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Judith M. Becker

Judith M. Becker ("Judy") is a Member of Donsbach Law Group, LLC.  Her practice is concentrated in fiduciary law, including the administration, planning, and taxation of trusts and estates, as well as matters relating to probate and guardianship law, and tax exempt organizations.

Judy received both her BA (Phi Beta Kappa) and her JD (Order of the Coif) degrees from Emory University in Atlanta before being admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1976.  Before her marriage and move to Augusta in 2003, she was a partner of Becker & Fortune in Norcross, GA, and a partner of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy in Atlanta.  Judy is an elected Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and is currently the only ACTEC Fellow in the Augusta metropolitan area.  She is a member of the Augusta Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, and has served on the Executive Committee (1984 and 1988), the Non-Profit Corporation Code Revision Committee (1988-1990) and the Ethics Committee (1994-2000) of the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.  In addition, Judy serves as Vice President and Director of the Augusta Estate Planning Council, and is a member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council.

A frequent speaker on fiduciary law, estate planning, and wills and trusts, Judy has conducted seminars sponsored by numerous institutions, including a major Atlanta bank, Oglethorpe University, Georgia State University, and the Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education ("ICLE"), and has been program chairperson for several state-wide ICLE seminars.  She was the editorial commentator for the Trusts portion of Lawyer's Cooperative Publishing's series on Georgia Jurisprudence (1995).  Judy was named in the December 2003 issue of Georgia Trend magazine as one of Georgia's 2003 Legal Elite and in the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 Georgia Super Lawyers listings as one of the top 5% of attorneys in Georgia.  In 2006, she was selected by Georgia Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 female lawyers in Georgia.

Judy currently serves as International Service Director of the Rotary Club of Martinez-Evans, and is Past President of the Clan Montgomery Society International.