Tanner Woods Pittman

Tanner Woods Pittman

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

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.

University of Georgia
Law Degree
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Articles & Publications
Seven "Myths" About Estate Planning
Providing For Handicapped Heirs In Your Will With a Special-Needs Trust
The Pitfalls of Insolvency and Gifting to Relatives when Estate Planning
Avoiding Year's Support Litigation in Georgia Using Living Trusts
Professional Associations
LaGrange Chamber of Commerce
- Current
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State Bar Fiduciary Law Section
- Current
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LaGrange Lions Club
Vice President
- Current
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Georgia State Bar
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • 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.
Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
  • French: Spoken
  • German: Spoken, Written
  • Romanian: Spoken
Legal Answers
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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Websites & Blogs
TANNER PITTMAN, LLC        Estate Services -- Civil Litigation -- Legal Transactions - Blog "Fiduciary Folio"
Contact & Map
210 W. Broome St.
LaGrange, GA 30240
Telephone: (706) 884-3155
Fax: (706) 884-6977