Bringing clarity to probate

Robert Allen Ruppenthal

Fayetteville, GA

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 and again in 2012 by the newly elected 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Estate Administration
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship (Incapacitated Adults, Guardianship of Minors)
  • Year-Support

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

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


  • 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


  • Magistrate Court , 2013
  • Probate: Estates, Guardianships, Conservatorships - 2008, 2010
  • Fayette Bar: 2013, 2012, 2010
  • Administrative Law: 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

  • Weldon & Ruppenthal, P.C., Partner, 1994 - 2000
  • Ballard & Ballard, Clerk, 1993 - 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 - 1989
  • Shaw Industries, Inc., Manufacturing Manager, 1989 - 1990
  • Landmark Christian School, Teacher - High School Level, 1990 - 1993


  • Sigma Chi