Briana Geissler Abbott is an experienced litigator. Since her admission to the Bar, Mrs. Abbott has focused primarily on Domestic Relations or “Family Law” cases, including uncontested and contested divorces, complex custody litigation, child support litigation, and relative and non-relative adoptions, including international adoptions.  Mrs. Abbott has lectured on grandparent visitation rights, de facto custody and third party custody in Kentucky. She has a passion for protecting the interests of children and is appointed by the Family Court to represent children as Guardian Ad Litem and Friend of the Court in high conflict divorce and custody cases.  Mrs. Abbott also has experience handling appellate cases, landlord/tenant matters, contract disputes, estate planning and general civil litigation.

A Louisville native, Mrs. Abbott attended Louisville Male High School and then the University of Kentucky, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2001.  After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Mrs. Abbott attended the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and graduated Cum Laude in 2004.  Mrs. Abbott was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 2004.  She is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Western District of the State of Kentucky (2006) and the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (2006). An active member of the legal community, Mrs. Abbott is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Louisville Bar Association.  She is also a contributor to our community, having served on the Board of the Wesley House and as a Trustee for the William E. Barth Foundation.

Client Testimonials:

Selecting a family law attorney was not exactly the most exciting time in my life, yet I could not be more pleased with the guidance and representation of Briana Geissler Abbott. Child custody, I imagine, is an emotional and challenging issue to tackle in almost every situation. Briana’s class, poise, and integrity surpassed any and every expectation I could have imagined. During a very difficult time, she made me feel at ease and supported and well informed, and always mixed the utmost professionalism with the perfect amount of humor. I never felt that my case was anywhere but the top of her priority list – she was always quick to respond to emails and phone calls, and make sure every question I had was answered (and there were MANY!). The most important thing, to me, was that I could breathe a little: I could relax and still feel completely confident in Briana’s promptness, professionalism, and attention to detail. A little piece of mind was invaluable to me at that point – I consider Briana to be not only a competent and intelligent attorney, but a compassionate and understanding person whom I respect and admire.” –MK

When I was going through a very tough custody battle, I knew I needed a motivated, strong, honest, and extremely professional lawyer. Briana Geissler Abbott was that and more. She took this extremely hard time in mine and my son’s life and turned it into such ease. She treated us like family and took a personal interest in making sure that I achieved what was best for my son! I strongly urge anyone seeking a family law attorney to use Briana Geissler Abbott. I know we will be forever grateful to her!” -JH