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Consulted Lacey regarding a common elder & special needs issue. She suggested entire redrafting of estate documents. Flat fee included boilerplate documents. Review, clarification, and requests to adapt incurred $165/hr in fees. Additional charges included necessary & routine postage & copies and internal staff conversations! Desired legal services could have been accomplished much more simply and less expensively. May be legally knowledgeable, but staff lacked understanding of cognitive, physical, emotional, and familial needs of elderly. Consider instead a trustworthy, well-informed family attorney.
Posted: 11/22/2009 • Link to this review
Ms. Lacey is one of just four Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Georgia. She is chair of the Elder Law Section of the Georgia Bar, and is the sole Georgia member of the Special Needs Alliance. Ms. Lacey has served as Program Chair for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia Special Needs Trust program; facilitated at the NAELA Advanced Practitioners Program; and has presented to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and at the Medicaid Irrevocable Qualified Income Trust Training. Among other accomplishments, she has been published in Georgia Probate Notes, Exceptional Parent, Money Matters, Inside Money, Senior News, and NAELA News, edited the Medicaid chapters in A Will is Not Enough in Georgia, contributed to The Complete Idiots Guide to Long-Term Care Planning, assisted in updating Estate Planning, has appeared as a guest on the Clark Howard Show, the Laymans Lawyer, Money Matters, Inside Money, People to People, Professional Review, and Atlanta Issues, has been cited in Elder Care and Nursing Home Litigation in Georgia, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlanta Journal - Constitution, Southern Lifestyles, Money Matters, The Family Connection, and the American Bar Association Journal.
Emory University School of Law JD 1992
Trinity College BA 1983
Washington, DC, 1995
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