R. Kyle Williams
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 concerning real estate, commercial, governmental, and corporate issues.
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 buyers and sellers navigating residential and commercial transactions, including in contract negotiation, due diligence investigations, contract enforcement, termination, closings, and resulting litigation. Kyle serves as General Counsel to the Downtown Development Authority for the City of Decatur and the Downtown Development Authority for the City of Avondale. Kyle 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 also is 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 as Chair of the Advisory Committee on Legislation and as a member on the Lawyer Assistance Program Committee. He is a past member of Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. Kyle also serves on the Executive Committee on Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He has been recognized as a Georgia “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” 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. Kyle is a Part-Time Instructor at Georgia State University College of Law teaching Real Estate Transactions and has been a guest lecturer at the School of City & Regional Planning at Georgia Tech.
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 is the immediate Past-President of the Decatur Business Association and a Past Chair of the Decatur Education Foundation and Georgia Equality. Currently, Kyle is a member of the Board of Directors of the DeKalb Bar Association, DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, and Council for Quality Growth. He is a member of the Class of 2021 of the Urban Land Institute Atlanta Center for Leadership and was a member of the Class of 2013 of Leadership DeKalb.