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Laura French

Estate planning Attorney at Conyers, GA

4.5   10 reviews

also known as Laura Jones French, The Mom Lawyer


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About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    Wills, Trusts, Special Needs Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid, Probate, Wrongful Death

    25 years

  2. Elder law
    30%
    Medicaid Planning; Veterans Administration Planning; Asset Protection Planning

    25 years

  3. Business
    15%
    General corporate business representation covering a wide range of common day-to-day issues, as well as more unique situations; contracts; agreements; business sales and purchases; franchising; insruance disputes; healthcare; corporate formations of profit and not for profit entities; filing of tax-exempt applications; formation of limited liability companies, partnerships; public financing; project financing

    27 years

  4. General practice
    5%
    Other practice areas include: general civil matters including litigation, personal injury, business torts, representation of religious entities, family law matters inlcuding divorce and adoption

    28 years

Licensed for 27 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/10/2022
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Laura

Laura French
921 Commercial Street, NE
Conyers, GA, 30012

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
Posted by Corey | May 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Changed My Business
Ms. French provided legal consulting for my business. Her knowledge and insight changed the way I see my business and is influencing how I am moving forward. We brainstormed on a few different ideas and her ideas were invaluable.
Posted by Melissa | April 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thorough and down to earth
I consulted with Ms. French regarding my nonprofit nature school and organic farm. She was super easy to communicate with, totally got my vision and passion immediately, and had exactly the knowledge I needed to navigate some details I had been struggling with regarding nonprofit laws. Knowing that she has my back as my venture grows makes it much less scary! She reassured me that I'm going in the right direction and it gives me confidence to forge ahead boldly. I highly recommend Laura French.
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Response from Laura French April 27, 2017
Melissa, thank you so much for the warm remarks and kind recommendation. I am excited to be a small part of your nonprofit endeavors. Please call on me anytime I may be of service and support to you. My clients' successes are the BEST part of my work!
Posted by Tim | March 5, 2015
Experienced professional
I am a Wealth Manager/Financial Advisor for a Fortune 500 firm. I have referred multiple families to Laura for their estate planning needs. Laura has always responded to my questions in a timely manner, and has shown the same courtesy to my clients. She keeps me informed when needed and works hand in hand with me and my clients in building customized estate planning solutions based on their needs. She is an experienced professional and I'm glad she is a resource to our community.
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Posted by Erin | March 5, 2015
Compassionate and Thorough
Our firm is currently collaborating with Laura on a case involving a guardianship for a minor in which Laura has offered her services as guardian ad litem. Laura is very thorough and knowledgeable when it comes to probate matters and her assistance with this case has been invaluable. Her willingness to serve as guardian for the child at issue is a true testament to Laura's compassionate nature.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2015
Excellent Attorney
I love Laura French. I dealt with her when she was the attorney for a board that I reported to. She was always very responsive and well informed when I had legal questions. She always took the time to make sure I had all the details and information I needed in any situation I was faced with. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Emily | March 4, 2015
I would not go to anyone else......
Over the years I have worked with Laura French on several different legal issues. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing legal guidance and estate planning. Her knowledge, professionalism and punctuality are top notch.
Posted by Marty | March 4, 2015
Great Experience
When my Mom wanted to update her estate planning a couple years ago, we went to Laura. My Mom was in her late 70's at the time and still pretty sharp. Laura put her, my sisters, my brother and myself all at ease. Explained what the issues were, what she thought needed to happen. It is a complicated estate. Real Estate owned in multiple states, etc. Everyone left knowing we were in good hands. It was handled as promised/expected. Later I took a job as the Executive Director at a not for profit. I found out the paper work for establishing the group as a 501c(3) was never completed and filed with the IRS. (This was a 8 year old problem when I uncovered the issue.) My Board hired Laura to handle this matter for us. Not only did we get our IRS status, we got over $9,000 in fines/late fees reversed and returned from the IRS. She is now our counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2009
Best in her field
Laura French has taken care of many of my legal needs and the out come has always been great. She understands me when I try to tell her in non law field knowledge and knows just what I am asking for. She has alot of experience and when its a field she does not cover she will recommend someone that can help me.
Posted by Amy | March 6, 2015
an update from my previous review
Ms. French reached out to me for the second time since our initial meeting. The first time, after my Great aunt called and complained to her. The second time after she discovered my review on avvo and wanted to know why I wrote it. While I do not apologize for my initial review because it IS how I felt after meeting with her I will say that she has sincerely apologized to me several times and went as far as to send me a letter that I received today on 3/6. She was very upset by my previous review of her firm but understands that the constructive criticism comes from a genuine hurt of our first initial meeting. Ms. French's follow ups with me have been appreciated. She asked to consider removing the review but I can't find a button for that so this this is a follow up review.
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Posted by Amy | November 25, 2014
very unhappy
I went to Ms French with several questions after my loved one died and family wanted to fight over the estate. Ms. French was either having a bad day or just didn't want to be bothered. She rolled her eyes at me while i explained the situation and then after 40 minutes i got a $500 consulation bill. Never again. I was terribly disappointed and left a lot less rich than I when I walked in and with out any confidence in whay my next steps should be.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 30%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Owner
  • Ladies Who Law, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • FRENCH LAW GROUP, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Founder and Owner
  • The Mom Lawyer
  • 2012 - Present
  • Founder, Partner, Mediator
  • Clare, French & Benton, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Snapping Shoals EMC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • John Marshall School of Law
  • 2013 - 2013
  • General Counsel
  • Rockdale Medical Center
  • 2001 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Talley, French & Kendall, PC
  • 1999 - 2013
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Georgia Attorney General's Office
  • 1995 - 1998
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Education

  • Henning Mediation & Arbitration Services, Inc.
  • Registered Neutral
  • 2011
  • University of Alabama, LLM in Taxation Program
  • LL.M. in Taxation
  • 2010
  • Georgia State University
  • J.D.
  • 1995
  • Auburn University , Auburn
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude
  • 1992
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Legal Cases

  • Complex Trust Administration
  • Successfully

Associations

  • Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Counsel Association
  • Former President; Current Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Spirit of Excellence
  • Mother's Legacy Foundation, Inc.
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Woman of the Year
  • Barksdale Boys and Girls Club, Conyers, Georgia
  • 2001
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Rockdale Rockers
  • Estate Planning Series
  • 2017
  • Rockdale Rockers
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2016
  • Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation
  • Estate Planning Primer
  • 2011
  • OPEN Program - First 10 years of program
  • Legal Considerations of Becoming an Entrepreneur
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (9)
Endorse Laura
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laura is bright, talented, dedicated, and energetic in all that she does. We have worked together on several matters and I would not hesitate to partner with her or refer clients to her in the future. Her experience in estate planning seems to be unmatched in our community, and she has the education (an LL.M. in taxation) to back her superior record. She also serves business clients extremely well in a variety of contexts. Laura's love and enthusiasm for her work are both obvious and contagious. It is a pleasure and honor to work with Laura, and I hope to do so regularly in the future."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laura and I have shared many clients, and I have had the privilege to see her work in the area of estate planning up close and personal. She is professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. I do not hesitate to refer clients, friends and family to her."
Energy and utilities Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laura is a through and knowledgable attorney with specific insight into Electric Membership Cooperatives (EMC's). She is careful and very professional."
Business Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked closely with Laura and she practices law at the highest level of ability and integrity. I highly recommend her to any client without reservation. Dan Huff, Esq."
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Laura French
Estate planning Attorney
Conyers, GA
Licensed for 27 years