Protecting The Rights Of Children, Adults And Seniors For 25 Years

Real-life experience in his family has given attorney J. Kevin Tharpe, P.C. unique insight into elder law, special needs planning and estate planning.

He truly understands the stress and confusion that families feel when facing these issues and works hard to ease their concern and give them peace of mind.

Clients often remark that they feel better after talking with Mr. Tharpe and that they learned something new about how they can move forward. His genuine care for his clients is apparent in everything he does, from answering questions and giving presentations to advocating vigorously for the rights of seniors, incapacitated adults and persons with disabilities.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Elder law, including Medicare and Medicaid, veterans benefits, Alzheimer’s planning and long-term care
  • Estate planning, including wills, trusts, advance health care directives, guardianships and conservatorships
  • Special needs planning, including trusts, guardianships and conservatorships and planning for children with autism

Many areas of law are confusing. The myths and misinformation surrounding elder law, special needs planning and estate planning are even more complex. People who meet Kevin are often surprised and grateful to learn that there is an attorney dedicated to these specific legal needs.

It is important to realize that you do not have to make difficult decisions on your own. Legal help is available from a Gainesville lawyer who has experienced the same concerns within his family. Call 844-860-7267 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Joel Kevin Tharpe

J. Kevin Tharpe assists clients in Georgia and throughout the southeast in the areas of estate planning, elder law, special needs planning and asset protection strategies. Kevin received his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1988, graduating in the top half of his class and receiving various honors, such as inclusion on the Dean’s List and selection to the Order of Barristers Legal Scholastic Honor Society. In 1984, Kevin received a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Florida State University.

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1993
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
  • Florida State University
    • B.S. - 1985
    • Major: Political Science
  • Florida State University
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Major: Communications

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Gainesville Northeastern Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Section, Member
  • Gainesville Estate Planning Council, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorney's (NAELA)

Office Locations

Gainesville Office
405 Broad Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501

Young Harris Office
1352 Main Street
Suite 1
Young Harris, GA 30582

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