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Drew Norman Early

Elder law Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.8   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Drew

Learn Drew’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    30%

  2. Estate planning
    30%

  3. Military law
    30%
    focused on veterans law and advocacy with the VA

  4. Mediation
    10%

I am an elder law and estate attorney and also am a registered mediator.  I enjoy assisting my clients and their families in maximizing quality of life under their given circumstances. As a veteran, I have a special interest in veterans advocacy work, particularly in dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs.  I am also an adjunct professor with Emory University's School of Law, teaching a course in Veteran's Law.

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Location

Shewmaker & Shewmaker LLC
2845 Henderson Mill Rd.
Atlanta, GA, 30341

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Gracious, fast response
Please know that Mr. Early provided me with a valuable distinction regarding VA law by simply using the search engine. The nature of Mr. Early's response ,no doubt, is indicative of one who can provide provide pertinent legal counsel.
Posted by Mike | May 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He'll give you an answer
Drew will give you an answer, or tell you where to go. If he can't do it, he will point to someone who can or who would know. He might even provide the contact information.
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Drew responded very promptly to my concerns, answered all my questions, was extremely patient and cordial.
Drew responded very promptly to my concerns, answered all my questions, was extremely patient and cordial. I would highly recommend Drew for estate planning . Thank you , Drew
Posted by Amanda | May 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great consultation.
Mr. Early called back the same day. He was very knowledgeable on the subject of Guardianship. ;E explained all of the fees and explained what the process was. Thank you for a helpful consultation.
Posted by Patricia | January 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt and helpful!
Mr Early was very helpful with my questions having to do with the possible wrongful death of my father while in the army. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Sarah Conti Isburgh | July 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Mr. Early was succinct and tot he point. He provided very helpful information.
Posted by Lolita Richardson | May 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Deed search
Very helpful. Returned my email promptly.
Posted by Lolita Richardson | May 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Deed search
He was the only one that always answered my questions with a quick response! I truly appreciated his promptness. The others?, Not so much! But thank you!
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
VA Information
Mr. Early responded promptly to my enquiry and provided helpful information.
Posted by Justin | March 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
We make war that we may live in peace.
Drew was helpful, pleasant, and straight to the point. He took the time to listen to understand my position and offered additional references. To include sage information for any veterans tool belt. I highly recommend contacting him.
Posted by Quincy | November 12, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Initial Meeting
I met with Drew Early after a phone consultation and he was very understanding and explained estate planning and how probate court works. He told me the truth and he was very honest. My Brother and I will be hiring Drew Early as soon as we get other family matters finished.
Posted by Quincy Green | October 8, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful and Compassionate
Drew called me within minutes of receiving my email on Avvo. He explained things very clearly so I can understand. I plan on following up with Drew and using his services in the future.
Posted by Matt | September 12, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Question on NOD filing- construction of appeal, etc.
Mr. Norman contacted me within an hour of my inquiry. We discussed my Notice of Disagreement filing and the time it would take for a response. This was around 5pm on a Friday which was unexpected. He was extremely helpful, nice and really took the time to listen.
Posted by Isaac | September 9, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Lawyer who cares!!
Mr. Early should be the blueprint on how client service and professionalism should be he help my father when he clearly could have charged him for information that was there free but we did know.
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
consulted with Drew Early for 31 minutes, with him giving me the reqirements and advise on preparing my appeal for the VA denial
I picked Drew Early from the group of lawyers you of Avvo got to adress my questions, because he was one of us, and the Military Law titled was another plus. Of the free pro bono time I gathered enough information to use as a guide in preparing an appeal and something that he would consider a fail proof appeal. Again I would like to thank you of Avvo and Drew Early for their quick response and collective material. David M Scott Vet (Vietnam) US Navy 1959' to 1967
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very detailed advice and very helpful
I have placed quite a few questions on Avvo in the past and have not always gotten very helpful responses or advice. This attorney was extremely detailed with his advice and suggestions which resulted in me getting a resolve for the matter I was dealing with.
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
fast
Mr. Early called me within 12 hours after I sent him an email. He is caring, polite and helpful. I highly recommend this attorney.
Posted by Amanda | March 27, 2015
General questions and advice about wills and estates
I needed some advice after the death of my father. Mr. Early responded to my email with a phone call within an hour. He was very straight forward and informative and I will most likely be calling him back.
Posted by Martha | July 15, 2014
I highly reccomend this Gentleman
Drew Early is one of the good guys. He cares about his clients and people. As a Veteran I went to him for advise, he responded quickly every time, gave me solid advice, was very patient with my questions. He was easy to talk too, I cannot thank him enough.
Posted by Margie | February 5, 2014
The gold standard
There is not enough space to give all the praise and accolades Mr. Early deserves. He spent as much time as I needed to address all of my issues and alleviate all my fears. He shared his knowledge and compassion, in a personal and professional manner. Once the clerks learned who my lawyer was, the filing of my husband' s will was filed quickly. All of the clerks at the Probate court could not say enough good things about Mr. Early. His reputation is well deserved.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 20%-25%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Law Firm of Drew Early, LLC
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • Georgia State University
  • J.D. cum laude
  • 2008
  • US Command and General Staff College
  • MMAS with honors
  • 1993
  • United States Military Academy
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re: Scott
  • resolved in favor of client
  • In re: Knapp
  • avorable for client
  • In re: LeBleu
  • favorable for client
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Associations

  • Military and Veterans Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Military Legal Assistance Program, State Bar of Georgia
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Military and Veterans Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Co-chair
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Organization of Veterans Advocates
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Academy Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Marshall-Tuttle Award: outstanding military/veterans lawyer
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2010

Publications

  • The Elder Law Journal
  • "Cracks in the Armor: Due Process, Attorney's Fees, and the Dep't of Veterans Affairs
  • 2009
  • Proceedings, the US Naval Institute
  • On non-lethal warfare
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Young Lawyers Disvision
  • VA Accreditation CLE
  • 2015
  • State Bar of Georgia, Elder Law Section
  • Veterans Benefits
  • 2014
  • VA accreditaion seminar
  • Update on VA case law and regulations
  • 2013
  • Spring Seminar
  • VA Pension
  • 2013
  • Military and Veterans Law Spring CLE
  • Estate Planning and Military and Veterans Benefits
  • 2013
  • GA Military and Veterans Section CLE
  • Update on VA regulations and case law
  • 2013
  • GA NAELA
  • VA Appeals and Veterans Homes
  • 2012
  • Georgia State Bar Winter Meeting
  • Veterans and Survivor Benefits Counseling
  • 2011
  • Georgia State Bar Annual Meeting
  • Veterans Law: Recent Cases and Regulatory Changes
  • 2011
  • Georgia Military and Veterans Section
  • VA Service-Connection
  • 2011
  • State Bar of Georgia, Military/Veterans Law Section
  • Veterans Health Care and Benefits
  • 2010
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Georgia chapter)
  • Veterans Aid and Attendance
  • 2010
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Georgia chapter)
  • Veterans Benefits: Basic Training
  • 2010
  • Federal Practitioners Institute
  • Introduction to VA
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (48)
Given (15)
Endorse Drew
Elder law Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Early has extensive knowledge in his practice area."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Early."
Military law Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Early demonstrates a great depth of experience, insight and legal knowledge through his Avvo responses. His legal acumen is obvious, and his legal input is both pragmatic and empathetic. I recommend him in all areas of military law."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Early gives thoughtful and insightful answers to the community on Avvo. These are the qualities that clients should look for when engaging an attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Norman is especially knowledgeable in legal subjects such as military law and elder law, which are occasionally brought up in the context of family law. His answers are clear and to the point. A great attorney."
Military law Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Drew is an absolute wizard when it comes to the Veteran's Administration. He consistently gets large rewards for his clients and knows the process better than anyone."
Mediation Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Early are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Mr. Early. He has a well established reputation as a preeminent Elder Law and estate planning attorney in Georgia."
Military law Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Early is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Military law Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently had the pleasure of attending Attorney Early's lecture on Elder Law and its relation to veterans during a National Organization for Veterans' Advocates conference in Providence, Rhode Island. I was impressed with Attorney Early's vast knowledge on the subject. I fully endorse this attorney for any matter involving veterans' disability and elder law."
Unknown Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Early is a terrific attorney and dedicated advocate. The depth and breadth of his knowledge are impressive. I would hire him as my own counsel."
Elder law Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Drew Early has a detailed understanding of the various programs available to our veterans. A veteran himself, he works tirelessly to help his fellow veterans. I have only heard good things from people I have referred to him."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly knowledgeable in numerous areas, Mr. Early consistently provides informative responses. His writing is concise and well reasoned. He does a fine job of observing if any pertinent facts that may be missing, but which could affect the analysis. I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"After reading some of the answers that Mr. Early has placed on this website it is clear that he is extremely knowledgeable in his areas of practice."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A well respected lawyer in the legal community."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Drew who proudly served our great country and continues his service to veterans and the public at large as a registered mediator. Knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions. Client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Looking out for the elderly is clearly his priority. KUDOS"
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"This attorney goes above and beyond to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Friend
"Drew Early is one of the preeminent lawyers in Georgia for VA disability claims, and is a tireless advocate for veterans and service members. Drew's past experience as an Army officer is a force multiplier to the military and veterans' law bar in Georgia, and he is the trusted resource to whom I turn for guidance and mentorship in my law practice as well. For these reasons, I endorse Drew wholeheartedly and without reservation."
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