Mary B. Galardi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Galardi Law
 | 1418 Dresden Drive, Suite 240
Atlanta, GA 30319
Phone: 678-235-9628
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Mary B. Galardi is the principal of Galardi Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Galardi practices business, estate planning and probate law, representing clients throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area including Roswell and Sandy Springs, and Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.

After graduating cum laude from Texas Tech University, Ms. Galardi earned her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. She is admitted to practice in both Georgia and Texas as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Galardi is rated AV Preeminent*, the highest possible, by the attorney peer-review organization Martindale-Hubbell and has an extensive foundation of experience thanks to her roles in a variety of Georgia-based legal organizations. In addition to her Martindale-Hubbell rating, she was named one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers in the State of Georgia” several years in a row by Atlanta Magazine.

Throughout her legal career, Ms. Galardi has lectured on business and estate planning topics for a variety of groups and individuals, including the Fiduciary Law Institute at St. Simons Island. She has also authored articles for publications such as the American Business Women’s Association newsletter and the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession.

Active in various professional and community organizations, Ms. Galardi is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, the American Bar Association and the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations. She also volunteers with Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and has served roles within the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Business/Corporate (50%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

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About Mary Galardi

Admitted: 1994, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://galardilaw.com/who-we-are/education-and-certification...

Honors and Awards:

  • Awarded the 2006 Woman of the Year Award of the Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors
  • Chosen by peers as a Georgia Super Lawyer in the area of Estate Planning by Atlanta Magazine every year since 2006
  • Chosen as one of the top 50 Women Lawyers in the State of Georgia 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 through 2016 by Atlanta Magazine
  • Chosen as one of Georgia Trend’s 2012, 2015 and 2016 Legal Elite
  • “AV”® Preeminent rating by MARTINDALE Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Georgia, 1994
  • State Bar of Texas, 1994
  • Atlanta Estate Planning Council
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, President –Atlanta Chapter, , 2001 - 2002
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Representative-At-Large – State Executive Board, 2002 - 2005
  • National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, Women’s Bar Leadership Summit 2004 – “The Secrets of Our Success,” Chair
  • National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, Board of Directors, 2002 - 2006
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section, Board of Directors, 1999 - 2000
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section, Member, 1997 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Chair, 2011 - 2012
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section, Board of Directors, 2005 - 2013
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Elder Law Committee, Chair, 1999 - 2000
  • American Bar Association, Real Property and Estate Planning Section, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Section, Secretary, 2015 - 2016
  • State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Section, Vice Chair, 2016 - 2017
  • United States Supreme Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Gwinnett County, Public Relations Chair, 2002 - 2004
  • Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Gwinnett County, Secretary, 2005 - 2011
  • Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Gwinnett County, Board of Directors, 2001 - 2011
  • Christ the King Lutheran Church, Norcross, President—Congregational Council, 2004
  • The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Board of Advisors, 2008 - 2010
  • Pro Bono Volunteer, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
  • National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, Vice-President of Fundraising, 2004 - 2005

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • “Investing and Giving in a Recession” presented to Financial Advisors Seminar, Gwinnett Community Foundation; October 2001
  • “Choosing a Business Entity” presented to Georgia Women Entrepreneurs Conference, Columbus, Georgia; April 2002
  • “The Basics of Drafting Wills and Trusts in Georgia” presented for Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, Georgia; January 2003
  • “Practical Ethics: Avoiding Client and Beneficiary Conflicts—Panel Discussion” presented for the Fiduciary Law Institute of the State Bar of Georgia, St. Simon’s Island; July 2004
  • “Marketing to Professionals” presented to Women in Insurance & Financial Services, Atlanta Chapter; February 2006
  • “Estate Planning for the Executive” presented to Kettering Career Network; August 2006
  • “Estate Planning Topics” presented to employees of the CDC; October 2007
  • Guest Lecturer, John Marshall School of Law; October 2007
  • “Secrets of my Success” Panel Discussion presented to Women in Insurance & Financial Services, Atlanta Chapter; November 2007
  • “Probate: Perils, Props and Tips I Wish I’d Known” presented for the 53rd Annual Estate Planning Institute of the State Bar of Georgia, Athens; February 2008
  • “Probate Tips Panel” presented for the Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section; October 2008 and January 2010
  • Guest Lecturer, Emory University; April 2010
  • “Practice Tips for Attorneys in Probate Court” Moderated panel discussion of probate judges presented for the Fiduciary Law Institute of the State Bar of Georgia, St. Simon’s Island; July 2010
  • “Probate Tips for Financial Planners from Lawyers and Judges” presented to Financial Planners Association of Georgia; June 2011
  • “Avoiding Estate Planning Regrets” presented to the 58th Annual Estate Planning Institute of the State Bar of Georgia, Athens; February 2013 and the Atlanta Bar Estate Planning and Probate Section; January 2014
  • “Interplay between Family Law and Estate Planning” presented to the Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section; September 2014
  • “Engagement Letters for Lawyers” presented to the Institute for Continuing Legal Education Basic Fiduciary Practice; March 201
  • “Managing an Estate Planning Practice” presented to the Institute for Continuing Legal Education Basic Fiduciary Practice; March 2016 and October 2016
  • “Basic Estate Planning Needs” American Business Women’s Association Newsletter, March 1999
  • “Essential Estate Planning Documents” Women in Insurance & Financial Services National Quarterly Publication, Summer 2001
  • Establishing a Successful Solo Practice; Thomason Reuters/Aspatore; 2011
  • The Road to Independence, 101 Women’s Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms; Commission on Women in the Profession, American Bar Association; 2011

Educational Background:

  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, B.S., cum laude, 1980
  • Oxford University, Oxford, England, Institute on International and Comparative Law, Summer 1992
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Office Location for Mary B. Galardi

1418 Dresden Drive
Suite 240
Atlanta, GA 30319

Phone: 678-235-9628

 

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Last Updated: 1/10/2017

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