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Shelley Ann Elder

About me

Hello and welcome to my Avvo profile! My name is Shelley Elder and I have been practicing law for over 20 years. I am admitted in the state of Georgia and Virginia to practice law. I specialize in estate planning to include wills, trusts, probate, and guardianship. I am also an expert in Chapter 7 bankruptcy and real estate, as well as business formation. I specialize in LLCs, corporations, and business contracts. I am currently the registered agent of 70+ LLCs and corporations in Georgia and Virgina.


If you are looking for a knowledgeable and friendly attorney to handle your legal matters, then please call me for a free consultation.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    23 years
  2. Probate: 40%
  3. Business: 10%
    23 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mrs. Elder. Very experienced and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact her for help.


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Contact info

Elder Law Firm, PLLC

1300 Ridenour Boulevard Suite 100
Kennesaw, GA, 30152


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200807/15/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law199303/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Spoke on Special Needs TrustsInstitute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia2013
Volunteer Award for work with battered womenHanover Safeplace2000
Appellate Advocacy AwardMoot Court Honor Society1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Georgia State CounselEntrust Solutions2012 - Present
Owner and Practicing AttorneyElder Law Firm1992 - Present
AttorneyMoot Court Honor Society2011 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of Special Needs PlannersMember2014 - Present
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2013 - Present
Georgia Association of Women AttorneysBoard Member2012 - Present
Elder Care MattersMember2012 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
Elder Care MattersPlanning for a Special Needs Child2014
nolo.comBankruptcy Misconceptions: Separating Fact From Fiction2014
nolo.comFilial Responsibility2014
nolo.comBankruptcy: It's Not As Bad As You Think2014
Elder Care MattersMedicaid Recapture2012
Elder Care MattersElder mediation2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of DelawareCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia State Bar AssociationBankruptcy for Special Needs Individuals2013
Elder Care MattersEstate Admin Issue2013
Monthly LuncheonBankruptcy for Accountants2011
Annual Conference for Women in AccountingSpecial Needs Trusts2011
American Bar Association, Banking and Business Section, Small Business SubcommitteeBusiness Organization and Regulations2000