Kathryn N. Hedden
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.
Location: Cumming, Georgia
Phone: (770) 755-5695
Email: Email Me
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
Certified Legal Specialties
Civil and Domestic Mediator, State of Georgia
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
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
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