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Robert  Ruppenthal

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Practice Areas

  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Year's Support
  • Estate Planning

Biography

Ruppenthal Law Firm is a private practice that accepts cases throughout the state of Georgia. We are located in beautiful Fayetteville, Georgia where Bob has maintained his practice since becoming an attorney in 1994.

Bob Ruppenthal has represented over one thousand clients in his years as an attorney. He vigorously represents his clients and has had great success in litigated matters over the years. He takes pride in providing high quality legal services while taking the time to understand the needs of his clients and maintaining good communication and counsel.

Also in 2000, Bob was appointed as the County Administrator/Conservator by the Fayette County Probate Court. He was privileged to be re-appointed in 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and again in 2020 by the county Probate Judge. Due to this position, Bob is appointed in various cases by the Fayette Probate Court to serve as the Administrator for various estates or the Conservator for various incapacitated adults and minors. This service has increased Bob's depth of knowledge and improved his abilities to assist clients who are seeking to probate an estate, file the court required reports, establish a guardianship and/or conservatorship for a family member themselves, or make special requests of the court in managing an estate or conservatorship.

If we can ever assist you in any way, please feel free to contact us. The initial consultation is always free. We look forward to working with you.

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1993
  • Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Major: Operations Management
  • Amber University, Dallas, Texas
    • M.B.A. - 1989
    • Major: Management

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1994
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1995
  • Supreme Court of Georgia

Classes & Seminars

  • Magistrate Court , 2013
  • Probate: Estates, Guardianships, Conservatorships, 2010
  • Fayette Bar, 2010 to 2013
  • Administrative Law, 1998

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Sigma Chi

Professional Associations

  • Georgia Bar Association, 1995 to Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association, President, 1998
  • ExecuServe, Inc., President/Owner, 2005 to 2012
  • County Administrator/ex officio Guardian (Probate) - Fayette County, GA, 2001 to Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Secretary, 1997

Past Positions

  • Weldon & Ruppenthal, P.C., Partner, 1994 to 2000
  • Ballard & Ballard, Clerk, 1993 to 1994
  • Internal Revenue Service, Estate & Gift Tax Division, Externship - Law Clerk, 1993
  • Knight & Harwell, P.C., Clerk, 1991
  • Texas Instruments, Inc., Lead Manufacturing Engineer, 1987 to 1989
  • Shaw Industries, Inc., Manufacturing Manager, 1989 to 1990
  • Landmark Christian School, Teacher - High School Level, 1990 to 1993