Brittany A. Cottrell

It was probably only a matter of time before Brittany and Georgia Probate Law Group found one another. Brittany was fascinated with wills, trusts, and estates in law school, and Georgia Probate Law Group is always looking for attorneys with a passion for helping people who have lost a loved one.

During her law school career at Western Michigan’s Cooley School of Law, Brittany took every class she could in Trusts, Estates, Wills, in every combination. She found it fascinating. After graduating in 2012 and passing the Bar, however, Brittany took a position at a national consumer rights firm in Atlanta.

She may have been a new attorney, but her talent was evident and she was given significant responsibilities from day one and only accumulated more from there on out. In a very short time, she was the only associate in the firm managing cases for more than five hundred clients in eleven multi-district federal litigation matters.

Brittany worked closely with clients on complex litigation cases, all the while assuming more and more responsibility. It seems clear she had a long and successful career ahead of her. But, something was missing. She loved working with clients and colleagues, she enjoyed the challenges of litigation, but she missed her first legal love – wills, trusts, and estates.

She was also missing something else – a sense of connection with clients, and the knowledge that all her work was making a difference in her clients’ lives. She had, after all, volunteered for years with H.E.R. Story, a one-on-one mentorship program for at risk high school girls.

Brittany had the opportunity to meet with Erik Broel. The first thing Brittany learned was that she and Erik shared a deep, abiding, interest in Marvel Comics movies. The second, was that working at Georgia Probate Law Group offered her not only an opportunity to dive into the kind of law that has intrigued her since her first year in law school, but also gave her the chance to really get to know the clients she works for and see the difference her efforts make in their lives.

In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Christopher, and their extended family. A movie buff and voracious reader, she is currently zipping through the Game of Thrones novels and cannot wait to see how the story is going to end.