Shareholder C. Michael Adams, Jr.*

C. Michael Adams, Jr. concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of estate planning, taxation, wills and trusts, and probate administration. Mr. Adams began providing tax and accounting advice to clients in 1990 as a tax accountant and has practiced law since 1998. He was also a Certified Public Accountant from 1993 to 2021.

He is one of only eight attorneys in Memphis who are certified as an Estate Planning Specialist under the rules established by the Tennessee Supreme Court. He routinely advises clients on matters of estate tax and income tax planning, asset protection, special needs trusts, probate avoidance, and probate and trust administration. He is a frequent lecturer on these topics to legal, accounting and financial professionals in the greater Memphis area and has been featured in The Memphis Business Journal and The Memphis Daily News discussing estate planning. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis School of Law.

Mr. Adams is a member of the Memphis Bar Association Board of Governors, is president elect of the Estate Law Specialist Board, and is the past president of the Memphis Alumni Chapter of Spring Hill College. He has been named a Fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation, is a member of both the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations, the Estate Planning Council of Memphis, and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

Mr. Adams was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 in the field of Trusts and Estates. This is his fourth year of inclusion. He is also past chair of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Memphis Bar Association and past president of the Memphis Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. He is a member of Christ United Methodist Church and is an avid runner who enjoys long trail runs with his two rescue dogs.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

  • Estate Law Specialist Board, President Elect
  • Spring Hill College, Memphis Alumni Chapter President
  • Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Estate Planning and Probate Section, Memphis Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Memphis
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals (Past President, Memphis Chapter)
  • Mock Trial Best Brief
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 in the field of Trusts and Estates


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