Robert G. "Bob" Edge

Robert G. "Bob" Edge

Alston & Bird LLP

Recognized since 1983

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2010 - Trusts and Estates
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Bob Edge is recognized by many as the dean of estate planning attorneys in Georgia. He led the firm's Wealth Planning for over 25 years. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since its inception, is named among Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, is listed in Super Lawyers magazine, is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Lawyers and has been chairman of the State Bar's Fiduciary Section, as well as president of both the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and the Georgia Federal Tax Conference. In the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, he is named the “Atlanta Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year.” He has served as chairman of the Partners' Committee at Alston & Bird.

Mr. Edge attended the University of Georgia, where he was valedictorian, Oxford University, as a Rhodes Scholar, and Yale Law School. His professional life has been complemented by service as president of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars, a director of The Carter Center, a managing director of The Metropolitan Opera Association (NY), chairman of the University of Georgia Foundation and president of the Atlanta Music Festival Association.

  • One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
    1201 West Peachtree Street
    Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
  • University of Georgia, B.A., graduated 1960
  • University of Georgia, graduated 1960
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia
  • Ass'n American Rhodes Scholars - Former President
  • Carter Center - Former Board
  • Loridans Foundation - Chair
  • Metropolitan Opera of NYC - Board
  • Univ. of Georgia Foundation - Emeritus Trustee and former Chair

Alston & Bird LLP
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

227 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

101 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2010 - Trusts and Estates
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Trusts and Estates, Atlanta (2010)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Trusts and Estates
Special Focus:
  • Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Gift Planning
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration

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