Ruthann Lacey is the Founding Attorney of the Law Office of Ruthann P. Lacey, P.C. She holds the distinction of being one of eleven Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the State of Georgia. Her certification is by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the American Bar Association.
Ruthann is licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia and in Washington, D.C. She earned a B.A. in Music at Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois, and a J.D. at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a charter member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners, and one of only two Georgia members of the Council of Advance Practitioners. She held the office of Secretary for the National Elder Law Foundation.
In 2006 Ruthann became the first Elder Law Attorney in Georgia to be designated a Super Lawyer, a status she has maintained every year since that time. Ruthann received an AV rating through Martindale-Hubbell the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession.
Ruthann is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, a member of the Elder Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, and formerly served as chair of the Elder Law Section of the Georgia Bar Association. She was on the Continuity of Law Practice Committee of the State Bar, belongs to the DeKalb Estate Planning Council and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Ruthann is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. She served as a Trustee on the board of The Georgia Community Trust.
Ruthann has drafted Elder Law legislation for submission to the Georgia General Assembly, and is an editor and published writer. She has been published in the Family Law Quarterly published by the American Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Journal, Georgia Probate Notes, and Exceptional Parent, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and the American Bar Association Journal. She is an active speaker on the local, state and national level, both to professional and public groups and organizations. She also conducts staff training programs for nursing homes and hospitals, and has been an Instructor of Estates, Trusts and Wills and Legal Research at the National Center for Paralegal Training.
Ruthann is devoted to her family and her practice. She served with a missions outreach team teaching business classes to small business owners and managers in Chernihiv, Ukraine. She is also classically trained on the piano, and enjoys music, reading, photography and traveling, particularly to beach destinations with her family.