Jerry A. Landers, Jr. Attorney at Law

Georgia Lawyer Has 28 Years of Experience Litigating Jury, Non-Jury, Administrative Trial and Appeals Cases

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Firm Overview

Jerry A. Landers, Jr. Attorney at Law handles probate, estate litigation, guardianships, conservatorships and general civil litigation. His practice is split between estate planning matters such as wills, probate, guardianship, and commercial and non-commercial litigation matters. He is a registered mediator. His law firm is located in Marietta, Georgia and his practice extends throughout Cobb County and Metro Atlanta.

Areas of the law where litigation attorney Jerry A. Landers can help you include:
-Wills
-Probate
-Estate administration
-Trusts
-Adult guardianship
-Elder guardianship
-Conservatorship
-Incompetency proceedings
-Alternative dispute resolution
-Advance directives
-Resorts and leisure
-Commercial litigation
-Workers compensation
-Real estate litigation
-General civil litigation
-Mediation
-Arbitration

Probate and Estate Litigation in Cobb County:
Contesting an estate after the loss of a loved one is a very delicate matter. Jerry A. Landers, Jr. Attorney at Law has the experience and knowledge to help you preserve the last wishes of your loved one. With the proper legal guidance and representation, you can help ensure that the integrity of the will is upheld. Trying to handle it on your own can be difficult and complex. Contact a reliable probate and estate litigation attorney in Marietta, Georgia today.

Partner with a Skilled Lawyer to Solve your Legal Problems
If you need a lawyer, then you have a legal problem that requires solving. Jerry A. Landers, Jr. Attorney at Law partners with his clients to find efficient, professional and cost-effective solutions to their legal issues. He has 28 years of experience in all state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Leisure Activities Defense Law Firm:
Jerry A. Landers, Jr. Attorney at Law wrote and obtained passage of the Roller Skating Safety Act of 1993 in Georgia. This act provides additional protection to skating rinks and operators. His firm handles leisure activities defense cases and he represents skating rinks, bowling alleys and zip lines against litigation.
Main Office

Main Office
166 Anderson Street, Suite 200
Marietta  GA  30060

Phone
  • 770-795-1299
Fax
  • 770-206-2323
Estate Planning
Experienced Attorney Litigating Probate Disputes
The death of a loved one is always a painful occurrence. Unfortunately, that pain is too often compounded by problems in the estate that cause disputes among heirs and beneficiaries. If you suspect that a will or its execution does not reflect the wishes of the deceased, you have a right to challenge the proceedings in probate court. Jerry A. Landers, Jr. Attorney at Law has represented aggrieved parties in probate cases for more than 28 years. He is ready to assist you in inheritance controversies arising from:
-Lack of capacity
-Undue influence
-Breach of fiduciary duty
-Preventing exploitation of the elderly

Many probate disputes stem from suspicions that a particular individual took advantage of the declining health or dementia of the deceased to insinuate himself into the will to the detriment of the rightful heirs. Estate and probate attorney Jerry A. Landers, Jr. is familiar with such cases and knows exactly what kind of evidence is necessary to make a showing of undue influence or lack of capacity. If a caretaker or family member manipulated an unfair change in the will, that change can be invalidated.

Demanding Accountability and Fairness:
The individual chosen to be the personal representative of the estate or to hold power of attorney has a fiduciary duty to dispatch his obligations professionally and in accordance with the wishes of the testator. Any deliberate fraud or negligence in accounting for assets can and should be challenged in probate. Jerry A. Landers, Jr. Attorney at Law has vast experience dealing with estate matters and can form a quick and accurate appraisal of whether matters are being handled competently and honestly.

Don't expect success if you handle objections yourself:
Many beneficiaries hesitate to hire an attorney because they trust the probate court to do what is fair or wish to keep a family dispute within the family. However, there are things you should consider before attempting to handle a probate issue yourself. The court is not an investigative body. Just because you bring up an issue does not mean the judge is obligated to search for supporting evidence. You can present allegations, but without the firm basis a professional attorney can provide, your suspicions may receive little consideration. Moreover, a seasoned attorney who has been through probate negotiations before is likely to produce a settlement that satisfies all parties and allows the proceedings to move forward at less cost to the estate.

Jerry A. Landers

Principal

Practice Areas:
-Wills
-Probate
-Estate administration
-Trusts
-Adult guardianship
-Elder guardianship
-Conservatorship
-Incompetency proceedings
-Alternative dispute resolution
-Advance directives
-Resorts and leisure
-Commercial litigation
-Workers compensation
-Real estate litigation
-General civil litigation
-Mediation
-Arbitration

Admitted:
Georgia, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia and U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1984

Education:
-Emory University, J.D., 1984
-University of Georgia, B.A., 1981

Associations & Memberships:
-Atlanta and Cobb County Bar Associations
-State Bar of Georgia
-International Amusement & Leisure Defense Association

Representative Cases:
-Bean v. Wilson, 283 Ga. 511, 661 S.E.2d 518 (2008)
-Evans v. Sparkles, 290 Ga. App. 458, 659 S.E.2d 860 (2008)

Biographical Details:
-Registered Mediator
-Presenter, Probate Practice: The Essential Basics, National
Business Institute, December 2008
-Presenter, Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step
Is Important, National Business Institute, May 2008
-Presenter, Fundamental Probate Procedures and Practice,
National Business Institute, December 2008
-Presenter, Roller Skating Risk Management, RSA, August 2009
Education
  • Emory University
    Juris Doctorate , 1984
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