Rutherford County Estate Planning Lawyers

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Julie Travis Moss
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Julie Travis Moss

Experienced Estate Planning & Probate Attorney! Dedicated Counsel & Advocacy!

I am an exceptional estate planning attorney with 18 years of diverse legal experience. I am dedicated to skillful advocacy for the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jim Higgins
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Jim Higgins

Tennessee Estate Planning Lawyer

Mr. Higgins is a Nashville native. He attended the University of Tennessee where he graduated with honors and returned to home to work with a large insurance defense law firm. About 17 years ago Mr. Higgins left the... Read More »
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Claire Sawyer
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Claire Sawyer

Skilled & Experienced Estate & Trust Law Representation! Aggressive Advocacy!

I am a dedicated and thorough estate and trust law attorney. I am committed to aggressive legal representation for your estate and trust law litigation needs. Visit my website for information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Don Byrd
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Don Byrd

Free consultation, experienced representation in probate and estate planning.

I’m an experienced Nashville estate planning lawyer and represent clients in all types of estate planning cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will help you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Charles R. Frazier
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Charles R. Frazier
(615) 267-0125 5258 Murfreesboro Rd
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La Vergne, TN 37086
Offers Video ChatRutherford County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years of experience
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
University of Tennessee College of Law
Mr. Frazier is not a Nashville native, but he fits right into the community with a strong work ethic and family values which have helped him become a great tax law, estate planning, and business law attorney. Mr. Frazier is a husband and father of two children whose humble beginnings help him relate to any client who needs legal advice to resolve their tax law, estate planning, or business law issues.

Mr. Frazier is also a U.S. Army veteran who served his country proudly and with distinction before being honorably discharged. As a former soft-skill Army Ranger, Mr. Frazier understands the...
Rodney Mark Scott
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Rodney Mark Scott
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years of experience
(615) 896-3158 12 S Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Consumer
Case Western Reserve University
Rodney M. “Rod” Scott is an attorney currently engaged in the general practice of law, focusing on estate planning and elder law. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Accounting from West Virginia University in 1979, and his law degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1982. Originally admitted to practice in the states of Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, he has happily chosen Tennessee as his home and the location of his practice. In his 34+ years of experience as an attorney, he has seen the impact of pre-planning and crisis estate planning upon individuals, their...
David LaRoche
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David LaRoche
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(615) 890-0002 320 East Main Street
Suite 204
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Vanderbilt University Law School
If you are searching for an estate planning lawyer in Murfreesboro, you should come to LaRoche Law Office. It is of the utmost importance that you have an attorney you can count on—a lawyer who has a thorough understanding of the issues at hand and who is ready to stand beside you and assist you today. Attorney David B. LaRoche is up to the task! He obtained his undergraduate degree from The College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. He later received his Juris Doctorate at Vanderbilt University Law School. He is the Preside of the Stone River Watershed Association,...
Kevin Bragg
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Kevin Bragg
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(615) 617-3490 119 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal and Probate
Nashville School of Law
Mr. Bragg has been working in the legal field off and on since the age of 16 and exclusively the last four (4) years. Starting off as an office assistant at Bragg, Mansfield, and Stegall, there Mr. Bragg got his first exposure to the legal system. During his employment at BMS he helped mainly in the area of real estate law. Mr. Bragg has also worked for the Honorable J. Mark Rogers during the Summer of 2006. After attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and graduating in 2006, Mr. Bragg enrolled at the Nashville School of...
Harold Parker
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Harold Parker
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer with 53 years of experience
(615) 417-2177 745 S. Church St.
Unit 240
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Personal Injury
University of New Mexico
Ryan A. Freeze
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Ryan A. Freeze
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years of experience
(615) 848-7975 128 1/2 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Collections, Criminal and DUI
Nashville School of Law
Amy Farrar
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Amy Farrar
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer
(615) 800-4747 122 North Church Street
Mufreesboro, TN 37130
Estate Planning, Appeals, Elder and Probate
University of Mississippi School of Law
Nicholas White Spangler
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Nicholas White Spangler
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer
(615) 893-2212 320 East Main Street, Suite 205
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Elder
University of North Dakota School of Law
Sandra Young Trail
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer
(615) 895-9890 107 N Maple St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Estate Planning, Business, Tax and Workers' Comp
William Kent Coleman
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer
(615) 893-1134 14 N Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Allen Ray Daubenspeck
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer
(615) 895-6363 8 N Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Ewing Smith
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Attorney
(615) 893-1889 201 E Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Patricia Ann Blankenship
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Attorney
(615) 893-4160 307 Hickerson Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Estate Planning and Business
Richard LaRoche
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Attorney
(615) 390-4911 2103 Shannon Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Gregory Morris Reed
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Attorney
(615) 890-9040 121 E Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Estate Planning and Criminal
Matthias Brickell Murfree
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Attorney
(615) 867-0835 805 S Church St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Nancy Sellers
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer
(615) 893-2217 111 N Maple St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Estate Planning
Will Cartwright
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Will Cartwright
Rutherford County, TN Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years of experience
(615) 785-2909
Ext. 1
1535 West Northfield Blvd.
Suite 3
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Estate Planning, Divorce and Probate

Will's practice area includes the greater Nashville area with office in Murfreesboro. Since opening his own law firm, Will has developed his practice focusing on Estate Planning, Probate and Family Law. Setting up estate plans for families is the part of the law that gives the most satisfaction. Will helps families get piece of mind knowing their family is properly planned and provided for via custom drafted estate plans through trusts, wills, and/or other estate documents for families meeting their specific needs and legacy goals. Will also handles Probate of estates making sure that estates are properly closed and administered...
Valerie Yvonne McClelland
Davidson County, TN Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years of experience
(615) 781-5395 1321 Murfreesboro Road
Room 301
Nashville, TN 37217
Estate Planning, Divorce, Employment and Family
Texas Tech University School of Law
Frank J. Steiner
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Frank J. Steiner
Davidson County, TN Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years of experience
(615) 730-6090 2200 21st Avenue South
Suite 309
Nashville, TN 37212
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEstate Planning, Criminal, Employment and Probate
South Texas College of Law
Crystal M. Etue
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Crystal M. Etue
Williamson County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer with 2 years of experience
(615) 721-7983 202 4th Ave. S., Suite 202
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Southern University Law Center
Crystal Etue focuses her practice in matters related to Family Law, Probate, Entertainment and Immigration incorporating two of her biggest passions; Arts & Entertainment and helping families in distress. Her services in the area of family law and probate include divorce, child custody, post-judgment modifications, wills and estate administration. Her experience as a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and TN Air National Guard coupled with her time spent working as a high school teacher, Crystal is uniquely prepared to handle family law cases with empathy, objectivity, common sense, discipline, patience, and a proclivity for standing her ground....
James Lee Widrig Esq.
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James Lee Widrig Esq.
Davidson County, TN Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years of experience
(615) 417-7800 500 Church St
#250
Nashville, TN 37219
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney James L. Widrig, or more commonly known as “Jim Widrig”, was born in Upstate NY. in a small town called Yorkshire, NY. He went to college in east Tennessee at Carson-Newman College. After college Jim attended law school at Thomas M. Cooley in Lansing, Michigan.

Attorney Jim Widrig practices in all of Middle Tennessee and his main office is located in downtown Nashville. James Widrig founded the law office of Widrig Law PLLC in February of 2007 with the goal to fight for individuals during the most difficult times of their lives. In 2011 James L Widrig was voted one...
Larry Raymond Williams
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Larry Raymond Williams
Davidson County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer
(615) 256-8880 315 Deaderick Street
Suite 1510
Nashville, TN 37238
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Probate
Nashville School of Law
Timothy Louis Takacs
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Timothy Louis Takacs
Sumner County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(866) 222-3127 201 Walton Ferry Road
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Estate Planning and Elder
Vanderbilt University Law School
Nationally-known in legal circles, Timothy L. Takacs is the architect of the Life Care Planning approach to elder law, which features a team of attorneys, nurses, social workers, insurance experts, public benefits specialists, and others who work together to help families deal with the personal, financial and legal challenges created by long life and disability. His innovations have transformed the way elder law is practiced in the United States. Takacs’ insights into the challenges faced by the elderly and their families have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The Tennessean and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance....
Jonathan Williams
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Jonathan Williams
Davidson County, TN Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years of experience
(615) 256-8880 315 Deaderick St
Suite 1510
Nashville, TN 37238
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Social Security Disability
North Carolina State University and Nashville School of Law
Jonathan is a personal injury attorney in Nashville and is the managing partner of Larry R. Williams, PLLC. He handles cases all over Middle Tennessee including car wrecks, motorcycle accidents, large truck collisions, construction site accidents and many other type of negligent injury and wrongful death claims. Jonathan also represent businesses on day to day matters and litigates business matters and disputes. In addition, Jonathan manages the firm's Social Security Disability practice and estate planning and probate practice. In 2015 Jonathan was awarded the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbel. He maintains a 10.0 rating on Avvo and...
Eric K. Fox
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Eric K. Fox
Sumner County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(615) 264-5695 103 Hazel Path Court
Suite 6
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEstate Planning and Bankruptcy
Georgetown University Law Center
We are focused on consumer and small business bankruptcy relief, debt negotiation, and foreclosure defense. Our office has been in the same location in Hendersonville, Tennessee for 17 years.

Our team of four individuals (Eric, Rachel, Tina, and Noah) will focus on providing you the highest level of customer attention and service in getting you the relief you are seeking. Even before you retain us, we are here to help you gather the documentation for the free initial consultation. There is no reason to stay where you are if you are stuck between a rock and a hard...
Paul E. Tennison
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Paul E. Tennison
Williamson County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer with 1 year of experience
(615) 490-6020 1648 Westgate Cir
#301
Brentwood, TN 37027
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Family, Military and Probate
Vanderbilt University Law School
Paul E. Tennison was selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Nashville by MyNashville Magazine readers in July, 2020.

Paul E. Tennison has significant experience in the U.S. Army and international experience. Paul's legal background affords him unique inside into many issues confronting his clients. Paul represents clients in a broad range of complex legal matters. Paul has experience working in cases involving military law, defamation, intellectual property, family law, contested divorces, immigration, business disputes, wills, trusts, and probate.

Paul's extensive military experience includes four years at West Point, five years on Active Duty in Korea and Germany and...
Julie Travis Moss
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Julie Travis Moss
Williamson County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(615) 953-1122 1608 Westgate Cir
#100
Brentwood, TN 37027
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Loyola University Chicago
Julie Travis Moss’ practice areas include estate and trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships, estate planning, real estate, and related litigation. She also advises closely held business owners regarding general corporate matters. Julie has more than 18 years of diverse legal experience, including ten years as a general practitioner in Michigan and teaching legal writing at Vanderbilt Law School. With her depth of experience, Julie provides comprehensive services to meet her clients’ diverse needs. And with her depth of understanding of family relationships and dynamics, Julie is able to work with our clients to resolve their most difficult and complex matters.

Julie...
Jim Higgins
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Jim Higgins
(800) 705-2121 525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatDavidson County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer
Estate Planning, Elder, Employment and Probate
University of Memphis
Mr. Higgins is a Nashville native. He attended the University of Tennessee where he graduated with honors and returned to home to work with a large insurance defense law firm. About 17 years ago Mr. Higgins left the defense practice and created a firm that only represents injured victims and their families. To better serve his clients the firm is broken down into specific litigation groups, such as the nursing home neglect division and serious injury division.

Mr. Higgins is a member of the million dollar advocates forum, recognized by Best Lawyers and is a board...
Justin McKean Gilbert
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Justin McKean Gilbert
Williamson County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(615) 628-7775 1650 Murfreesboro Road
Suite 208
Franklin, TN 37067
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
Santa Clara University School of Law
I have spent years delivering peace of mind, well thought out estate planning and asset protection solutions. I know how important it is to secure the future of your estate and finances. I have made it my mission to save my clients every dollar possible in court costs, attorney fees and taxes. With my expertise and commitment to excellence, your legacy is in good hands.

For me, it is about more than words on a page or numbers in a ledger. I want to understand what those words mean to you and how they represent your livelihood, values, and priorities. I...
Randy Ratliff
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Randy Ratliff
Williamson County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer
(615) 656-8282 5115 Maryland Way
#135
Brentwood, TN 37027
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Kentucky College of Law
Attorney Randall A. Ratliff is the founder of the Randy Ratliff Law Offices, PLLC, in Brentwood, Tennessee. He is licensed to practice law in both Kentucky and Tennessee, holds a master’s degree in International Political Economy from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky. Since graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2000, Mr. Ratliff has practiced law in several settings, including acting as general counsel to a mid-sized national firm, a tech start up, and a foster care agency. In 2011, he founded...
Claire Sawyer
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Claire Sawyer
Williamson County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(615) 953-1122 1608 Westgate Cir
#100
Brentwood, TN 37027
Estate Planning and Business
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Claire Sawyer has more than eleven years of experience in civil litigation in state and federal court. She concentrates her practice in the areas of business litigation and trust and estate litigation. Over the years, Claire has represented entities and individuals in a variety of tort and contract cases, breach of fiduciary duty cases, declaratory judgment actions, will contests, and elective share litigation.

Claire earned her B.S. degree from Samford University, cum laude, in 2002 and her J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, summa cum laude, in 2005. She is licensed to practice in the state of...
Leonard Robert Grefseng
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Leonard Robert Grefseng
Maury County, TN Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years of experience
214 West 5th Street
Suite B
Columbia, TN 38401
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
University of Mississippi
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Grefseng attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) on an athletic scholarship (football) graduating, cum laude in 1979. He was named to the "Academic All South Eastern Conference" honor roll in 1978. Upon graduation, he attended law school at the University of Mississippi graduating in the top third of his class in May of 1982. Upon graduation, he served as the law clerk for Judge Roy Noble Lee of the Mississippi Supreme Court. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Tennessee in 1984 and relocated to Columbia, Maury County and has...
Devin Freeman Park
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Devin Freeman Park
(615) 859-1328 885 Conference Dr
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Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Free ConsultationDavidson County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer with 3 years of experience
Estate Planning, Family, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Tennessee College of Law
Devin is a Sumner County native and practices law in various areas of civil litigation in the surrounding counties. Devin maintains a personable relationship with her clients and has helped countless individuals in times of hardships as well as tackling issues on the front-end to avoid future conflicts. Devin’s legal practice areas primarily include estate planning and probate, estate litigation, conservatorships, personal injury, car wrecks, and real estate transactions. Beyond that, she handles contested and uncontested divorces, child custody and visitation, and child support cases as well as other family law matters. She also accepts appointments by the court to...
Zachary Scott Gainous
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Zachary Scott Gainous
Davidson County, TN Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years of experience
(615) 671-4301 3102 West End Avenue
Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37203
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Nashville School of Law
Nashville attorney Zach Scott Gainous was born in Tallahassee, Florida. After graduating high school, Zach moved to Nashville to pursue his bachelor's degree at Middle Tennessee State University. Zach attended MTSU's College of Media & Entertainment and studied in the Recording Industry program where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Business.

While attending MTSU, Zach completed courses in artist management, music publishing, music production, concert promotion & touring, record label marketing, record label operations, A&R, copyright law, music business contracts and legal issues, and more. During his studies at MTSU, Zach also began working as an independent producer...
Angel Kane
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Angel Kane
Wilson County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(615) 444-8081 133 S College Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Probate
Memphis School of Law
Angel Kane has been practicing law since 1995. While in law school Angel was a member of the University of Memphis Law Review and served as a judicial law clerk for Chancery Court. Upon graduation, she practiced with the law firm of Crislip, Philip & Associates in the areas of creditor’s rights, family law, wills and business litigation.

In 1998, Angel and her husband, Brody Kane, returned to Wilson County, where Angel joined the law firm of Rochelle, McCulloch & Aulds. In 2005, she joined Shawn and Brody at McBrien and Kane and since then has focused her practice...
Roland T. Hairston II
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Roland T. Hairston II
Davidson County, TN Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years of experience
(615) 428-7345 615 Main St, #104-A
Nashville, TN 37206
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Nashville School of Law
Every day, Roland T. Hairston, II helps individuals and families find resolution to their legal issues so that they can focus on their everyday lives. Literally, hundreds of individuals and families have benefited from Mr. Hairston’s services. Mr. Hairston graduated from the Nashville School of Law, where he finished in the top 1/3 of his class and passed the bar exam on the first attempt. Mr. Hairston graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a 3.75 GPA and a double-major in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. What sets Mr. Hairston apart as a lawyer is his personal attentiveness to each...
Allison Manning-Carroll
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Allison Manning-Carroll
Davidson County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer
(615) 928-1908 PO Box 282067
Nashville, TN 37228
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Family
University of Tennessee College of Law
A rare Nashville native, I graduated from Hume-Fogg High School and went on to earn my B.S. in Political Science from Tennessee State University and my J.D. from the University of Tennessee.

Since beginning my career in the legal profession, my practice has focused on litigation and dispute resolution. I have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in various criminal and civil cases, ranging from personal injury to family law to business litigation. After spending over four years as an attorney at a distinguished civil litigation firm, I founded Manning Carroll Law where I specialize in business law, estate planning, and...
Joel Randall Hooper
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Joel Randall Hooper
Williamson County, TN Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years of experience
(615) 661-5472 109 Westpark Dr
Suite 300
Brentwood, TN 37027
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Randy Hooper has been a trusted legal adviser for professionals, entrepreneurs, executives and their families in Brentwood, Tennessee for more than 25 years. Randy’s experience, wisdom, imagination and character benefit his clients with proactive planning and a steady hand when difficult situations arise. Randy focuses on building long term, multi-generational relationships with clients and their other trusted advisers. This collaborative, team approach produces additional value for the client.

Randy provides estate planning, probate administration and small business succession planning advice and services to his clients. Randy believes in beginning with the end in mind. This...
Parrish B. Stanton
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Parrish B. Stanton
Williamson County, TN Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(615) 545-2891 205 Powell Place
Brentwood, TN 37027
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
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