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Linda S. Pacer, the founder and principal of Pacer Law LLC, is an experienced estate planning and elder law attorney who provides advocacy, advice, and answers to individuals and their families. Her goal is to help clients prepare for the future and life’s uncertainties and prevent problems before they arise.
In addition to wills and trusts, probate and estate administration, her practice focuses on financial powers of attorney, advance directives for health care, independent, assisted living and nursing home issues, Medicaid and long-term care planning, guardianships, and conservatorships.
For over 20 years, Ms. Pacer also represented elderly victims of financial abuse and others involved in investment disputes in securities arbitration and mediation proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Ms. Pacer has counseled and helped many clients facing the loss of their retirement or life savings and understands their special needs and concerns.
She earned a B.A. degree summa cum laude in history and French from Daemen University in Amherst, New York, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She received her J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School where she took several courses in conjunction with the Wharton School.
Before moving to Atlanta, Ms. Pacer worked as a “lawyer’s lawyer” in the Washington, D.C. office of one of the country’s top corporate transactional and securities law firms, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.
Ms. Pacer is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia, the New York Bar, WealthCounsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Estate Planning Council of North Georgia. She was the 2021-2022 Chair of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Probate Section and the 2017-2018 Chair of the Atlanta Bar’s Elder Law Section.
She is admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
In 1999, Ms. Pacer was awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest legal ability rating of “AV Preeminent,” a distinction she continues to hold today that is given to less than 10% of attorneys nationwide.
Ms. Pacer is a faculty member of the National Business Institute and speaks frequently at continuing education seminars for attorneys, and at informational events for the public. She especially enjoys giving preventive legal advice and discussing the many estate planning options available to singles, couples, and families. Her presentations often focus on educating seniors on their rights and explaining how best to protect themselves and safeguard their assets.