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.
Jon Douglas “Doug” Stewart, an active and respected partner of the regional law firm of Stewart Melvin & Frost for fifty years, passed away on May 10, 2019. His legacy of service in both his profession and the community will long be remembered. Generous with his...read more
Divorce is a painful and difficult decision for any couple, even more so during the holiday season. But the legal process can escalate an already tense situation into a full-scale court battle that benefits neither party. Mediation offers couples an alternative to...read more
Beginning the divorce process is a stressful time filled with uncertainties. Understanding the process can be helpful in calming your fears. How cooperative or contentious the parties are will influence the process. The process begins when a petition for divorce is...read more