Estate Planning and Probate Leadership

Immediate Past Chair
Michael Goode
Lewis Thomason
LinkedIn: michaelgoode
424 Church St # 2500
Nashville, TN 37219

Michael S. Goode, special counsel in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office, focuses his practice on the tax, business and estate planning needs of families and businesses. On an international level, he also assists companies and individuals with their corporate and estate planning needs, including the resolution of reporting requirements.

Michael serves as a trusted advisor to governmental...

Newman Bankston
Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis
900 South Gay Street # 1400
Knoxville, TN 37902

Newman Bankston is a Shareholder with Egerton McAfee Armistead & Davis, P.C. Newman’s primary focus is estate and business succession planning. He regularly works with clients to create a plan for passing their assets to the next generation, while minimizing the state and federal transfer taxes associated with such transactions. This consists of preparing...

Middle TN Delegate
Jeff Carson
Diversified Trust
LinkedIn: jeffreylcarson
3102 West End Ave #600
Nashville, TN 37203

Jeffrey L. Carson is Senior Vice President with Diversified Trust in the firm’s Nashville, Tennessee office. Jeff utilizes his extensive legal and fiduciary background and experience to achieve the strategic objectives of the ultra-high net worth individuals, families and foundations he serves as clients. Jeff is responsible for working to deepen existing relationships through estate and...

East TN Delegate
Jennifer Exum
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450

Jennifer Kent Exum is a member of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel’s Estate Planning and Probate Administration section. She practices primarily in the areas of estate administration, estate planning, conservatorships, tax, estate-related litigation and general civil litigation. Jennifer works with clients to create legacies and provide for future generations.

East TN Delegate
Victoria Tillman
McKinney & Tillman, PC
1019 Orchid Drive
Knoxville, TN 37912

Victoria Tillman is a shareholder in the law firm McKinney and Tillman, P.C., having joined the firm as an associate in 2002; she focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administrations, estate and gift taxes, business...

East TN Delegate
Donald Farinato
Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC
617 W. Main St.
Knoxville, TN 37902

Donald J. Farinato is an attorney with Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC in Knoxville, Tennessee.  His practice focuses on estate planning, estate administration, conservatorships, estate controversies, and wealth transfer tax return preparation and audits.  Donald earned a B.S., Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a J.D. and a M.B.A. from the University...

East TN Delegate
Angela Nystrom
University of Tennessee Foundation
114 Morgan Hall 2621 Morgan Cir.
Knoxville, TN 37996

Angelia M. Nystrom is the Director of Specialty Programs for the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Prior to joining the UTIA, she was the Director of Planned Giving for the University of Tennessee Foundation. Before UT, she was an attorney in private practice for nearly 18 years, spending the last 11 years at Baker Donelson in the Nashville and Knoxville offices. She received...

Middle TN Delegate
Paul Hayes
Howard Mobley Hayes & Gontarek, PLLC
2319 Crestmoor Road
Nashville, TN 37215

Paul Hayes is a partner and tax attorney with Howard Mobley Hayes & Gontarek, PLLC, a boutique law firm which limits its practice to the tax, trusts and estates, and litigation practice areas. His practice includes: 

Assisting high-net-worth individuals and families in the areas of estate planning, tax planning, multigenerational gift planning, charitable...

David Parsons
Attorney At Law
323 Union St Ste 300
Nashville, TN 37201

David Bate Parsons is a solo practitioner in Nashville, Tennessee.  He was previously a partner for over thirty years with the Nashville, Tennessee, law firm of Baker, Campbell & Parsons.
Mr. Parsons specializes in probate and trust matters, including estate and trust administration, wealth preservation, wealth transfer planning, tax planning and litigation, as well...

West TN Delegate
Chris Coats
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
6060 Poplar Ave Ste 440
Memphis, TN 38119
Staff Coordinator
Jarod Word
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Jarod Word is a Sections, Committees and CLE Coordinator at the Tennessee Bar Association. In that position, works with a number of the TBA's 32 sections and 16 committees, facilitating meetings, assisting with newsletters and ensuring they operate smoothly.

Prior to joining TBA, Jarod served as Project Coordinator for Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. While at...