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I am an Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Accredited VA attorney, practicing in Atlanta, Georgia, and serve all of the State of Georgia. My practice encompasses Wealth Management, Wills, Trusts, all aspects of Elder Law, and I help our Veterans and their widows obtain the Veterans Benefits they have earned through their service to our country. I assist clients who qualify for Aid and Attendance and Homebound benefits.


I am an instrument-rated, multi-engine commercial pilot and retired parachutist (after having broken a leg during a jump in Denver, Colorado), a voracious reader, love sailing off Charleston, and cool, new computer technology that comes onto my radar. I volunteer my time to a number of charitable organizations including SeniorNet, a program to teach seniors how to use computers and the internet, and am an avid fan of Tar Heel basketball.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 30%
  2. Military Law: 20%
  3. Elder Law: 20%
  4. Trusts: 15%
  5. Wills & Living Wills: 15%



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • M Stan Herring

    I endorse Davis in the legal arena of Elder law. His expertise in this area has provided invaluable service to the many clients he has helped over the years when it comes to the difficult and important decisions to be make to protect his clients, their families and their assets as they navigate the complex field of Elder law issues.


    M Herring Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William J. Miller

    I endorse this lawyer. Davis a very good lawyer. He is knowledgeable about all aspects of elder law and estate planning. He is great at finding the right solution for his clients.


    William Miller Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Davis W. Nelson PC

12600 Deerfield Parkway
Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA, 30004-5099


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200611/07/2015
DCInactive 197305/26/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Book Award - Highest grad in classAmerican Jurisprudence Book Award1971
Book Award for Highest Grade in ClassAmerican Jurisprudence Book Award1970
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Tax CounselAluminum Co. Of America (Alcoa)1995 - 1998
Adjunct ProfessorRobert Morris University1980 - 2004
Senior Tax CounselWestinghouse Electric Corporation1976 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Atlanta Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate SectionMember2011 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Tax Law SectionMember2011 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2006 - Present
WealthCounselMember2005 - Present
ElderCounselMember2005 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning in GeorgiaWills, Trusts, & Estate Planning in Georgia2012
The Georgia Living Trust HandbookThe Georgia Living Trust Handbook2012
How Veterans' Benefits Can Pay The Costs of Long Term CareHow Veterans' Benefits Can Pay The Costs of Long Term Care2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M.1972
Sturm College of Law, University of Denver (CO)LawJD - Juris Doctor, Honors1971
University of North CarolinaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TwitterChatThe State of the Estate Tax2013