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, law enforcement officers and other emergency responders. 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 3,000 heroes and their families. See a list of upcoming clinics.

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 Jake Hubbell at jakehubbell@yahoo.com.

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


Cookeville, Aug. 13
Contact: Tessa Lawson
Location: First United Methodist Church, 165 East Broad Street, 38501
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Fentress County, Aug. 27
Contact: Amanda Howard
Location: Alvin C. York Institute, 701 N. Main Street, 38556
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
Clarksville, Sept. 17th 
Contact: Jamie Durrett
Location: Clarksville Police Department (in the briefing room), 135 Commerce St., 37040
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Memphis, Oct. 22
Contact: Chasity Grice
Location: Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, 38111
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
Lebanon, Oct. 29
Contact: Sonia Boss
Location: Immanuel Baptist Church, 214 Castle Heights Avenue, 37087
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Franklin, Nov. 12 
Contact: Lauren Curry
Location: Franklin Police Department, 900 Columbia Avenue, 37064
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Nashville, Dec. 3 
Contact: Cole Rogers
Location: Nashville North Precinct, 2231 26th Avenue North, 37208
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Chattanooga, Feb. 11
Contact: Alex McVeagh
Location: Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, 605 Chesnut Street, Suite 1700

Dyersburg, March 4
Location: McIvers Grant Public Library
Time: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. 

Etowah, March 11
Contact: Emily Petro
Location: Etowah Community Center, 155 Robinson Street
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Jackson, March 11
Contact: Kortney Simmons
Location: Jackson Chamber of Commerce, 197 Auditorium Street
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Greeneville, May 6
Contact: Curt Collins
Location: Greene County Courthouse, 11 S. Main Street
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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For More Information

For more information about Wills for Heroes, contact one of the following committtee members:

Jake Hubbell, Chair
Law Office of Jake Hubbell
712 Trotwood Ave.
Columbia, TN 38401

Alyssa Minge, East Tennessee Captain
Leitner Williams Dooley Napolitan PLLC
900 So Gay St #1800 Riverview Twr
Knoxville, TN 37902
John Wilks, Wills for Heroes Middle Tennessee Captain
Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC
2122 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Brandon Whiteley, Wills for Heroes West Tennessee Captain
Shelby County Government
1464 Peabody Ave
Memphis, TN 38104