Randy Kessler: His firm “needed some junior lawyers to help.” Photo by John Disney/Staff
Family law firm Kessler & Solomiany has added three lawyers. Steven Kirson joins as a senior attorney from Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy. Michael Deeb joined as an associate after earning a joint JD/MBA from Georgia State University in December. Deeb clerked for the firm for two years while at Georgia State. Courtney Dean, who graduated from Emory University School of Law in 2013, also joined as an associate.
That gives the firm 14 lawyers. Firm founder Randy Kessler said the additions are from a confluence of events. "We've expanded our physical space; we've been busy, and we're bringing on a senior lawyer, so we needed some junior lawyers to help," he said, adding that Kirson's background in both family law and finance was a draw.
Kessler & Solomiany has expanded its downtown Atlanta office at 101 Marietta St. N.W., adding another 3,000 square feet of space on the 34th floor, connected by a spiral staircase to its 35th floor headquarters.
In other news, partner Marvin Solomiany has been elected secretary-treasurer of the State Bar of Georgia's family law section.