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Susan M. Hankins

Business Attorney at Peachtree Corners, GA

5.0   29 reviews

also known as Hankins Legal: The Law Firm of Susan M. Hankins PC

  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 39 years
    North Carolina - NC 40 years
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Suspended- Administrative No misconduct found

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

About Susan

Learn Susan’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Business
    50%
    Small Firm with Big Results. Take your business to the next level. We offer business strategy consultations for startups and existing companies. We also handle contract review and development.

    39 years, 100 cases

  2. Personal injury
    50%
    I handle a variety of personal injury cases including auto accidents, slip and fall, pedestrian or bicycle injuries, med malpractice and wrongful death. I have recovered substantial settlements on cases other attorneys declined.

 HANKINS LEGAL:  The Law Office of Susan M. Hankins, PC 

    Having been in practice for more than 35 years,  my firm  is ready and able to assist you with your legal services at affordable prices.  No case is too small for our firm.   My firm handles a variety of legal issues including Business Transactions, Business Strategy development, Conflict resolution, personal injury, wrongful death motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall cases as well as other legal matters. 

     Hankins Legal has assisted many small businesses from formation until those successful businesses were sold many years later.    We will assist you in protecting your company by offering a one stop shop for brand creation and development. From concept to artwork, copy, trademark registrations and more, we can help you in creating a unique and protectable brand for your business  as well as negotiating and drafting licensing of patents, trademarks and copyrights.  Whether you are an inventor, writer, muscian or artist, contact me to assist you with protecting your creations.

     After passing the Bar exam and being admitted to Georgia and North Carolina,  I have  practiced exclusively in the State of Georgia for the past 25 years.   (North Carolina membership was allowed to lapse by choice) We represent many clients in many matters that go beyond the borders of Georgia and  have represented clients in matters with large corporations such as, Pepsico, Parmalatt, Smithsonian Magazine, Johnson & Johnson, Amazon, and numerous publishers nationally and internationally.  

 

 

 Experience and skills

•Excellent client communications

•Assisting Small Businesses in formation to sale

*Business Strategy Consulting

•Contracts and Agreements

•Drafting and reviewing Intellectual Property Contracts

•Drafting Licensing and Merchandising Contracts

•Publishing Contracts for Books and other mediums

•Website Protection

•Non-disclosure Agreements

•IT agreements

•Copyright and Trademark Protection

•Brand Creation and Protection 

•Fiduciary Relationships

•Mental Health

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Location

Susan M. Hankins, PC
5425 Peachtree Parkway
Peachtree Corners, GA, 30092
Susan M. Hankins P.C.
115 Perimeter Center Place
Atlanta, GA, 30346
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Reviews

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Posted by Timmy | October 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When no one else could help me
Susan not only helped me ... she thought of creative outside the box ways to do so, stuff that made perfect sense but things I would have never thought to do. step by intricate step, she took control of my case and used every bit of her energy to see me through this personal nightmare. I am so grateful!
Posted by Dani | March 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied customer!
Susan is great! She’s professional, responsive, timely, thorough, knowledgeable and kind. Forming my new business has been as painless as possible thanks to her!
Posted by Karen | April 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding experience
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Sue at Hankins Legal. I had the misfortune of finding myself needing legal representation for a wrongful death suit on behalf of my mother. Sue hit the ground running with my case. I discovered very quickly that I had found a detail-oriented and critical thinker who went above and beyond what I expected. Her compassion and empathy was evidence that I wasn’t just another name on her client list. She was quick to respond to calls and e-mails and always kept me up to date where we were in each phase of the case. I highly recommend Hankins Legal because I saw firsthand the tremendous amount of work that was expended on my behalf. And she won my case!
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Posted by Diane | April 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would recommend
Sue Hankins was an excellent representative for me and my family. She listened and was able to understand our situation and handled everything in both a professional and caring manner. She always kept me updated and made herself available. I would recommend her to anyone looking for legal representation.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and responsive professional.
Working with Susan Hankins was a pleasure. Developing a will and accompanying documents is not necessarily a pleasant experience but an important one. Ms. Hankins is very professional and responsive to any question and her expertise was very much appreciated. Our communication was timely and the overall process seamless.
Posted by Andrew | June 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great small business lawyer
Setting up an LLC was daunting but Susan made it easy for me, giving me confidence and peace of mind from the start. She patiently walked me through the steps for getting a business license, a Tax ID, and the other requirements for making my LLC compliant. I am glad to have her on my team! I only have to worry about what I know, my business.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A good experience during a tough time
I called Sue looking for guidance with divorce. She was straight-forward and gave me the information I needed to get a handle on my situation. Professional, direct, and quick. A very good experience.
Posted by Stuart | February 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Contract Work
I have a small consulting business, and Susan helped me develop a contract with a major customer. She listened carefully to the issues I brought to her, and produced a clear and concise contract from the jumble that had been proposed. My customer even praised Susan’s work, and agreed to the contract without further modification. I could not be happier with the value she provided!
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Handled everything exceptionally well
Susan was able to counsel me on a complex family business matter and I received the best possible outcome! Very well balanced attorney. Thank you again!
Response from Susan Hankins February 1, 2020
I appreciate the opportunity to work with you and look forward to a continued relationship in the future. Thank you for your wonderful words.
Posted by Scott George | January 31, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Susan is responsive and thorough
Unlike many attorneys, Susan is very trustworthy, responsive and lives up to her time commitments. She has represented our organization very well.
Response from Susan Hankins January 31, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words. I look forward to our continued relationship in the future.
Posted by Jennie Everhart | January 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Susan Hankins!
After my mother in law passed, we were unaware that the will must be probated. I contacted Susan on Friday morning and by Monday morning I had the necessary paperwork to begin the probate process. The will was probated quickly, and we were able to close on my mother-in-law's house in a timely manner. She was also able to provide us quickly with an EIN which was necessary when selling the house. She answered all my numerous questions. Susan was extremely helpful and patient with me and my family during this time!
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Response from Susan Hankins February 1, 2020
I understand the pressure of dealing with a loved one's estate. I am glad we got this done for you in record time so that you could close on time.
Posted by Ann | April 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wills
A+++ for drawing up wills for me and my family! Service was seamless, compassionate, informative, and very timely. The extra care taken to ensure everything was perfect and that I was comfortable was invaluable. Highly recommended!
Response from Susan Hankins October 10, 2019
Thank you so much for your comments.
Posted by RITA | May 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service!
I contacted Sue Hankins because she was close to my office. I am more than pleased with her fast service updating my will and a couple of new documents I needed. Fast service and reasonable pricing, I recommend her to you!
Response from Susan Hankins May 31, 2018
Thank you Rita for your kind comments. It was my pleasure to assist you.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Solid lawyer
Sue is relatable and intelligent. I came to her for advice on a divorce, and she gave me the information I needed to move forward and plan. She looked out for my best interests and was not judgmental.
Response from Susan Hankins October 9, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to leave me a review with such kind words. Divorce is a particularly personal and stressful time. I am glad you were pleased with our consultation and wish you well in the future. SH
Posted by Lee | July 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
After agonizing for a couple of years about end of life decisions and provision for my heirs, I finally contacted Ms. Hankins. I am disabled and she made everything simple and easy for me. She had a depth of knowledge, professionalism and expertise that were comforting and instilled my confidence in her. She is highly recommended by me.
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Response from Susan Hankins July 11, 2017
Thank you so much for your kind words Lee. It was my pleasure to assist you with these difficult, but very important, decisions. I hope that this brings you some peace of mind going forward in your life. Best to you. SMH
Posted by Cristina | July 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent professional
Susan helped us open our LLC business. She responded to all our email. Very fast and clear. Really helpful.
Response from Susan Hankins July 11, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to leave me a review here. It it my pleasure to assist you with your new company. SMH
Posted by Brad | June 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
I worked with Susan on a real estate transaction several years ago that involved out of state people and matters. She acted with the utmost professionalism and worked hard for her clients.
Posted by David | June 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent Advisor
Sue Hankins has provided me and my family excellent advice on several occasions regarding estate matters and probate. She has drafted wills and guided us through the probate process on two occasions. I also felt comfortable referring Sue to other family members when they needed legal advice. Sue is very service oriented and I would highly recommend her as a trusted resource for solid professional advice.
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Posted by Matthew | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Sue helped us do our first will, power of attorney and health directives. She was very knowledgeable, showed expertise in regards to our needs, was super responsive, and very reasonably priced for services. She answered all our questions and made us understand surprisingly complex legal concepts. We were very impressed overall. We plan to ask for her help in all our future legal needs and are confident she would deliver in that regard.
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Response from Susan Hankins June 7, 2017
Matt, thank you so much for your review here. You and your wife are to be commended for having the foresight to take care of these legal matters at such a young age! I look forward to working with you in the future.
Posted by Chuck | June 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Partner, MacPherson & Associates, Ltd.
Sue has worked with our firm, and my wife and I individually, for over 20 years. Her attention to detail, responsiveness and reasonable approach make her an asset worthy of her profession !
Response from Susan Hankins June 5, 2017
Thank you so much for your kind words. It has been a pleasure assisting you over the years. I look forward to working with you in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Susan M. Hankins PC
  • 1986 - Present
  • Consulting Attorney
  • HireCounsel
  • 2011 - 2015

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • WRONGFUL DEATH
  • PRESUIT SETTLEMENT
  • Small claim for paid debt No contract
  • prompt settlement including filing fees.
  • Licensing Merchandising Agreement
  • Contract completed
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Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Women in Ediscovery
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Platinum Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2024
  • Platinum Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Platinum Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Finalist Gwinnett County Volunteer of the Year
  • Gwinnett County
  • 2008
  • Golden Quill Award
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Wrote the chapter on the history of sentencing laws in Georgia
  • Sentencing Laws In Georgia : Suzette Talarico
  • 1989

Speaking Engagements

  • WOW
  • Go Big or Go Bigger: Positioning your company for the next chapter
  • 2019
  • The Business of Art
  • The Business of Art: How to protect yourself and your intellectual property
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (11)
Endorse Susan
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Susan for over 34 years. She is intelligent and extremely conscientious in her work. She is dedicated to achieving cost-effective results for her clients."
Probate Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"i endorse this Lawyer. Ms. Hankins and I worked on an estate case to partition property in Habersham County. She stood fast for her client and was a pleasure to work with. I recommend her to clients in her fields of practice!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Sue Hankins on several cases. She is very knowledgeable and thorough in her handling of any legal matter assigned to her. She is an outstanding attorney of the highest ability and integrity. I recommend her highly."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Susan Hankins. I have known her since law school and in the over 30 years since we graduated I have known her to be extremely knowledgeable about the law in the areas in which she practices, of the highest ethical and professional caliber. She cares deeply about her clients and is a professional of the highest ability and integrity."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sue Hankins. She is a professional of the highest ability and integrity."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan is an excellent attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable, contentious, and cares about her clients"
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