Attorney Althea DeBarr-Johnson


The Landmark
215 Piedmont Avenue NE, Suite C-4
Atlanta, GA 30308

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Althea DeBarr-Johnson

Probate Attorney
Former Ad-Hoc Judge and Certified Mediator Guardian Ad-Litem
for Fulton County Probate Court
Court Appointed Attorney for Adult Guardianship

Licensed Georgia & Pennsylvania Bar, Probate, Estate Planning & Guardian/Conservator Attorney

  • Over 22 Years of Experience in the areas of Probate, Estate Planning and Guardianship/Conservatorship Law. Serving as Court appointed and guardian ad litem in the Fulton County Probate Court.
  • Served as County Conservator and Ad-Hoc Judge.
  • Specializes in Probate and Guardianship Litigation with a specialization in Mediation and Conflict Resolution.

Althea DeBarr-Johnson is a Probate, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Attorney. Mrs. DeBarr-Johnson established her private law practice in January, 1997 and continues to specialize in these areas in addition to Guardianship and Conservatorship Law. She is currently licensed to practice through the State Bar of Georgia and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Mrs. DeBarr-Johnson has a diversified experience as a former ad hoc judge for the Dekalb County Recorder’s Court, where she adjudicated traffic and county ordinance violations. She is a Certified Mediator, serving as a mediator between parties in various legal matters needing such intervention to reach agreements. She has served as an Accuser writer. She utilizes this array of diverse experiences to assist in her handling of real life matters surrounding the areas of Probate and Estate Planning.

In addition to running her law practice Mrs. DeBarr-Johnson serves as Guardian ad litem and Court Appointed Attorney for Fulton County Probate Court, Adult and Minor Guardianship matters. She has over 22 years of experience navigating through family conflicts, elder matters and mental illness issues.

Using her education and extensive experience in the legal field, DeBarr-Johnson accepted a position as adjunct professor of law for Saint Leo College in Fort McPherson, Georgia. She served in this role from February 1990 to July 1991, where she taught courses in business, constitutional and criminal law. From August 1983 to November 1986, her role was that of a law clerk for Judge Levan Gordon, Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In this position, she drafted judicial opinions, researched, analyzed and interpreted pertinent statutes, judicial decisions, legal articles and codes.

DeBarr-Johnson has long held an interest in history, the function and operation of government and social change. Her desire for a career that would allow her to affect each of these areas led her to choose law as her profession. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina in 1978, she was accepted at the prestigious and historic Howard University School of Law, based in Washington, D.C. She obtained her Juris from that institution in 1981.

DeBarr-Johnson’s professional affiliations include membership in the State Bar of Georgia Fiduciary Law section. Her civic affiliations include a board member of the historic Butler Street Community Development Corporation, formerly the Butler Street YMCA, and United ‘74, Inc in Florence, South Carolina. She was a chartered member of “Your Small Business” Toastmasters International., Inc., Atlanta, Georgia. She was a former board member of the APEX Museum in Atlanta and DeKalb County Council on Literacy.

Presently, DeBarr-Johnson is the co-host with Dr. Floran Syler, CPA of an internet radio show called “Mind Your Business Radio” on The mission of MYB Radio is to educate people of color and women about the financial and legal aspects of business and personal finances. She has been an occasional guest on WAOK-AM, a local radio station in Atlanta, on the “Solutions & Remedies with Rob Wilson” show where she discussed with the host, wills and trusts, guardianships, wealth protection, and the administration of estates. Attorney Johnson frequently host free estate planning seminars to the community.

DeBarr-Johnson is married to Earl Johnson. She and her husband enjoys traveling, mentoring and family.

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Affiliations and Associations:

  • State Bar of Georgia Fiduciary Law
  • Board Member of the Dekalb County Council on Literacy
  • Board Member of the Historic Butler Street Community Development Corporation

Atlanta Estate Attorneys is one of Atlanta’s most trusted law firms for Estate, Trust, Probate Administration and Guardianship and Conservatorship. Building on her as one of metro area’s top estate, trust and guardianship matters, the firm has consistently delivered the best legal services that protect current and future assets and intergenerational wealth — for your loved ones.

Atlanta Estate Attorneys are committed to the highest level of ethical standards and legal services. Our detail-oriented research, case preparation, dedication to client needs and legal expertise provide clients with superb legal help before, during and after times of change. We work hard to ensure that our clients and their loved ones are provided the best in asset protection and value. The firm’s 18 years of success have been achieved through a strong commitment to these principles and practices.

“We work with people every day who count on our expertise to plan for life’s changes and to help them during those times when life indeed has changed. Change is inevitable. What our firm does is help people prepare for the inevitable or manage legal matters during and after a major or life changing event. We are advisors, counselors and advocates for our clients so that they can live their lifes with the assurance that their loved ones will be taken care of in the future. We help clients get on with “The Business of Living” and we are bound by our commitment to give clients the most effective counsel and best in legal services.” – Althea DeBarr-Johnson

Our Promise:

  • We will be truthful, open and honest throughout the process.
  • We will ensure that we will have a clear understanding of your
    unique needs and estate planning goals.
  • We will provide personalized attention to your unique needs.
  • We will answer your questions thoroughly to ensure you
    understand your options and can make the best decision
    for your specific circumstances.
  • We will return your phone calls promptly.
  • We will give you a fair assessment of your legal situation.
  • We will provide effective legal counsel and advice.
  • We will be professional, respectful and responsive.
  • We will represent you vigorously and protect your interests.
  • We will strive for unsurpassed excellence in counseling you
    on the course of action best suited to your specific needs.