Williams Teusink
The High House
309 Sycamore Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030
404.373.9590

R. Kyle Williams

Kyle is a founding partner of and 2014-WILLIAMS-0219an attorney with the law firm of Williams Teusink, LLC.  He focuses his practice on land use and zoning, lender liability and loan workouts, landlord-tenant, commercial and residential real estate transactions and litigation, brokerage commission disputes, construction disputes, covenant enforcement and association disputes, and ad valorem property tax appeals. Kyle represents individual property owners, nonprofits, neighborhoods, homeowner and condominium associations, real estate builders and developers, real estate agents and brokers, real estate appraisers, and other real estate professionals. Kyle has represented clients in numerous jury, bench, and arbitration trials throughout Georgia as well as before state agencies and local governments on permitting, code enforcement, zoning, and ad valorem property tax appeals. Kyle also counsels clients on residential and commercial contract and lease negotiation, formation, enforcement, and termination.

Kyle frequently writes and teaches about land use, zoning and real estate matters at seminars and continuing education classes.

CONTACT

t. 404.373.9351
f. 404.378.6049
kwilliams@williamsteusink.com

EDUCATION

  • The University of Tennessee at Martin, Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, cum laude, 1998
  • The University of Tennessee College of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Concentration, 2001

 

BAR & COURT ADMISSION

  • State Bar of Georgia , Admitted 2001
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Northern District of the State of Georgia

 

MEMBERSHIPS, PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & SERVICE IN COMMUNITY

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Board of Directors
  • DeKalb Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Urban Land Institute, Atlanta District
  • Decatur Business Association, Treasurer
  • Decatur Rotary, Program Chair
  • Decatur Education Foundation, Board of Directors, Chair
  • Decatur Planning Commission
  • Decatur Zoning Ordinance Revision Task Force
  • The University of Tennessee College of Law, Alumni Council, Chair
  • College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center, Advisory Council
  • Leadership DeKalb, Class of 2013
  • Private Bank of Decatur, Advisory Board
  • State Bar of Georgia Lawyer Assistance Program Committee, Member
  • Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, Member

 

RECOGNITIONS, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & ARTICLES

  • Georgia “Rising Star” in Litigation, Land Use and Zoning by Georgia “Super Lawyer” and Atlanta Magazine in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • Foundation Friend, Decatur Education Foundation
  • The University of Tennessee College of Law, Legal Clinic 60th Anniversary, Keynote Speaker
  • Urban Land Institute Atlanta Technical Assistance Panel for Stone Mountain Studying Redevelopment of Stone Mountain West Condominium, Zoning Legal Expert
  • Failed real estate deal become ‘rabbit hole’ case, Daily Report, September 12, 2011, highlighting six figure jury verdict secured by WILLIAMS TEUSINK for real estate agent on brokerage commission dispute

 

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