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Dawn Renee Levine

Estate planning Attorney at Marietta, GA

4.9   43 reviews

About Dawn

Learn Dawn’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    70%
    Wills, trusts, special needs planning, planning for non-citizens, tax planning, charitable giving.

    15 years

  2. Probate
    20%
    In-state and ancillary probate. Small to mid-sized estates.

    15 years

  3. Guardianship
    10%
    Conservatorship and Guardianship of adults.

    15 years

In my spare time I enjoy Do-It-Yourself projects, cooking, gardening, travel and rescuing animals.

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Licensed for 16 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/03/2022

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

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Georgia Wills, Trusts, and Probate Firm, LLC
274 Washington Ave.
Marietta, GA, 30060-1979
Dawn Renee Levine
274 Washington Ave.
Marietta, GA, 30060
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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Irene | July 11, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So Helpful and Knowledgeable
I consulted with Dawn regarding questions about Power of Attorney and Trusts for my father who is 97 and in failing health. She answered my questions and made excellent suggestions regarding his estate planning and a trust as well as disposition of his house. I will definitely hire her if we have issues moving forward.
Posted by Sherry | February 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fabulous experience
Our experience with Dawn and her entire team was magnificent. I have NEVER had an experience with a professional company like GA Wills. Everyone does their job with perfection. Their responsiveness is second to none. The communication both verbal and written always answers your questions. They provide more information than you thought was important and know this business inside and out. They make this process as easy as it can be. Always on time for meetings. Dawn is the expert in her field. We are so thankful that we were told about her because we live in Dunwoody and didn’t look in Marietta for an attorney to help us. And honestly, we thought we were going to spend MUCH MORE for our Trust and Wills than we were charged. Dawn will tell you everything you need to know to protect you and your loved ones. If you need their service, just call them. They really know their stuff.
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Posted by Sue | August 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent estate planning lawyer
Ms. Levine prepared wills, financial powers of attorney, and advanced directives for health care for my husband and me. The process was very efficient, and we appreciated that she had prepared several videos explaining elements of each document. We also liked working with someone who has been such an exemplary public servant in a number of areas.
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Posted by Elizabeth | August 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, caring, and anticipates needs - Dawn is the Best.
Dawn helped my mom and dad create a family trust and other critical plans when my dad was ill with pancreatic cancer. Her team made the estate planning process as easy and understandable as possible for our family, especially in such a difficult time. You can tell she genuinely cares for her clients, and she works in a most thoughtful, thorough, and precise manner. My parents felt safe entrusting her with the important things we needed. I also went back to do my own estate planning with Dawn now as someone in my early thirties. I would definitely recommend Dawn's office to any of my family and friends.
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Posted by Patrick | August 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased
We engaged Dawn Levine to assist us with our estate planning. There were a great many details and issues involved. In every case, she was very knowledgeable about Georgia estate law. We relied on her counsel in making our decision and are pleased to have finalized out estate plan. We definitely recommend her and her firm to anyone needing to make a will or trust.
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Posted by Joan | June 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Estate Planner
My husband and I recently moved to GA from out of state. We had lots of questions regarding moving our estate documents to this state. Dawn Levine was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with this matter, and we would highly recommend her for any estate planning needs.
Posted by Cheryl | June 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust
We have just completed a trust with Dawn Levine. We are glad we made the decision to go with her as she made the process smooth. She was very professional, knowledgeable, personable, and accessible. There is no doubt she had our best interests in mind during the process. We highly recommend her.
Posted by Jeffery | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Estate Planning - Excellent Team
I had to have my estate planning re-worked. I had one in place but had some complexities that needed to be addressed. Dawn and Her team were referred to me by my trusted insurance agent of many years and he knows how particular I am with my vendors or support people. Dawn and her team did an outstanding job in this process. I loved the videos she has made to explain the very things that you are doing - this made the process much easier. Of course, she also took the time to personally explain as needed but I love self-help information. Always prompt for meetings and deliverables. Very organized and professional and very thoughtful of the COVID situation. Most of our meetings were via web x and I loved this - it made it so much more convenient than having to drive to an office each time.
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Posted by Margaret | February 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust
This was our first experience with a Trust and Will. Dawn made it very easy to understand the differences and the process of drawing up and signing the documents was very smooth. Highly recommend.
Posted by Rachel | November 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally did my Will
Dawn was extremely helpful and knowledgeable with this process for me. This is something I should have done years ago but I kept putting it off. I’m so thankful for her and her team.
Posted by Immanuel | November 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
Dawn Levine is a very detailed oriented attorney, her first priority is to make sure that her clients are comfortable with their choices. This is my second time to work with Ms. Levine to update my will. You feel talking with a friend that truly care about you and your family.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust
Dawn was very kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of developing our Trust. She laid everything out in a very organized manner.
Posted by Jackie | October 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
It was a pleasure working with Dawn Levine. She was very professional, knowledgeable, kind, and understanding. She answers all of my questions and concerns. The process was well organized especially with the safety precautions that was taken due to pandemic. She was a joy to work with!!!
Posted by Rob | October 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
thoroughly pleased
Ms. Levine is highly professional and knowledgeable. She did a wonderful job explaining the will, trust, and ancillary documents to me, a first timer in estate planning.
Posted by Joe | September 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Dawn did an outstanding job helping my wife and I set up a Family Trust. Dawn is a great listener, thoroughly explains herself and was VERY up to date on strategies and ways to protect all of our assets. I highly recommend Dawn and her team.
Posted by Ankit | August 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will & Trust
If you need someone to help you with created a Will & Trust for your family, Dawn Levine should be your first call. I called a few places for prices and they were the most reasonable price for all my needs. The always responded to my calls/email, they didn't rush me through the process, they answered every question that i had. She was amazing to work with. I diffidently feel like shes on my side.
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Response from Dawn Levine September 4, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to take care of you and your family!
Posted by Frieda | August 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
estate planning
Dawn Levine is a superb attorney- brilliant and thoughtful in explaining all the intricacies of estate planning. Dawn Levine is a consummate professional, very efficient and thorough. She is kind and patient, and I am VERY fortunate to have her as my attorney. She is excellent!
Response from Dawn Levine September 4, 2020
We love taking care of you! It was so nice to see you again.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good information shared
I appreciate the information shared by Ms. Levine. I thought the initial response gave me some peace of mind that I was asking the right questions related to my situation. Even though I obviously lack the knowledge and terminology associated with being a lawyer, Ms. Levine shared information in clear to understand language. There are still unknown parts of the puzzle that I am still attempting to put together. Upon doing so, I will make a decision if financially I can afford to move forward with hiring an attorney to help me and my family.
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Posted by Frank | June 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
My wife and I worked with Dawn Levine to update our wills, power of attorney and advanced directive for health care. We also created a revocable trust. Through the process Dawn was knowledgeable, patient, an excellent listener and very good at what she does. I highly recommend Dawn if you need trusts, wills or other life planning legal services.
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Response from Dawn Levine June 4, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to work with you!
Posted by Dave & Mickie | May 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Totally Professional - On Point
Dawn Levine and her team just wrapped up a SUPER job for us in putting our estate planning documents together. Dawn was prompt, thorough, patient and professional throughout. In this crazy pandemic time, it's a great comfort to know we have a safety net in place.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-396 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Georgia Wills, Trusts, & Probate Firm, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • Levine & Riedling, LLC
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Partner
  • Lyle & Levine, LLC
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Teacher - Paralegal program
  • Chattahoochee Technical College
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Lyle, Detling & Levine, LLC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Dawn R. Levine
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • Emory University
  • law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Estate planning for family with addiction issues
  • Storng protections in place for vulnerable family member. Relief for parents worried about inheritance and addicition.
  • Probate Litigation
  • Executor removed, attorneys fees awarded.
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship
  • Won Guardianship for wife.
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Associations

  • Sober Streets, Inc.
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Board of Governors
  • Delegate - Cobb County Post 5
  • 2014 - Present
  • Leadership Cobb Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Marietta Business Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Business Law and Litigation Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cobb County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Leadership Cobb
  • Class Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Habitat for Humanity - Family Selection Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • WellStar Foundation, Charitable Giving Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Section
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Secretary
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Smyrna Business Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Judge G. Conley Ingram Commitment to Cobb Legal Services Award
  • Cobb Justice Foundation
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Boss of the Year
  • Cobb County Legal Professionals Association
  • 2013
  • Richard L. Moore Volunteer of the Year
  • Cobb Justice Foundation
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Fulton Daily Report
  • Top 8 Reasons to Do Pro Bono Work
  • 2010
  • American Bar Association publication
  • Top 8 Reasons to Do Pro Bono Work
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cobb Association of Realtors
  • Tidy Trip or Trainwreck: Documents Every Adult Should Have
  • 2013
  • Monthly meeting
  • Estate Planning Mistakes of the Rich and Famous
  • 2010
  • Monthly meeting
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (5)
Probate Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Levine's firm has referred clients to me who need a real estate closing attorney. Everyone referred has always started the conversation off with what a good job Ms. Levine's firm has done for them in handling their probate issues. It says a lot that her clients go out of their way to compliment her. Her firm is professional, highly competent and compassionate."
Guardianship Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn is the first person I think of when I see a guardianship case or issue, because she is tremendously talented and experienced as well as being deeply compassionate and generous. Guardianship law is a sensitive area where people on both sides of the case can be vulnerable, and where an attorney who is both skilled in the law and a truly decent human being can make a significant difference in their lives. Dawn is both those things, as well as a tireless supporter of the legal community and one of our best local citizens. I can't endorse her strongly enough."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn is top-notch and would be one of my first-choice attorneys."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible."
Probate Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dawn is a wonderful attorney: caring, knowledgeable and the best at what she does."
Guardianship Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Dawn is the best at what she does. She has been a great mentor to me and is an amazing boss. Not only does she work hard to make every client feel like her only client, but she always makes her family and community a priority as well. I am proud to work for her."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn is an excellent attorney with an outstanding reputation in the Cobb legal community. I highly recommend Dawn."
Probate Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of watching Dawn build an exceptional probate practice. She is sharp as a tack and hard working too. You will be pressed to find a more conscientious and ethical attorney. She leaves trail of very happy clients in her wake."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn is a hard-working and experience estate planning lawyer who is passionate about what she does. I have actually had Dawn assist my family with estate matters and when another lawyer trusts you with their case, it speaks to their reputation and integrity. You cannot go wrong with Dawn as your attorney."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've gotten to know Dawn as a fellow member of the Cobb Bar Association. She is a wonderful person and a dedicated member of the profession. Dawn has also been a great resource to me on several probate matters, and I have not hesitated to recommend her services to my own family, friends, and clients in need of assistance regarding probate issues, wills, and estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn is an exceptional person. She is totally dedicated to serving others, not only her clients, but also those in need in our community. She has a tremendous amount of respect in the legal community because she takes pride in her work. I rely on Dawn often when I need to consult with another lawyer. I trust her completely."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dawn is a highly-regarded, respected attorney in the community. She makes great efforts to stay abreast of current laws and trends in Estate Planning and Probate law, and works diligently to ensure that her clients receive the best advice possible. Moreover, Dawn treats her clients with dignity, empathy, and respect. She truly cares about her clients and their needs, and takes the time to not only advise them on the legal aspects of their case, but to listen to them and counsel them through situations which can be emotionally difficult."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn Levine has an excellent reputation in the community. I have referred many satisfied clients to her for Wills, Trusts and Estate work. She is very caring and meticulous in her efforts on behalf of these clients. I can certainly highly recommend her work. You are in excellent hands with Dawn Levine."
Estate planning Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn has an excellent reputation among attorneys for her knowledge of her practice areas, and she is highly regarded by her peers. Over the past several years, I have referred many clients to Dawn for estate planning and probate work. Each time, the clients report back to me that Dawn's passion, understanding, and kindness have helped them navigate through what were understandably very difficult times. If you have an estate planning or probate need, Dawn will provide outstanding legal advice and representation, while at the same time remembering that her clients are real people, with real problems. I gladly endorse Dawn, and I will continue to refer business her way."
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