Randall M. Kessler Family Lawyer

Randall M. Kessler

Founding Partner


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.

Mr. Kessler has represented some of the highest profile clients in the country including judges, national and local politicians, professional athletes, TV Stars and other celebrities, entertainers and artists.

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 Law School. He has over 35 years of experience in Domestic Relations and Family Law matters including divorce, custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements and child support. He founded KS Family Law in 1991 after practicing for years at other family law boutique firms. Mr. Kessler teaches family law jury trials at Emory Law School and taught Family Law at John Marshall Law School from 2005 – 2019. He has lectured for the ABA, AAML, AICPA, NACVA, IAAR, NFLPA, NBPA, the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA), the Georgia Society of CPAs, the Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Atlanta Bar Associations and others all over the country and in fact, all over the world. Mr. Kessler is the Editor Emeritus of the Family Law Review for the State Bar of Georgia. He is proficient in both Spanish and Hebrew.


  • 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

Randall M. Kessler

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Selected Positions

  • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Chair, Family Law Section, American Bar Association, 2011-2012
  • Chair, Family Law Section, State Bar of GA, 2011-2012
  • Member of Family Law Webinar Advisory Board for Strafford
  • Former Chair, Family Courts Committee, ABA Family Law Sect.
  • Secretary, Family Law Section, State Bar of GA
  • Master in the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court
  • Editor, Family Law Review, State Bar of Georgia
  • Former Chair, Family Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Former Chair, American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Subst. Abuse (Message from the Chair)
  • Judge, Pro Hac, Dekalb County Recorder’s Court, 2000-present (Photo: Kessler Swearing In )
  • Faculty, Emory Law School, Family Law Litigation
  • Faculty, John Marshall Law School, Family Law

Selected Articles and Presentations