Holly Geerdes

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Alpharetta, Georgia

Estate Law Center
Holly Geerdes
Estate Law Center

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 2000

Education: University of Minnesota Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2007
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Estate Law Center

1100 Cambridge Square
Suite B
Alpharetta, GA 30009 Visit website


Passion for the work and true compassion for her clients is what keeps Holly Geerdes at the apex of her profession. Driven by her belief that everyone deserves the best legal representation possible, and rated in the top tier of attorneys by courts and her peers, she’s spent more than 22 years committed to providing justice and peace of mind for clients in civil and criminal courts.

Raised in Iowa, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa in 1997, followed by a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2000. A fierce litigator, she has both prosecuted and defended in criminal court, serving as a Public Defender, and later as Director of Capital Appeals under the Attorney General for the state of Georgia. In 2006, she founded Geerdes & Associates, and established Estate Law Center USA in 2013, a successful estate planning law firm based in Atlanta and serving New York, Boston, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Texas.

Holly Lynn Geerdes has earned much acclaim and numerous honors throughout her career, including: Named in the “Top 100 ” litigators by the National Trial Lawyers; Awarded Supreme Court “Case of the Year” in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 by Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; "Top Rated" designation from Super Lawyers; and an Avvo “Superb” rating. Prominent in the legal community, she serves as an adjunct law professor, has served on several State Bar boards and committees, speaks at seminars for attorneys and judges, and trains lawyers, financial advisors, and CPAs on asset protection.

An expert educator and public speaker, Geerdes hosts free weekly 1-hour estate planning webinars discussing asset protection strategies. Taking the time to get to know them and to understand their needs, she explains her clients’ options and crafts plans tailored to their specific concerns and legal objectives, and drafts necessary documents to establish wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and medical directives.

With more than 50 years of combined experience, Geerdes and the other skilled attorneys at Estate Law Center USA are capable of handling a wide variety of complex legal matters. While they specialize in estate planning - including wills, trusts, business succession, elder law, and asset protection – they also are highly experienced in business litigation, family law, medicaid, veterans’ benefits, personal injury, and criminal defense.

Actively involved in the community, she is a member  or serves on the boards for the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the National Association of REALTORS, the Gwinnett County Bar Association, and Rotary International.


Estate Law Center USA

1100 Cambridge Sq., Ste B, ~ Alpharetta GA 30009

Phone: (770) 212-2181 ~ Website: www.gklawgroup.com


Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Estate Planning & Probate

First Admitted: 2000, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://gklawgroup.com/holly-geerdes/

  • Named as One of the Georgia’s Top 14 attorneys under 40, The Daily Report, 2006
  • Top 100 trial lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Case of the Year Award, 2001-2005
  • Named Super Lawyer, State of Georgia
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer, State Bar of Georgia, 2004
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Eldercare
  • Financial Planning
  • Retirement
  • Taxes

Office location for Holly Geerdes

1100 Cambridge Square
Suite B
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Phone: 678-957-7217


5 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2007

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