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Tanner Woods Pittman

Litigation Attorney at Lagrange, GA

5.0   14 reviews
  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 10 years
    Georgia - GA 17 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Tanner

Learn Tanner’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    33%
    I practice in civil litigation, primarily in the area of probate law, but also in matters dealing with real estate, commercial transactions, contracts, and collections.

    18 years

  2. Probate
    30%
    Probating of testate and intestate estates in Georgia should be done with the assistance of a professional. The understanding of estate and probate law I bring to my clients' cases will help avoid costly mistakes and guide a family in an orderly way through a confusing process. I can often show clients afterward how my advice resulted in savings ranging into the thousands of dollars.

    18 years

  3. Estate planning
    27%
    I practice in estate planning, which means that I draft wills and trusts to meet specific client plans, I help plan for end-of-life decisions regarding healthcare, and ensure that my clients' financial lives are secure in the event of their incapacity. Estate tax planning, complex gifting schemes, and charitable and institutional planning are part and parcel of my work.

    18 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    5%
    I draft and litigate commercial and real estate contracts. Perhaps more than in any other aspect of law, experience in this field is key. I have practiced serving large, municipal and organizational clients in numerous areas of contract law and am competent to handle cases ranging from the mundane to exceedingly complex.

    18 years

  5. Real estate
    5%
    Real estate and title work is meticulous and fraught with potential for error. Trusting an attorney who has experience and an eye for detail is essential to ensuring that your real property transaction occurs smoothly and on time.

    18 years

Wills, Trusts, and Estates

 

Areas of Practice

We are a boutique practice specializing in fiduciary law, which include wills and estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, and estate-related litigation. 

Memberships and Offices

Tanner is a member of the Georgia State Bar and is admitted to practice in all Georgia and Alabama courts. He has served as a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia State Bar Fiduciary Law Section, the Board of Directors of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, the LaGrange Chamber of Commerce, the LaGrange, Georgia, Lions Club.

Achievements

Tanner was Executive Editor for the nationally distributed Journal of Intellectual Property Law in 2005 and 2006. He was the recipient of the Hughes Spalding full-tuition scholarship to attend law school at the University of Georgia, where he graduated with honors. Tanner placed among the top 16 finalists of somepants in the 2004 Russell Moot Court Competition at the University of Georgia School of Law. 

Tanner has published and spoken extensively on the topics of estate planning and probate law.

Education and Background

Tanner graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law, a top-tier institution, recently ranked 12th in the nation among public law schools by U.S. News and World Report. His coursework concentrated on business law and included such subjects as corporations, corporate taxation, closely held organizations, and business negotiations. 

Prior to law school, Tanner worked in management at Athens First Bank & Trust Co. in Georgia. He received an undergraduate degree magna cum laude in German and International Trade from Clemson University. During college, Tanner studied abroad in Trier, Germany and Lyon, France and worked at Credit Suisse Banking in Basel, Switzerland. He is fluent in German and Romanian and conversant in French. He is the proud husband of Julia Pittman, Ph.D., and a father of three.

Location

Tanner Pittman Law
133 Main Street
Lagrange, GA, 30240
Tanner Pittman Law
145 E. Magnolia Ave.
Ste. 206
Auburn, AL, 36830
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Cheryl | October 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Outcome!
Tanner was completely honest in how to proceed in an estate matter involving our adopted son. His ethics and morals were above reproach. From the very beginning, I knew he had the best interest for us and our son. He was consistent and handled everything very professionally. We were pleased with the outcome! Thank you Tanner for your honesty and integrity.
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Response from Tanner Pittman October 27, 2020
It's a far easier job when you have wonderful clients. Thank you for the kind words, Cheryl.
Posted by Adrian | January 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
fast and friendly
under budget and ahead of schedule.
Response from Tanner Pittman January 12, 2017
Thanks for the kind words. It was a pleasure representing you.
Posted by Becky | August 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney!
I came to Tanner to assist me in probating the will of my fiance'. I was totally lost and afraid of the task set before me. Tanner was very easy to talk to and was truly concerned about my feelings. He is very professional but at the same time, down to earth. His smile is genuine as well as his heart. You will never find a better attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you, Tanner for all you did for me.
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Response from Tanner Pittman August 5, 2016
Thank you, Becky, for those very kind words. It was a sincere pleasure representing you.
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate case
We are not to the end of this case yet, but we are very satisfied with his services so far. Down to earth, knowledgable about the law & a Christian. He stays in contact via email or a phone call with whatever is going on.
Posted by Lynn | November 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Ms Suetta
I am very pleased with the legal representation rendered by attorney Tanner Pittman, Esq.. He did a very good job representing me in Superior Court on a probate matter. I was also pleased with the itemized monthly report issued as the case progressed. The kindness and consideration demonstrated by Attorney Pittman and Ms. Hall enhanced their professional approach.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Superb Attorney!!
Tanner is an exceptional attorney. I have been a client of his for several years and cannot say enough wonderful things about him and his staff. They are professional, courteous, responsive, and knowledgeable to name a few. He has always done a wonderful job of counseling me on the facts of each case while keeping my best interests in mind. In court he was always throughly prepared and aggressive. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an honest attorney at an affordable rate.
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Posted by Tina | September 9, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helping in a court situation
Tanner is an awesome lawer. He tells it like it is an that's the truth. He sticks by his persons and helps as much as he can. I reccomend Tanner for any issues if you want true justice
Response from Tanner Pittman September 28, 2015
Thank you for the kind words, Tina.
Posted by Meredith | April 26, 2014
Great Service!
My fiance' and I recently moved to West Point and needed a Quit Claim Deed drawn, notarized, and submitted. We chose Tanner Pittman and could not be happier with our decision! Tanner was very personable and took the time to explain and answer any questions we had concerning our legal matter. We would definitely recommend to anyone and will choose Tanner Pittman again, if needed.
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Posted by Zene | January 14, 2013
Excellent lawyer!!!!
I have used other lawyers before, but never had one as great as Tanner, he makes you feel at ease when you are talking to him and I didn't mind asking any questions (he would always say there is no such thing as a stupid question) when I would ask him about things that I did not understand. When I would call he would always get back in touch with me via e-mail or a telephone call. Everything was explained up front about this account so there were no surprises . He is just a great family man, a kind person and a wonderful lawyer, something that is rare in this day and age!
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Response from Tanner Pittman January 18, 2013
Zene: I am humbled by this very kind review. Thank you for everything.
Posted by Barbara | October 23, 2012
A Satisfied Client
Esquire Tanner Pittman and Stafff have been a God send to our family in representing us when we were in need of legal representation, He Kept us in formed in all aspect of our legal battles. Thank you, Barbara McGhee Culberson
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2011
traffic court representation
Mr. Pittman is very professional and kind when dealing with clients. He helped us through a very trying time.
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2011
interpersonal lawyer
Tanner is unique in that he'll provide you with the most interpersonal legal service experience that you feel comfortable approaching him with other services you may need in the future. I've personal had entrusted my personal legal matters to him and still feel very good about it and will continue to be that way as far as I see it.
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2011
Best in Class
Our firm regularly retains Tanner as co-counsel. Tanner's knowledge base, professionalism, and court room skills are invaluable to us.
Posted by Teresa | August 29, 2011
Extremely kind and helpful legal advice
I needed legal information and advice about how to try to advise my dad in some complicated family situations and his failure to make a will. Tanner was extremely helpful and courteous and very knowledgeable. He did a title search and promptly sent me the information he obtained via e-mail.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-275 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding partner
  • Tanner Pittman, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • Lewis, Taylor & Todd, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Banking Manager
  • Athens First Bank & Trust Co.
  • 2001 - 2004

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Clemson University
  • B.A.
  • 2001
  • Universitaet Trier
  • Course Certificate
  • 1999
  • Universite Catholique de Lyon
  • Course Certificate
  • 1997
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Creel v. Beeland
  • Win on partial summary judgment // Settled
  • In re Estate of Mosley
  • Victory for client: will upheld by court
  • Wells Fargo v. Smith
  • win for client
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Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • LaGrange, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • LaGrange Symphony Orchestra
  • Member of the Board
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Wellington Subdivision Property Owners' Association, Inc.
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • LaGrange Lions Club
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • French
  • Romanian

Honors and Awards

  • Hughes-Spalding Scholarship
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Step-by-step Guide to Drafting Wills and Trusts in Georgia
  • Estate planning
  • 2022
  • Georgia Estate Administration From Start to Finish
  • Probate
  • 2022
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish for Paralegals
  • Probate
  • 2020
  • Estate Administration from A to Z
  • Probate
  • 2019
  • Understanding Probate Law for Bankers
  • Probate Law
  • 2012
  • Newnan Kiwanis Club
  • Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid
  • 2011
  • LaGrange Newcomers' Club
  • Ten Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid
  • 2010
  • LaGrange Lions Club
  • Ten Ways not to Hurt Your Loved Ones When You Die
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (35)
Endorse Tanner
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tanner is the best in his field. I always refer clients (including family members) to him. He is knowledgeable and a true class act. Tanner will show attention to every client and ensure that his clients truly understand the merits of their case."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to many questions are right on point and he is clearly knowledgeable in all areas in which he practices."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Pittman"
Probate Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pittman's professional expertise and sound judgment play a key role in the advice and counsel he provides. He puts his clients' best interests first in every instance and is a credit to the legal profession."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Pittman on a recently litigated matter. Mr. Pittman exemplified professionalism and courtesy as we worked toward a mutually beneficial settlement. His reputation as organized and prepared was definitively proven in our case. I will happily send cases his way moving forward."
Probate Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tanner is one of the most knowledgeable probate attorneys in this area. He has an excellent reputation with the courts and clearly looks after his client's best interests."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pittman is an outstanding attorney, and his knowledge of the law is unmatched. He is the first attorney I call when I have an estate planning issue. He takes the time to show care and concern for each of his clients. I will gladly refer clients to his office."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tanner is my go-to attorney with any advice on wills, trusts, and estates. He is highly responsive and highly knowledgeable."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer: Tanner is well prepared and great on his feet. He is a tireless advocate for his clients. I can think of no greater endorsement than that I would use him myself."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have consulted with Tanner on estate planning matters facing my own clients. Tanner possesses a wealth of knowledge and an apparent zeal in solving complex legal problems. I have first-hand experience in seeing his work ethic and commitment to effective advocacy and I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently spoke to Tanner regarding a number of legal issues including estate planning, trusts, planning for special needs beneficiaries, and debt collection. I am constantly impressed by Tanner's ability to think, his ability to understand the requirements of the law yet provide practical solutions to his clients. I endorse Tanner's work. I have had the great pleasure of working with Tanner on a second matter involving discovery matters. I found Tanner to be highly knowledgeable of procedural and tactical matters relating to litigation and discovery and will definitely consult with him in the future. He has been a huge help to me. I highly recommend Tanner's work."
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