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Paul Stephen Kish

Paul Stephen Kish

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

I have been involved in the criminal justice system for over 36 years. After all that time, I still like the work of representing clients. Everyone is human, and most of us make mistakes from time to time. Even those who did nothing wrong occasionally find themselves involved in a matter that spins out of control. Relying on my 36 years’ worth of experience in doing this work, I try to remember that I cannot judge what happened when I am asked to represent someone under investigation or being prosecuted for a supposed crime. Instead, my goal at first is to understand the situation. Only after I completely know what happened can I then create a strategy and execute tactics that will potentially lead to the best result for my client. After creating our plan, we sometimes will then try to resolve the matter through discussion with the other side. This sometimes is the best plan and can lead to a good result for my client. However, on other occasions, the people on the other side are not reasonable. When this happens, I get ready to fight for my client. Unlike some lawyers, I am not afraid of these fights, but I am always concerned for the person I am representing, whose career, future and life are often on the line.

Unlike too many lawyers, I love my work. After 36 years, I still get excited walking into the office, into court and into any arena where I can battle for my client. If anyone reading this might be confronted with criminal charges, you might want to contact my office to discuss the matter. I will be glad to talk it over to see if I can help.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • Drug Offenses
  • Fraud Cases
  • Internet Crimes
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Public Corruption
  • Sentencing Hearings
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Georgia
7th Circuit
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
- Current
Partner
Kish & Lietz, PC
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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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Education
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
J.D. (1982)
Hillsdale College
B.A.
Awards
Super Lawyer
Superlawyers
Awarded status 2007-present
Premier
Martindale-Hubble
AV-rated for over 25 years
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
Speaking Engagements
26th Annual Criminal Law Seminar, Kennesaw State University, Marietta, Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
Presentation on Criminal Forfeiture in Federal Criminal Cases
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
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Contact & Map
Kish Law LLC
225 Peachtree St NE
#1700
Atlanta, GA 30303
USA
Telephone: (404) 207-1338
Fax: (404) 207-1339