Areas of Practice
Tanner Pittman has practiced law serving both individuals and large organizational and municipal clients in the areas of estate planning, real estate, creditors’ rights, and litigation. Presently, his practice concentrates on complex estate planning, probate, and commercial and real estate litigation.
Memberships and Offices
Tanner is a member of the Georgia State Bar and is admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and all superior and lower Georgia courts. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar Fiduciary Law Section, the Board of Directors of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, the LaGrange Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trustees of YoungKo for Charity, and Covenant Presbyterian Church. He recently served as President of the Wellington Subdivision Property Owners’ Association and is a Vice-President of the LaGrange Lions Club.
Tanner was Executive Editor for the nationally distributed Journal of Intellectual Property Law in 2005 and 2006. He was the recipient of the Hughes Spalding full-tuition scholarship to attend law school at the University of Georgia, where he graduated with honors. Tanner placed among the top 16 finalists of some 200 participants in the 2004 Russell Moot Court Competition at the University of Georgia School of Law.
Education and Background
Tanner graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law, a top-tier institution, recently ranked 12th in the nation among public law schools by U.S. News and World Report. His coursework concentrated on business law and included such subjects as corporations, corporate taxation, closely held organizations, and business negotiations.
Prior to law school, Tanner worked in management at Athens First Bank & Trust Co. in Georgia. He received an undergraduate degree magna cum laude in German and International Trade from Clemson University. During college, Tanner studied abroad in Trier, Germany and Lyon, France and worked at Credit Suisse Banking in Basel, Switzerland. He is fluent in German and Romanian and conversant in French. He is the proud husband of Julia Pittman, Ph.D., and a father of three.
Languages Spoken: German, French, Romanian
Licensed since 2006
Hourly ($175-225/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I recently spoke to Tanner regarding a number of legal issues including estate planning, trusts, planning for special needs beneficiaries, and debt collection. I am constantly impressed by Tanner's ability to think, his ability to understand the requirements of the law yet provide practical solutions to his clients. I endorse Tanner's work. I have had the great pleasure of working with Tanner on a second matter involving discovery matters. I found Tanner to be highly knowledgeable of procedural and tactical matters relating to litigation and discovery and will definitely consult with him in the future. He has been a huge help to me. I highly recommend Tanner's work.
Michael Van Cise Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have consulted with Tanner on estate planning matters facing my own clients. Tanner possesses a wealth of knowledge and an apparent zeal in solving complex legal problems. I have first-hand experience in seeing his work ethic and commitment to effective advocacy and I highly recommend him.
Philip Dehart Energy & Utilities Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|AL||Authorized to practice law||2013||05/11/2015|
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2006||05/08/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Hughes-Spalding Scholarship||University of Georgia School of Law||2003|
|Founding partner||Tanner Pittman, LLC||2009 - Present|
|Associate||Lewis, Taylor & Todd, P.C.||2006 - 2009|
|Banking Manager||Athens First Bank & Trust Co.||2001 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|LaGrange, Georgia Chamber of Commerce||Member||2011 - Present|
|YoungKo for Charity, Inc.||Trustee||2011 - 2011|
|State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|LaGrange Symphony Orchestra||Member of the Board||2008 - 2014|
|Wellington Subdivision Property Owners' Association, Inc.||President||2008 - 2009|
|LaGrange Lions Club||Vice-president||2007 - 2008|
|American Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Year's Support Law in Georgia: On Using, "Abusing," and "Refusing" a Statutory Right||2011|
|estateplanninglawfirms.com||The Pitfalls of Insolvency and Gifting to Relatives when Estate Planning||2011|
|estateplanninglawfirms.com||Providing For Handicapped Heirs In Your Will With a Special-Needs Trust||2011|
|Estateplanninglawfirms.com||Seven "Myths" About Estate Planning||2011|
|estateplanninglawfirms.com||Avoiding Year's Support Litigation in Georgia Using Living Trusts||2011|
|University of Georgia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Clemson University||German & International Trade||B.A.||2001|
|Universitaet Trier||German as a Foreign Language||Course Certificate||1999|
|Universite Catholique de Lyon||French as a Foreign Language||Course Certificate||1997|
|Understanding Probate Law for Bankers||Probate Law||2012|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish||Protection of the spouse and minor children in the probate process||2011|
|Newnan Kiwanis Club||Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid||2011|
|LaGrange Newcomers' Club||Ten Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid||2010|
|LaGrange Lions Club||Ten Ways not to Hurt Your Loved Ones When You Die||2010|