Estate Planning and Probate Section

Once a part of the TBA Tax section, the Estate Planning and Probate section was created after it was determined that there was a need for a separate and distinct section. It now provides an annual CLE Forum and provides information through newsletters.

Chair
Stites & Harbison PLLC
401 Commerce St., Ste. 800
Nashville, TN 37219
LinkedIn: michaelgoode
(404)680-6295
Vice-Chair
Egerton, McAfee, Armistead &...
900 South Gay Street # 1400
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865)546-0500
Immediate Past Chair
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P...
605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450
(423)756-3000
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Glen Campbell Estate Administrator Disputes More Than $1.3M in Claims Filed by Widow

A recently appointed administrator in the estate of singer Glen Campbell is disputing more than $1.3 million in claims filed by his widow, The Tennessean reports. In a series of filings in Davidson County Probate Court, Blaine H. Smith has challenged five separate claims filed by Kimberly Campbell, who is also the administrator of the estate. Smith was appointed in September by Probate Court Judge David Randy Kennedy as a special administrator to review the five claims. The largest single claim challenged was for $506,380.93. A $301,408 claim, also disputed, seeks reimbursement to payoff a mortgage held on a now-sold property owned in California.
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Fall FastTrack Program Helps You Fulfill All of Your CLE Requirements for the Year

The TBA General–Solo Section will present its annual Fall FastTrack program in Nashville on Nov. 2. Produced by Jane Powers and Jim Romer of the section's executive council, this CLE opportunity is designed to provide you with up-to-date information on a diverse range of topics while allowing you to customize your learning to your schedule and fulfill all your Tennessee CLE requirements for the year. Topics and speakers for the Fall FastTrack program include:

  • Chief Justice Jeffrey Bivins discussing sentencing reform.
  • Judge Brandon Gibson presenting appellate practice tips.
  • Judge Sheila Calloway discussing representing clients in juvenile court.
  • Joanna McCracken on well-being and mindfulness for lawyers
  • Sean Martin offering information on essential legal technology for solo and small firm practitioners
  • A representative for Clio discussing document automation
  • And more

General–Solo–Small Firm Section members receive a discount to attend. You can register for the program here.

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