Jeffery M. Cleghorn is a Named Partner with the law firm of Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. Jeff manages the firm’s Family Law Practice with expertise in Divorce, Custody Disputes, Modifications, Child Support, and Domestic Partnership Disputes.
Jeff 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. Jeff’s military career included overseas assignments in South Korea and Germany, and stateside assignments in Arizona and South Carolina. Jeff 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, Jeff 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. Jeff’s advocacy on behalf of service members included Congressional lobbying and liaison to senior Pentagon decision-makers. He has appeared as a military and 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.
J.D., George Washington University, 1999
B.A., North Georgia College, 1984Military Service:
Unites States Army, 1984-1996
District of Columbia (Inactive)
Atlanta Bar Association
Georgia Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association (Inactive)
Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, Past President
Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia