Kathy L. Portnoy

Kathy L. Portnoy: Attorney with Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy AV stamp icon


Kathy Portnoy is a partner at Warner Bates known throughout the legal community for her ability to advise families during their most vulnerable times. She has provided assistance with family and domestic law matters for a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 executives, small business owners, homemakers, parents and grandparents.

Kathy has a long-standing interest in legal education. She serves on the local faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and has previously served as an adjunct faculty member at the Emory University School of Law, where she taught legal research and writing.

Kathy is also a well-known speaker on a variety of family law topics and the author of several articles published in Family Law Quarterly and Georgia Psychologist. She is the author of the Georgia Domestic Relations Case Finder (LexisNexis 4thEd. 2011). She has been recognized as an Atlanta Magazine’s Super Lawyer (2005-present), Super Lawyers Top Women Attorneys in Georgia (2013), Legal Elite by Georgia Trend magazine and has an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Kathy completed her undergraduate work at State University of New York at Stony Brook before earning her J.D. from Emory University School of Law, where she graduated with top honors as a member of the Order of the Coif and served as a member of the Board of the Emory Law Journal.

An active member of the Atlanta arts community, Kathy is a founding board member of the Georgia Shakespeare Society, a former co-chair of the Community Book Festival and a past president of the Atlanta Literary Group. She has also served on the board of the Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia.


“Super Lawyers” by Atlanta Magazine
“Top Women Attorneys in Georgia” by Super Lawyers
“Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend
“AV Preeminent” rating with Martindale-Hubbell

National Institute of Trial Advocacy

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Appeals
  • Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody and Child Support
  • Modification of Custody and Child Support
  • Contempt and Post Decree Enforcement
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Paternity and Legitimation
  • Restraining and Protective Orders

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
678-460-8788  Phone
770-951-2700  Phone
770-951-2200  Fax
University Attended:
State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A.
Law School Attended:
Emory University School of Law, J.D., J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1978, Georgia
State Bar of Georgia (Member, Family Law Section)
American Bar Association
National Institute of Trial Advocacy
Georgia Shakespeare Festival
Community Book Festival
Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia
Atlanta Literary Group
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Atlanta, Georgia

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    Atlanta, GA
    Riverwood 100 Building , 3350 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 2300
    Atlanta, GA 30339

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