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Paul S. Kish

Paul S. Kish

Kish & Lietz
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, White Collar Crime
  • Florida, Georgia
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Summary

I am a partner with the firm Kish & Lietz. We are a client-focused firm. We are dedicated to working with our clients to resolve difficult and challenging legal issues. Although we specialize in federal criminal defense and federal appellate litigation, we do not hesitate to take on other matters when we believe we can make a difference. Many lawyers claim to be qualified to handle cases in federal court. Most importantly, however, very few have the background, experience, and commitment that we have in defending federal criminal cases. We have more than 50 years of combined experience in federal court. We both began our legal careers as law clerks to federal judges, and then spent a significant period of time in the trenches as Federal Defenders here in the Northern District of Georgia. Moreover, after leaving the defender office to start our own firm, we have continued to devote our careers to the defense of individuals facing or dealing with federal criminal charges, here in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, as well as in cases throughout the United States. In addition to the matters that we have handled in federal district court, we also have extensive experience at the federal appellate level. We have won cases for our clients on appeal in a variety of ways, like upholding a good sentence, or getting a “bad” trial reversed, resulting in a much better resolution for the person we represented. In most of the matters we handle, our opponent is the United States of America. We have aggressively and successfully litigated against the United States in the pre-indictment phase, in the pretrial motion stage, in trial after trial in federal court, and in the federal appellate courts as well. We are courtroom lawyers and we are not afraid of the courtroom battlefield. Indeed, as you will see from reviewing examples of our results, we have prevailed against our opponents in some of the most challenging and pressing situations.

Education
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
J.D (1982)
Hillsdale College
B.A
Professional Experience
Attorney
Kish & Lietz
- Current
First Assistant Attorney
Federal Defender program, Inc.
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Assistant Federal Defender 1985-1991; First Assistant Federal Defender 1991-2006
Associate
Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy
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Speaking Engagements
Representing Notorious Clients, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta , Georgia
ICLE
Preparing and Presenting Expert Witnesses, Monthly Seminar, Atlanta , Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
White Collar and Fraud Cases, MultiTrack Criminal Defense, Miami, Florida
Administrative Office of the US Courts
White Collar and Fraud Cases, MultiTrack Criminal Defense, Chicago, Illinois
Administrative Office of the US Courts
The Impact of the Crime Victim's Rights Act, Winning Strategies, Charleston, South Carolina
Administrative Office of the US Courts
Representing the Most Wanted Man in America, Monthly Luncheon, Sandy Springs, Georgia
North Fulton Bar Association
Governmental Appellate Practice Exposed, Appellate Practice Section, Atlanta, Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
Litigating the Crime Victim's Rights Act, Sentencing Workshop for Federal Defenders, Atlanta, Georgia
Administrative Office of the US Courts
CJA Panel Training, CJA Training Session, Savannah, Georgia
Office of Defender Services
Defending Firearms Cases, CJA Training Session, Birmingham, Alabama
Administrative Office of the US Courts
U.S. Supreme Court and 11th Circuit Update, Federal Criminal Practice, Atlanta, Georgia
ICLE
Program Co-Chair, Evolution of Crime in the 21st Century, Atlanta, Georgia
ICLE
White Collar/Fraud Cases, Complex Litigation Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia
Administrative Office of the US Courts
Success Stories, Sentencing Workshop for Federal Defenders, Atlanta, Georgia
Federal Judicial Center
Review of Eleventh Circuit Cases, Advanced Criminal Practice, Miami, Florida
Florida Bar Criminal Law Section
A Lawyer's Favorite Words, Sentencing Advocacy Workshop, Mobile, Alabama
Administrative Office of the US Courts
Current Sentencing Issues, Annual White Collar Crime Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia
ICLE
Supreme Court and Eleventh Circuit Update, Defending a Federal Criminal Case, Mobile, Alabama
SD Alabama Federal Defender Organization
Sentencing Considerations-Immigration Cases, Federal Sentencing Seminar, Albany, New York
Administrative Office of the US Courts
Eleventh Circuit Update, Defending a Drug Conspiracy case, Montgomery, Alabama
Federal Defenders of Middle District of Alabama
Ethics and Professionalism-Panel Participant, Annual White Collar Crime Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia
ICLE
The Sentencing Hearing in Federal Court, Annual White Collar Crime Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia
ICLE
How Lawyers Get prosecuted in Federal Court, GACDL Fall Meeting, Unicom Conference Center, Georgia
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Moderator, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Marietta, Georgia
ICLE
Panel Participant, Annual White Collar Crime Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia
ICLE
Pretrial Motion Practice, Federal Practice and Procedure, Savannah, Georgia
ICLE
Awards
Super Lawyer
Superlawyers
Awarded status 2007-present
Premier "AV" rating
Martindale-Hubble
Professional Associations
ACLU of Georgia
Member
Current
Lawyer's Club of Atlanta
Member
Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Georgia
7th Circuit
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • Drug Offenses
  • Federal Crimes
  • Fraud Cases
  • Internet Crimes
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Public Corruption
  • Sentencing Hearings
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Paul S. Kish's Website Profile
Website
Kish & Lietz Website
Blog
Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Kish & Lietz
225 Peachtree St, NE.
1700 South Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303
USA
Telephone: (404) 588-3991
Fax: (404) 588-3995