Kate Thompson joined Meadows, Macie & Sutton, P.C. in early 2016 after serving as Staff Attorney to Judge Kelley S. Powell of the Probate Court of Henry County for two and a half years. Using her vast knowledge of the intricacies of estate and probate law, Kate is now representing individuals in all types of cases over which probate court has jurisdiction: decedent's estates, guardianships of incapacitated adults, and guardianships and conservatorships of minors. She is prepared to represent and offer advice to individuals in uncontested probate matters as well as contested probate matters which result in litigation. Kate also offers general estate planning through drafting Wills, financial powers of attorney, and Georgia Advanced Healthcare Directives.Additionally, she is currently working closely with Terri Sutton in providing a full range of family law services including adoption, divorce, separate maintenance, custody, child support and visitation modifications, prenuptial agreements, grandparent visitation, legitimation, and family violence protective orders.Kate earned her law degree, cum laude, from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 2013. In law school, she also earned a certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting, the CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Research, was a member of the Mercer Law Review, received a merit scholarship, and was recognized on the Dean's List. Kate also earned her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in History and Political Science from Georgia State University in 2008 where she was recognized on the Dean's List and received the Faculty Scholarship Award.A lifelong Georgian, Kate grew up in Suwanee, Georgia and moved to McDonough in 2013 following her graduation from law school. Over the past two years, Kate has enjoyed volunteering in the community by serving as an attorney coach for the Luella High School Mock Trial Team through the State Bar of Georgia's High School Mock Trial Program. Kate has also been appointed to serve as Guardian ad Litem in the Probate Court of Henry County to represent the interests of children and incapacitated adults who are involved in probate matters.