Paul S. Kish

Paul S. Kish

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

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
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
7th Circuit
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
J.D (1982)
Hillsdale College
Premier "AV" rating
Professional Associations
ACLU of Georgia
Lawyer's Club of Atlanta
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Georgia State Bar
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Contact & Map
Kish & Lietz
225 Peachtree St, NE.
1700 South Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 588-3991
Fax: (404) 588-3995