Tanner Woods Pittman

Tanner Woods Pittman

Probate - Estates - Litigation
  • Business Law, Elder Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Georgia
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Summary

Tanner Pittman has practiced law serving both individuals and large organizational clients. Presently, his practice concentrates on estate services, civil litigation, and legal transactions. His varied background, ranging from retail banking to international business, to the legal field, helps Tanner bring a rich array of experience to bear upon his clients' legal issues.

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.

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 Board of Directors of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, the LaGrange Lions Club, and Covenant Presbyterian Church. He recently served as President of the Wellington Subdivision Property Owners’ Association, Inc.

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 cum laude. 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. He is a proud husband and father of two and, like his family life, sees law practice as an extension of his Christian faith.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted.
  • Contingent Fees
    Will accept some matters on a contingent (i.e., percentage of recovery) basis.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $150-175 per hour for most matters. Flat fees available for common estate cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Languages
  • French: Spoken
  • German: Spoken, Written
  • Romanian: Spoken
Education
University of Georgia
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
LaGrange Chamber of Commerce
Member
- Current
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State Bar Fiduciary Law Section
Member
- Current
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LaGrange Lions Club
Vice President
- Current
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Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Seven "Myths" About Estate Planning
Estateplanninglawfirms.com
Providing For Handicapped Heirs In Your Will With a Special-Needs Trust
Estateplanninglawfirms.com
The Pitfalls of Insolvency and Gifting to Relatives when Estate Planning
Estateplanninglawfirms.com
Avoiding Year's Support Litigation in Georgia Using Living Trusts
Estateplanninglawfirms.com
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
TANNER PITTMAN, LLC        Estate Services -- Civil Litigation -- Legal Transactions - Blog "Fiduciary Folio"
Legal Answers
24 Questions Answered

Q. What are the two things ya'll must have to be admitted to the appeal
A: 1. A retainer from the client and 2. a judgment that is less than thirty days old.
Q. I did consultant and programming work in Georgia as a sub-contractor. I billed the Contractor.
A: Since your agreement is with the contractor, his customer's desires really are irrelevant (unless they were made part of the agreement). For a $350 matter, the legal avenue for you is magistrate court. The contractor can be sued in the county where he resides. The magistrate court clerk can help you fill out and file a statement of claim. Filing fees are just shy of $100, but if you win, you recover those. Nice thinking on the mechanic's lien. I'd have never thought of that!
Q. How do i obtain legal guardianship of my blood brother if he already has a temporary guardian.
A: The temporary guardianship would have to be removed or, by its terms, expire. There is no way for an individual to have two guardians (with the exception of parents or testamentary guardians). A temporary guardianship will only be removed for cause or if the guardian desires it. A "for cause" removal is not an easy time in court. Best wishes.
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Contact & Map
210 W. Broome St.
LaGrange, GA 30240
Telephone: (706) 884-3155
Fax: (706) 884-6977