Sarah Randal Watchko

Top rated elder law attorney in Alpharetta, Georgia

Hill & Watchko, LLC
Sarah Randal Watchko
Hill & Watchko, LLC

Practice Areas: Elder law, Estate planning & probate; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 2008

Education: Wake Forest University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2018

Hill & Watchko, LLC

11300 Atlantis Pl
Suite A
Alpharetta, GA 30022 Visit website


Attorney Sarah R. Watchko is a partner at Hill & Watchko, LLC, in Alpharetta, Georgia. Ms. Watchko dedicates her practice to elder law and estate planning and serves clients throughout the north Atlanta metropolitan region.

Ms. Watchko earned bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and psychology from East Carolina University, graduating magna cum laude. She attained her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and is a certified elder law attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation. While attending law school, she gained experience in elder law at the Wake Forest University School of Law’s Elder Law Clinic.

Licensed to practice law since 2008, Ms. Watchko is experienced in matters involving trust and estate planning, estate administration, elder law (including Medicaid and VA planning for long-term care) special needs planning, and trust administration. Following law school, she served as a staff attorney at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Georgia Senior Legal Hotline. She went on to work at private Georgia based firms before joining her partner Cleve Hill at Hill & Watchko, LLC.

Ms. Watchko is an active member of her legal community. She belongs to the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She is also a member of the Atlanta Bar Association’s estate planning and probate section and a former chair of the association’s elder law section.

In addition, Ms. Watchko enjoys providing pro bono service to various organizations. These include the DeKalb County Probate Information Clinic, the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, and the Fulton County Probate Court Probate Information Center. Sarah also serves on the board of PLAN of Georgia, Annandale Village, and on The Drake House's Professional Advisory Council

Practice areas

Elder law, Estate planning & probate

Focus areas

Estate planning, Guardianships & conservatorships, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 50% Elder law
  • 50% Estate planning & probate

First Admitted: 2008, Georgia

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Atlanta Bar Association’s Elder Law Section, Chair, 2012-2013
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
Educational Background:
  • Wake Forest School of Law, Full Merit Scholarship Recipient, 2008
  • East Carolina University, magna cum laude, in Psychology and Philosophy, 2005
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Georgia Certified Elder Law Attorney (“CELA”) by the National Elder Law Foundation, 2013
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Member, PLAN of Georgia, 2019
  • Member, The Drake House Professional Advisory Council, 2021
  • Board Member, Annandale Village, 2022
  • DeKalb Probate Information Center
  • DeKalb Volunteer Lawyer’s Foundation
  • Georgia Senior Legal Hotline
  • Fulton Probate Information Center
  • Atlanta Legal Aid’s Georgia Senior Legal Hotline, 2008 – 2009
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2021 Super Lawyers in the area of Elder Law, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2018 Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” in the area of Elder Law

Office location for Sarah Randal Watchko

11300 Atlantis Pl
Suite A
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Phone: 770-475-8041


3 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2018

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