Atlanta Attorney Jeffery Cleghorn is a Named Partner with the law firm of Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC. Mr. Cleghorn heads the firm’s family law practice. His expertise is in Family Law, including Contested & Uncontested Divorces, Custody Custody Disputes, Modifications, Child Support, Alimony Payments, Adoptions, and Domestic Partnership Agreements and Disputes. Mr. Cleghorn also has extensive experience with Mediation, Arbitration and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Mr. Cleghorn is a 1984 distinguished military graduate of North Georgia College in Dahlonega, where he received a B.A. in Political Science. After graduation, he received a commission in the United States Army as an Officer in the Army’s Military Intelligence Corps. Mr. Cleghorn’s military career included overseas assignments in South Korea and Germany, and stateside assignments in Arizona and South Carolina. Mr. Cleghorn spent his final years in the Army working in Washington, D.C. for the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, on the Joint Staff (Directorate for Intelligence). His military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Staff Commendation Medal and the Parachutists Badge.
Upon obtaining the rank of Major, Mr. Cleghorn left the Army in 1996 and enrolled in law school at The George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. In 1999, he began his legal career as a Staff Attorney with the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, in Washington, D.C., where he represented military personnel in matters relating to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the Defense Department’s administrative personnel policies. Mr. Cleghorn’s advocacy on behalf of service members included Congressional lobbying and liaison to senior Pentagon decision-makers. He has appeared as a legal analyst on CNN, C-SPAN , FOX News’ The O’Reilly Factor, MSNBC’s “Buchanan and Press”, and CNNfn. He has authored opinion pieces for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Army Times, The Marine Corps Times, The Navy Times, and the Air Force Times.
A native of Griffin, Georgia, Mr. Cleghorn returned to Georgia in 2003 to enter private practice.