Mark Thomas is a 1984 graduate of East Tennessee State University with a degree in marketing. Mark graduated from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in 1987. Mark began his professional career as a law clerk in Houston County with the Superior Court and then with the Houston County District Attorney’s office before switching to the practice of personal injury law as a defense attorney for insurance companies. In 1998, he opened his current firm and since that time has devoted himself to aiding the injured worker. His work on behalf of insurance companies gives him a unique “behind-the-scenes” perspective on how insurers think and act, which has proven a significant advantage for his injured clients. Mark practices in Sandy Springs and is a member of GTLA, WCCL, Sandy Springs Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. He is also a volunteer citizen patrol officer with the Sandy Springs Police Department and lives in Sandy Springs with his wife Karen and sons Colin, a sophomore at the University of Alabama, Iain, a sophomore at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, and Will, a sixth grader at Ridgeview Middle School.
As an associate at Levy Konigsberg LLP Sharon focuses on asbestos/mesothelioma litigation representing individuals and families who have been affected by asbestos-related illnesses. From her office in Atlanta, Georgia, Sharon has represented asbestos victims throughout the country. Her clients range from war veterans to homemakers, from auto mechanic to doctors. Prior to joining LK, Sharon’s practice included asbestos/mesothelioma, medical malpractice, personal injury, and commercial litigation cases.
Sharon is licensed to practice law in California, Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. She is also licensed to appear before the United State District Courts for the Central District of California, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York.
Sharon attended law school at Emory University School of Law, where she was a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar, a member of the Emory International Law Review, and Student Bar Association president. She attended both Columbia University and Emory University as an undergraduate, and she obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Emory University in 2002. While in school, Sharon interned for the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Cancer Society, and the DeKalb County Juvenile Court.
Sharon is an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers. In her free time, Sharon enjoys running, yoga, and volunteering with the Atlanta March of the Living.
Katie A. Kiihnl earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration cum laude from the University of Tennessee and her law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law. During her third year of law school, Katie attended Georgia State University College of Law where she earned the Custer-Tuggle Award for Excellence in Family Law from the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Prior to joining Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle, Katie was an associate with Kessler & Solomiany.
Katie has dedicated her practice exclusively to the area of family law. During her career, Katie has successfully represented clients in high-asset divorce cases, as well as complex child custody cases, including actions for legitimation, paternity, and modification of custody, child support, and parenting time. In addition, Katie was trained by the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation to serve as Guardian ad Litem, and provides her services to the Fulton County “reduced fee” Guardian ad Litem program.
Outside of her legal practice, Katie has been an active member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division Family Law Committee, which sponsors the annual Supreme Cork silent auction and wine tasting to benefit Atlanta legal charities. Katie is also a graduate of the YLD Leadership Academy.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Katie now lives in Atlanta with her rambunctious black lab, Memphis. Katie is a spirited alumna of the University of Tennessee and enjoys college sporting events. In her spare time, Katie serves on the Advisory Board to the Delta Zeta chapter at Georgia State University.
Listed, Atlanta Magazine’s Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” 2014, 2015
Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Division, Family Law Committee
Member, Fulton County Family Division Task Force
Speaker, “Divorce 101: A Bird’s Eye View of Family Law,” Tropical Seminar CLE (2015)
Speaker, “Alternatives to Filing an Appeal,” Appellate Road Map for Family Lawyers CLE (2014)
Moderator, “Ask the Experts: A Child Custody Roundtable,” Family Law Institute, 2013
Graduate, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute for Associates, Advanced
Graduate, Leadership Academy, Young Lawyer’s Division, State Bar of Georgia
Custer-Tuggle Award for Excellence in Family Law
CALI Award in Family Law
“Five Habits of Money-Savvy 20-Somethings” Fox Business (2015)
“Relief from Judgments: What to Do If the Court Got It Wrong” Appellate Road Map for Family Lawyers CLE (2014)
“Good Night, Sleep Tight: Varying Views on Overnight Visitation,” Atlanta Bar Association, The Family Lawyer Newsletter (January, 2012)
“Hot Tips: Email Do’s and Do Not’s,” co-authored with John L. Collar, Jr., Family Law Institute (2012)
Mr. Christensen graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1976. His law practice is limited to injury and disability law in which he represents individuals with social security disability claims, as well as children’s disability claims and social security overpayment cases. He has published numerous articles relating to these areas, and has participated in seminar presentations for medical providers, members of the Bar, and other organizations. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), the American, Georgia and Cobb Bar Associations.
Areas of Practice
- Social Security Disability – Adults and Children
- Special Needs Trusts
- Georgia, 1976
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1976
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1987
- Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
- J.D. – 1976
- The Athenaeum of Ohio
Honors and Awards
- AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
- Rated 10.0/10.0 Superb, AVVO
- Distinguished Service Award, Georgia Center for Dispute Resolution
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Georgia Dispute Resolution Section, Executive Committee
- National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Member
- Georgia Mediators Association, Member
- State Bar of Georgia, Member
- Cobb County Bar Association, Member