David Pollan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Pollan Law Firm
 | 1801 Peachtree Street, Suite 125
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 678-235-9317
Fax: 678-510-1362
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010, 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (50%),
  • Health Care (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney David Pollan, of The Pollan Law Firm in Atlanta, Georgia, helps clients with elder law and estate planning needs. Mr. Pollan handles matters involving conservatorships, guardianships, Medicaid eligibility, probate, trusts, wills and more. He represents individuals in the Atlanta metro and in counties, including Cobb, Columbus, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Macon and Savannah counties. 

After earning a bachelor’s degree from Boston University, Mr. Pollan graduated from Atlanta’s Emory University School of Law. Since being admitted to practice in the state of Georgia since 1990, he has focused his practice in the areas of elder law and estate planning. In the course of his practice, he frequently engages with attorneys in other areas of law such as family law and personal injury.

Mr. Pollan has been recognized for more than two decades of work in these areas of law. He has attained the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from the attorney peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell and regularly gives presentations and authors articles on legal issues related to elder law.

Active in a variety of elder law organizations, Mr. Pollan has been involved with groups, including the Atlanta Regional Commission Aging and Health Resources Committee, the Georgia Community Trust, the Weinstein Hospice and the Senior Citizens Law Project. He also belongs to the State Bar of Georgia and is a member of the association’s elder law committee.

Mr. Pollan is also active in is the Georgia ElderCare Network, LLC. This organization is comprised of professionals committed to helping families within the state of Georgia plan for their needs as they age throughout the years.

*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

Elder Law (50%)

Health Care (30%): Hospital Law, Health & Health Care Law

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts

Focus Areas

Hospital Law, Health & Health Care Law, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts


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Super Lawyers: 2010, 2019

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About David Pollan

Admitted: 1990, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.pollanlawfirm.com/attorneys/


  • AV rated* under Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • AARP
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Elder Care Network, Member
  • Senior Citizens’ Law Project
  • Georgia Community Trust and Weinstein Hospice
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Atlanta Regional Committee Aging Services Board
  • Elder Law Committee
  • Georgia, 1990

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Legal Counsel, Atlanta Legal Aid Society
  • Legislative Advocacy, Coalition of Advocates for Georgia's Elderly (COAGE), 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter, "Hot Topics in Adult Guardianship", ICLE, 2004
  • Presenter, "Georgia Elder Law", NBI, 2004
  • Author/Presenter, "Qualified Income Trust in Georgia", Georgia Legal Services Program and Atlanta Legal Aid Society", 2005
  • Author and Presenter, "Medicaid and Elder Law Issues in Georgia", Lorman Educational Services, 2004
  • Speaker, "Community Based Medical Assistance Programs in Georgia", MEDS, 2004
  • Author, "Should People With Disabilities Have a Guardian", Making a Difference, Winter Edition 2004, 2004
  • Presenter, "Georgia Medicaid Workshop", HalfMoon, LLC, 2003
  • Presenter, Legal Services University, "Asset Protection, Basic Probate and Estate Administration in Georgia", Georgia Legal Services Program, 2003
  • Presenter, "Trust Drafting for the Disabled Beneficiary", Sterling Education Services, 2003
  • Author and Presenter, "Medicaid and Medicaid Planning in Georgia - Special Needs Trusts and Asset Protection for the Disabled Beneficiary", MEDS, 2003
  • Author, Verdict Magazine, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Author and Presenter, "Nursing Home and Personal Care Home Contracts and Residents' Rights, Legal Issues in Planning for Long-Term Care", ICLE, 1997
  • Author and Presenter, "Nursing Home Contracts and Residents' Rights: Georgia Elder Law", ICLE, 1997
  • Author and Presenter, "Long-Term Care Issues in Georgia, Georgia Elder Law: Planning for Incapacity and Long-Term Care", ICLE, 1996
  • Speaker, "Adult Guardianship in Georgia", Alzheimers Association Conference, Georgia Southern University, 1996
  • July 2010 "How Georgia is cutting spending by reducing services for elders and medically fragile children", Speaker, Eldercare Matters, 2010
  • August 2010, "Medicaid Waiver Programs, Disability Benefits and Home Modification", Participant Presenter, CEU Event: Resources For Patients with Disabilities:, 2010
  • September 2010, Webinar, Presenter, "Guardianship and Estate Planning for the Beneficiary with Disabilities", Parent To Parent Of Georgia, 2010
  • November 2010, Meeting, Presenter, "Special Needs Trusts and Government Benefits Eligibility", Georgia Advocacy Office, 2010
  • Presenter, "Genes, Machines & Alzheimers, Medical Ethical & Policy Issues Surrounding Alzheimers Disease", Alzheimers Association of Georgia, 1996
  • January 2011, An Elder Care focused Opportunity for Caregivers to ask about the legal issues that arise when caring for aging loved ones., Featured Presenter, The Legal-ease of Senior Care, Alzheimer's Association, 2011
  • Featured Speaker, "Medicaid and Elder Law: Representing Clients in a New Legal Landscape", 2008
  • Presenter, "Planning for Long-Term Care: The Impact of New Medicaid Rules in Georgia, Educational Services, 2007
  • January 2011, Shrinking State Budgets and the Impact on the Elder and Special Needs Communities, Presenter, "A Primer on Medicaid Law and How Special Needs Trusts Protect SSI and Medicaid Eligibility", Shepherd Center - Spinal Cord Injury Program, 2011
  • Presenter, Special Needs Trusts for the Younger Disabled Beneficiary, Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), 2007
  • February 2011, Population Trends and Advance Planning for Legal and Financial Health, Presenter, "Why Plan Ahead?", Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 2011
  • Program Chair, "Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Care", NBI, 2006
  • February 2011, CEU Seminar - Ethics and Elder Law, Presenter, "Ethics and Surrogate Decision-Making", CEU Marketing Concepts, 2011
  • Speaker, "Medicaid, Medicaid Planning & Elder Law in Georgia, 2006
  • February 2011, Presenter, "The Importance of Advance Directives and Advance Planning", Early Memory Loss Support Group/Emory Hospital Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, 2011
  • Presenter and Author, "Medicaid: From Qualifying Clients to Applying for Benefits", 2006
  • Panelist, "Special Needs Trusts", ICLE, 2006
  • Speaker, "Medicaid Estate Recovery", 2006
  • Author, "Georgia Elder Care Planning - How to Protect Assets and Qualify for Long-Term Care Services", NBI, 2005
  • 2005, Author and Speaker, "Medicaid and Medicaid Planning in Georgia", MEDS, 2005
  • Presenter, "Medicaid and Elder Law in Georgia", Lorman Educational Services, 2005
  • Presenter, "Basic Fiduciary Practice", ICLE, 2004
  • Presenter, "Changes in Medicaid and Medicare", Case Management Society of Georgia, 2004

Educational Background:

  • B.S., Boston University, 1987
Office Location for David Pollan

1801 Peachtree Street
Suite 125
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 678-235-9317

Fax: 678-510-1362

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Last Updated: 12/18/2018

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