About Our Firm
Moody & Associates is experienced in all estate matters and accustomed to litigating contested estates and construction negligence cases. 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
Lead Associate, Attorney at Law
Kristy has been an associate at our firm since 2015. Kristy’s expertise is in the areas of estate planning, including Trusts and other estate planning documents, and civil litigation, including the complex legal issues that arise at various stages of litigation. She represents clients in contract disputes, contested probate and estate matters, and construction negligence cases. Kristy emphatically represents adopting parents of all backgrounds, and her litigation skills extend to all areas of adoption law. Kristy also handles a variety of transactional issues and is adept at estate planning, creating and maintaining successful legal entities, including forming for-profit business entities as well as forming non-profits and obtaining tax-exempt status from the IRS. She is client-focused, committed to representing your best interests, and looks forward to resolving your legal issues.
Kristy was born in Warner Robins and has spent most of her life in the Middle Georgia area. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Strength Ahead, Inc. and a member of Southside Baptist Church, where she serves on the Initial Impact Ministry Team. Kristy and her husband, Brian, live in Warner Robins and they have one daughter. When she has time, Kristy enjoys running and participating in races throughout Georgia.
Contested Estates | Adoptions
Construction Negligence | Estate Planning
Jessica is a recent graduate of the Mercer University Law School. You may recognize Jessica as she worked as an intern for our office from 2018 until she officially joined as a Legal Assistant in 2020. Her areas of expertise include Estate Planning and Probates. Jessica expertly guides clients through the probate and year's support process. Jessica also assists clients with scheduling appointments and questions concerning the status of case matters, ensuring clients are well informed throughout the entire process.
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 (or better known to us as Maddie) 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
Brittany Forbes 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. Brittany assists the office through keeping the calendars for all personnel and ensuring clients are well taken care of when they come in for appointments. She is a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is currently attaining her Masters in Speech Pathology part-time at New York University.
In her free time, Brittany is very passionate about working with special needs children, especially individuals with autism. She has worked closely with Special Olympics Florida and Providing Autism Links and Disorders (PALS). She is glad to be back in Middle Georgia serving her community.
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.