It’s definitely a first for Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, an Atlanta law firm that specializes in divorce and family law, which hired four new female attorneys.
For the first time in its history, the firm has hired “this many attorneys at one time,” said Randall M. Kessler, a founding partner. It’s also the first time the firm has ever had more female lawyers than male. There are currently seven female and six male lawyers.
The new attorneys are Melissa Barber, Katie Ehrlich, Elizabeth Stein, and Molly Teplitzky.
Prior to joining the firm, Barber was a legal assistant and paralegal. She opened her own firm in Gainesville, Ga., following her graduation from law school and admittance to the Georgia Bar. For her previous work with clients, Barber was named by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 40 Under 40.
Ehrlich has experience in the areas of divorce, contested child custody, complex and high asset division, domestic violence and alimony. Ehrlich has exclusively practiced family law since her graduation from law school and Georgia Bar admission in 2017. She is an active member in the Atlanta Bar Association’s Family Law Section.
Stein was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2017 and has brought to the firm her experience in divorce cases, custody disputes, child support and alimony modifications, as well as family violence actions. Before Kessler & Solomiany, she co-chaired the Bay County First Saturday Legal Clinic in Panama City, Fla., which offered legal services to indigent litigants. She also regularly contributed to the Lynn Haven Ledger to help keep the public informed about changes in family law.
Teplitzky recently graduated from law school and is taking the Georgia Bar this summer. Prior to graduating, Teplitzky was a legal clerk at Kessler & Solomiany, where she conducted legal research and was introduced to the complexities within family law.
Kessler said in a phone interview that he is excited for the “strong energy” and “impressive experience” these women will bring to the firm.