Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we have had to make some changes - please click here for more information...

In order to protect the health and safety of our clients and employees as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread throughout our community, we have put systems in place to avoid face to face meetings. 

We will continue to conduct business as normal via telephone and secure email.  Our phones will still be operating during our normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday). We are well versed in managing business electronically and  will set up consultations and client meetings via videoconference or telephone. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with video conferencing. We’ll make it easy for you!  

Call us at 706-389-9104 or email us at info@priorlaw.com to set up an appointment.

Thank you for your business and your patience in these unusual times  … now go wash your hands!

Prepare. Protect. Preserve.

Prior Law Firm provides comprehensive, confidential and professional legal services in the areas of estate planning and administration, elder law, and business and tax planning. We offer a long standing reputation as the area’s top trusted advisor in estate matters with the highest level of knowledge, compassion, and integrity. Our offices are conveniently located in Athens, Madison and Lake Oconee.
Call us at (706) 342-0606 or (706) 389-9104 to set up an appointment and start the process to the best estate decisions for your personal needs and situation.


We specialize in assisting clients prepare for potential disability and death through thoughtful, comprehensive, professional planning regarding the client’s needs and desires. We will meet with you and thoroughly review your situation and provide you with a complete plan. We also provide sophisticated techniques for estate and gift tax planning and asset protection. Let us help give you peace of mind.


We handle a wide range of legal matters affecting older and disabled persons. We specialize in issues related to health care, special needs planning, long term care planning, guardianships and conservatorships, retirement plans, Social Security, Medicare issues and qualifying for nursing home Medicaid. Whether it’s proactive planning in advance or crisis planning when an emergency arises, we can help.


We have assisted hundreds of clients administer estates or trusts after the death of a loved one. If you are a named executor or trustee, we can help. Services we provide include probate petitions, petitions for years support, assisting with management of estate and trust assets, proper distribution of estate and trust assets, assisting with post-death taxes, and administering and managing complex trusts.


Business and tax planning are often a key component of an estate plan. We assist with everything from start ups of corporations, LLCs and partnerships to sophisticated business arrangements. We will ensure the most advantageous tax planning for your business and can help ensure you have a succession plan in place after your death or retirement. We also provide advice in connection with 1031 exchanges.