John David Etheriedge

John "David" Etheriedge

John "David" Etheriedge

Meet John David Etheriedge

Direct Email: jde@etheriedge.com

Scope of Practice

David’s legal practice is devoted primarily to assisting clients in the areas of: Wealth Transfers; Charitable & Estate Planning; Probate, Trust & Estate Administration; Fiduciary-related Disputes; Church, Ministry & Nonprofit Organizations; and, Business Formation & Transactions.  

In addition to representing fiduciaries, David also periodically serves in the capacity of a professional executor, trustee or trust protector.

For those in need of assistance resolving a multi-party dispute, David is a trained, registered mediator and arbitrator.

Personal Background

David is married to Anna Etheriedge (see her blog For Glory Sake), and is the father of six wonderful, and now grown, children. He is a believer and follower of Jesus Christ and is a supporter and advocate for multiple ministries, including Hope Unlimited, Samaritan’s Purse and Compassion International.  He is also a cancer survivor and has been an owner in multiple business ventures over the years.

As you can imagine, planning for families is something near, dear and intimately familiar for David.  He has professional expertise,  combined with a wealth of personal experience, that enables him to offer sage counsel to individuals and families on matters ranging from planning for a marriage or the birth of a child or grandchild, to college funding and “empty nester” concerns, as well as challenges encountered by those with loved ones struggling with addiction or dealing with special needs, as well as those caring for elderly parents.

Similarly, whether starting, buying, operating or selling a business, or founding and managing a church, ministry or other nonprofit organization, David’s clients can be confident he understands and can empathize with their concerns, as well as help them navigate the relevant legal landscape.

Professional Background

David received his B.A. from Tulane University in New Orleans, and his J.D. from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta.  He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia (Fiduciary Law & Nonprofit Law Sections).  His other memberships include the Atlanta Bar Association (Estate Planning Section), the Forsyth County Bar Association, the North Georgia Estate Planning Institute and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

David is an AV-rated attorney (see Martindale-Hubbell attorney ratings) admitted to practice before all Georgia Courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th, 5th, 9th and 11th Circuits.

David is also a trained, registered mediator, facilitating resolution of multi-party disputes in the areas of Estates & Trusts, Business & Contracts, and other Civil Matters.

Our Practice Areas

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

Wills, Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts, Durable Financial & Medical Powers of Attorney, etc.

Business Operations & Agreements

General business counsel, preparation & review of operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, shareholder agreements, contracts, corporate handbooks, minutes, etc.

Probate, Estate & Trust Administration

Probate of Wills, Estate & Trust Administration, Trust & Estate disputes, etc.

Strategic Personal Planning

Section 1031 Tax-deferred Real Estate Exchanges, Plannning for Career Transitions & Retirement, Financial Windfalls, Family Members with Special Needs, etc.

Business Setup

We guide clients through the process of selecting & establishing the correct entity structure for their new businesses.

Church, Ministry & Nonprofit Organizations

Entity Formation, Application for Tax-Exempt Status (Form 1023), Operations, General nonprofit counsel, etc.

Business Sale or Purchase, Exit Planning

Business negotiations, preparation & review of purchase agreements, due diligence, exit strategy development, etc.

Dispute Resolution

Helping parties resolve disputes in the areas of Estates & Trusts, Business & Contracts, and other Civil Matters.

Our Intake Process

Brief Overview

Contact us to determine whether your matter is generally within the scope of our practice.

Detailed Written Questionnaire

If your matter is generally within the scope of our practice, our Staff will provide you with a relevant Intake Questionnaire for you to complete and return prior to any initial attorney consultation.
If you and our attorney determine our firm is a good fit for you and your matter, a formal written engagement agreement will follow.

Formal Engagement

If you and our attorney determine our firm is a good fit for you and your matter, a formal written engagement agreement will follow.