Morgan Wood Bembry is a business and estate planning lawyer in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Wood & Bembry LLC advises business clients of all sizes on legal matters outside of the courtroom - from analyzing formation and organization issues, to negotiating routine agreements or significant deals, to dealing with state and local tax questions, to selecting and protecting trademarks. The firm also works with individuals on their personal estate planning needs.
Morgan began her legal career at an intellectual property litigation boutique in Atlanta, where she quickly realized her interest in working with business owners and personnel to guide them through the legal issues that arise in their everyday interactions. She joined her father, William B. Wood, in early 2013 to for Wood & Bembry LLC. Her intellectual property experience proved to be a valuable addition to the practice, allowing Wood & Bembry to add trademark and copyright protection work to the core business and transactional services the firm offers to its clients. The firm was recognized in Gwinnett Magazines's 2016 and 2017 Best of Gwinnett issues for Legal Services: Business Law Advisors.
Since 2013, Morgan has also developed an estate planning and administration practice. This particular area of law drew her attention before her career even began as it gave her the opportunity to use her skills to help people on a very personal level. She works with clients young and old to develop their first estate plans or interpret and rework wills or trusts that they have had in place for years. The insights she gains through interactions with clients help her tailor their documents to address their particular concerns. She also assists survivors who are navigating the probate process or administering a trust for a loved one, doing what she can to make a difficult time as easy as possible.
She was honored as a 2016, 2017, and 2018 Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers.
Morgan received her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she graduated cum laude in 2011 and served as managing editor of the Georgia Law Review. During law school, Morgan interned with Judge Susan Tate of the Athens-Clarke County Probate Court and with the Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs.
Prior to law school, Morgan worked in marketing and communications for a large Atlanta law firm. She earned her A.B.J., cum laude, from the University of Georgia, majoring in public relations.
Morgan is a Gwinnett County native and product of the Gwinnett County Public Schools – Centerville, Annistown, and Shiloh Elementary, Shiloh Middle, and Brookwood High. She now lives in Decatur with her husband, William, and their dog, Abbey. Morgan is a member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, serving on its Foundation Board since 2013 and as Foundation Board President for 2017-2018. She is also a member of the Delta Gamma Atlanta Alumnae Chapter, the Piedmont Park Conservancy, and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2011||10/31/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Georgia Super Lawyers||2018|
|Rising Star||Georgia Super Lawyers||2017|
|Business Law Advisors||Best of Gwinnett||2017|
|Rising Star||Georgia Super Lawyers||2016|
|Business Law Advisors||Best of Gwinnett||2016|
|Attorney||Wood & Bembry LLC||2013 - Present|
|Associate||Lilenfeld PC||2011 - 2013|
|Legal Intern||Georgia Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs||2010 - 2010|
|Legal Intern||Athens-Clarke County Probate Court||2009 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia Association for Women Lawyers||Foundation Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce||N/A||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (Gwinnett County chapter)||Neighborhood Networking Happy Hour Chair||2013 - 2014|
|Atlanta Bar Association||N/A||2011 - 2013|
|Georgia Association for Women Lawyers||The GAWL Foundation’s Girl Scout Project – Badges Earned and Lessons Learned||2014|
|Gwinnett Business Journal||Choosing and Protecting Trademarks||2013|
|Georgia Law Review||It Takes a Village: Considering the Other Interests at Stake When Extending Inheritance Rights to Posthumously Conceived Children||2010|
|University of Georgia School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|University of Georgia||ABJ - Journalism||2002|
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