Kathryn N. Hedden

Kathryn N. Hedden

Managing Partner
Location:
Cumming, Georgia
Phone:
770-604-1173
Fax:
678-648-5466
Email:

I am a graduate of Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. I clerked for a year after law school for a Superior Court Judge in New Jersey where I assisted the judge in both criminal and civil cases. I practiced law for five years in New Jersey specializing in real estate, land use, and family law. I also worked as a municipal court public defender where I set up a community mediation panel that helped to solve neighborhood issues without court intervention.

After relocating to Georgia in 1989 I joined the law firm of Bricks and Floyd specializing in real estate and family law. In 2000, I opened my own law firm that specialized primarily in all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, child support, juvenile law and adoption.

I am a certified civil and domestic mediator in the State of Georgia. My affiliations are the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, the Ninth District Administrative ADR Office of Georgia, and Cobb Superior Court ADR Program.

My first training in Collaborative Law was in the area of family law in 1993. In 2008, I received advanced training in civil collaborative law. Since then I have been working to grow the practice of collaborative law in Forsyth County by encouraging more professionals to obtain training in this area and running a collaborative practice group called North Georgia Collaborative Law Network.

Besides being a member of the New Jersey and Georgia bars, I belong to the Collaborative Law Institute of Atlanta, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, the Forsyth County Bar, and The Forsyth County Family Law Section.

I have two grown children. I have served on the board of numerous community organizations during my career. Previously I was involved with Family Haven, a domestic violence organization in Forsyth County, Abba House, and Indio Trail, a non-profit that seeks to educate others about the indigenous tribes that originally inhabited this area.

The philosophy of my law firm is to provide the type of legal services that help individuals, businesses, and communities find lasting solutions to their problems. For most of us, conflict is a roadblock in the highway of life. An attorney should be the person who helps remove that roadblock so that you can get on with your life.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil and Domestic Mediator, State of Georgia

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1990
  • New Jersey, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1990

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    • B.S. - 1973
    • Major: Sociology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of Georgia, ADR Section
  • State Bar of New Jersey
  • Cobb County Mediators Association
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Roswell Recycling Program, 1990
  • Citizens Police Advisory Board, 1999
  • Orchestra Atlanta Board, 2000 - 2001
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Ninth District Administrative ADR Office of Georgia
  • Cobb Superior Court ADR Program
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Atlanta
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Forsyth County Bar
  • The Forsyth County Family Law Section
  • Forsyth County Family Haven Board, 2002 - 2006, 2008 - 2014

Past Employment Positions

  • ATT, Supervisor, 1973 - 1977
  • Superior Court of Warren County, New Jersey, Law Clerk, 1985 - 1986
  • Mt. Olive Municipal Court, Mt. Olive, N.J., Municipal Public Defender, 1986 - 1989
  • Gold and Haggerty, P.C., 1989
  • American Institute of Paralegal Studies, 1990 - 1992
  • Bricks, Floyd and Hedden, P.C., 1990 - 1994
  • Bricks & Hedden, P.C., 1994 - 2001

Pro Bono Activities

  • 1000 Lawyer for Justice, 1993
  • Truancy Intervention, 1994
  • Peer Mediation Training, 1998
  • Guardian Ad Litem Services - Cobb Superior Ct., 1998 - 2006
  • High School Moot Court Competition, 2001
  • Georgia Legal Service, Gainesville, 2002 - Present
  • Collegiate Mediation Competition, 2008 - 2012
  • Forsyth County Juvenile Court's Peer Court
  • Guardian Ad Litem Services - Superior Court of Forsyth County, 2002 - Present