Nancy L. Choate practices exclusively in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Trust and Probate Administration, Asset Protection, Business Planning, and Special Needs Planning. She employs a personalized approach to providing legal advice, and she strives to provide a comfortable environment for her clients. Each client is different and requires her to be good listeners, as well as creative, to determine the best plan for them. Nancy focuses on understanding the objectives of each client and serves as a guide to them as they navigate financial, healthcare and estate planning. Our team of professionals look forward to serving you.
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Nancy L. Choate, Attorney
Nancy obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1987. She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, (Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probate sections), National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP) and the Madison County Bar Association. Nancy has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent from her fellow lawyers. She is also a Master of the American Inn of Court, Jackson, Tennessee chapter, a legal mentoring organization dedicated to achieving higher levels of excellence and furthering the practice of law with dignity and integrity. Nancy is a frequent speaker on the subject of Estate Planning and Probate and Elder Law to senior adults and other select groups as well as business and financial professionals.
Nancy makes her clients feel comfortable by offering a personal analysis of their individual situation and goals. She is able to create documents to meet the personal needs of the client in a timely manner. Clients often express appreciation in Mrs. Choate’s ability to explain legal terms in “plain English” and to offer legal advice on complicated issues in a clear understandable manner. They also value the common central location of her office.
Nancy and her family reside in Jackson where she is active in the community. Her community involvement includes:
• Past President of the Jackson Exchange Club and 2009 Exchangite of the Year
• Past member of the Central Board of The Carl Perkins Child Abuse Prevention Center.
•University of Tennessee at Martin Alumni Council.
•Jackson Symphony Board of Directors.
Nancy and her husband of over 40 years, Curtis, are active members of the Jackson Community. Curtis, a recently retired teacher, now serves as office manager for the law firm. They have two children, Anna, a graduate of Union University who now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and Will, a graduate of Union University and currently a law student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. Curtis and Nancy enjoy traveling with their children and grandchildren as well as supporting the performing arts.
Please enjoy a recent article about Nancy from the Jackson Sun by clicking here.
Congratulations to Nancy on being named one of the 20 most influential women in West Tennessee at the 2018 Sterling Awards.
Curtis is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin. He was a band director for 30 years before joining The Law Office of Nancy L. Choate, P.C. as office manager. In addition, he also assists clients in the Medicaid application process. His favorite part of his job is meeting our clients and learning their life stories. Outside of work, Curtis enjoys fishing, traveling and most of all being “Papa” to his two granddaughters.
Amber is a graduate of Union University (Summa Cum Laude) and has been working as Nancy’s legal assistant since August 2021. Her favorite part of her role is drafting wills and trusts, which allows her to take part in the estate planning process and help clients gain peace of mind. In her free time, Amber enjoys reading biographies, perfecting her breadmaking skills, and hiking with her husband, Daniel.
Kara was born and raised in Jackson, Tennessee. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Memphis. She has worked with Nancy since 2021 and enjoys her role of handling probates, trust funding, creating LLCs, and her personal favorite, client interaction. When Kara is not in the office, you can find her at the river with her fiancé, Trey, and their rambunctious German Shepard, Maverick, or watching Tennessee football with her family.
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©The Law Office of Nancy L. Choate P.C.
403 N. Parkway
Jackson, TN 38305
P.O. Box 12488
Jackson, TN 38308