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Ophelia W. Chan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Marietta, GA

Chan Law Firm, LLC
125 Church Street, Suite 315
Marietta, GA 30060-2900
Phone: 678-256-3053
Fax: 678-256-3057
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation, Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate
Languages Spoken: Chinese-Cantonese, English
Attorney Profile

An attorney with the Chan Law Firm, LLC, Ophelia W. Chan assists people in Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia, with their estate planning needs. She handles legal matters, including elder law, estate planning and probate, fiduciary duties and administration of estates. Ms. Chan's cases involve wills, powers of attorney, health care directives, estate and trust litigation, guardianships, the contesting of wills, conservatorships, and the representation of families and estate representatives.

When she was 5 years old, Ms. Chan's family left her birthplace of China and immigrated to the United States, settling in New York City. After she graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she attended Georgia State University College of Law and earned her Juris Doctor. Ms. Chan started her legal career working for the Cobb County Probate Court, representing people in probate matters. She decided to make this area of law her focus.

Ms. Chan returned to the probate court in 2009 to accept a position as the chief clerk and even assisted with cases as an assistant judge. This experience gives her the ability to provide clients with an inside understanding of the probate process, empowering them to make educated decisions concerning their estate and potential health challenges. She is admitted to the Georgia Superior Courts.

Staying involved in the legal community is important to Ms. Chan. She has shared her experiences and knowledge with other attorneys at continuing legal education seminars and through bar associations. When she is not helping clients with their estate plans, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 20%Elder Law
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills

Selections

9 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2009

About Ophelia W. Chan

First Admitted: 2001, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.chanprobate.com/Attorney/Ophelia-Chan.shtml

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Probate Judge’s seminars, Probate Procedures

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Superior Courts of the State of Georgia
  • Speaker at Basic Fiduciary Law CLE
  • State Bar of Georgia, Chairperson of District 7, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Atlanta Bar Association - Elder Law Section
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Elder Law Section CLE, Regular speaker

Educational Background

  • University of Massachusettes at Amherst, 1994-1998

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Cobb County Legal Professional Association Boss of the Year, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer at the Cobb Justice Foundation Probate Clinic, 2020
  • Volunteer - Cobb Justice Foundation
  • Volunteer - Probate Clinic through Cobb County Legal Aid
  • Volunteer, Cobb Justice Foundation, 2012
  • Cobb Justice Foundation Volunteer, 2016
  • Volunteer, Probate Clinic, Part of Cobb County Legal Aid, 2012

Industry Groups

  • Fiduciary Law
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Office Location for Ophelia W. Chan

125 Church Street
Suite 315
Marietta, GA 30060-2900

Phone: 678-256-3053

Fax: 678-256-3057

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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