Randall M. Kessler

Founding Partner

Biography

In 1991, Randall M. Kessler founded the law firm now known as Kessler & Solomiany LLC, a 30 person family law firm in Atlanta. He is the author of many family law books including Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids and Your Future, The GA Library of Family Law Forms, and How to Mediate a Divorce. He is an adjunct professor of Family Law Litigation at Emory Law School. Mr. Kessler has served as the Chair of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association.

Born in Gainesville, Florida, raised in New Orleans and having attended college at Brandeis University near Boston, MA, Randall M. Kessler came to Georgia in 1985 to attend Emory University School of Law. He has over 30 years of experience in domestic relations and family law matters including divorce, custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements and child support. He is the Editor Emeritus of the Family Law Review for the State Bar of Georgia and has lectured at over 500 programs for groups such as the ABA, AAML, AICPA, ALM, NACVA, IAAR, NALS, NFLPA, NBA, NBPA, GABWA, GTLA, the GA Psychological Association (GPA), the Georgia Society of CPAs, the Clayton, Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Atlanta Bar Associations, and has lectured nationwide in AK, AL, AZ, CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, HW, IN, KY, LA, MD, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, P.R., RI, SC, TN, TX, WA, WV and other countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Bermuda, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico. He is proficient in both Spanish and Hebrew.

Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law
  • B.A., Brandeis University

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States Federal Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Selected Honors

  • Kessler Selected as Georgia Trend’s Elite 2011
  • Kessler rated 10 out of 10 on AVVO
  • Annually selected as Top 100 Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Trend Legal Elite 2003 – present
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, October, 1995 to present
  • Atlanta Magazine Super Lawyer, 2006 – Present Top 100 Super Lawyer
  • Daily Report Top Lawyers on the Rise, 2002

Selected Positions

Selected Articles and Presentations

  • Editor, NEXT Magazine
  • All Current Family Law Review Articles
  • “Georgia’s Child Support Guidelines”, Georgia Bar Journal, December 2006
  • “Legislative Update – Family Law”, Presented to the Justices, Judges and Staff Attorneys of the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals, Fall 2005
  • “Representing “High Profile Clients” in Family Law Cases”, American Journal of Family Law, Fall 2004