R. Kyle Williams
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2001
University of Tennessee at Martin, B.S., Public Administration, 1998, Honors
- State Bar of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- United States District Court, Northern District of the State of Georgia
Kyle is a founding partner with the law firm of Williams Teusink, LLC. The firm provides legal counsel and advocacy to clients navigating litigation and transactions in real estate, commercial, governmental affairs, and corporate law.
Kyle is a dirt lawyer focusing on land use and development, zoning, permitting and licensing, construction, and general real estate matters representing individual property owners, nonprofits, neighborhoods, homeowner and condominium associations, real estate builders and developers, real estate agents and brokers, and, other real estate professionals concerning residential and commercial property and development issues. He has represented clients in numerous jury, bench, and arbitration trials throughout Georgia and regularly represents clients before state agencies and local governments on permitting, code enforcement, zoning, licensing, and ad valorem property tax appeals. Kyle also counsels clients on residential and commercial contract and lease negotiation, formation, enforcement, termination, and resulting litigation. Kyle serves as General Counsel of the Development Authorities for the City of Decatur and serves by appointment of the Superior Court of DeKalb County, Georgia as a Special Master in land use, zoning, and other real estate matters, including quiet title actions. Kyle is also a Civil Mediator and Neutral registered with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution.
Kyle serves by appointment of the President of the State Bar of Georgia on the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism and Lawyer Assistance Program Committee. He has been recognized as a Georgia “Rising Star” in Litigation, Land Use, and Zoning by Georgia “Super Lawyer” and Atlanta Magazine for more than a decade.
Kyle frequently publishes and teaches about land use, zoning, and real estate matters and has served as a zoning legal expert for Urban Land Institute Atlanta Technical Assistance Panel. He is also an active member of the Council for Quality Growth.
Kyle graduated with honors from The University of Tennessee, Martin with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Tennessee, College of Law concentrating in advocacy and dispute resolution. Kyle is a past member of the Dean’s Circle and Past-Chair of the Alumni Council of his law school. Kyle serves as President of the Decatur Business Association and on the Advisory Board for the Private Bank of Decatur. He was a member of the Class of 2013 of Leadership DeKalb.
Bar & Reported Cases
- Stendahl v. Cobb County et al., 284 Ga. 525, 668 S.E.2d 723 (2008) successfully overturning trial court’s dismissal of landowners rezoning challenge
- Crawford et al. v. Dammann et al., 277 Ga. App. 442, 626 S.E.2d. 632 (2006) successfully obtaining affirmation of restrictive covenants encumbering real property and association’s authority to levy water service fees
- One Buckhead Loop Condominium Association, Inc. v. Regent Tower Holdings, LLC, 341 Ga. App. 5, 798 S.E.2d 633 (2017) successfully overturning trial court’s entrance of summary judgment finding genuine issue of material fact existed as to whether Regent Tower Holdings, LLC altered its course of performance after Association’s execution of an estoppel certificate by allowing significant changes in third party access to its private roadway.