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Davis Whitman Nelson

Estate planning Attorney at Alpharetta, GA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 18 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 31 years
    North Carolina - NC 50 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 51 years
    Colorado - CO 52 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
    Emeritus No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
    Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1973
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1973
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1971
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Davis

Learn Davis’s areas of practice.

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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Law Offices of Davis W. Nelson PC
12600 Deerfield Parkway
Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA, 30004-5099

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Posted by Ray | April 3, 2013
I Highly Recommend Davis Nelson
Davis and his staff helped my widowed mother obtain maximum VA benefits, and we got approved much faster than we had expected. My family is really pleased with the result and the excellent work that was done for us, and it will make a big difference in the care my elderly mother will be able to afford. Davis really knows what he is doing when it comes to the VA, and is a really nice guy to work with.
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Posted by Carol | February 27, 2013
Mr. Davis Nelson and staff are professionals with high integrity
I have been a client of Mr. Nelson for over 6 years now. I can honestly say that I have always felt at ease and confident as a client. Mr. Nelson and his staff have always made me feel welcome and comfortable. One of the many reasons I would gladly recommend Mr. Davis, is the fact that I never felt rushed by him or his staff, my questions have ALWAYS been answered and explained over and over when I needed them to be. He has always showed me respect and given me his time when I asked for it. I highly recommend Mr. Nelson to my family and friends and anyone else who is seeking a lawyer with honesty and integrity. As a client I respect him and his staff and look forward to working with him again in the future
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Tax Counsel
  • Aluminum Co. Of America (Alcoa)
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Robert Morris University
  • 1980 - 2004
  • Senior Tax Counsel
  • Westinghouse Electric Corporation
  • 1976 - 1994


  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M.
  • 1972
  • Sturm College of Law, University of Denver (CO)
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Honors
  • 1971
  • University of North Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968


  • Atlanta Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Tax Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Book Award - Highest grad in class
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award
  • 1971
  • Book Award for Highest Grade in Class
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award
  • 1970


Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Elder law Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Davis for some time and have found him to be exceptional. He knows the law -- that much can be quickly determined by reading his books and looking at his websites. His background is stellar -- the breadth of experience and knowledge in estate planning and tax. The best thing about Davis -- and other lawyers who know him say the same thing -- is he is truly one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I thought when I first met him "There has to be a catch -- he can't be THIS nice." But he is. He loves to help people and it comes through when you first meet him. I highly recommend him as an estate planning lawyer and I'm honored to call him a friend as well"
Alpharetta Estate planning Lawyer Davis Whitman Nelson
Davis Whitman Nelson
Estate planning Attorney
Alpharetta, GA
Licensed for 52 years
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