Select Topics In Adult Guardianships '13

Recorded November 8, 2013


Elder Law Section, State Bar of Georgia


Janet E. Grayson, Program Chair, Snellville

Welcome and Program Overview

Janet E. Grayson

Alternatives to Guardianship, Private Guardianships

Vergena M. Clark, MD, Internal Medicine, Atlanta

Public Guardianships, Investigating Complaints of Abuse and Neglect

  • Kim Grier, Adult Guardianship Specialist, Division of Aging Services, Atlanta
  • Barbara Pastirik, Adult Protective Services, Division of Aging Services, Atlanta
  • Patricia King, Forensic Specialist, Division of Aging Services, Atlanta

medicaid planning

Ira M. Leff, Ira M. Leff, Attorney at Law, Atlanta

Compromising Claims

  • Stephanie F. Brown, McMickle Kurey & Branch LLP, Alpharetta
  • William R. “Bud” Sotter, Law office of William R. Sotter, P.C., Athens
  • John E. Tomlinson, John E. Tomlinson, P.C., Loganville

The role of the Attorney and the Guardian Ad Litem

Hon. Christopher A. Ballar, Judge, Probate Court, Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville

Mental Health and Guardianships

  • Hon. Susan P. Tate, Judge, Probate Court, Athens-Clarke County, Athens
  • Janet E. Grayson