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.

Immediate Past Chair
Lewis Thomason
424 Church St # 2500
Nashville, TN 37219
LinkedIn: michaelgoode
Egerton, McAfee, Armistead &...
900 South Gay Street # 1400
Knoxville, TN 37902
Attorney At Law
323 Union St Ste 300
Nashville, TN 37201
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Former Lawyer Accused of Misusing Trust Funds

A Nashville woman is accusing prominent former attorney David Ewing of taking “unfair and undue advantage of her” while overseeing a $1.2 million trust in her name. Margaret Fort says the account is now empty, with less than half of the money having been spent for her benefit. Fort is seeking $2.5 million in actual damages in addition to other costs and awards. Ewing, now a historical consultant frequently in the news for his advocacy and research, filed a broad denial of the claims, the Nashville Post reports. Ewing voluntarily gave up his law license in August after the suit was filed.

read more »

Upcoming Mediation Webcasts Provide CME and CLE

Throughout the month of November, those needing CME credit can tune in to four webcasts sponsored by the TBA’s Dispute Resolution Section. The series begins tomorrow with Mediation Advocacy and continues on Nov. 12 with Arbitration Basics, on Nov. 19 with the Benefits of Mediation in Trusts, Estates and Conservatorships and on Nov. 21 with Mediation Ethics. All webcasts are one hour long and run from noon to 1 p.m. CST. See the full list of upcoming webcasts providing CME and CLE credit hours.

read more »