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Lauren Albanese Bryant

Probate Attorney at Alpharetta, GA

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Lauren

Learn Lauren’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Probate
    35%
    Decedent Estates: Probate of Wills, Administration, Petition for Leave to Sell, Accountings, Discharge, etc. Minors: Petition to Compromise Doubtful Claims, Temporary and Permanent Guardianship, Petition for Leave to Invest, Discharge, etc.

    16 years

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    Estate planning, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives, Mental Health Directives, Special Needs Trusts, etc.

    16 years

  3. Guardianship
    30%
    Adult guardianship and conservatorship, Petition for Leave to Sell, Accountings, Inventory and Asset Management Plans, Foreign Guardianship, etc.

    16 years

  4. Mediation
    5%
    Certified Mediator accepting probate cases

Lauren Bryant graduated Magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. She attended Florida State University College of Law for the 2005-2006 school year, where she was a member of the Moot Court Team, the Journal of Transnational Law and Policy and the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law. Lauren transferred to Georgia State University College of Law in 2006 and received her Juris Doctor in 2008.

Prior to law school, Lauren was a social worker and advocated for adults with developmental disabilities, while further solidifying her passion for advocacy and compassionate representation. In law school, Lauren worked as an intern for the Georgia Advocacy Office, a non-profit specializing in assisting and advocating for individuals who are labeled as disabled or mentally ill. Her passion for advocacy led her to become a Guardian ad litem for numerous probate courts throughout the state, where she represents the interests of children and adults with special needs in varying litigation, guardianship and conservatorship, and probate matters.

Lauren received recognition from the Georgia Pro Bono Project in 2009 and 2010 for providing legal services for low income Georgians. In 2014, Lauren was nominated by her peers and selected for inclusion in Georgia Trend’s annual publication, “Legal Elite”. In 2022, Lauren received reognition from Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star". Lauren has been a speaker and presenter at numerous CLE’s, covering topics pertinent to probate work and service as a Guardian ad litem. 

Since beginning her career, Lauren has represented Georgia clients in countless  contested and uncontested probate matters, including emergency and permanent guardianships and conservatorships, compromise claims for minors and incapacitated adults, probate and estate administration cases, year’s support petitions, petitions to determine heirs, and numerous unusual probate matters. Lauren also has extensive experience drafting complex estate plans, and has a special passion for preparing special needs trusts.

After nearly 14 years with the same firm, Lauren opened her own law practice in 2021. Further, Lauren ws honored to accept appointed as a part-time judge for Fulton County Probate Court for the 2022-2023 year. With her background in advocacy and probate litigation, and after adjudicating several hundred matters as a judge, Lauren also decided to pursue certification as a mediator in early 2023, and she is excited to provide mediation services as a registered neutral.  

Lauren is very tall, but she never played basketball. She lives in Suwanee with her husband, three children, cat and dog. In her free time, which is rare, she enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, watching Unsolved Mysteries and British crime dramas, and scouting the local thrift stores.

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Location

The Law Office of Lauren A. Bryant
11138 State Bridge Rd., #150
Alpharetta, GA, 30022

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Reviews

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Posted by Elizabeth | June 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch attorney
Lauren Bryant is a wonderful attorney and Ashley Clark, her paralegal also a wonderful person. Both took the time to help my husband and I file for guardianship and conservator for our special needs son, as well as update our Last Will and Testament to include a Special Needs Trust for our estate plan. Lauren was recommended to me by my boss and I would highly recommend Lauren Bryant and her staff to help you with filing for Guardianship, Conservator, Estate Planning, and Last Wils. Her fees to handle this was very reasonable. I wish I could give her and her staff
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Response from Lauren Bryant July 1, 2022
Thank you so much! I appreciate your review and take your words to heart.
Posted by Darren | June 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First class advice
I needed advice on dealing with a complicated Probate in Georgia while living in the U.K. and being named Executor. Laurens advice from the outset was crystal clear to me. Without exception any queries via email were answered promptly regardless of time differences. I not hesitate to recommend Lauren to anybody, including Georgia family and friends. 10 out of 10 if it was possible
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Response from Lauren Bryant July 1, 2022
Thank you for the kind words and glowing review!
Posted by Roy | March 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Impressed
A big thank you to Lauren and her team. Before our final consultation, our inquiries were always handled in a timely manner. Lauren was very thorough and took the time to explain the details of the documents we were signing. I have already recommended her to two of my business partners.
Posted by Patsy | February 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client review
We were extremely pleased with the thoroughness of Lauren Bryant’s preparation of our wills and other necessary documents. She answered all of our questions and explained the Georgia laws I am understandable manner.
Posted by Greg | January 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Probate Attorney!
Wow, I'm just so impressed by Lauren and her team. After my mom passed away I was named as the executor of her estate and needed to probate the Will and go through the process of being appointed as successor of the trusts. I consulted with Lauren over the phone and met at her office. I hired Lauren to probate the will and represent me in getting the letters testamentary and appointed as successor of the trusts. From the moment I first reached out she was a great communicator and quick to get the job done. Lauren's level of knowledge is evident in the amazing work she does. Everything she did for me was so thorough and organized. She made the whole process feel seamless and easy, which is a must when you're dealing with the loss of a loved one. Another plus is that the legal fees she charged me were very reasonable. She even sent me a personalized letter detailing my duties as Executor with instructions on what needs to be done within the next coming months, which was very helpful. I recommend Lauren and her team to anyone looking for a Probate Attorney around metro Atlanta.
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Posted by Jeannie | June 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded Expectations
I am a professional guardian in Florida. My Ward had real estate to sell in GA - had a very hard time lining up an attorney to handle the petition to the GA courts. Many would not even return calls. I luckily found Ms. Bryant - who handled the matter with urgency and flawlessly. Provided updates and follow up. I can't thank her enough. Excellent service and total understanding of what the situation entailed.
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Posted by Kenneth | February 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgable
My name is David, I'm from Tucson,Az. Im in Georgia to di my fathers probate for his properties and I meet w Lauren Bryant yesterday for a consultation and she gave me some great insight into what to do.
Posted by Trudi | January 27, 2015
Complete. Compassionate. Your best choice.
Lauren provided me with the clarity I needed to complete my will. My questions and concerns were handled in a professional manner. Her willingness to review the information so I understood the implications of my choices was superb. Her ability to translate my requests into legal statements that said what I wanted showed her understanding of the law. I highly recommend her to anyone reading this statement.
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Posted by Tedra Cannella Hobson | December 30, 2014
Well respected and tough
As a fellow lawyer, I often call on Lauren when I have questions about wills, trusts, probate matters, among many other things. She has a wealth of knowledge, is well liked by judges and court staff, and advocates passionately for her clients. I trust Lauren and have recommended her to family and friends looking for representation.
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Posted by Tom | February 5, 2013
Great experience!
Our case had to do with Public Benefit Law (Special Needs ). It was a pleasure working with Ms. Bryant. She completed the job in only a few days. We found her to be knowledgable, professional, and very informative. As well, Ms. Bryant has a strong passion for special needs children and adults. Definately a wonderful advocate for members of the special needs community. We would srtongly reccommend Ms. Bryant to anyone in need of her legal services.
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Posted by Sharman | September 22, 2011
Lauren made getting a will very easy.
Lauren wrote a Will and Power of Attorney for Healthcare and Finances for me. I sent her a list of questions when I got the draft. She responded quickly, exhibiting a thorough knowledge of the process. When I went to her office to sign the final documents, she walked me through it, explaining any remaining areas where I had questions.
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Posted by Andrea | April 2, 2011
She is absolutely amazing
Lauren was an amazing attorney. She did a wonderful job of presenting my case. I would and have recommended her to anyone going through a divorce.
Posted by Stephanie Espinosa | January 28, 2010
Lauren Bryant is a FABULOUS attorney !
Would I recommend this lawyer ? DEFINITELY ! Lauren is a very professional, compassionate, resourceful, honest and reliable attorney. Mrs. Bryant knows her stuff and handles all her cases assiduously I have dealt with court matters for nearly two years and gladly had Mrs. Bryant and the Hughes firm represent me. I unfortunately had a very messy divorce which catapulted many trips back to court with a bitter ex. Mrs. Bryant and Robbie Hughes set my mind at ease as they worked diligently on all my cases and finally brought all the chaos with the ex to an end. Whats more is as soon as you walk through the doors to the Hughes law firm, both Mrs. Bryant and Robbie Hughes greet you so warmly and remember your case and all the fine details. I love this firm and have been more than pleased with their FABULOUS service !
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Robert W. Hughes and Associates
  • 2007 - Present
  • Program Coordinator
  • Hope Haven of Northeast Georgia
  • 2004 - 2005

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Georgia
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2004
  • University of Georgia
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re: Estate of W.
  • Settled for $750,000
  • In re: Estate of F.
  • Settled for $250,000
  • In re: Estate of W.
  • Client avoided the imposition of a guardian and conservator.

Associations

  • Robert W. Hughes and Associates, P.C.
  • Attorney
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Legal Services for Low Income People
  • State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Legal Service for Low Income People
  • State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project
  • 2009
  • Litigation Honors Award
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • 2007
  • Honors in Domestic Violence Law
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Life in the Park magazine.
  • Why you need a Will.
  • 2017
  • Life in the Park magazine.
  • Why you need a Will.
  • 2017
  • Life in the Park magazine.
  • Why you need a Will.
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and Gwinnett Probate Section
  • Probate for personal injury lawyers.
  • 2017
  • Parkview High School career event
  • Women in the law.
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (32)
Given (22)
Endorse Lauren
Probate Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Lauren for your Probate and Estate Planning needs. Lauren is always available to help with my probate issues my clients are having. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional, and always take extra time to treat the clients with kindness."
Probate Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've sent many clients and other callers to Lauren for help with probate matters, and always hear back good things. Lauren is a smart, thorough lawyer with a good handle on how to resolve probate law and planning cases in an efficient manner."
Probate Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Guardianship Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Guardianship Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I send clients to Lauren for all types of guardianship matters. She is a compassionate attorney who cares deeply about the clients she serves. Her knowledge in this area is unparalleled, and her reputation among local probate attorneys and judges speaks for itself."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very professional and knowledgeable!"
Probate Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Bryant is an amazing attorney. She has an incredible amount of knowledge when it comes to probate law or guardianship. Also, she has the ability to explain things in her areas of law so that they are understandable. Goldstein Law Group sends Ms. Bryant's firm all of our probate and guardianship referrals with confidence. I can't recommend her more highly."
Guardianship Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred many clients to Attorney Bryant for wills and probate matters. I trust her competence, professionalism, and care for the clients. I know she provides accurate legal services and is a wonderful person that my clients will enjoy working with. She easily explains legal information in terms that are understandable so clients can make the best decision for their needs."
Guardianship Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Bryant."
Guardianship Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trusts Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent attorney and an asset to the legal community."
Trusts Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Bryant."
Guardianship Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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