About Nelson Elder Care Law

Protecting the Ones You Love

At Nelson Elder Care Law, we are committed to providing compassionate legal guidance to help our clients avoid some of the curveballs that life can throw.

Legal Team

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Josh Nelson
Attorney
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Cindy Nelson
Attorney
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Stephanie Beegle
General Estate Planning Attorney
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Andrew Desautel
Probate Attorney
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Chelsey Potter
General Estate Planning Paralegal
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Betsy Walraven
Senior Medicaid Paralegal
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Lexi Desilets
General Estate Planning Paralegal
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Wanda Wingfield
Probate Paralegal
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Leslie Bussey
Client Funding Manager
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Kendra Barley
Client Funding Manager
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Christina Thomas
Client Funding Manager
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Dennis Kemp
Client Relationship Manager
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Doug Ricker
Client Relationship Manager
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Malia Hennies
Legal Assistant
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Jennifer Atchison
Legal Assistant
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Tiffany Mathis
Legal Assistant
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Courtney Britt
Probate Paralegal
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Alison Best
Executive Assistant

Leadership Team

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Kim Roberson
People and Culture Specialist
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Meghan Ritchie
Director of Sales and Marketing

Client Happiness

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Cloe Thompson
Intake Analyst
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Rachel Patino
Front Desk-Woodstock
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Katherine Potter
Back Office-Woodstock
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Megan Simpson
Probate Legal Assistant
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Jaclyn Dodson
Intake Analyst
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Christina Partain
Front Desk-Marietta
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Kim Wunsch
Back Office-Marietta

Client and Community Connections

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Lisa Black
Community Connections Specialist
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Janet Ponichtera
Community Connections Specialist / Client Relationship Manager
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Margaret Waage
Social Media Marketing Specialist
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Colleen Witt
Community Connections Specialist

Operations

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Randy Hill
Chief Information Technology Officer
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Liz Nelson
Operational Efficiency Analyst

Josh Nelson

Attorney
Josh Nelson is an Attorney and Alliance Architect for Nelson Elder Care Law. He focuses his practice on finance, banking, and insurance to compliment his focus in elder law. Josh is active in the community, building relationships with people and key businesses in the areas we serve. He has developed strong alliances in the community to better serve our clients and provide holistic solutions to secure their future and protect their loved ones. He has a passion for protecting the assets of the people he serves through effective tax and financial strategies. Always up for a challenge, Josh successfully completed his Juris Doctorate while simultaneously earning his Master of Accounting degree in Taxation.

Cindy Nelson

Attorney
Cindy Nelson is an Attorney and the Founder of Nelson Elder Care Law. She focuses her practice on representing seniors’ rights and interests. She has been instrumental in strengthening Georgia legislation against elder abuse, securing additional funding for senior services, and the implementation of Georgia Alzheimer and Related Dementia plans. Prior to founding Nelson Elder Care Law, she worked for Area Agencies on Aging, a non-profit elder care law clinic, an elder law legal firm, the Georgia Long-term Care Ombudsman, a Superior Court Judge, and Cobb County Probate Judge.

Stephanie Beegle

General Estate Planning Attorney
I love animals, and especially dogs. I enjoy a good exchange of ideas combined with humor which is a great way to learn about people.

Andrew Desautel

Probate Attorney
I was part of a military family, and grew up all over the United States. I have lived in the three LEAST populated states in the United States. I enjoy all watching almost any type of sporting event, whether in person or on television. If it involves a ball or puck I’ll watch it. I enjoy spending time with my blended family, specifically helping my wife, Nicole, wrangle our shared children (three of them), cooking, traveling with my wife (without our children), and playing ice hockey. My goals in life are pretty simple: 1. To help as many people as I can; 2. Raise kind, thoughtful and smart human-beings; 3. Never stop being open to new ideas or learning new things; 4. Be positive and kind in my every day life; and 4. To try to make my wife laugh as much as I can.

Chelsey Potter

General Estate Planning Paralegal
My Great Dane and Chihuahua keep me very well entertained at home. I love kayaking and laughing, and I’m a big fan of cheesecake.

Betsy Walraven

Senior Medicaid Paralegal
My kids keep me entertained from baseball games with my son, watching my beautiful daughter grow, and my busy toddler toddling, soon to be walking. It’s amazing to see how each child is growing every day. They are truly my blessings.

Lexi Desilets

General Estate Planning Paralegal
I am newly married with three dogs and a cat. My pets keep me entertained most of the time, but I also love to spend time with family and travel with my husband

Wanda Wingfield

Probate Paralegal
I love spending time with my family (husband, kids, and grandkids). I enjoy traveling and flying, especially to the beach somewhere in the Caribbean. I enjoy watching football. I’m a Big Georgia Bulldogs fan and New Orleans Saints fan. I love playing Blackjack/Spanish 21 and I’m truly blessed to work with a wonderful team at Nelson Care Elder Law.

Leslie Bussey

Client Funding Manager
I take the ding out of funding and assure your assets are properly aligned with your estate plan. What else fuels me? My snack drawer: peanut butter cups, shortbread cookies (butter sugar flour please), jalapeño Cheetos. Other times, I’m hiking near water falls with hubby Sam and friends, in Bible study, hand embroidering, or surrounded by the beautiful voices of the Mount Paran Church choir.

Kendra Barley

Client Funding Manager
I am a transplant from the Sunshine State. My family is my husband and my dog, and together we enjoy traveling, going to concerts, and watching sports. Go Gators!!

Christina Thomas

Client Funding Manager
My favorite pastime is planning trips with agenda on finding the best food! You can find me googling menus with farm to table ingredients.

Dennis Kemp

Client Relationship Manager
I enjoy just about anything outdoors. Especially if it is outdoors at Disney or on a beach.

Doug Ricker

Client Relationship Manager
I love to Hike, play golf, travel, and spend time with family. I’ve lived in Woodstock since 2005.

Malia Hennies

Legal Assistant
I was born in Southern California and am a west-coast girl at heart. Moved to Georgia on an athletic scholarship and played Collegiate Division I Volleyball. I am a graduate of KSU and love to cook!

Jennifer Atchison

Legal Assistant
I like talking to plants and animals, writing short stories, and singing off-key to all genres of music.

Tiffany Mathis

Legal Assistant

Family is everything! I’m married with five children, whether it’s school events, other activities or outdoor excursions you would hard pressed to find me sitting still.

Courtney Britt

Probate Paralegal
I am a happy and busy wife and mother, and my family lives by the motto: Faith, Family, and Football. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends whenever we have downtime. I believe it’s important to be of service to others and try to practice it in both my professional and personal life.

Alison Best

Executive Assistant
I am a wife and mom of two small children. I graduated from Valdosta State University with a bachelor’s degree in legal assistant studies. Outside of working and being a mom, I enjoy cooking, organizing and helping with my daughter’s ballet practice. Go Steelers!

Kim Roberson

People and Culture Specialist
My favorite season is…. College Football (a.k.a. Fall). A perfect Saturday for me starts with College Gameday and cheering on my Auburn Tigers…. War Eagle!

Meghan Ritchie

Director of Sales and Marketing
I love doing Pilates, reading, and spending time with my family. My husband, three daughters (the oldest – identical twins), two mini Australian Shepherds and Ragdoll cat bring me lots of joy!

Cloe Thompson

Intake Analyst

I love spending time with family & friends. In my free time I enjoy the outdoors and trying new things.

Rachel Patino

Front Desk-Woodstock

I am a proud mom of 5…4 meows and 1 woof. I am also learning Korean and hope to travel there one day.

Katherine Potter

Back Office-Woodstock

I enjoy spending time with friends and family in my free time as well as going to different type of festivals on the Marietta Square.

Megan Simpson

Probate Legal Assistant
I was an extra in 2 movies in high school and had the pleasure of meeting Eugene O’Leary, Shia Lebouf and Sherri O’Terry. Additionally, I had the pleasure of being able to do a study exchange in Canada in college.

Jaclyn Dodson

Intake Analyst

I am a Georgia Bulldog loving Mama of one, who married her best friend!

Christina Partain

Front Desk, Marietta

As a native Floridian, my favorite season is summer. I love hiking Kennesaw Mountain with my husband and 3 children, and I enjoy reading, gardening, and cooking in my free time.

Kim Wunsch

Back Office-Marietta

I enjoy reading, spending time outdoors, and running during my leisure time. I aspire to enlist in the U.S. Army as a paralegal to further advance my legal career.

Lisa Black

Community Connections Specialist
I love travel, creative writing, connecting with and helping to inform seniors about resources to make their lives easier.

Janet Ponichtera

Community Connections Specialist
Client Relationship Manager
I enjoy spoiling and playing with my eight-year-old grandson.

Margaret Waage

Social Media Marketing Specialist
I’m thrilled when I get a correct Jeopardy answer and feel genius when I run the whole category! I’m inspired by curiosity, great conversation and humor.

Colleen Witt

Community Connections Specialist
I enjoy walking my pups around Acworth and Kennesaw.

Randy Hill

Chief Information Technology Officer
I love to fly more than anything else. Put me in a plane, and I’m home.

Liz Nelson

Operational Efficiency Analyst
When I am not working or busy taking classes to complete my degree in Accounting, I enjoy helping transform killer chihuahuas into cuddly little babies ready for their new homes.

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