ELIZABETH WILLIAMS WINFIELD is a co-founder of the law firm of Simmons, Finney & Winfield, LLC, and the founder of Peachtree Fiduciary & Guardianship Services, LLC. Ms. Winfield’s primary practice areas include Estate Planning, Guardianship and Conservatorship, Probate, Elder Law, Veterans Benefits, Mediation and Arbitration. Ms. Winfield serves as County Guardian for Fayette County, Georgia and County Administrator for Clayton County, Georgia. She is also a certified Mediator and Arbitrator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.
Ms. Winfield obtained an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, a Master of Business Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University, and her law degree from the Wayne State University School of Law. In addition to her law practice, Ms. Winfield was appointed by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs to serve as a fiduciary over many veterans throughout the Southeastern United States.
For almost two decades, Ms. Winfield has served as an advocate for children, the elderly, disabled adults and veterans. She serves as trustee, guardian and conservator for adult and minor wards across the State of Georgia. Ms. Winfield is a current member of the Georgia State Bar, the Illinois State Bar, the Academy of VA Pension Planners (AVAPP), the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the National Guardianship Association (NGA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL). She is active within the community, including serving in leadership roles within the Fayette County Area Chapter of Jack and Jill, Incorporated, and as a long-standing member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Ms. Winfield comes from a family steeped in military tradition. She is committed to advocating for those who have fought for our country. It is also her mission to help others to get, and keep, their life care planning affairs in order with Wills, Trusts, Advanced Directives, Healthcare Proxies, Powers of Attorney, and Business Succession Planning.