Wills for Heroes

The YLD hosts Wills for Heroes clinics around the state to provide free wills, powers of attorney and advance directives for Tennessee's firefighters and law enforcement officers. The Wills for Heroes program started shortly after the September 11th terrorist attacks as a way to give back to first responders in need of estate planning services. Since its inception in Tennessee, Wills for Heroes has served nearly 2,000 heroes and their families. If you would like to have a clinic in your community please contact the TBA. In addition, the program is in need of new or used laptops or printers. If you or your firm is interested in making a tax-deductible donation please contact Wills for Heroes Committee Chair Joann Coston Holloway at jholloway@bakerdonelson.com.

See a list of upcoming clinics here

The following Wills for Heroes events have been scheduled across the state:


October 18, Clarksville
Contact: Jamie Durrett, jdurrett@batsonnolan.com, (931) 647-1501
Location: Clarksville Police Department, 135 Commerce St., 37040

November 1, Cookeville
Contact: Jason Hicks, jasonfhicks@gmail.com, (931) 526-3311
Location: First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center, 165 E. Broad Street, 38501

November 8, Gallatin
Contact: Cherrelle Hooper, chooper@las.org, (615) 451-1880
Location: Gallatin Civic Center, 210 Albert Gallatin Ave., 37066

January 31, LaVergne
Contact: Aimee Luna, aluna@las.org, (615) 890-0905
Location: LaVergne Police Department, 5093 Murfreesboro Rd., 37086

February 21, Nashville
Contact: Cole Rogers, crogers@rogerslawtn.com, (615) 905-6232
Location: Metro Police North Nashville Precinct, 2231 26th Ave. N., 37208

March 7, Franklin
Contact: Shauna Billingsley, shauna.billingsley@franklintn.gov, (615) 550-6652
Location: Franklin Police Department, Community Room, 900 Columbia Ave., 37064

March 14, Memphis
Contact: Chasity Grice, cgrice@pgmlawyers.com, (901) 761-3140
Location: Benjamin L. Hooks Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., 38111

April 11, Chattanooga
Contact: Jason Demastus, demastuslaw@aol.com, (423) 209-7400
Location: Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, 6233 Dayton Blvd., 37343
Time: 9 a.m. to noon

April 11, Alamo
Contact: Ben Conley, bjconley1@gmail.com,  (731) 696-3735
Location: Crockett Memorial Library, 258 E. Church St., 38001

April 18, Knoxville
Contact: Kati Goodner, ksg@painetar.com, (865) 525-0880
Location: Paine Bickers LLP, 900 South Gay St., Suite 2200, 37902

April 18, Jackson
Contact: Ijeoma Ike, Ijeoma@wtls.org, (731) 426-1337
Location: Jackson Chamber of Commerce, 197 Auditorium St., 38301
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 25, Morristown
Contact: Evan Anderson, evan@khinsleylaw.com, (423) 587-1131
Location: Morristown Library, 417 West Main St., 37814

May 16, Sevierville
Contact: Bryce McKenzie, bryce@bryandelius.com, (865) 428-8780
Location: Sevier County Special Operations Building, 735 Middle Creek Rd., 37862

May 30, Cleveland
Contact: Emily Petro, emilyepetro@gmail.com, (423) 472-2179
Location: Bradley-Cleveland Senior Activity Center, 230 Urbane Rd. NE 37312
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 13, Maryville (tentative)
Contact: Nick Black, nick@nablacklaw.com, (865) 238-0665
Location: TBD