Bettye Ackerman


Bettye Ackerman is an attorney focusing on Estate Planning and Family Law. She rejoined Greg Campbell to form Campbell & Ackerman Attorneys at Law in January, 2018.

Since graduating from law school in 1991 she has held a variety of positions. After law school, she worked for the Georgia Legal Services Program representing low income people in civil matters, primarily family, education and estate planning. In 1996, she became the lead attorney for the Middle Georgia AIDS Law Project. She provided legal representation to people with HIV in 23 counties in Georgia and supervised law students focusing primarily on estate planning, housing and family law. She then worked as an administrator in several law schools: Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia, Boston University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts and Fordham Law School in New York, New York. She also worked as a staff attorney for South Middlesex Legal Services in Framingham, Massachusetts representing low income children in education cases. From 2005 to 2015, she was an Associate at H. Gregory Campbell, Jr. PC in Blacksburg, Virginia representing clients primarily in estate planning and family law. From 2015 to 2017, she was an Associate with Anderson, Desimone & Green, PC in Blacksburg primarily assisting clients with estate planning and guardianships.

She graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1988 and Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia in 1991. She and her husband, Michael Garvin, and children, Cassidy and Finlay, have resided in Blacksburg since 2005.

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