Kayann Hayden West

Kayann Hayden West

Sole Practitioner
Ellijay, Georgia
Kayann was admitted to the Georgia bar in 2006 and began her career as an associate at Chatham & Rea, Attorneys at Law.  In 2008, Kayann began working as the Staff Attorney/Director for the Appalachian Family Law Information Center, a pilot project in the State of Georgia, that offers legal services to indigents in order to assist them with divorces, child support. child custody, and other related family law matters.  In January, 2010, Kayann opened her own practice.  A native of Ellijay, Georgia, Kayann focuses her practice on Family Law and Real Estate matters, as well as wills, trusts, and estates.  Kayann previously served on the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as President of the Appalachian Bar Association, and continues her work with the Family Law Information Center.    

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Family Law (Divorce/Custody/Child Support/Legitimation)
  • 30% Real Estate
  • 10% Wills/Trusts/Estates
  • 10% Juvenile Court

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2006


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: National Moot Court Team 2006
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.A. cum laude - 2003
    • Honors: Journalism/Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Appalachian Bar Association, President, 2009 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Appalachian Family Law Information Center, Staff Attorney/Director, 2008 - 2010
  • Chatham & Rae, Attorneys at Law, Associate, 2006 - 2008