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About The Law Office of Kevin E. Childress

Kevin E. Childress, Attorney-at-Law

Kevin E. Childress received his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Austin Peay State University in 1991 and received his law degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1994. While in law school he was selected to be a member of the moot court debate team.

Attorney Childress began his legal career as a Public Defender. He entered private practice in 1997 as a general practitioner with the late J.C. McLin. Upon McLin being appointed as a Judge in 2000, Attorney Childress established his own practice. However, Attorney Childress continued to work with Judge McLin on community development issues which included the establishment of a non-profit organization to assist ex-felons obtain employment and regain their citizenship rights, including the right to vote.

For almost 25 years Attorney Childress’ practice has focused primarily on probate matters involving estate and trust administration, conservatorships, guardianships, as well as litigation in those areas. His practice also includes estate planning which involves the drafting of wills, trusts and other related documents. He is a member of Elder Counsel, Wealth Counsel, and the Memphis Bar Association. He is also a Memphis Bar Foundation Fellow and a member of the Disciplinary Hearing Committee for District IX of the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.

Attorney Childress is also outside counsel for a major local hospital and also represents several local and out-of-state law firms on probate-related matters. He frequently serves as Guardian ad Litem, Attorney ad Litem, Special Master and Personal Representative in Estate and Conservatorship matter before the Probate Courts. He also sits as a Substitute Judge in the Shelby County Probate Courts and is a speaker or panelist at various probate-related events. He also served on the committee responsible for the review and redrafting of the Shelby County Probate Court Local Rules. Attorney Childress is also a part-time Delinquent Tax Attorney for the Shelby County Trustee’s Office.

     "Our office is guided by Christian principles. These principles are a constant reminder that each client is deserving of the best level of professional service provided in an expedient, economical, logical, and private manner. These principles are applied through practicality, efficient handling of each case, awareness to an ever-changing legal environment and business world, and the uniqueness of each client's circumstance.

     Our office is committed to remaining on the cutting edge of the resolution of complex legal issues.  As such, our office continuously maintains the latest methods of legal research and investigation necessary to effectively represent our clients. Further, our commitment to excellence assures expeditious but circumspect analysis of legal options, creative but prudent action, and vigorous representation to achieve cost-effective solutions to our clients' legal issues.

     Although our office continues to grow and expand, we have never lost sight of the underlying reasons for our existence--personal attention and sensitivity to each client".


     -Kevin E. Childress

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