Head shot of Kyle Williams, a dirt lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia and founding partner of Williams Teusink.

R. Kyle Williams

Founding Partner

Kyle is a founding partner with the law firm of Williams Teusink. 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 and businesses, nonprofits, neighborhoods, homeowner and condominium associations, real estate builders and developers, restaurants and bars, 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, liquor 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 to the Downtown Development Authority 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. Kyle is a Part-Time Instructor at Georgia State University College of Law teaching Real Estate Transactions.

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. 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 was a member of the Class of 2013 of Leadership DeKalb.

  • Law School & Education
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2001
  • University of Tennessee at Martin, B.S., Public Administration, 1998, Honors
  • Court Appointments
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Northern District of the State of Georgia