Elder Law Section

The section provides education to its members, makes recommendations for improving the law, and undertakes projects to increase the understanding of senior citizens, their families and the public concerning legal issues affecting the elderly.

Chair
J Barry Law Office
115 N Castle Heights Ave, Suite 101
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615)444-3568
Immediate Past Chair
Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law
P.O. Box 364
Hendersonville, TN 37077-0364
(615)824-2571
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Elder Law Basics

Make plans to join us for this exciting program. This program is for attorneys who want to understand what elder law practice is all about or are looking for a quick refresher course on the basics. Two sessions will focus on government benefits, this will include Medicaid and a review of VA benefits. Speakers will address best practices for Power of Attorneys and help you identify the client's needs and determining capacity. Click here to sign up today.

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Knox County Lawyer Suspended

The Tennessee Supreme Court today suspended Knox County lawyer James Lester Kennedy from the practice of law for one year. Kennedy served as the executor of an estate that was opened in 1987. In 2009, the beneficiaries discovered that the estate had not been closed, that Kennedy had ignored repeated orders by the Court to appear and settle, and in 2000, the Court had retired the case due to inactivity. Kennedy was  found in contempt and the Court removed him as executor.   
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