen; my daughter's mother and her family can't stand her. I will always be indebted to her for what she did for me and my family. Highly recommend.
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Posted by William | April 12, 2013
Recommend Kathleen Aderhold
I highly recommend Kathleen Aderhold. She represented me for my divorce. She and her staff are wonderful. They were patient with my questions, listened to my concerns, explained the process, explained my options, prepared me for court (they have you watch videos that explant and prepare you for court, mediation, testifying). She is very TOUGH in court. She got a good result, and my “ex” hates her! Very professional, thoughtful and through. Highly recommend
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2018
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Money hungry attorney
Kathleen Alderfake is a rip off and doesn’t do anything she says, I hired her for a custody modification and paid her 5k and got maybe $500 dollars worth of things change not including how she lies to the judge and told him that I was refusing to communicate with her and all I did was chase her down and every time I called she was never in her office and her secretary was rude and doesn’t have any peoples skills what attorney lies and drops your case in the middle of the case and after she gets all your money... I will advise anyone not to hire this thing because she will speak good things in your ear until she gets your money and after that get ready to play hide and seek with this old hoe because that’s the only thing she’s good at is hiding and lying...
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2017
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Completely Disgusted
I hired Kathleen to handle my divorce and child custody case. She was hardly ever in the office, NEVER returned a phone call or responded to an email until you got ugly. Her assistant is rude and hateful: a true lack of professionalism. She was late for EVERY appointment, said she had documents ready when she didn't, and was completely not a representative to me as to my wants and desires or that of my child. She wanted to do things her way to make more money off of me. After $5k paid to her, I ended up resolving the matter by settling through my ex wife's attorney and having then draw up the papers. She's a complete disappointment to the Judicial system and I would not recommend anyone using her. I'm filing a complaint with the GA Bar Association and I plan to sue to get back all of the money I paid to her.
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2016
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Thru the consult I felt like she really wasn't for me or concerned with what I wanted. Even so, I still hired her. She claims to always be available thru email, but she never returns your messages, nor does the assistant. She drug her feet cause me to miss a deadline. fired!
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Staff Attorney
  • Judge Perry Brannen, Chief Judge, Chatham County Superior Court
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Law intern
  • US Attorney's Office, Northern District of GA
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Law intern/clerk
  • Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs, GA
  • 1988 - 1990


  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984


  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Savannah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 1994 - Present
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Past President, Savannah
  • 1991 - Present
  • Savannah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Past President
  • 1991 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Attorney in Savannah
  • Savannah Magazine
  • 2010
  • Best Attorney in Savannah
  • Savannah Connect Magazine
  • 2009

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Endorse Kathleen
Family Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kathleen is an excellent lawyer and I have personally witnessed her total dedication to her clients' best interests for twenty five years. She maintains a formidable presence in the courtroom and has a clear grasp of her clients' goals which she pursues with remarkable strategic skill."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kathleen Aderhold has a great reputation in the legal community for her legal abilities and the great successes she has achieved for her clients."
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Savannah Family Lawyer Kathleen Aderhold
Kathleen Aderhold
Family Attorney
Savannah, GA
Licensed for 32 years