Mr. Kirson was born in Detroit, Michigan, was raised in Connecticut, and after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1986, worked as a Human Resources professional for a major defense contractor in Connecticut with a broad range of responsibilities including employee benefits. He moved south and got out of the cold when he attended Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, where he graduated cum laude in 1992, the year he moved to Atlanta and was admitted to practice law in Georgia. Mr. Kirson practiced law with a national labor and employment firm where he had extensive alternate dispute resolution experience, and applies his experience to the employment and benefits issues affecting domestic relations cases, often involving mediation and as well as trial.Before practicing family law, Mr. Kirson was a series 7 licensed financial advisor with PaineWebber, which was acquired by UBS. He returned to the practice of law in 2003 and has practiced exclusively family law since that time, applying his knowledge gained in the financial services industry to the practice of family law where financial assets are often a significant component of negotiations, settlement, mediation and trial. Mr. Kirson joined Kessler & Solomiany, LLC in 2014.