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Stephen M. Worrall

Stephen M. Worrall

also known as Steve Worrall, Stephen Worrall

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Adoptions, Family

About Me

Steve (Stephen M.) Worrall helps parents of minor children plan for the unthinkable, from a parent's perspective. He is the senior estate planning, probate and adoption attorney at The Manely Firm, P.C., with offices in Marietta, Atlanta, Canton, Lawrenceville and Savannah. 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, and adoption and other areas of family law, including prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and collaborative divorce law.


Steve is committed to being a different kind of lawyer and to doing things differently in his areas of practice. Steve is focused on his desire to fully serve and help his clients make the best legal and financial decisions. He also helps his client families plan to protect their assets and their children in the event of their death or incapacity, and to transfer their whole wealth – their financial, intellectual, and spiritual assets – to their loved ones.


Steve is an Atlanta native and has lived in Cobb County all of his life. He graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1983. He practiced in the Buckhead area of Atlanta from 1983 until 1995, when he opened his own practice, later known as GeorgiaFamilyLaw : Worrall Law LLC, in his hometown suburb in Marietta. In 2015, he joined The Manely Firm, P.C. as its senior estate planning probate and adoption lawyer. He is married and is a dad to three children. He is involved in his community in local business groups and local theater and arts organizations.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    32 years
  2. Probate: 30%
    32 years
  3. Family: 10%
    32 years
  4. Adoptions: 10%
    32 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-400/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • Gordon Thomas Nicol

    A true professional. Incredibly knowledgeable. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Gordon Nicol Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Adam A Studnicki

    Mr. Worrall is a well-respected lawyer and a valuable asset to this community. His dedication to the law and his clients is admirable.

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    Adam Studnicki Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Manely Firm, P.C.

211 Roswell St. NE
Marietta, GA, 30060

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 198308/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best ProgramCharles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court2014
Bar Star Award for Speaker, Teacher's Day in CourtCobb County Bar Association2001
Bar Star Award for Guest Speaker, Family Law SeminarCobb County Bar Association2001
Bar Star Award for Coordinator, Family Law SeminarCobb County Bar Association2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Estate Planning Probate and Adoption LawyerThe Manely Firm, P.C.2015 - Present
PrincipalGeorgiaFamilyLaw : Worrall Law LLC2009 - Present
PartnerGeorgiaFamilyLaw.com, The Law Firm of Mullin & Worrall, LLC2001 - 2009
Sole MemberStephen M. Worrall, LLC1995 - 2000
N/AEllis Funk Goldberg Labovitz and Dokson1991 - 1995
N/ABarwick Bentley Karesh and Seacrest1983 - 1991

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Collaborative Law Institute of GeorgiaBoard of Directors2013 - 2015
Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of CourtMaster2012 - Present
WealthCounselMember2012 - Present
Estate Planning Council of North GAMember2011 - Present
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2008 - 2012
Cobb County Chamber of CommerceMember2007 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of GeorgiaAttorney Member2005 - Present
Cobb County Bar Association Family Law SectionPresident2001 - 2002
Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of CourtBarrister2000 - 2012
Cobb County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1983 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Simmons v. Brady, 251 Ga.App. 717, 555 S.E.2d 94 (2001)Court of Appeals reversed award of summary judgmen
Pearson v. Pearson, 265 Ga. 100, 454 S.E.2d 124 (Ga. Sup. Ct. 1995)Judgment reversed.
Butts v. Ga. Casualty & Sur. Co., 179 Ga. App. 819Judgment affirmed in favor of client

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Current Accounts (Georgia Society of CPA's)Your Final Log Off: Estate Planning for Your Digital Assets2015
Georgia Family Law website and blogGeorgia Family Law website and blog posts2015
LinkedInA Parent Sanity Kit For Georgia Parents of Graduating Seniors2015
LinkedInFacebook’s Legacy Contact Feature: Name an ‘Heir’ Of Your Account2015
Seven Steps To Handling Your Loved One’s EstateSeven Steps To Handling Your Loved One’s Estate2013
AroundAbout Walton MagazineJuly Is National Sandwich Generation Month: 5 Ways To Help Aging Parents Plan For The Future2012
Surviving The Sandwiched YearsSurviving The Sandwiched Years2012
Cobb County Bar Association - Bar NewsEditor of Newsletter 2004-20052004

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Jacksonville State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Ryan Cameron Morning Show with Wanda SmithWills, probate and other estate planning issues2015
Establishing Education Trusts for Tax Savings, Drafting Education Provisions in Revocable Trusts, and Incorporating 529 PlansEstate Planning With Education Trusts and 529 Plans2015
Drex Cassiday and Tingle Morning ShowGeorgia Divorce Lawyer Steve Worrall Interviewed on STAR 942015
Atlanta Legal Experts RadioSmart Divorce Solutions: Estate Planning and Divorce2015
Smyrna Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)6 Common Mistakes Made by Parents in Planning for Their Children and the Unthinkable2014
Cobb County Bar Association Family Law Section LunchTechnology and the law / legal practice2014
DivorceTown Help & Hope FairEstate Planning – Why You Should Wear Clean Underwear in case the Unthinkable Happens: What You Need to Know to Gain Peace of Mind and Provide a Hopeful Future for Your Loved Ones…and Prevent Your Ex from Inheriting Your Assets!2013
BusinessRadioX InterviewEstate Planning Issues in Divorce Cases2013
Determining Type and Duration, Defining Income, Anticipating Modification and Ensuring EnforceabilitySpousal Maintenance Strategies2012
MODERN TIMES, MODERN CHALLENGES: LAWYERING IN THE 21ST CENTURYFACEBOOK, LINKEDIN, TWITTER, BLOGS AND LAWYERS: MAKE SOCIAL MEDIA WORK FOR YOU, NOT AGAINST YOU2011
Legal Strategies Navigating Capacity, Power of Attorney, Jurisdiction, Protective Placement and Other IssuesAdult Guardianship, Limited Guardianship and Conservatorship2011
Law and Society ProgramAtlanta Estate Planning Attorney Interviewed About Planning For The Sandwich Generation2011
Business Bootcamp for Wonder WomenWhen do you actually need to hire a lawyer?2011
BlogTalkRadio InterviewCo-Parents, Are Your Kids Protected…If the Unthinkable Happened to You?2011
Better Mornings AtlantaAdding Estate Planning to Your List of Resolutions for the New Year2011
Barkworld Expo 2011Legal Beagles, Fat Cats & Lucky Dogs: The Law, Your Pets & Your Blogs2011
Small Biz Bar Camp AtlantaWhat Small Business Owners Need to Know About Estate Planning2010
Parents Without Partners, Marietta ChapterStep By Step Process of Calculating Child Support in Georgia2007
Georgia Association of School Psychologists and Georgia Psychological Association, Division G, Joint ConferenceLegal and Ethical Issues in Working With Changing Families (Divorce 101)2007
Teacher's Day in CourtThe First Amendment and Religious Issues in Child Custody Cases2001
Family Law SeminarFamily Law2001
Teacher's Day in CourtFamily Violence2000
Georgia Fatherhood Foundation SeminarParental Alienation Syndrome: Coping with an Interfering Parent after Divorce: From the Attorney’s Perspective2000
Family Law SeminarParental Alienation Syndrome: Coping with an Interfering Parent after Divorce: From the Attorney’s Perspective2000