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Dawn R. Levine

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Marietta, GA

Georgia Wills, Trusts, and Probate Firm, LLC
274 Washington Avenue
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770-766-1306
Fax: 770-421-9989
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Attorney Dawn R. Levine is a partner with Georgia Wills, Trusts, & Probate Firm, LLC in Marietta, Georgia. Serving clients throughout Cobb County and the surrounding areas of the greater Atlanta Metro, Ms. Levine has more than 15 years of legal experience, and she provides highly personalized counsel and customized solutions for those with legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Estate planning, wills and trusts, including estate planning for families with young children, families with addiction issues, small business owners, retired clients, and foreign nationals

·       Special needs planning, tax planning and charitable giving

·       Business formation and succession planning

·       Probate and estate administration

·       Guardianships

Ms. Levine focused her practice on estate planning and probate largely due to her own life-altering experiences, so she fully understands the emotions and uncertainty many of her clients feel when trying to plan for their final days or handle the complex estate administration process while grieving for a lost loved one. As such, she delivers compassionate counsel with the utmost respect and dignity to help her clients through a very difficult time in their lives.

Honored for her exemplary professionalism and unwavering commitment to those she serves, Ms. Levine has earned "Superb", "10 out of 10" client ratings on Avvo, and she has received numerous accolades from her peers, including the the Boss of the Year from the Cobb County Legal Professionals Association.  She recieved the Client's Choice award on avvo.com in 2021. Recognized for her selfless volunteer work throughout her community, she also received the Judge G. Conley Ingram Commitment to Cobb Legal Services Award in 2021 and the Richard L. Moore Volunteer of the Year award from the Cobb Justice Foundation in 2013.

A graduate of Washington State University, Ms. Levine began her legal career in 2006 after obtaining her Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law and her license to practice from the State Bar of Georgia. Throughout the course of her career, she has maintained active involvement with various professional legal organizations, and she currently serves as the Delegate for Cobb County, Post 5 on the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors.

Ms. Levine has held a number of leadership roles with the Cobb County Bar Association including President, Treasurer, Secretary and Trustee at Large for the Cobb County Bar as a whole and Secretary, Treasurer, and President of several Cobb Bar Association Sections.  She was in Leadership Cobb in 2010.  She is also a member of the Leadership Cobb Alumni Association, the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce and the Marietta Business Association, among others.

Drawing upon her extensive legal knowledge, Ms. Levine has published several articles and conducted lectures and seminars across her region on a variety of legal topics related to estate planning. She has also appeared on a local radio broadcast, offering in-depth legal commentary on various subjects.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

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

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Dawn R. Levine

First Admitted: 2006, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://gawtpfirm.com/dawn-r-levine

Pro bono/Community Service

  •  Representative Post, Georgia Board of Governors
  • Cobb Legal Aid Probate Clinic, co-founder, volunteer. 
  •  Cobb Justice Foundation, Pro Bono; Georgia Legal Services, Pro Bono; Atlanta Volunteer  Lawyers Foundation, Pro Bono
  • Member, Georgia Bar
  • Treasurer, Business Law and Litigation Section, Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member, Leadership Cobb Alumni Association, co-chair for 2016-2017 Leadership graduation
  • Member, Marietta Kiwanis
  • Past-president, Cobb County Bar Association
  • Treasurer, Solo/Small Firm Section, Cobb County Bar Association
  • Co-founder/Volunteer, Probate Clinic of Cobb County, 2012 to present. Volunteer, AVLF Volunteer, Cobb Legal Aid

Educational Background

  • Washington State University, cum laude
  • Emory University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar Board of Governors Member, Post 5, Cobb County, 2014 to present. President, Cobb County Bar Association, 2015. Treasurer, Cobb County Bar Business Law and Litigation Section, 2010 to present. Treasurer, Cobb County Bar Solo & Small Firm Section, 2010-2017 Leadership Cobb, Alumnae, 2010-present

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Honors/Awards

  • Judge G. Conley Ingram Commitment to Cobb Legal Services Award, 2021, presented by the Cobb Justice Foundation Richard L. Moore Volunteer of the Year Award, 2013, presented by Cobb Justice Foundation Boss of the Year, 2013, presented by the Cobb County Legal Professionals Association, Judge G. Conley Ingram Commitment to Cobb Legal Services Award, Cobb Justice Foundation, 2021

Comments

  • “Dawn is the most ethical, hard working, caring, and effective attorney I have met. She manages her own busy practice with two attorneys and a paralegal under her, but she still finds time to get involved in the community and donate her time and talents. She just finished serving as President of the Cobb County Bar Association, she serves on numerous boards and committees and commits to pro bono work every month at the Cobb County Probate Clinic. She is a volunteer for the Cobb Justice Foundation and accepts many cases a year from the organization. She somehow still finds time be a great wife to her husband and a great mother to her teenage son. She also currently serves on the Board of Governors for Georgia. She often quoted in the newspaper for taking a stance against unethical behavior and bad practices. She is known for holding her peers to a high level of professionalism and ethics. She is incredibly generous and donates to countless charities every year. For clients who can't afford legal services, she always finds a way to help. Her billing practices are incredibly fair and almost every invoice is discounted in one way or another. I'm honored to know her.”
  • “Dawn Levine goes above and beyond for her clients. She genuinely cares about people and does the right thing even when its difficult. Her knowledge of her field and integrity in practice are superior.”
  • “Dawn is not only one of the best lawyers I know, but she is the kindest and most generous. Dawn has been running her own law practice for over a decade and has grown it substantially, while raising her son with her husband, who also owns his own law firm. By growing her law firm over the years, she has created jobs for people in the community. She has served as the Cobb Bar President in the past, and every office below that for many years. She is a Cobb delegate of the Board of Governors where she was elected years ago in a contested race. She donates countless dollars along with her time to the Chidlren's Emergency Fund and Legal Aid. She provides more pro bono hours that anyone can county, including helping organize and create the Probate Clinic in Cobb County where she provides free legal advice one a day a month. After the Covid-19 crisis hit, she provided free wills, powers of attorney, and healthcare documents to first responders and essential persons, all while trying to figure out how to keep her own business running.”
  • “Outstanding attorney and person!”
  • “Dawn is very knowledgeable, compassionate and skilled lawyer.”
  • “Dawn Levine is committed not only to providing her clients great service and sound advice, but also works to ensure professional responsibility and ethics is at the forefront of all lawyers' concerns throughout Georgia. A past-president of the Cobb Bar Association (2015-16), Dawn continues to serve the State Bar of Georgia as a current member of the Board of Governors. She is married with one teenage son, and enjoys her pets, gardening and travel.”
  • “Dawn is one of the most hardworking, intelligent, intuitive, and ethical lawyers I've ever met. Dawn owns her law firm, which has grown tremendously (and created jobs) over the last 10 years. Working with her, I have special insight to how she is behind the scenes working a client's case. She cares about each client and takes extra time with them when needed without complaint. She gives back tremendously to the community and provides countless hours of pro bono work. She has won too many awards and recognitions to count, but to give you a little flavor, a few being Cobb Legal Aid's Volunteer of the Year and Boss of the Year in Cobb. She was elected and serves on the Board of Governor's for Cobb County and helped create the Probate Clinic in Cobb where she volunteers each month. Dawn has served in every office of the Cobb Bar, and was President a few years back. She stays highly involved and is an officer in multiple sections of the Bar. She donates much time and money each year to Legal Aid and the Children's Emergency Fund. She participates in many community organizations and serves as treasurer and helps fundraise for DUI Court in Cobb, and other, accountability courts. In her spare time (haha) when she is not serving her clients, growing her business and creating jobs, or giving back to her community, she spends time with her husband, son (who just started college and wants to be a lawyer like his mom), her three dogs and three cats. Dawn is a huge animal lover and can't resist taking all the rescues home with her. ”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Dawn R. Levine

274 Washington Avenue
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: 770-766-1306

Fax: 770-421-9989

Last Updated: 6/6/2022

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