John was born and raised in Chattanooga. He was active in the Boy Scouts growing up... more
John was born and raised in Chattanooga. He was active in the Boy Scouts growing up and earned his Eagle Scout Award. In law school, John earned the Book Award in his estate planning class for the highest grade. Prior to joining his father's law practice in 2002, he worked for two years with UBS Trust Company (formerly Bradford Trust Company). John speaks on the areas of estate plann... view profile
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Martin L. Pierce,a native of Memphis, Tennessee, received his... more
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Martin L. Pierce,a native of Memphis, Tennessee, received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Tennessee Technological University in 1978, and received that institution's Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 1988. Martin received his law degree,with high honors, from the University of Memphis in 1981, where he was a published member of the University of Memph... view profile
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