Meet Debra Robinson Law Group
PLANNING & SOLUTION FOCUSED PRINCIPLES
The focus of the Debra Robinson Law Group is to make your biggest life transitions as smooth and effortless as possible. We do this by thinking ahead, protecting your assets, and planning for the curve balls life may throw at you. Our job is to legally protect your family and your business, so you can enjoy your life knowing you are covered.
Debra A. Robinson
Debra Robinson concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, elder law, asset protection and business law. Debbie prepares wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives and prenuptial agreements. She forms business entities including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, and prepares business documents such as buy sell agreements and operating agreements. Debbie assists clients with probate and trust administration, as well as guardianships for minors and incapacitated adults. She also provides guidance on Medicaid planning and veterans’ benefits.
Debbie earned her bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University, cum laude, in 1973, and her law degree from The University of Chicago Law School in 1979. Debbie has been practicing law in the metropolitan Atlanta area since 1985.
Debbie’s husband died of cancer at the age of 39, leaving her with two young children to raise alone. Despite her law degree and several years of working in a law firm, she was not prepared for the legal and financial issues she faced as a widow. It was through this personal experience that she found her life’s purpose – to become a skilled estate planning and elder law attorney, and use her expertise to assist her clients to preserve their assets and protect their families in the event of incapacity or death.
Debbie is a member of the Fiduciary and Elder Law Sections of the State Bar of Georgia, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Real Property and Probate Section of the American Bar Association. She currently serves on the Board of the North Fulton Bar Association.
Debbie is a frequent lecturer on estate planning and elder law issues both to professional and community groups.
Debbie is accredited by the Veteran’s Administration. She has consistently been awarded an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, which indicates that her peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence. Since 2014, she has been named by The National Advocates as a Top 100 Lawyer.
Debbie was a hospice volunteer for many years. She now volunteers for the Friends of East Roswell Library, and as a mentor for the Lionheart Foundation’s “Houses of Healing,” a correspondence program for incarcerated individuals who want to change the course of their lives.
Madalyn Davis recently joined the Debra Robinson Law Group as an associate attorney and focuses on drafting all forms of estate planning documents, implementing estate administration procedures, and researching legal requirements.
Madalyn completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Georgia in 2011 and earned her law degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 2014.
It was in her undergraduate career that Madalyn knew she wanted to go to law school so she could help people, but it wasn’t until she took an introductory course in Wills, Trusts, and Estates that she found her calling. During her law school career, Madalyn had internships that allowed her to submit briefs to the Georgia Appellate Courts and Georgia Supreme Court and grow in her knowledge of the law. She also participated in pro bono activities and clinics to help her local community.
Madalyn comes from Madison, Georgia where she acted as a consulting attorney for estate planning, estate administration, and small business matters. She is married and has a pug dog and one cat.
Linda Carroll brings more than a decade of legal and administrative experience to her role as Debra Robinson Law’s firm administrator. She is absolutely central to making everything run smoothly at the firm: she manages client relations, oversees the monthly billing process, reviews and prepares client documents, researches legal requirements, submits and tracks legal documents to the courts, and manages office expenses. Linda is also responsible for maintaining the firm’s schedule, making sure all clients are assisted in an efficient manner.
Through personal life experiences of losing loved ones and raising a family, Linda understands and feels deeply the concerns and needs of our clients. She offers support to those seeking guidance in the estate planning process, and true concern and care for those probating a Will who are struggling with grief.
Linda has combined experience in operations management, financial reporting, accounting and staff development. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at West Virginia University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Kim Stefanick joined our firm in 2014, and brings a wealth of personal experience and knowledge to what we do. She is truly representative of the “sandwich generation,” in that she juggles a career, a family that includes a husband and three teens, and the management of an elderly parent who resides in a local assisted living facility. She lives daily with many of the issues that the clients who come into our office are facing – the need to safeguard their family’s assets and care, and the need to provide for an elder who can no longer manage their finances, health care, or living on their own.
Kim assists the firm in both an administrative as well as a marketing capacity. She serves as a notary, prepares and delivers client documents and correspondence, schedules appointments, and assists in the management of client files. She is our marketing manager, and keeps the firm on track with developing marketing plans and managing advertising and social media to keep us in touch with both prospective and existing clients. She brings years of experience from account management positions at several large advertising and direct marketing firms, and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Miami University in Oxford, OH.
"My family and I have been Debbie's clients for several years. We have only the highest praise for her professional attention to our legal needs and would recommend, without reservation, her services to friends and colleagues."
"In 2009, my entire life was turned upside down and I needed an attorney. From the moment I met Debbie, I knew that I was in excellent hands. She is extremely professional, has a very calming demeanor and, most importantly, she truly listens. Debbie is extremely knowledgeable and provides information in a manner that can be understood, and is very thorough with every task at hand. Her ability to provide me with inner peace demonstrates her impeccable character. It is an honor to have Debbie as my legal counsel."
ALICE L. COLLIEN
"I have contracted Debbie for personal and business legal matters for many years. In addition to my own needs, my wife and I are now beginning to care for our parents — facing a whole new set of legal matters. In every situation, Debbie not only understands what we must do, but she also empathizes with the emotions involved. She creates an environment of calm and confidence as we navigate totally unfamiliar ground. Debbie’s practice reminds me of something I heard years ago: ‘Very few people care how much you know until they know how much you care.'"
"Debbie addressed our complex will and estate planning needs as if they were her own, ensuring that our wishes were clearly incorporated into all documents. We truly appreciate the firm’s professionalism, legal knowledge and undivided attention to the unique requirements of each client. It is a pleasure dealing with Debbie and the entire staff, putting our minds at ease regarding some of the most important facets of our lives."
TOM & EILEEN ASH
"My experience with Debbie has been exceptional. I can’t tell you how many times she’s helped me with various legal needs, including estate planning, and she’ s always there when I need her. Debbie’s legal knowledge and ability are outstanding, and she’s simply excellent to work with. Debbie has done so much for me over the years and I truly appreciate her."
MARY ELLEN SMITH