About Our Firm
Moody & Associates is experienced in all probate matters and is accustomed to litigating contested estates and guardianships. Our attorneys specialize in estate planning, and our firm takes on all manner of issues involving trusts - whether it be to carefully draft a document to create a lasting legacy or to carry a matter of interpretation to a jury. We zealously advocate for adopting parents and stand ready and willing to advocate for widows, orphans, and the disabled.
Our team is experienced, knowledgable, and accomplished. Read on to get to know each of us a bit better.
Rebecca C. Moody
Rebecca is experienced in all estate matters and accustomed to litigating contested estates, construction negligence, matters involving life insurance policies and property insurance claims. She takes on all manner of issues involving Trusts, whether it be to carefully draft a document to create a lasting legacy or to carry a matter of interpretation to a jury. She has years of experience handling federal regulations and disputed issues relative to those regulations.
Becky was raised in Macon County and is happily married to Kyle Moody who was raised in Baldwin County. Kyle and Becky met at Robins Air Force Base. They have two daughters, Savanna and Emily, and beloved nephew, Christian. Savanna is a lawyer at the Public Defender's Office, Emily just received her Masters degree from the University of Westminster in London, and Christian is attending Perry High School and is a talented cattleman.
Contested Estates | Estate Planning
U.S. Army Achievement Medal
The Meritorious U.S. Service Medal
The Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Other awards include The WR-ALC Outstanding Civilian Service Award, The American Bar Association Legal Assistance Award, and The IRS District Director Award
Attorney at Law
Jessica is a graduate of the Mercer University Law School. Her areas of practice include Estate Planning, Probates and Guardianships. Jessica expertly guides clients through the probate process of becoming named as Executor or Administrator. She also assists clients with more complicated Probates that become contested matters, ensuring clients are well informed throughout the entire process. For her Estate Planning clients, she listens to their goals and plans the best way to protect their legacy. She is client-focused, committed to representing your best interests, and looks forward to resolving your legal issues.
Jessica received her Bachelors from Auburn University and her Juris Doctor from Mercer University. It should be no surprise, therefore, that her favorite team is the Auburn Tigers. She and her husband, Ben, are active members of their church and enjoy spending their free time with family and friends.
Probates | Estate Planning
Madelyn is in the process of receiving her Business Administration degree from Middle Georgia State University. She joined the firm in 2019, and has been a vital part of helping Moody & Associates move towards online services during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Madelyn works closely with our attorneys to draft estate planning documents, and she specializes in Probates. She is head of our online communication services, and is the link between our clients and our employees. In her free time, Madelyn enjoys making sushi with her boyfriend Matthew and spending time with her dog, Charlie.
Ashley Horton graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Service and an Associate Degree in Business Management. Ashley joined the firm in 2015 and tackled the myriad of responsibilities that come with a surge in growth.
As our firm’s senior legal assistant, Ashley works closely with our attorneys on estate planning as well as all Probate Court matters such as probates, contested estates, and guardianships/conservatorships. Ashley also assists with our Social Security Disability cases to help our clients win the benefits to which they are entitled.
Lori Hardy assists clients with real estate transactions filed with the Court such as deeds to trusts, survivorship affidavits, property redemption rights, and petitions to partition undivided interests. Lori also manages internal office systems such as engagement letters, invoicing, and other areas requiring the implementation of standard operating procedures.
Lori is a songbird. She enjoys singing in the Crossroads United Methodist Church praise band. Her favorite team is the Georgia Southern Eagles. She and Clive Hardy, an industrial engineer, have been happily married since 1995. She would tell you they have been blessed with two wonderful children born on the same day four years apart.
Front Desk Assistant
Melissa is our newest addition to the Moody & Associates team! She is likely the smiling face you will see behind the front desk when you visit and the bubbly voice you will hear when you call our office. Melissa assists the office through keeping the calendars for all personnel and ensuring clients are well taken care of when they come in for appointments.
Emily has a Bachelors degree in I/O Psychology and a Masters degree in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Enterprise Development. Her contributions to the Moody & Associates team include keeping us as up to date as possible with the technology we use, ensuring all our online platforms are kept fresh, and looking for the "next best thing" for the firm.
Emily enjoys hiking, DIYing, and graphic design. She is also Co-Founder of the nonprofit, Talents Empowered.