Canton, Georgia Estate Planning Lawyers

Marlys A. Bergstrom
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I’m an experienced estate planning attorney and serve clients throughout Atlanta. I provide personalized representation and handle all types of cases, including wills, trusts, living wills, and powers of attorney. Read More »
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Duncan H. Adams
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Free Consultation! Successful & Skilled Probate & Estate Planning Attorney!

I represent estate planning clients with experience and expertise. I am committed to strategic and effective representation to obtain optimal results for my clients! Visit my website and call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Thomas E. Raines
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Georgia Estate Planning Attorney with 47 years experience

I am married with two children and five grandchildren. During my 46 years of experience in business and corporate law, estate planning and probate administration, it has been my objective to provide a combination of... Read More »
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Kasey Libby
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Free Consultation! Dedicated Estate Planning Lawyer! Cost-Effective Advocacy!

I am an experienced and dependable estate planning attorney. I tirelessly and passionately advocate for the rights and interests of my clients! Visit my website for information or call my office for a free consultation. Read More »
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Mandy Moyer
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(678) 855-0880 151 E Marietta Street
Suite 113
Canton, GA 30114
Free ConsultationCanton, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
While growing up as the oldest child of nine, I would often complain to my stepfather about the fact that things around me were not happening fairly. So, at the age of 16, I made a lifelong commitment to making sure things are done fairly. In the beginning, I focused on helping individuals and businesses plan for the future, and life’s inevitable events. Other situations, like a death in the family or Mom’s dementia diagnosis, required immediate action. It soon became clear – the “problem solver” in me (a required character trait when you are the oldest of nine!) realized...
Canton, GA Estate Planning Attorney
(866) 299-1778 270 East Main Street
Suite B, Century Building
Canton, GA 30114
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Canton, GA Estate Planning Lawyer
(866) 299-1778 270 East Main Street
Suite B, Century Building
Canton, GA 30114
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Canton, GA Estate Planning Attorney
(866) 299-1778 270 East Main Street
Suite B, Century Building
Canton, GA 30114
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Alyssa Vaughn
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Canton, GA Estate Planning Lawyer
(866) 299-1778 270 East Main Street
Suite B, Century Building
Canton, GA 30114
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Georgia State University College of Law and Georgia State University College of Law
Canton, GA Estate Planning Lawyer
(866) 299-1778 270 East Main Street
Suite B, Century Building
Canton, GA 30114
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Emory University School of Law
Canton, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(770) 479-7418 291 E Main St
Canton, GA 30114
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Georgia State University
Canton, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(770) 479-7418 291 E Main St
Canton, GA 30114
Estate Planning, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
University of Georgia
Natalie Ann Green
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Woodstock, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(770) 609-9529 PO BOX 242
Woodstock, GA 30188
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Georgia State University
With more than 12 years of experience in legal practice, and several years in the tech industry (Oracle, Sapient), I have a diverse background that can be leveraged to help clients in a variety of settings. While my focus has been on domestic law, my courtroom skills (and successes) translate easily into other areas of practice. In fact, I'm ready to see where I can be most effective for clients who need someone else to speak for them. I sit down with clients, assess their risk, and build a legal strategy from consultation to a possible appeal. Together,...
Mr. Jim Fletcher
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Marietta, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(404) 409-5665 2993 Sandy Plains Rd Ste 225B
Marietta, GA 30066
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Jim Fletcher is the founder of the Fletcher Law Firm.

Jim rose to the level of senior associate at two prestigious Buckhead and Dunwoody law firms, where he developed experience in not only probate, estate planning and corporate law, but also in complex civil litigation and real estate matters.

Jim has been named a "Super Lawyer" which only 5% of attorneys receive, and has a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo.

He is a frequently-requested speaker for Georgia continuing legal education seminars, and founded the Kids Protection Center as an organization that provides parents and families with resources...
Christopher L. Moore
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I am an experienced and skilled Georgia estate planning lawyer. I am committed to finding effective and efficient solutions to your estate planning needs! Visit my website for information. Call for a free consultation! Read More »
Jammie Taire
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Georgia Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience

Jammie Taire has been in practice since 1998 After graduating from law school, she worked at one of the largest firms in Gwinnett county where she managed the will department and handled trial defense cases. She... Read More »
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DJ Jeyaram
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Alpharetta, GA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(678) 325-3872 11175 Cicero Drive
Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Health Care
Emory University School of Law
Healthcare, Regulatory, Special Needs & Estate Planning Attorney and Judge of Gwinnett County Magistrate Court

Mr. DJ Jeyaram provides legal services to a wide variety of healthcare providers including physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, Medicaid waiver providers as well as special needs families.

Healthcare & Regulatory

Mr. Jeyaram concentrates in healthcare regulatory matters, primarily in administrative appeals, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and program integrity audits and investigations.

Mr. Jeyaram’s practice also includes assisting clients with Stark, Anti-kickback issues, Certificate of Need (CON), Letters of Non-Reviewability (LNR), acquisition and opposition, as well as negotiating business, employment and contractual relationships between healthcare providers.

Special Needs Trusts, Guardianships &...
Ronald E. Dobelstein
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Alpharetta, GA Estate Planning Attorney
(866) 408-7020 2500 Northwinds Pkwy
#330
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Estate Planning, Construction, Divorce and Family
University of Miami School of Law
Ronald E. Dobelstein, Esq. is a dedicated Attorney, Arbitrator and Mediator, providing superior legal representation in the areas of Divorce Law, Family Law, Wills and Trusts and Construction Law. Ron has practiced law since 1976. His goal is to utilize his experience, skill and dedication to efficiently obtain the best results for each of his clients.
Gregory Riley
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Johns Creek, GA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
11555 Medlock Bridge Road
Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Tulsa
Welcome. At Riley Law Firm, I work with clients in the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning, real estate closings, and general business matters. With offices in Buford (Hamilton Mill) and Johns Creek, I offer my experience and dedication to build lasting client relationships in order to better serve my clients and help them make informed legal and financial decisions.
Christopher L. Moore
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Kennesaw, GA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
125 Townpark Dr
#300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Georgia State University College of Law and University of Georgia
The Law Offices of Christopher L. Moore, LLC’s founder, Christopher L. Moore, is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for his litigation clients and providing sound and practical advice to his transactional and estate planning clients. Mr. Moore has been practicing law in Georgia since 2004.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 1999, Mr. Moore obtained his Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University in 2003 and subsequently obtained a masters in law (LL.M.) in taxation from Southern Methodist University in 2004.

Mr. Moore is a member of the State Bar of Georgia (Taxation, Business, Family, and...
Russell Hodges
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Cumming, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(888) 586-2621 520 Pirkle Ferry Road, Suite C
Cumming, GA 30040
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Vanderbilt University Law School
At Hodges Law Firm, we handle a wide range of legal issues for clients throughout the Atlanta area, including elder law, estate planning, probate, Medicaid planning and protection, asset protection, litigation, and business law and services. We are knowledgeable in the law and understand the real life implications of legal actions. I have devoted more than thirty years of practice to: -Helping people protect their assets and those of their elderly parents and loved ones; -Creating legal structures where they can grow those assets, safely; -Providing vehicles to pass those assets along, safely and securely to...
Marlys A. Bergstrom
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Marietta, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(678) 648-1794 2625 Sandy Plains Road
Suite 203
Marietta, GA 30066
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Probate
Golden Gate University School of Law
Bergstrom Law, LLC assists clients in the areas of Family Law, including divorce and custody, Probate, Estate Planning and Guardianships. The firm was established by founder and managing Partner Marlys A. Bergstrom. Bergstrom received her law degree and a LLM in taxation (masters of law) from Golden Gate University School of Law located in San Francisco. Bergstrom is licensed in both Georgia and California and has over twenty years of legal experience.

Bergstrom Law is dedicated to providing excellent client service which means, your calls will be returned promptly, you will speak with an attorney and we will...
Stephen M. Worrall
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Marietta, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(770) 425-6060 3750 Palladian Village Drive
Suite 500
Marietta, GA 30066
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Georgia
As a sandwich generation kid himself, Steve (Stephen M.) Worrall KNOWS the struggles you are facing as you raise children, balance the demands of your job, and take care of your aging parents, too! He also helps parents of minor children plan for the unthinkable, from a parent's perspective. He is an experienced wills, trusts and estate planning attorney, probate lawyer and adoption attorney in Marietta, Georgia. He concentrates his practice in all areas of estate planning including wills, trusts, probate, special needs planning and guardianship, elder law, and adoption.
Adam Lilly
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Cumming, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(678) 807-9150 351-B Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
The University of Georgia School of Law
William Stanley Faulkner
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Marietta, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(770) 685-9501 331 Washington Avenue
Marietta, GA 30060
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Saint Louis University School of Law
I began practicing law in the summer of 2001. First in Illinois and then obtained my license in Missouri in February 2002. I first worked two years for a large insurance defense firm devoting 100% of my time to litigation. I defended everything from car accident cases, dog bites to asbestos litigation. In late 2003, I joined a boutique law firm with a stellar reputation as plaintiff's attorneys and business attorneys, Goldenberg, Heller and Antognoli, PC. I worked on many high level cases, one in particular against many large oil producers that netted the residents of a small town the...
Danny Coleman
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Alpharetta, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(770) 609-1247 5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Georgia State University College of Law
Bar Admissions - State Bar of Georgia - State Court of Georgia - Federal U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia - Federal U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia Areas of Practice - Divorce and Family Law - Bankruptcy: Personal and Business - Business Law - Immigration
Shelley Elder
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Kennesaw, GA Estate Planning Lawyer
(877) 874-1361 1300 Ridenour Boulevard Suite 100
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Widener University Delaware School of Law
My name is Shelley Elder and I have been practicing law for over 20 years. I am admitted in the state of Georgia and Virginia to practice law. I specialize in estate planning to include wills, trusts, probate, and guardianship. I ensure all of my clients' needs are identified and met in the most beneficial way possible.

If you are looking for a knowledgeable and friendly attorney to handle your legal matters, then please call Elder Law Firm for a free consultation.
Julianna Burrall
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Marietta, GA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(678) 560-8698 3535 Roswell Road #10
Marietta, GA 30062
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Alabama School of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Julianna Burrall, Attorney at Law, is a Georgia estate planning and tax attorney with over 25 years of legal experience serving clients in Cobb County and the Metro Atlanta area. Julianna’s private law practice specializes in customized tax and estate planning; probate and estate administration; elder law, including guardianships and conservatorships; family business succession planning; small business formations; and personal and business taxation matters.
Tamara Feliciano
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Alpharetta, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Call 770-408-0477 for a Consultation | Tamara Feliciano is the managing divorce and family law attorney at Coleman Legal Group, LLC. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Tamara received her Bachelor of Arts from Cleveland State University. While enrolled at Cleveland State University Tamara earned a Clerk position with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio (NDOH). While employed with the Department of Justice, Tamara gained invaluable legal experience from a staff in excess of one hundred United States Attorneys. Tamara credits the U.S Attorney’s Office NDOH for preparing her for a career in law and...
Craig Thrift
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Kennesaw, GA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(678) 784-4150 125 TownPark Drive
Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Collections and Real Estate
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Mr. Thrift is a corporate/transactional, real estate, franchise/dealership and licensing attorney, active and in good-standing in the State of Georgia. He has experience in M&A, securities, '33 and '34 Act compliance, start-ups, corporate governance, lending/credit, private equity, venture capital, real estate, dealership, resort development, professional licensing and general corporate law. Prior to forming Thrift & McLemore, Mr. Thrift worked as both a contractor and an employee of certain publicly and privately held timeshare/fractional real estate companies, was general counsel of a privately held recreational vehicle dealership group, and was an attorney with the international law firms of McDermott Will...
Frank G. Podesta
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Roswell, GA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(678) 341-5047 555 Sun Valley Drive
Suite N-3
Roswell, GA 30076
Estate Planning, Appeals, Probate and Tax
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
James Andrew Nystrom
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Alpharetta, GA Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(678) 684-1500 12600 Deerfield Pkwy
Suite 125
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Trademarks
Emory University School of Law and Emory University School of Law
We provide legal services in the areas of Business and Corporate law, Estate Planning and Probate, Tax, Real Estate, and Trademarks..
Nancy Martin
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Acworth, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(678) 895-3176 5491 East Emerald Court
Acworth, GA 30102
Estate Planning, Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
NANCY J. MARTIN ESQ. was born in Syracuse, New York. She earned a BA in Education with emphasis on English as a Second Language at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (The Javeriana University), She moved to Georgia four (4) decades ago. Since that time, she has dedicated herself to the assistance of others. As a former paralegal, she provided legal assistance through Georgia Legal Services Migrant Farmworkers Division in Tifton, Georgia where she was trained in Administrative and Immigration Law. While in their employ, she was elected the National Co-Chairperson of WIC, the Special Supplemental...
Jeffrey Ira Fouts
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Woodstock, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(770) 285-7730 225 Creekstone Ridge
Woodstock, GA 30188
Estate Planning, Elder, Nursing Home and Tax
Atlanta Law School
Attorney Jeff Fouts’ family has been living in North Georgia since 1860. Jeff and his wife, Laura, have two children, Alex and Eden. Jeff is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia (since 1993), the State Bar of Atlanta, and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and has attended the Investment Training Institute and has received financial planning training. He formerly held a license as a registered investment advisor to assist clients with financial planning. When not working on his clients’ behalf, Jeff...
Diane Baker
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Roswell, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(770) 992-4325 555 Sun Valley Dr
Ste N4
Roswell, GA 30076
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Emory University School of Law
Diane Baker is an AV-Rated Estate Planning and Business Law attorney. She has over 30 years experience practicing law in Atlanta.

She enjoys working with families to develop personalized Wills, Trusts and estate plans, based on each individual's personal goals. She also helps clients through the complexities of Probate, and the challenges of Will Contests and Estate Disputes. Her goal is to address each client’s personal objectives, while making the legal process understandable.

Diane's other major area of practice is business law, which she has practiced for over 30 years. Her work in this area includes general corporate law, limited liability...
Robert Len Jones
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Marietta, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(770) 794-3220 2265 Roswell Road
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30062
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Georgia State University College of Law
John Styslinger
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Alpharetta, GA Estate Planning Lawyer
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Consultations | John Styslinger is the son of a military family and grew up all over the world. He attended the University of Georgia and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors of Arts in History with a minor in Philosophy. John came to Atlanta to attend law school and graduated in 2013. John has been part of the Coleman Legal Group team since 2012 and has extensive experience in Divorce and Family Law and has worked on case ranging from low assets to highly litigious, high asset cases. John brings his exceptional research and drafting skills to...
John David Etheriedge
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Cumming, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(770) 205-6152 102 Mary Alice Park Road, Suite 501
Cumming, GA 30040
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Probate
Emory University
John Arnold Steakley
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Marietta, GA Estate Planning Attorney
Suite D-22
540 Powder Springs Street
Marietta, GA 30064
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Probate
University of Tennessee College of Law
Cortney Stuart
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Jasper, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(706) 253-3060 44 North Main Street
Jasper, GA 30143
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Florida Coastal School of Law
Cortney M. Stuart's legal background began with the Superior Court of Athens, Georgia, where she interned while studying as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia, from which she graduated with Bachelors in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Political Science. She later graduated from the Florida Coastal School of Law, cum laude, receiving her Juris Doctor in May of 2011, subsequently sitting for the Georgia and Tennessee Bars in July of 2011, and being admitted to both in November of 2011. In 2012, she began her career as an associate at the Law Offices of Edwin Marger, LLC. Under Edwin Marger's...
John Q. Vaughan
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Cumming, GA Estate Planning Lawyer
(470) 239-8837 2450 Atlanta Hwy
Ste. 1802
Cumming, GA 30040
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
John Q. Vaughan, Sr. attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where he graduated with honors. Early in his career, John was a highly successful businessman, being internally promoted within the corporate world to an executive position at a young age. Although John had this early success, he longed to pursue his lifelong goal of becoming an attorney. He picked up his family, moved to Georgia, and a few short years later, he graduated from John Marshall Law School with his Juris Doctorate. As a result of his business acumen and relationships with clients, he was offered a partnership with a...
Maggie Spaulding
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Cumming, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(770) 887-3162 207 Pirkle Ferry Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Georgia State University College of Law and The University of Georgia School of Law
Michael Humber
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Cumming, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(770) 574-4477 418 Pirkle Ferry Rd #111
Cumming, GA 30040
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Emory University
T. E. Cauthorn
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Marietta, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(770) 528-0150 212 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Estate Planning, Education, Employment and Probate
Judge Tom Cauthorn is the founder of Cauthorn Nohr & Owen, a boutique law firm that provides general civil, probate and criminal legal services. He is an experienced trial lawyer and judge, and has participated in hundreds of jury and non-jury trials in his more than 40 years practicing law.

Judge Cauthorn’s professional experience includes Court America as a principal in mediation, arbitration and case evaluation; Georgia Supreme Court Special Master; Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution as a registered mediator and arbitrator for general civil and domestic relations; and Cobb County Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution as an approved panelist for...
Randall A. Meincke
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Cumming, GA Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(770) 889-0181 309 Pirkle Ferry Road
Suite C400
Cumming, GA 30040
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Elder
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Kathryn N. Hedden
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Cumming, GA Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
418 Pirkle Ferry Road
Suite 111
Cumming, GA 30040
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
The Law Office of Kathryn N. Hedden is to assist clients in finding solutions to disputes that are effective and lasting. If you are looking to find a way to resolve your problem so that it is solved and there is no need of your having to come back to court again and again, this is the law firm for you. Most people hope to never see an attorney’s office and certainly never want to see the inside of a courtroom. In my more than twenty-five years as a litigator, I have come to believe. that almost all disputes...
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