Hiring a lawyer is a difficult decision. You could easily go to an office supply store or buy computer software to make a document. However, an experienced estate planning attorney can tell you precisely what needs to be in that document to protect yourself, your family, and your assets. Not to mention help you discover your most pressing concerns and goals, and design a comprehensive plan to help you address every one of them. At Robert M. Goldberg & Associates, we strive to establish long-term relationships with our clients by providing Legal Guidance for a Lifetime.
Robert M. (Bob) Goldberg
Bob brings to the firm a strong educational background, proven legal experience, commitment to continued learning, and professional and community involvement.
Bob Goldberg received a Senatorial appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1978. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in 1982 after earning Dean’s List Honors in each of his eight semesters there. After completing five years of active-duty Army service, Bob attended the University of Michigan Law School, which is consistently rated as one of the top law schools in the country. After graduating from Michigan in 1990, Bob worked for five years with prestigious law firms in Kentucky and Pennsylvania as a commercial litigator.
Since 1995, Bob has been in private practice where he started as a “country lawyer” working on criminal and commercial litigation. During this part of Bob’s career, he championed the rights of clients in court, tried numerous jury trials, and pursued appeals to the Supreme Courts of Georgia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, and the Georgia Court of Appeals. Bob’s broad experience has given him the judgment to counsel clients about their best options under the most difficult of circumstances.
Bob has focused on Estate Planning and Elder Law since 1999. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Wealth Counsel, and is accredited by the Veterans Administration. Bob commits himself to staying on top of recent developments in Estate Planning and Elder Law.
Bob married his wife Kimberley in 1995. Kimberley and Bob have two boys, Simon and Seth, who are attending college in Colorado. Bob likes geocaching, reading, orienteering, and running in his spare time.
Kimberley Goldberg — Office Manager
A true Kentucky filly, Kim was born on Derby Day in the home of the Kentucky Derby- Louisville. She met Bob at Barnes & Noble in Buckhead and they married in 1995. They have worked side by side together ever since building a strong family and a successful law practice. Kimberley is responsible for all the small details which make the practice run smoothly on a day to day basis, and has created a warm, welcoming atmosphere so that you feel right at home when you meet with us. With training and experience in floral design, her artistic touch assures everything in the office is in top shape and looking perfect for our team and clients. Kim also loves animals and takes care to assure all of the firm’s cats are fed, groomed, and receiving required veterinary care.
When she isn’t working in the office, she runs the Goldberg home which includes Simon and Seth and the family dog, Henry. Kimberley enjoys visiting the boys in Colorado, snow skiing, orienteering, and relaxing on the beach (or really anywhere) with a glass of Pinot Grigio.
Brandy Hatchett — Client Relations Director
Brandy was born and raised in Georgia; she graduated from Pike County High and attended nursing classes at Southern Crescent. She worked in the medical field for 10 years while establishing her own business (Beautiful Blessings) restoring antique furniture and creating handcrafted signs and artwork. At our firm, Brandy manages client relationships by coordinating meetings, answering their questions, and ensuring they are receiving the best service possible.
She and her husband Todd have been married for 25 years and have raised two boys, Colton and Austin. Colton is serving in the United States Air Force and Austin is working in law enforcement. She continues to enjoy her woodworking business, and also loves to read and spend time with her family.
Miranda Royals — Medicaid and Probate Specialist
Miranda Royals graduated from Gordon College with Dean’s List Honor in 2005 where she majored in Business Administration. She worked as an assistant manager of a small ladies boutique before deciding to go to Griffin Technical College. While there she found an interest in the law and decided to obtain a second Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies. While at Griffin Technical College she enjoyed being an active member of the Griffin Tech Rotaract Club and was named to the Dean’s List. She completed her course work at Griffin Technical College in 2008 and has worked under Mr. Goldberg since February 2008. While working under the supervision of Mr. Goldberg she has found a love for helping the clients and a knack at probate and Medicaid issues.
Miranda has been married to her high school sweet heart, Ashley Royals, for over fifteen years. They have three children- a daughter, Alexis, and two sons, Ashton and Ayden. In her spare time she enjoys cheering for her children’s sports teams and spending time with the family.
Morgan Chain — Funding Coordinator and Veteran’s Benefits Specialist
Born and raised in Griffin, Georgia, Morgan graduated from Faith Academy in 2007, then graduated from Griffin Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2010. Morgan was Vice President of Rotary Club while attending Griffin Tech and was also named on the Dean’s list. While in school, she worked as manager at Hot Tan in Griffin. After graduating, she interned at Grubbs Law Firm. In 2010, Morgan took time off to be a full time mother to her son, Bryson, who was born on December 1, 2010. She married married her husband, Bryan, in October of 2013. She joined our law firm team exactly a year later. Her baby girl, Karsyn, was born June 25, 2016.
Morgan enjoys spending time with family and friends, vacationing at the beach, scrap booking, reading, shopping, watching baseball and football.
Rebecca Mashburn— Care Coordinator
Rebecca Mashburn is a registered nurse and has worked in the nursing field for over 30 years. She joined the firm family on July 9, 2009 as our Care Coordinator. Rebecca assists families in finding help for their loved ones and makes herself available to advise family members on the best care.
Rebecca is married to Larry Mashburn and has two grown daughters. She enjoys spending time with them along with her grandchildren. She and her family are active in church and she enjoys working with children during Vacation Bible School each year.
Miss Kitty—Greeter, Office Cat (2002-2017)
It is with sad hearts that we announce we laid Miss Kitty to rest August 7, 2017. We are grateful for the 15 years she spent with us, greeting clients at our office in Williamson, and happy that she was able to spent her final moments basking in the warm sun, as she loved to do. Rest in peace Miss Kitty.