Consultation & Fees

To arrange for a consultation call (404) 688-8810 or email us at mail@ksfamilylaw.com

Randall Kessler talking about KS Family Law Consultation & Fees (3:16)


Perhaps the most valuable service we offer is the initial consultation. There is a $250.00 flat charge for the initial, one hour consultation with one of our associate attorneys, $300.00 for a partner, $400 for managing partner Marvin L. Solomiany and $500.00 for founding partner, Randall M. Kessler. If the consultation lasts substantially more than one hour, the additional time will be charged at the rate of the consulting attorney. During the consultation we attempt not only to answer the questions you may have, but also to give you answers to questions which will arise for you in the future. It is also a time for you to meet the staff who, together with the lawyer, will assist you throughout your situation. For a list of possible items to bring with you to the consultation, click here.

Our Rates

Once we begin our representation, we charge hourly rates which vary among our personnel. Currently, paralegals’ rates start at $175.00 per hour and the lawyers’ rates range from $250.00 per hour to $625.00 per hour.

Prepare For Initial Consult

An Informed Assessment of Your Case

No two cases are alike and accordingly, no two fees will be the same. Since the amount of time involved can never be predicted with scientific precision, we will do our best, after an initial consultation, to approximate how long the case could take and how much it might ultimately cost. Of course, there may be variables which cannot be anticipated, but we will give an honest effort to try to help you determine and anticipate the costs involved.

Billing Against Retainer

Before we begin representation, we require an initial retainer and a signed fee contract. The initial retainer depends on the case, but usually ranges from $5,000.00 to $15,000.00 [although in some cases, a higher retainer may be required]. We then bill our time against that retainer, and, if and when the retainer is close to being depleted, we may require an additional retainer if it appears the case has become more time consuming than initially anticipated. Of course, where it is appropriate, we will seek to have the other party reimburse you for your attorneys’ fees.

If you wish to arrange an initial consultation with one of our attorneys, please simply call us at (404) 688-8810, or toll free at (866) 688-8810. If you would like to contact us via the Internet, please send an email to mail@ksfamilylaw.com.

We look forward to the possibility of meeting with you.

Attorney Hourly Rates (subject to change)

Karine Burney$400.00/hr Randall Kessler$625.00/hr Marvin Solomiany$525.00/hr
Brooke French$365.00/hr Steven Kirson$400.00/hr Louis Tesser$400.00/hr
Lindsay Dodson$365.00/hr Wayne Morrison$450.00/hr Thad Woody$375.00/hr
Doriet Fischer$225.00/hr Stefanie Potter$225.00/hr Paralegals/Staf$175.00/hr