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Deborah Antonette Stewart

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Alpharetta, GA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Deborah

Learn Deborah’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    40%

    14 years

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    Practice area focuses on drafting simple wills and trusts, power-of-attorney documents, and advance directives for health care. I also handle adult guardianship matters and some probate research.

    14 years

  3. Elder law
    20%

  4. Business
    10%
    Practice area focuses on business start-ups, including establishing corporations, partnerships, and LLC business structures. Will draft and negotiate contracts and agreements, articles of incorporation/organization, by-laws, handle disputes, and other legal business matters.

    14 years

Attorney Stewart lives and works in the beautiful Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Georgia with her family.  When not working, she enjoys cooking, reading, painting and spending time with her family and friends.

Location

The Stewart Law Practice, PC
13010 Morris Road
Building 1, Suite 600
Alpharetta, GA, 30004

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Posted by William & Robin | June 24, 2012
Mrs. William & Robin Ford
Attorney Deborah A. Stewart is an excellent and outstanding Lawyer. She welcome us as clients, and she always worked in our best interest. Here is just one of many examples that really stood out to me and my husband during our case. We were filing for Guardianship/Conservatorship of our 33 year old adult daughter whom suffer's with a mental illness called, "Schizophenia". We were very honest with her about our finances, and she showed us that she was listening, because she saved us alot of time and money by suggesting that we should only file for Guardianship. My husband and I asked her why did she suggest just Guardianship, she then said, "I know that Conservatorship would mean more money expenses for you and Mr. Ford. The cost along would be a percentage of Katisa's asset, & it would mean more bookkeeping to maintain each year before the annual review required as Katisa's Conservator." Attorney Stewart's knowledge on this subject saved our family money and time. She stated that becoming Katisa's Representative payee would be enough, along with us as her Guardian would be more than enough to support our daughter thru her recovery program & final release back to our home; where we all could have a second chance to be united as a family. Katisa has been gone from us for over one entire year. That's a long time not to be able to see or talk to a love one. Her professionalism was demonstrated in court as she summons the most critical witness to speak on our behalf to show that our daughter, Katisa was a very mentally sick individual. She could have summon's Katisa's apartment manager as a witness, but I stress to her that I promised the manager, that if she would allow me to pick up my daughter's personal belonging, once she had completed evicting Katisa, that we would not have her called to be a witness. The manager was very gratiful that we kept out word to her, because she feared losing her job. When, I looked over our daughter's personal paperwork, I found alot of evidences that help us win Guardian of Katisa. So the last thing that we wanted to do, was to keep Katisa's apartment manager out of court about Katisa. Attorney Deborah A. Stewart respected our requests, because she trully cares about her clients. Another time after Guardianship was granted to us, she reached out to us when DeKalb County jail was giving us a hard time about releasing Katisa into our care. A third time, she reached out to us when Katisa's defense Attorney Lisa M. Wolff was very slow in returning our calls and emails about getting Katisa transported to a recovery program that we had set up with Peachford Hospital. I'm sure that when we set up a hospital bed with Peachford Hospital for our daughter and confirmed her medicard and medicare at the advise of Attorney Deborah A. Stewart; that's when Katisa defense Attorney Lisa Wolff got Katisa moved up on the list to go to Georgia Regional Hospital. Originally, we were told that Katisa had to wait an additional 4-6 more months, before she would be eligible to go to Georgia Regional for a recovery treatment program. Guess what, Katisa been in recovery for two weeks, now. She's getting the medical help that she really needs. Attorney Deborah A. Stewart still keeps intouch with us, because she is a woman of her word and a professional-pro in her field as a Family Attorney. She wants to share Katisa's victory, when she finally comes home to live with her family again. She has also stated the facts about Katisa's case to the point, were if Katisa does not recovery, she has already given me & my husband a list of mental institutions that we can visit before placing Katisa into their care. Me and my husband can & do, glady recommend Attorney Deborah A. Stewart to anyone who may ask us for any family legal representation in the future. She is an outstanding, honest and caring Attorney. My husband and I give Attorney Deborah A. Stewart a 10, on a scale from 0 to 10. Thank you!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Stewart Law Practice, PC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • City Of Alpharetta Municipal Court
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Old Dominion University
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Disability Benefits Appeal
  • Won benefits for client after two denials.
  • Guardianship
  • Successfully obtained guardianship for client for disabled adult child.

Associations

  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • N/A
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • N/A
  • North Fulton Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Fellow
  • John Marshall Law School
  • N/A

Publications

  • Alpharetta-Milton Patch
  • Estate Planning
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Power Breakfast 2013
  • Starting and Maintaining a Small Business
  • 2013
  • The Jennifer Keitt Show
  • Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • Morehouse Medical School Community Voices MILA Fellows Program - Legal Forum
  • Starting a Business
  • 2012
  • Financial Planning Workshop
  • Trusts and Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • Entrepreneur Roundtable-Hanging Your Own Shingle!
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Deborah
Business Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Stewart is a brilliant attorney who tirelessly confronts complicated legal issues head-on. Ms. Stewart cares greatly about about the quality of her representation and meeting the needs of her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great attorney.Deborah knows the law and shows compassion and respect to her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After reviewing attorney Stewart's history as well as insightful answers to questions on Avvo, I believe she is a trustworthy source of legal information."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Deborah zealously represents her clients and works diligently to resolve matters on most favorable terms for her clients. She is a talented attorney!"
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