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I truly enjoy practicing law, and helping clients solve legal issues. When I meet with someone, I make it a point to explain legal issues in an understandable way.

If we are discussing a complex Will or Trust, or maybe a holding company structure for a business, I usually draw a diagram on the whiteboard during our meeting, which helps to clarify the legal structure in a more practical way.

Many clients have told me that they really appreciated the way I was able to make the legal process understandable and "painless" for them.

I am also especially sensitive to the need for caring advice when assisting clients who have experienced the loss of a loved one, and need help with Probate of an estate.

My commitment is to provide legal work of the highest quality: carefully drafted, personalized Wills, Trusts, Contracts, LLC Operating Agreements, etc. My work is focused on each client's unique situation and personal goals. 

Away from the office, I love spending time outdoors, and have a lot of fun with mobile apps and new technology. 


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 25%
    2 years
  2. Probate: 20%
    2 years
  3. Trusts: 20%
    2 years
  4. Wills: 20%
    2 years
  5. LLC: 15%
    2 years



Hourly ($350-395/hour), contingent (33-43%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Baker Law Group

555 Sun Valley Drive Suite N4
Roswell, GA, 30076


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Order of the CoifOrder of the Coif1980
Notes and Comments EditorEmory Law Journal1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberBaker Law Group, LLC2010 - Present
MemberBaker & Stalzer, LLC2006 - 2010
Attorney at LawA. Diane Baker, LLC1999 - 2004
General CounselAdaris Corporation1997 - 1999
Senior CounselNationsBank1992 - 1997
Senior CounselCitizens & Southern National Bank1990 - 1991
AssociateKitchens Kelley Gaynes1989 - 1990
AssociateHansell & Post1980 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Atlanta Estate Planning CouncilMember2014 - Present
Estate Planning Council of North GeorgiaMember2005 - Present
North Fulton Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1980 - Present
Estate Planning Council Of North GeorgiaPresident2010 - 2010
Georgia Elder Care SymposiumChair2006 - 2008
Oglethorpe University National Alumni AssociationPresident2003 - 2005
Stormy Petrel Bar Association of Oglethorpe UniversityPresident2000 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Psichometrics, LLC v. Wolfwurks, LLCWon
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Publication nameTitleDate
Georgia ElderCare Radio NetworkTrusts and Estate Planning Podcast2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Oglethorpe University Atlanta, GeorgiaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
When She Speaks - Women in LeadershipCreating an Estate Plan Today2014
Roswell UMC- Star GroupEstate Planning FAQs2014
Raising Your ParentsEstate Planning & The Aging Dilemma2014
Pathway to Retirement - Brookfield CCEstate Planning 1012014
When She Speaks - Women in LeadershipLife Planning for Women2013
Pathway to Retirement - White ColumnsEstate Planning 1012013
Pathway to Retirement - Brookfield CCEstate Planning 1012012
Perimeter Adult Learning & ServicesEstate Planning - What You Need to Know2011
Pathway to Retirement - CC of the SouthEstate Planning 1012011
ICLE Residential Real Estate Law SeminarProbate Law for Closing Attorneys2011
Emory University Passport to RetirementEstate Planning 1012010
Ravinia Club Lunch & LearnEstate Planning - What You Need to Know2007
Emory University Continuing EducationEstate Planning 1012007
Printing Industry of Georgia SeminarBusiness Structures 1012005
Oglethorpe University Estate Planning SeminarWills and Trusts2005
National Business Institute SeminarHow to Draft Effective Wills & Trusts in Georgia2005
Bank of America SeminarIntroduction to Estate Planning Concepts2005
Merrill Lynch Estate and Investment Planning SeminarWills, Estates and Charitable Trusts2004
Lorman Continuing Legal Education ConferenceExploring Probate Issues in Georgia2004
Georgia Planned Giving Council Biennial ConferenceWhat You Need to Know About the Basics of Wills and Trusts2003
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Estate and Investment Planning SeminarWhere There's a Will, There's a Way2003
Oglethorpe University Investment and Estate Planning SeminarWills and Trusts 1012002