Professor of Wills

Firm, Company, or Court
Howard Mobley Hayes & Gontarek, PLLC

Education
University of Kentucky, 1979

Juris Doctor
University of Kentucky College of Law, 1982

Bar Admissions
Tennessee, 1982
Kentucky, 1996

Court Admissions (and Year)
Tennessee Supreme Court, 1982

Professional Memberships & Activities
American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
American College of Trust & Estate Counsel
National Association of Estate Planners & Councils

Civic Memberships & Activities
The Next Door, Board of Directors
First Baptist Church, Nashville, deacon and Sunday school teacher

Started Teaching at NSL
February 2015

Courses Taught
Wills

Accolades & Distinctions
Estate Planning Specialist–Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization
Accredited Estate Planner–National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
Nashville Bar Foundation–Fellow Past President
Middle Tennessee Estate Planning Council Past President
Nashville Bar Association–Probate Committee Board of Directors
Nashville Bar Association–Phi Beta Kappa
University of Kentucky–Order of the Coif
University of Kentucky College of Law–Law Journal
University of Kentucky College of Law–Best Lawyers in America–2001 to date
Mid-South Super Lawyers–2005 to date
AV rating–Martindale -Hubble
Adjunct professor–Belmont University College of Law

Publications
Co-Author, Pritchard on the Laws of Wills and Administration of Estates (7th Ed. 2009)

Significant Cases
In re Estate of Wiseman, 889 S.W. 2d 215 (Tenn. App.1994) postnuptial agreements in TN are valid.

Contact Information
Howard Mobley Hayes & Gontarek, PLLC
2319 Crestmoor Road
Nashville, TN 37215

615-627-4444 (Voice)

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