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Cost effective legal services for all of your needs. 


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas


  1. Business: 30%
    32 years, 600 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    31 years, 501 cases
  3. Elder Law: 25%
    25 years, 600 cases
  4. Litigation: 10%
    32 years, 600 cases
  5. Mediation: 10%
    2 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Contingent (33%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Morgan Elizabeth Smith

    I endorse this lawyer. He is truly knowledgeable in his practice areas, and is one of the first attorneys I look towards should any related questions arise in my day to day practice.


    Morgan Smith Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer.


    Thomas White Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1504 17th Avenue South
Nashville, TN, 37212


GATerminated - Nonpayment of Dues198609/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Coninug Leal Education ExellenceNashville Bar Association2013
Commissioner Key and ArrowhedBoy Scouts of America2013
PathfinderBoy Scouts of America2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyKarl D. Warden, JD, LLM2013 - Present
MemberJackson, Kweller, McKinney, Warden & Hayes1997 - Present
PartnerBeam, Warden & Middledorf1994 - 1997
AttorneyFlynn & Neenan1991 - 1994
AssociateNeal & Harwell1990 - 1991
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysAttorney Member2013 - Present
Nashville Bar FoundationMember2012 - Present
Nashville Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re BryantSuccessful rescue and placement
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Publication NameTitleDate
West Virginia Law ReviewDescription of West Virginia's New Probate System1983
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLaw and MedicineLL.M - Master of Laws1986
Vanderbilt UniversityAnthropologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
West Virginia UniversityN/AlawN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Protecting Assets While Qualifying for MedicaidPre need asset planning2014
Elder LawElder Law2014
Mental Health lawEthical considerations2013
Estate PlanningElder care in a nutshell2013
Guardian Ad Litem TrainingDuties and Responsibilities of a Guardian Ad Litem2012
Fundamentals of elder LawMaintaining an Ethical Practice2012
Medicaid UpdatePlanning tips and traps post DRA2011
Medicaid for ProbateMedicaid for Probate2011
Estate and benefits planning for veteransEstate and benefits planning for veterans2011
Coordination of Medicaid with other benefitsCoordination of Medicaid with other benefits2011
Veterans BenefitsVeterans Benefits and Mediciad2009
NBI TeleconferenceEstate Planning for Unmarried and Remarried Families2009
Ethics and Professionalism: Practicing Outside Your Legal SpecialityPracticing outside your legal speciality2009
Estate, Financial, and Health Care Planning for Elder ClientsEstate Issues2008
Estate Planning and Recovery for Elderly ClientsEstate Planning2008
Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder CareLegal Issues in Elder Care2007
Medicaid IssuesMedicaid Update2006
Making Choices: Understanding Medicaid and Long Term Care Insurance Planning in TNLong Term Care Planning2005
Ethical Issues In Elder LawEthical Considerations for Representing an Elderly Client When the Relatives Come Along2005
Basic Issues of Elder Law in TNElder Law Basica2005
Elder Law Essentials in TN: From Estate Planning to Estate RecoveryElder Law Essentials in TN: From Estate Planning to Estate Recovery2004