Laura Akins Smith


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Laura Akins Smith practices in the areas of special needs planning, estate planning, elder law and probate with Nadler Biernath. Laura assists her clients in planning for family emergencies, finding solutions for complicated mixed family circumstances and for the end of life. After a loved one has experienced a catastrophe or passed away, Laura helps clients navigate through the probate procedure and legalities.

As a native Atlantan, Laura appreciates the opportunity to serve her hometown community. With patience and empathy, she guides her clients through the often overwhelming estate planning or probate processes. Laura finds it incredibly rewarding to connect with her clients and make difficult circumstances easier.

Laura serves on the board for Threshold Community Program and the Atlanta Autism Consortium.

In her free time, Laura loves finding new running routes and hiking trails to explore. She keeps up with new restaurant openings and enjoys trying different cuisines. She also enjoys travel—her favorite destination so far has been Japan!

The University of Georgia Athens, Ga.

B.A. in History

Samford University, Cumberland School of Law Birmingham, Al.

Juris Doctor

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019, 2020, 2021