John Bennett | Valdosta Estate Lawyer

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John is a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and The Fiduciary Law and the Elder Law Sections of the State Bar of Georgia. John has over 50 years of service on the State Bar of Georgia – click here. In 1998 after deciding to focus his practice exclusively on estate planning, elder law, and asset protection, John has dedicated his energies to finding more effective ways to serve his estate planning clients’ goals. He is a frequent speaker to insurance professionals, financial planners, estate planning attorneys, and community groups.

He is a graduate of Valdosta State University and the University of Georgia School of  Law. He served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and as the United States Magistrate Judge for the Valdosta and Thomasville Divisions of the Middle District of Georgia. John has served on numerous committees of the State Bar of Georgia and was President of the Valdosta Bar Association.

He is a Georgia Master Gardener and is actively involved in the Valdosta community. He is a current trustee of the Lowndes County Historical Society and treasurer of the Turner Center for the Arts. He has three children and six grandchildren.
Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.

Our office prides itself in providing peace of mind for our clients by providing quality estate plans. We have assisted many families with the settlement process and successfully helped guide them through the process and make it as stress-free as possible.

How did you build a successful practice?

We built a successful practice by listening and being available for our clients. Before designing an estate plan for a client, we consult with an expert. That expert is you. We listen closely to you, the expert on your family, to gain a thorough understanding of your greatest concerns and hopes for the future. Only then do we explain your options in clear, easy to understand language and create the plan that is right for you and your loved ones. Your specific needs and goals depend largely upon where you are in life’s journey.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?

A client should look for a lawyer who cares about them and their situation. We care and are available to help.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?

Knowledge is key. We focus on what is known in legal circles as estate planning, elder law, asset protection and closely related practice areas and are experts in those fields.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?

We welcome the opportunity to meet you to discuss your particular needs and hopes for the future and to help educate you on what options are available with regard to your planning.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?

What your particular needs are and an overview of your situation.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?

We are experts in our field of estate planning, probate, trust settlement and elder law.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Being able to make a difference in our clients lives by providing guidance during a difficult time.

What are your other interests in addition to law?

Community Outreach-therapy dogs, art, history, gardening.

Are you involved in your community?

Yes, we volunteer with Hospice of South Georgia and area nursing homes. Members of our team serve on the Board of the Turner Center for the Arts and the Lowndes County Historical Society.

Position Organization Location Duration
AttorneyBennett Trust, Estate & Elder Law, LLCValdosta, GAPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
University of Georgia School of LawJ.D. Law School1966  
University of Georgia | Valdosta State UniversityBachelors1963
State / Court Date
Georgia1965
  • ElderCounsel | Member | 2010 - Present
    National Association of Elder Law Attorneys | Member | 2000 - Present
    National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys | Board Member | 1998 - Present
    State Bar of Georgia | Member | 1965 - Present
    Valdosta Bar Association | President | 1988 - 2003
  • 2015 Integrity Award | National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys | 2015
    BV Rated | Martindale-Hubbell | 2015
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John R. Bennett
2502 North Oak Street
Valdosta, GA 31602
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