Katie Leonard

The Leonard Firm


Katie Leonard has dedicated her entire career exclusively to family law. Since 2009, she has successfully represented clients in complex domestic relations actions. She has considerable first-chair trial experience in family law, especially contested, high-asset divorce actions and complex child custody cases. With extensive litigation experience in family law, Katie has practiced in more than 17 metropolitan-Atlanta counties and appeared before more than 45 different judges.


University of Memphis School of Law/2009/Juris Doctor

Admitted to Practice


Legal Organizations

  • Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Cobb, Class of 2020State Bar of Georgia, Board of GovernorsCobb County Bar Association, Board of TrusteesCobb Chamber of Commerce, CEO RoundtableState Bar of Georgia Family Law Section, Executive Committee, 2015-2021Cobb County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, former President, President-Elect, and TreasurerState Bar of Georgia, Access to Justice CommitteeState Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division’s Family Law Committee, Co-Chair, 2014-2016Lawyers’ Club of Atlanta, Social Committee Co-ChairWeltner Inn of Court, BarristerFulton County Family Division Task Force, MemberCobb County Legal Aid’s Justice Jam CommitteeHague Convention Attorney Network, MemberAtlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Guardian Ad LitemHigh School Mock Trial Competition, EvaluatorIntrastate Moot Court Competition, EvaluatorCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

CLE Presentations

  • Panelist, “Marketing and Social Media, Cobb County Bar Association Speaker, Conference of Superior Court Judges, -Custody Issues Emerging from COVID,” 2021Moderator, Judges’ Panel, State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section’s Mid-Year Meeting, 2020Chair, Cobb Bar Association, CLE and Symposium on Best Trial Practices for Judges and Lawyers, 2020-Show me the Money: How to Make Your Attorney’s Fees Award Appellate-Proof,” Cobb County CLE, 2019-Use of New Technology in Family Law Cases,” State Bar Tropical Seminar, 2019-Custody Issues for Unmarried Parents,” State Bar of Georgia’s Family Law Institute, 2018Panelist, -Use of Pre-Trial Conferences in Domestic Relations Cases,” Conference of Superior Court Judges, 2018Moderator, Judges’ Panel, State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section’s Mid-Year Meeting, 2018-Use of Surveillance in Civil and Criminal Cases,” Tropical Seminar, 2017-Basics of Discovery,” Nuts and Bolts of Family Law, 2016-Staff Attorneys Panel: The Ins and Outs of Court,” Fulton County Family Division CLE, 2016-Attorney’s Fees: A View from the Bench,” State Bar of Georgia’s Family Law Institute, 2016-Battle of the Experts: Finding Hidden Income in Tax Returns,” Tropical Seminar CLE, 2016-Divorce 101: A Bird’s Eye View of Family Law,” Tropical Seminar CLE, 2015-Alternatives to Filing an Appeal,” Appellate Road Map for Family Lawyers CLE, 2014-Relief from Judgments: What to Do If the Court Got It Wrong,” Appellate Road Map for Family Lawyers CLE, 2014-Ask the Experts: A Child Custody Roundtable,” Moderator, Family Law Institute, 2013-Hot Tips: Email Dos and Don’ts,” State Bar of Georgia’s Family Law Institute, 2012

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