Paul S. Kish
Paul Kish is one of the most well-respected federal criminal defense and appellate attorneys in Georgia. Mr. Kish has tried over 80 criminal cases, and has argued in State and Federal Courts of Appeal over 50 times, along with appearing before the United States Supreme Court. He has received the premier "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubble for over two decades, and has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” for the past decade, an honor reserved for less than five percent of all attorneys . Mr. Kish is an Atlanta, Georgia attorney who specializes in federal criminal defense and appellate litigation. He takes on many types of criminal defense in either state or federal court. While Mr. Kish focuses on white collar crimes, he does not shy away from other matters, such as drug cases, sex and internet crimes, fraud, money laundering and many property crimes. When a person or company is suspected of or actually charged with a crime, Mr. Kish will try help them resolve, or win, the case.
Mr. Kish began his legal career by clerking for two well-known federal judges. Paul later was an associate at a large Atlanta law firm. For over 20 years, Mr. Kish was the First Assistant Attorney at a non-profit criminal defense corporation that many regard as one of the premier public defender offices in the federal courts. Paul joined with Carl Lietz to form Kish & Lietz, PC in early 2006.
Paul is licensed to practice in state courts in Georgia and Florida. Furthermore, Mr. Kish is a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. He also is licensed to appear before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh and Seventh Circuits, as well as various Federal District Courts. Mr. Kish is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the ACLU of Georgia, and the Lawyer's Club of Atlanta.
Paul Kish was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 4, 1955. He graduated from Hillsdale College in 1978 and from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1982, where he graduated in the top 12% of his class. While at the University of Georgia, Paul was the Recent Developments Editor of the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law.
Mr. Kish is not only an accomplished defender, he is a student of the law as well. It is common for other lawyers in the Southeastern United States to call him for advice and counsel. As a specialist in federal criminal defense in Atlanta, and throughout Georgia and the rest of the country, Mr. Kish teaches other attorneys. He is regularly asked to speak at legal seminars and is glad to share his knowledge and experience with other criminal defense lawyers.
When the government decides to investigate or bring charges, the person or organization under investigation needs a strong advocate. Paul Kish understands not only the law and the need to vigorously defend, his experience has also taught him about the emotional toll suffered by the person and their family when a potential or actual criminal case is started. Mr. Kish believes that defending a person against an investigation or accusation requires both strength and compassion. If Paul is the sort of person who you feel might be the right person to defend you, your company, or your loved one, give him a call. Our office number is 404-588-3991.