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Anna A. Orkins

After years of practicing law in the areas of wills, trusts, and estates, Anna Adams Orkins joined the firm’s estate planning and probate section in January of 2019. She continues to focus her practice on estate planning and probate, including the preparation of wills and trusts, incapacity planning, probate and administration, guardianships, conservatorships, and real estate issues. Prior to joining Stewart, Melvin & Frost, Anna was an attorney for several years at an estate planning law firm in Roswell, before opening her own estate planning and probate practice.

Professional and Community Recognition

Anna received her Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law. While attending law school, she was the Real Estate Graduate Research Assistant for Georgia State University Office of Legal Affairs. Anna also served as Associate Editor for Georgia State University Law Review and authored the legislative history of House Bill 397, which is published in Georgia State University Law Review’s Peach Sheets. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude, from the University of Georgia. While a student at the University of Georgia, she studied abroad in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she examined conflict resolution.

Anna is a member of the Gainesville-Northeastern Bar Association, the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, the Fiduciary Law section of the State Bar of Georgia, and the Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law section of the American Bar Association. A native of Dahlonega, she is passionate about her community, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Lumpkin Literacy.

Anna Orkins | In The News

How Probate Works If There is No Will

In a previous Legal Brief on How Probate Works, we discussed the process. Now we’ll take a look at what happens If there is no Will and the court has to name an administrator. How does that work? If there isn't a Will, or the Will fails to name an executor, the...

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Navigating the Probate Process

Probate is the legal process that takes place after someone dies so that an orderly and legal distribution of one’s assets can occur according to their wishes. As in every case in Georgia, the probate process begins with filing a petition. Once a petition is filed,...

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COVID-19 Announcement Regarding Our Operations

Our Schedule and Operations during Coronavirus Alert Update: Our office remains closed to visitors with the exception of our Real Estate Division, which remains open on the second floor of our Hunt Tower offices in downtown Gainesville.  We continue to conduct...

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