Ophelia W. Chan

Top rated Estate & Trust Litigation attorney in Marietta, Georgia

Chan Law Firm, LLC
Ophelia W. Chan
Chan Law Firm, LLC

Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation, Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 2001

Education: Georgia State University College of Law

Languages Spoken: Chinese-Cantonese, English

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009

Chan Law Firm, LLC

125 Church Street
Suite 315
Marietta, GA 30060-2900 Visit website


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

Estate & Trust Litigation, Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 2001, Georgia

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

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President of the Probate Elder Law & Estate Planning section of the Cobb County Bar Association
  • 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
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Probate Judge’s seminars, Probate Procedures
Educational Background:
  • University of Massachusettes at Amherst, 1994-1998
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Cobb County Legal Professional Association Boss of the Year, 2015
  • Published Georgia Court of Appeals case: In Re: Estate of Kevin Lee Hanson 357 Ga.App. 199, 2020
  • Published Court of Appeals case: In re: Estate of Hanson, 353 Ga.App. 61, 2019
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

Office location for Ophelia W. Chan

125 Church Street
Suite 315
Marietta, GA 30060-2900

Phone: 678-256-3053


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  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2009

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