Kristen Tullos Oliver is a partner at The Barnes Law Group, LLC. She joined the firm in 2020 after clerking for the Hon. Linda T. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Before clerking for Judge Walker, Kristen was a senior staff attorney in the Home Defense Program of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, a civil non-profit law firm dedicated to equal access to justice. Kristen represented low-income homeowners to combat predatory lending and prevent wrongful foreclosures. Kristen litigated claims in federal district and bankruptcy courts and state courts, including fair housing, mortgage lending and servicing violations, Administrative Procedures Act, Fair Business Practices Act, trespass, equitable mortgage, quiet title, and breach of contract. Kristen’s notable cases at Legal Aid include serving as counsel in a multi-plaintiff fair housing case in the Northern District of Georgia that garnered national media attention and winning a jury trial in the Superior Court of Fulton County that established a remedy for violations of the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act’s licensing requirements.
Kristen is a 2012 graduate of Emory University School of Law where she was a Woodruff Scholar, President of the Emory Public Interest Committee, and Articles Editor for the Emory International Law Review. Kristen received B.A. degrees in Economics and International Affairs in 2009 from the University of Georgia.
Legal Aid: Counsel in a multi-plaintiff fair housing casein the Northern District of Georgia that garnered national media attention.
Legal Aid: Jury trial in the Superior Court of Fulton County that established a remedy for violations of the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act’s licensing requirements.