HAILED BY CLIENTS AS
"not mediocre!" and
"sticks by his persons!"
Areas of Practice
Tanner Pittman has practiced law serving both individuals and large organizational and municipal clients in the areas of estate planning, real estate, creditors’ rights, and litigation. Presently, his practice concentrates on complex estate planning, probate, and commercial and real estate litigation.
Memberships and Offices
Tanner is a member of the Georgia State Bar and is admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and all superior and lower Georgia courts. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar Fiduciary Law Section, the Board of Directors of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, the LaGrange Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trustees of YoungKo for Charity, and Covenant Presbyterian Church. He recently served as President of the Wellington Subdivision Property Owners’ Association and is a Vice-President of the LaGrange Lions Club.
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 some 200 participants in the 2004 Russell Moot Court Competition at the University of Georgia School of 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.
Languages spoken: German, French, Romanian
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||2013||01/14/2017|
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2006||01/12/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Hughes-Spalding Scholarship||University of Georgia School of Law||2003|
|Founding partner||Tanner Pittman, LLC||2009 - Present|
|Associate||Lewis, Taylor & Todd, P.C.||2006 - 2009|
|Banking Manager||Athens First Bank & Trust Co.||2001 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|LaGrange, Georgia Chamber of Commerce||Member||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|LaGrange Symphony Orchestra||Member of the Board||2008 - 2014|
|Wellington Subdivision Property Owners' Association, Inc.||President||2008 - 2009|
|LaGrange Lions Club||Vice-president||2007 - 2008|
|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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|National Business Institute Seminar||Year's Support Law in Georgia: On Using, "Abusing," and "Refusing" a Statutory Right||2011|
|estateplanninglawfirms.com||The Pitfalls of Insolvency and Gifting to Relatives when Estate Planning||2011|
|estateplanninglawfirms.com||Providing For Handicapped Heirs In Your Will With a Special-Needs Trust||2011|
|Estateplanninglawfirms.com||Seven "Myths" About Estate Planning||2011|
|estateplanninglawfirms.com||Avoiding Year's Support Litigation in Georgia Using Living Trusts||2011|
|University of Georgia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Clemson University||German & International Trade||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Universitaet Trier||German as a Foreign Language||Course Certificate||1999|
|Universite Catholique de Lyon||French as a Foreign Language||Course Certificate||1997|
|Estate Administration Boot Camp||Spousal Elective Shares and Disclaimers||2016|
|Understanding Probate Law for Bankers||Probate Law||2012|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish||Protection of the spouse and minor children in the probate process||2011|
|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|