Emma H. Barry

Emma H. Barry has worked with Kristen M. Lewis in her Special Needs Estate Planning practice since graduating from Georgia State University College of Law in 2016. Emma focuses her practice on Special Needs Trust matters and other aspects of comprehensive Special Needs Estate Planning. She has extensive experience representing clients in Guardianship and Conservatorship proceedings in Probate Courts throughout Georgia. She handles all non-contested adult Guardianship and Conservatorship matters at The Bowden Law Firm

Emma is from Atlanta and attended Woodward Academy before earning her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Davidson College. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia. 

Emma is a member of the Fiduciary and Elder Law Sections of the State Bar of Georgia.  She is an active member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the American Bar Association. Emma is also a graduate of the Philanthropic Advisors Leadership Institute. 

Emma serves as a Children’s Legacy Advisor for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  She also serves on the Board of SNs360, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to residential options, employment opportunities, and faith communities for persons with disabilities. In addition, Emma is involved in The Georgia Heirs Property Law Center’s Form Project, which seeks to create a set of estate planning forms to help remediate heirs property in the broader community.

Emma and her husband live in Dunwoody with their two children. 

Speaking Engagements

  • Stetson University National Conference on Special Needs Planning and Special Needs Trusts (2019 – “The Sexual Health and Safety of Persons with Disabilities, Part Two”)
  • Stetson University National Conference on Special Needs Planning and Special Needs Trusts (2018 – Co-presented with Kristen M. Lewis, Esq.: “The Sexual Health and Safety of Persons with Disabilities, Part One”)