Jacquelyn H. Saylor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Saylor Law Firm LLP
 | 100 Colony Square, Suite 1450, 1175 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: 404-892-4400
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (80%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Jacquelyn H. Saylor is a founding partner of The Saylor Law Firm LLP, which has office locations in Atlanta and St. Simons Island, Georgia. A top-rated attorney with nearly 35 years of legal experience, Ms. Saylor focuses her practice primarily on estate planning, probate and estate administration, estate and trust disputes, and business law and planning.

Widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent female attorneys in the state, Ms. Saylor received the Legal Leaders Woman Leader in the Law award in 2018 and the Outstanding Woman in the Profession Achievement Award from the Atlanta Bar Association Women in the Profession section in 2016. She also holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and Georgia Trend Magazine named her among the state's Legal Elite for taxes, estates and trusts. She has also received numerous other awards and honors for her professionalism and service.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Ms. Saylor earned her Master of Arts in modern European history from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then attended Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1983. That same year, the State Bar of Georgia admitted her to practice.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Saylor has maintained an active presence in numerous local, state and national bar associations. She is the past president and current board member of the Atlanta Bar Association, and she was recently elected to serve as chair for the organization's estate planning and probate section.

A prolific writer, Ms. Saylor edits and contributes content to the Atlanta Bar Association Estate Planning & Probate Section newsletter, The Mortmain, and she serves on the editorial board for The Atlanta Lawyer, where she has published several articles. She also conducts continuing legal education seminars and lectures across her region on a variety of legal topics.

Committed to her local community, Ms. Saylor volunteers her time and services to various civic and charitable organizations throughout the Atlanta metro region, and she received the Chief Justice Benham Community Service Award from the State Bar of Georgia in 2004.

*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 (80%): Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Business/Corporate (20%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Business Organizations

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2017 - 2018

Email Me

To: Jacquelyn H. Saylor
Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry

About Jacquelyn Saylor

Admitted: 1983, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://saylorlaw.com/team/jacquelyn-h-jackie-saylor/

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyer in Estate Planning & Probate, 2018
  • Legal Leaders Woman Leader in the Law, 2018
  • Georgia Women's Institute Leadership in Business and Law Award, 2010
  • NAWBO Atlanta WE Advocate Award as a community professional, 2008
  • Recipient, Chief Justice Benham Award for Community Service, State Bar of Georgia, 2004
  • Distinguished Volunteer Leadership in Birth Defects Prevention, March of Dimes, North Georgia Chapter Board of Directors, 1989-1991, 1989
  • Phi Kappa Literary Society, University of Georgia
  • Phi Alpha Theta, University of Georgia
  • Phi Kappa Phi, University of Georgia
  • Outstanding public service in providing legal representation to low income citizens of Georgia, December 31, 2007
  • Outstanding Woman in the Profession Achievement Award, Women in Profession Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, June 2016
  • Legal Leaders Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell in Estate Planning, 2012-2016
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 100 Most Influential People in Law and Accounting, 2014
  • Georgia Super Lawyers in Estate Planning & Probate for five years 
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia, Georgia Super Lawyers
  • AV Rated Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell
  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, The Best Lawyers In Taxes, Estates & Trust Category

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Atlanta-Fulton League of Women Voters, Board of Directors
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Past Member
  • Gate City Bar, Past Member
  • National Council of Bar Presidents, Past Member
  • American Bar Association, Past Member
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL), Sisters in Law
  • Old War Horse Lawyers Club, Member
  • Georgia Department of Corrections, Women’s Advisory Council, 1994-1996
  • Georgia Department of Corrections, Vice-Chair 1995-1996
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Fellow
  • State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Business Law Section, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member
  • Women in the Profession (WIP) Committee, WIP Section Board 2010 – 2013
  • Women in the Profession (WIP) Committee, Treasurer 2011 – 2012
  • Women in the Profession (WIP) Committee, Chair, 2000 – 2002
  • Ex-Officio Member, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board of Trustees, 2013-2015
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section, Secretary, 2015-2016
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section, Treasurer 2016-2017
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section, Vice Chair/Chair Elect 2017-2018
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section, Incoming Chair 2018-2019
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section, Board 2009 – 2019
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2004 – 2016
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Treasurer, 2011 – 2012
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Secretary, 2012 – 2013
  • Atlanta Bar Association Board of Directors, 2015-2016
  • Atlanta Bar Association, President, 2014-2015
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Vice President/President Elect, 2013 – 2014
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Executive Committee, 2006 – 2016
  • Member, Leadership Atlanta, 1989-present
  • Committee Chair, Georgia Women’s History Month Committee, 1996
  • Board Member, Georgia Commission on Women, appointed by Lt. Governors Pierre Howard and Mark Taylor, 1992 – 2003

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer, Volunteer Lawyer Project for Cuban Detainees, 1985
  • The Carter Center’s Board of Councilors, Member
  • Trinity School Parents Council, Treasurer
  • Trinity School Parents Council, President
  • Atlanta Symphony Ball Committee, Arthritis Ball Patron
  • Atlanta Symphony Ball Committee, Arthritis Ball Patron
  • Good Shepherd Society, Member
  • Good Shepherd Society, Intercessor
  • Good Shepherd Society, Lector
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Sunday School Teacher
  • Associate Vestry, Member
  • GreenLaw’s Environmental Heroes Celebration, Sponsor
  • Ansley Park Book Club, Member
  • Ansley Park Garden Club, Member
  • Ansley Park Civic Association, Member
  • Ansley Park Tour of Homes, Sponsor
  • Ansley Park Tour of Homes, Volunteer
  • “I Have a Dream” program, Contributor
  • Volunteer Lawyer Project for Cuban Detainees, 1985
  • DeKalb County Probate Information Center (PIC), Volunteer Attorney through the (DVLF) DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Fulton County Probate Information Center (PIC), Volunteer Attorney through the (AVLF) Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, since 2007
  • Selden Society, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Atlanta Bar Foundation, Gift Planning Committee, 2017-2018
  • Atlanta Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2014-2015
  • Past Chair, Pro Bono Committee, Atlanta Bar Association, 2005-2006
  • Atlanta Bar Foundation, Charter Life Time Fellow-program
  • Hearing Officer, Bureau of Taxicabs and Vehicles for Hire, City of Atlanta, 2002 – 2004
  • Pro bono Volunteer, Probate Information Centers (PIC) of Fulton and DeKalb counties, 2007-2017
  • Sponsor, Sawbones (doctors) vs. Jawbones (lawyers) basketball game to benefit Side by Side Brain Injury Center
  • Circle/Cornerstone Member, High Museum of Art
  • Member, Georgia Commision on Women, 1992-2003
  • Vice Chair, 1995-1996, Member 1994-1996, Women's Advisory Council, Georgia Department of Corrections
  • Law Week Wills Program

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, “Reliable Insights About Testamentary Special Needs Trusts,” The Mortmain, the Estate Planning & Probate Section newsletter, Early Summer, 2017
  • Author, "Tech Talk: Windows 10 Update", The Atlanta Lawyer, Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association, 2016
  • Speaker, "Self-marketing and Firm-marketing", Presentation to Emory Law School Extern Class, 2016
  • Speaker, "Appreciation and Peace Officers Memorial Service", Sponsored by the Atlanta Bar Association and Atlanta Metropolitan Police, 2015
  • Speaker, "Networking 101", Presentation to Emory Law School Extern Class, 2015
  • Speaker, "Looking Back at 2014: The Risk of Engagement and Leadership", Atlanta Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2015
  • Speaker, "Ethics and the 'Vulnerable' Client with Traumatic Brain Injury - Part 2: Financial Agreements for Lifelong Care", hosted by Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse, December, 2015
  • Author, "A Look Back at Atlanta Bar Association Leaders: African Americans and Women in the Organization", The Atlanta Lawyer, 2014
  • Author and Issue Editor, "Why and How There is an Evolution of Estate Planning in the Future for Lawyers", The Mortmain, 2014
  • Teacher, "Why Every Vote Matters", Therrell High School Law Day Program, 2014
  • Radio Appearance, "Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Show", 2014
  • Lecturer, "What Family Law Attorneys Need to Know", State Bar of GA ICLE, 2013
  • Effective Networking, Speaker, Atlanta Bar Association Women In The Profession Section, 2012
  • "Caution Required for Internet Wills and other Self Made Wills", Vitam, West Georgia Health Foundation Newsletter, Author, 2011
  • Speaker, "Estate Planning in an Era of Certain Uncertainty: The Tax Relief Act of 2010 and the Revised Georgia Trust Code of 2010", West Georgia Health Foundation Planned Giving Seminar, May, 2011
  • Panelist, "Award Winning NAWBO Women Business Owners", NAWBO, March, 2011
  • Author, "Does Converting a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA Make Economical Sense?", The Mortmain, Winter, 2010
  • Author, "Tips for Probate Courts in Metropolitan Atlanta", The Mortmain, Spring, 2010
  • Issue Editor, The Mortmain, Spring, 2010
  • Issue Editor, The Mortmain, Summer, 2009
  • Author, "Probate Practice Pitfalls and Pointers Panel", The Mortmain, Winter, Author, 2009
  • "Estate Tax Reform, Middle Class Clients, Income Taxation of Estates & Trusts", The Mortmain, 2008
  • Author, "Ask Super Lawyers: How would an estate plan I make with a do-it-yourself kit hold up in Georgia?", Atlanta Magazine, March, 2008
  • "Recent Developments in Georgia Fiduciary Law," The Mortmain, 2006
  • Teacher, "Dialogue on Brown v. Board of Education", Atlanta Bar May Day Program, Therrell High School, Atlanta, Georgia, May, 2004
  • Executive Board, It's About Time: Part-Time Policies and Practices in Atlanta Law Firms, Sponsor was the Women in the Profession Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and the Georgia Commission on Women, 2004
  • Panelist, "Going Solo: A Practical Approach, Supporting Your Practice: Available Resources," Georgia State University, College of Law, Career Services Office, April, 2004
  • Speaker, "Probate, Beyond the Will" , State Bar of Georgia, CLE, Solo and Small Firm Institute, 2004
  • Speaker, "Effective Uses of Trusts, Estate Planning for the General Practitioner: A Comparison of Wills and Trusts,” State Bar of Georgia, CLE, Solo and Small Firm Institute September, 2003, 2003
  • "Financial Planning" and "Law Practice Management", The Information Exchange, Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section Newsletter, Atlanta Bar Association, 2001
  • "Year End Tax Planning" and "Ethical Considerations on the Internet", The Information Exchange, Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section Newsletter, Atlanta Bar Association, January, 2001
  • Co-Editor & Co-Author, "Women and the Law: An Update", Published by the Georgia Commission on Women and the Georgia Department of Law, 1998
  • Co-Editor & Co-Author, "Women and the Law: A Guide to Women's Legal Rights in Georgia", 1996
  • Co-Author: Sections on Wills, Trusts, Starting Your Own Business, Georgia Commission on Women and the Georgia Department of Law
  • Author: Sections on Power of Attorney. Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
  • Georgia League of Women Voters, League Legislative Newsletter, Editor & Contributor
  • The Information Exchange, SP/SF newsletter, Atlanta Bar Association, Past Editor
  • The Information Exchange, SP/SF newsletter, Atlanta Bar Association, Past Chair
  • The Atlanta Lawyer, Advisor, 2014-2016
  • Moderator: “Judiciary Preference for Probate Petitions and other Probate Matters” Panel Discussion, Estate Planning & Probate Section, Atlanta Bar Association, October 2017
  • Author, “Restaurant Review: Atmosphere Bistro,” The Atlanta Lawyer, Feb 2018
  • Co-Author: “Unique Wedding Ceremonies in the Atlanta Community,” The Atlanta Lawyer, Magazine of the Atlanta Bar Association, Feb 2018
  • Author, multiple President's Messages such as "The Importance of Financial Planning" and "A Community Commitment: The Impact of Lawyers Who Give Back," The Atlanta Lawyer, 2014-2015.

Educational Background:

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Master of Arts, Modern European History
  • University of Georgia, Bachelor of Arts, History
Find Me Online
Office Location for Jacquelyn H. Saylor

100 Colony Square, Suite 1450
1175 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30361

Phone: 404-892-4400

 

Jacquelyn H. Saylor:

Last Updated: 7/5/2018

Page Generated: 0.4039888381958 sec