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.

Elder Law of East Tennessee
903 N Hall of Fame Drive
Knoxville, TN 37917-6748
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P...
605 Chestnut St., Ste. 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450
Immediate Past Chair
J Barry Law Office
115 N Castle Heights Ave, Suite 101
Lebanon, TN 37087
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Last Chance to Register for July 13 Elder Law Forum

On July 13, the Elder Law Forum will be held at the AT&T Building in downtown Nashville. Sessions will cover succession planning, Medicaid appeals, VA applications, conservatorships, ethics and more. The annual forum is a great time to connect with practitioners from across the state and catch up on the latest developments for this practice area.  
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Unsealed Documents Shed Light on State's Opioid Lawsuit

Documents regarding a lawsuit filed in Knox County Circuit Court, where Tennessee accuses Purdue Pharma of intentionally fueling the opioid epidemic, were unsealed last week shedding light on the state’s claim that the company intentionally and specifically targeted Tennessee’s most vulnerable medical providers and patients, including the elderly and veterans, reports the Knoxville News Sentinel. The lawsuit, filed by Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, uses Purdue’s company records and its staffers’ own words to show the firm’s founders and executives pushed the prescription of highly addictive opioids, allegedly calling the pills “hope in a bottle.” You can view the complaint here.

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