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Experience, Compassion, Results

Alex in my opinion is one of the best in the business. If you are expecting to go in there and have your hand held you are coming to the wrong place. He is not going to make you feel warm and fuzzy but he will be straight up and honest with you based on the information you give him. He has tons of experience and will put your best interest at the heart of the case. People may complain about him being on his computer but again he isn't going to make you feel warm and fuzzy he wants to get you the results you desire. He will always be my go to in the invent I need representation. I would recommend this firm to anyone looking for good representation. He would even take the time to contact me with answers to my questions and not just get answers from his awesome team.
Becky Thompson
15:16 15 Jun 17
YES, you need to hire Hait & Kuhn right now! I was injured in a car accident and as a highly educated individual, I thought I would be able to handle taking on the insurance company and get the treatment I needed to recover on my own, after all I wasn’t at fault. Less than two days later I was so overwhelmed I called Hait & Kuhn. From the second I hired the firm, a huge burden was lifted off my chest. The entire staff is knowledgeable, versatile, compassionate, dedicated, and determined. Elizabeth Kuhn and Dee Dee’s brilliance encompass an array of expertise which allowed me to focus on my healing, my family, and my job without the weight and pressure of the insurance companies and paperwork. Without hesitation, I highly recommend this firm to anyone seeking legal assistance.
Malissa Baker
20:17 27 Jul 16
They represented me (an active duty military member) in my case for my son. Alex was straight forward and honest about the potential outcomes. He nor anyone at the firm gave me false hope. Liz briefly worked with me but was very helpful and direct. Irena worked with me the most as she continues to toward my final hearing. I was able to gain temporary custody of my son. Irena is someone who truly wants to help. She is humble and perfect in court. The firm has always struck as professional and knowledgeable. Will clarify if you have questions of which I have had many. Always accessible. They are concerned about their clients, verified I was okay during a hurricane evacuation. I have a budget that they have worked with. They are the gold standard in my opinion that other lawyers should attempt to achieve.
Jeremy Watson
20:43 24 Oct 17
Hired the firm for a child custody Modification . Received excellent service. Ms Kuhn and her staff answered every question and in a timely matter. I not only won my case but was able to receive even more child support. Professional and Timely...
Taryn Evans
21:13 07 Nov 17
This law firm is one of the best. They make you feel like part of the family while holding your hand and advising me what to do next. We had a two year custody case and they were attentive to my questions and concerns the entire time. They were never to busy to reply to a text or email from me. They were very organized and prepared for court. Everyone in the office took my case as seriously as I did. They explained everything to me before it happened. I could not have done it without them. Thank you Lizz and Alex.
Alissa OBrien
21:59 30 Oct 17
Excellent staff. Professional and courteous. I was fighting an up hill battle. Lizz and her staff believed in me and delivered on their promise. If you are in need of knowledgeable family attorney I highly recommend North Metro.
Meredith White
05:48 11 Dec 17
Our experience with the firm was excellent. Their teamwork that took place was outstanding. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs an attorney with expertise in a child custody case.
Paula Mundy
16:39 15 Dec 17
Alex, Lizz and all of your staff. I want to thank you for taking my bankruptcy case. It was a time in my life when I was emotionally, and financially distressed. You put my mind, and emotions, at ease, by confronting each of these issues. You made me feel as though I was your friend; for that I am grateful. It was a hard for me to deal with and I felt embarrassed by having to file bankruptcy. You made it easier on me. I am forever grateful for that.I would recommend your service to anyone facing these same difficulties and needing someone to guide them through such struggling times.
Jennifer Ambrose
22:11 30 Oct 17
I was involved in a brutal child custody case. Lizz, Alex and Irena as well as the rest of the staff at North Metro Litigators helped me survive the most stressful time in my life. They were knowledgeable and always professional. They won every court case we were involved in and I now have custody of my child. What I will remember most about working with the attorneys is I would go through bouts of depression but after meeting with them in their office, I walked out with a feeling of relief and I didn’t feel like the world was coming to an end. They raised my spirits every time and they were there for me emotionally as well as helping me with legal issues. I have no complaints at all with them and I have even recommended their services to friends of mine. I strongly recommend them to anyone who is reading all these wonderful reviews on here. You can see how many clients appreciate their services and the compliments here are sincere and well deserved.
Bryan
15:35 28 Dec 17
Amazing people! They got my case finalized so quickly! Very down to earth law firm. If I have any other issues I need taken care of, I’m definitely coming back!
Krystal Marsengill
22:57 15 Jan 18

About North Metro Litigators

Trust the Experience of North Metro Litigators

The attorneys at Hait & Kuhn work with a wide variety of clients in difficult circumstances. Whether you are going through a tough divorce, filing for bankruptcy or recovering from a serious injury, our close-knit team of lawyers will fight to make sure you get the outcome you deserve. We provide aggressive representation to our clients in the courtroom. We are the premier attorneys for Alpharetta, Woodstock, and the entire north metro-Atlanta region for family law, personal injury, divorce, bankruptcy, and more. We enjoy preparing cases for trial, and apply a proactive approach to litigation. We anticipate the legal strategies of opposing counsel and are always one step ahead of the game, vigorously protecting the rights of our clients. We offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients – evening and weekend appointments are available.

Alex Hait

Mr. Alexander Gray Hait (“Alex”) graduated from Georgia Tech in 1989 and went straight into Law School at New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts. Alex was admitted to the Georgia Bar in May of 1992 before he finished law school. In October of 1992, Alex was admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Following graduation, Alex practiced law for a year in New Jersey and New York with Horowitz & Horowitz. His initial exposure to law was Personal Injury and General Civil Litigation. Alex handled several jury trials right out of the gate. In 1993, Alex returned to Atlanta and worked with Clark & Washington, PC. Although Alex continued litigating personal injury claims and settling cases, his area of expertise expanded to consumer bankruptcy.

In 1997, Rogers & Cates PC approached Alex with an offer he could not refuse. They needed an attorney to run their personal injury department. Alex took the position, expanded the personal injury department by leaps and bounds and assisted Rogers & Cates in opening a new office in Woodstock, Georgia. Alex continued expanding his knowledge of personal injury and consumer bankruptcy. Eventually, he took on learning the ropes of family law matters such as domestic violence, divorce, child custody and child support. In January of 2000, Alex parted ways with Rogers & Cates and hung out his own shingle. The Law Offices of Alexander Gray Hait started in the basement of his East Cobb home and it flourished immediately. Shortly thereafter, Alex opened an official office at 102 Springfield Center Drive in Woodstock, Georgia, but he and one paralegal outgrew the space quickly. The firm moved to 185 Stockwood Dr, Suite 100, Woodstock, Georgia and boasts 7,500 square feet of space. Alex added more attorneys and staff to meet the growing demands.

Alex is a member in good standing of the Georgia, New York and New Jersey Bars; a member of the Federal District of Northern Georgia; a member of the Cobb, Atlanta, and Cherokee Bar Associations; and a member of the Family Law, Personal Injury and Bankruptcy Divisions of the Georgia Bar. In his spare time, Hait shows his support to the community financially and with participation. Hait sponsors the Nader Parman Run to raise money to prevent children’s death in children’s athletics and the Avon Walk for breast cancer awareness. He also judges mock trial competitions, and coaches various athletic teams. If you have any questions please email Alex: legaljacket@mac.com.

Lizz Kuhn

Elizabeth Jasmyne Kuhn (“Lizz”) began practicing law in 2005. Prior to joining the firm, she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from West Liberty State College in West Liberty, West Virginia. She moved from West Virginia to Connecticut where she taught middle school chorus in Stratford. After two years of teaching her award winning chamber choir, Lizz attended New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.

After completing her Honors Judicial Internship in the Family and Probate Court of Massachusetts, Lizz graduated magna cum laude in the top 3% of her class and was decorated with several honors. She received the West’s Academic Excellence Award and was nominated by her peers as the most likely to succeed in the practice of law. While serving as the Business Managing Editor of the New England Law Review, she was most noted for her cutting edge symposium: From Stem Cell Research to Human Cloning: Where Do We Draw the Line?

After passing the Georgia Bar in 2005, Lizz joined Alex in the Woodstock office and became an equity partner in 2009. The firm continued to grow and in 2010 she assisted with the opening of the Alpharetta office at 11545 Parkwoods Cir., Suite C, Alpharetta.

Lizz is a member in good standing of the Georgia Bar, Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Georgia and a member in good standing of the Federal District of Northern Georgia. Lizz is also a member of the Cobb County Bar, Blue Ridge Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, Family Division of the State Bar, and the Women’s Bar of Georgia.

Lizz has litigated hundreds of cases in Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, Bartow, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Fulton Counties. In addition, she has several appearances before the Appellate Courts: Hendry v. Hendry, 734 S.E.2d 46 (2012); Edge v. Edge, 722 S.E.2d 749, (2012); Avren v. Garten, 710 S.E.2d 130 (2011); Klardie v. Klardie, 697 S.E.2d 207 (2010); Murillo v. Murillo, 684 S.E.2d 126 (2009); and Page v. Ballard, 642 S.E.2d 14 (2007).

Arguments for Avren v. Garten in front of the Georgia Supreme Court

In her spare time, Lizz judges high school mock trial competitions and is actively involved in the North Metro Atlanta legal community.

For comments, suggestions, or for answers to your legal questions, please email: lizz@nmlit.com.

Irena Chernova

Irena Chernova joined Hait & Kuhn in 2014 shortly after graduating Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School with high honors. In addition to graduating magna cum laude in the top 3% of her class, Irena earned the Ryan E. Merritt Scholarship, a prestigious award given to the top 15 scholars. During her time in law school, Irena was Executive Articles Editor of the John Marshall Law Review and actively competed in Moot Court, which led to multiple “Best Brief” awards. Her local civil and criminal internships at the DeKalb County Solicitor General’s Special Victim’s Unit launched her litigation career.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Irena is fluent in Russian and she also speaks conversational French. Her family migrated to the United States when she was six years young. Eventually her parents landed careers as scientists at Emory University and The Georgia Institute of Technology and the family permanently moved to the Atlanta Area. Irena graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Affairs from the University of Georgia. While at UGA, she worked for the Red and Black, a local student-run newspaper and the Athens Banner Herald.

In her spare time, Irena enjoys coaching the John Marshall Moot Court while serving on the Alumni Board, playing the violin, running, and spending time with her dogs. Irena can be directly reached via email at irena@nmlit.com.

Ashley Rogers joined Hait & Kuhn in 2016 shortly after graduating from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School with honors. In addition to graduating cum laude in the top 15% of her class, Ashley earned the Ryan E. Merritt Scholarship, a prestigious award given to the top 15 scholars. During her time in law school, Ashley was Executive Notes & Comments Editor of the John Marshall Law Review and Secretary of the Criminal Law Society. Ashley gained experience in criminal law by practicing as a Special Assistant Prosecutor pursuant to the Third Year Practice Act in Douglas County District Attorney’s Office and as a Special Assistant Prosecutor in Cobb County District Attorney’s Office pursuant to the Graduate Practice Act. Ashley has a passion for the law and most notably, a passion for helping others during their time of need.

Ashley is a Georgia native. She graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Philosophy. Since her time at Hait & Kuhn, Ashley has gained experience in felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, appellate work, general civil practice, juvenile dependency, and extensive work in divorce, custody, and child support cases.

In her spare time, Ashley volunteers as the Academic Advisor to the Kappa Alpha Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and their dogs.

Ashley is a member in good standing of the Georgia Bar, Supreme Court of Georgia, and Federal District of Northern Georgia. Ashley is also a member of the Cobb County Bar Association and the Blue Ridge Bar Association. Ashley practices primarily in Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, Douglas, Bartow, Forsyth, Gwinnett, and Fulton County. Ashley can be directly reached via email at ashley@nmlit.com.

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News and Articles

December 26, 2017 |

My Child Was Seriously Injured in a Car Accident. How Can I Seek Compensation for His Injuries?

You may be the most careful driver and responsible parent in the world. But that doesn’t mean that you can...

October 31, 2017 |

Alpharetta Residents Want to Know: Why Do Some Car Accident Lawsuits Take So Long?

Picture it: You’re riding along in Alpharetta when you come to a stop light. The other driver runs the light and T-bones your car. Perhaps he or she was texting when the accident occurred. Maybe the other driver was drunk well past the legal limit when they swerved into your lane and caused your wreck. They even said “I’m so sorry! This is all my fault!”

If you were hurt in such an accident, you’d probably think that your personal injury suit to recover compensation for your losses was a “slam dunk” that should be resolved with money in your pocket in a matter of weeks. In personal injury suits, however, there is no such thing as a “slam dunk.” Even with a skilled and aggressive Alpharetta accident attorney doing everything he or she can to move the case forward, seemingly simple cases can take months, if not years, to resolve. This is understandably frustrating for injury victims who need their compensation as soon as possible. But why do some personal injury suits like that take so long? We’ll explain it here.

September 28, 2017 |

Parental Relocation After a Divorce in Alpharetta, Georgia

Americans have a hard time staying put. Every year, millions of Americans pick up stakes and move to a different city or state for a bunch of different reasons, whether a job opportunity, to be closer to family, or for a better climate. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 11.5 percent of the U.S. population – or 35.7 million Americans –  moved between 2013 and 2014 alone.

For families with children, such moves can be particularly challenging. Kids have to leave the only friends, school, and neighborhood they’ve ever known and parents have to help them cope and adjust to their new lives. But intact families are usually on the same page when deciding to relocate. For a divorced parent in Alpharetta or elsewhere in Georgia who wishes to move away from their former spouse but still be involved in their child’s life, including spending significant parenting time with them, relocation can present practical and legal challenges for all involved.

September 26, 2017 |

Which Should Come First: Filing for Divorce or Filing for Bankruptcy?

They say bad things tend to come in bunches. Sometimes, the deterioration of a marriage is accompanied by a deterioration of a couple’s finances, whether or not one of those problems caused the other. When that happens, and decisions need to be made about ending the marriage and seeking protection from creditors and debt collectors, timing can be everything. If both divorce and bankruptcy are looming on the horizon for couples in Alpharetta or elsewhere throughout the state of Georgia, which should come first?

Divorce proceedings and bankruptcy proceedings both cover a lot of the same ground insofar as they both address what happens to a couple’s assets and debts. Given that overlap, and given that different courts are involved, it can be hard to resolve these complicated financial issues in two venues at the same time. So, a choice needs to be made as to which court should have first crack at these issues.

The circumstances of your particular marital and financial situation will drive the decision as to how to proceed, including whether to file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

August 30, 2017 |

Can My Spouse File for Bankruptcy to Avoid Paying Child Support or Maintenance?

For individuals overwhelmed by debt and unable to meet their financial obligations, filing a bankruptcy petition can be an effective way to restructure those debts and even get some of those obligations discharged forever.

What bankruptcy will not do is get someone out of having to pay any court-ordered child support or spousal maintenance. These domestic support payments are treated differently than other debts in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings, and anyone thinking that bankruptcy will be their ticket out of having to make such payments will quickly discover that they might be mistaken. There are two different main types of consumer bankruptcies: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, and they treat debts from a divorce very differently.

August 23, 2017 |

How a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Can Keep You Out of Jail If You Fall Behind on Child Support Or get you released from jail if you are sentenced to jail

If you fall way behind on most debts, such as car payments, credit card bills or your mortgage, bad things usually follow. Your car could be repossessed, the credit card company could get a judgment against you and garnish your wages or the bank could foreclose on your home. But one thing that won’t happen to you for not paying these debts is going to jail.

If you don’t make child support payments in Georgia, however, jail is very much a possibility. In this article we’ll guide you through the possibilities.

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