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Amy Jenkins Farrar

Probate Attorney at Murfreesboro, TN

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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About Amy

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Amy Farrar is an experienced and caring estate planning attorney, including everything from simple wills and powers of attorney, to complex trusts to protect your family.

    18 years, 200 cases

  2. Probate
    Amy Farrar is a dedicated and caring probate attorney, who is experienced in helping clients navigate the probate process as quickly and easily as possible.

    18 years, 100 cases

  3. Appeals
    Leading Appellate Attorney. Amy Farrar is respected Statewide for her extensive knowledge and experience in all types of appeals. Assistant Editor of Tennessee's Appellate Practice Handbook since 2006; educates other attorneys on appellate practice.

    18 years, 60 cases

  4. Business
    Amy Farrar advises all types of business clients in various matters, from the start of a new venture, to wind up and dissolution, to providing employment and contract law advice, to litigation.

    18 years, 150 cases

  5. Elder law
    Amy Farrar offers a full range of Elder Law services to clients, including Life Care Planning, VA Benefits Planning, Medicaid Benefits Planning, and Special Needs Planning.

  6. Real estate
    Amy Farrar has litigated real estate matters in Tennessee Courts for over a decade, frequently drafts and negotiates commercial and residential leases and contracts for the sale of real estate. Farrar is also a licensed commercial real estate agent.

    18 years, 50 cases

Amy Farrar is an experienced estate planning and probate attorney, concentrating her practice on all kinds of legal and practical issues related to aging well. Farrar has practiced transactional business and real estate law for over fifteen years, representing small to medium sized businesses and individuals who are looking for strategic and practical legal guidance. She is recognized statewide as a leading Appellate lawyer, handling civil, criminal and domestic appeals. Farrar began her legal career as a Law Clerk for Justice Cornelia A. Clark, during Justice Clark’s first year on the Tennessee Supreme Court. During this time, Farrar gained a deep understanding of Tennessee’s appellate courts and has spent the years since refining her research, writing and oral advocacy her clerkship with the Tennessee Supreme Court, Farrar spent six years at a respected Nashville law firm. There, Farrar gained a wide variety of experience in business and commercial litigation, estate planning, real estate and employment law. She is actively involved in her community, serving in leadership roles on several Boards, and as an Elder at First Presbyterian Church, Murfreesboro. Farrar presents continuing legal education seminars for attorneys across the State on Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Appeals.

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Posted by Gayle | March 17, 2022
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Choosing Amy and her team to draft estate planning documents is one of the best decisions my husband and I have made. Emails were replied to promptly and she was on time every time for office appointments. Her profile is very impressive and her combined level of knowledge and experience comes through in her work. Her ability of insightfulness to our particular set of needs put us immediately at ease. Amy and her staff are welcoming and friendly while not loosing focus on the task at hand. We were not rushed and given every opportunity to ask questions. In an unrelated issue, understanding my need to act quickly, Amy prioritized her schedule to help expedite documents and immediately set a resolution into motion. My husband and I came away feeling confident (actually, thanking our lucky stars) we made a good choice and recommend Amy and her team without reservations.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2020
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My name is Thomas Sawyer. I became a client of the law firm of Amy Farrar with the passing of my brother. I live in Cleveland, Ohio, and Ms Farrar helped me fulfill my duties as executor of my brother's estate. To me, living in Ohio, this seemed a really daunting responsibility, but Amy and her wonderful staff guided me through the process. They were diligent, professional, and knowledgeable and made me feel at ease. Their competence and caring made the process easier to understand. I was very impressed with the way her firm accomplished this task, which entailed real estate and other banking transactions involved in clearing the estate. I will forever be thankful to Amy Farrar and her team. As a senior citizen, Amy Farrar's highly able law firm really eased the burden of closing my brother's complicated estate; I highly recommend them!
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Posted by Ruth | December 2, 2020
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Amy Farrar, my attorney
My late husband and I first met Amy in the late summer of 2017. She helped us write a strong version of what had seemed a complicated will. Less than 18 months later, my husband died of Agent Orange related cancer. In the two years since, I have met with Amy often to think through the next decade of my life. She is both a professional advocate and a personal friend and sounding board. She knew us both well! Her strongest of many strong attributes is that she listens intently and remembers!
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Posted by Joe | November 18, 2020
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Exceptional service!
Did some research and based on information regarding this firm I engaged them to revise my estate planning documents. From the moment I requested information, Attorney Amy Farrar and her assistant Brooke Travis were extremely responsive and helpful. Through e-mail correspondence and conference calls they answered all my questions and put together my will along with all of the associated documents for my estate. When everything was completed, we met at the office, signed all documents, and I was provided the original along with copies. This firm made what can be a difficult task painless and quick…I would not hesitate to engage this firm for any other legal assistance.
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Posted by Curtis | September 8, 2020
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Professional, prompt, and organized
Amy worked with me and my wife on our end of life documents. She walked us through the process, made recommendations, and we were able to finish the process within a month. Throughout the process, she was willing to answer questions, make changes, etc.
Posted by Gina | May 21, 2020
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Excellent help with Estate Planning
Amy provided very helpful guidance as we worked our way through the preparation of our estate planning documents. She was highly organized, knowledgeable, understanding and responsive. I would definitely recommend Amy for estate planning.
Posted by Erik Hoffman | April 24, 2020
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Amy Farrar: 5/5 Stars-Highly Recommend
I had a real estate transaction that I was attempting to complete myself and it was proving to be more than I could handle. My deal had no structure, no contractual obligations in place with the other party and I had no idea how to proceed further and I was already in fairly deep. I reached out to the first 5 Middle TN real estate law firms that were returned on my Google search and Amy's office assistant was the only one who gave me the confidence to move forward. I was actually listened to carefully and it was obvious they run an organized operation. On my first consultation Amy assessed my situation, made a series of sensible recommendations, laid out a plan of action and in the ensuing weeks honored her time commitments, handled a barrage of curve-balls with ease and my transaction concluded successfully just a few days ago. Thanks Amy!
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Posted by Stephen | April 8, 2020
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Amy Farrar exceeds expectations!
Amy Farrar is an amazing attorney. We contracted with Amy to plan our estate. All our needs were met and exceeded within days. We knew there were going to be complexities, yet Amy explained everything clearly and succinctly. We instantly understood we were in great hands. Do you appreciate punctuality, availability, and a sense of urgency? Amy Farrar delivers!
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Posted by Kristie | February 5, 2020
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Amy Farrar is excellent!!
My husband and I needed to rewrite all our estate documents, and since this would be the third time we had done this, we thought we pretty much knew it all. Boy, were we wrong! Amy opened our eyes to several areas that could have caused our executors and power of attorney major headaches. She is an excellent listener and when we presented her with several unusual bequest situations, she helped us clarify our thoughts, and we are so happy with the results.
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Posted by Ron | October 3, 2019
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Very Professional and Extremely Helpful
Needed assistance with obtaining Estate Planning. I reviewed numerous comments on a lot of attorneys, but something caught my eye on Amy's background and reviews. I contacted her and it was the best decision I ever made. Amy was very helpful and patient with the questions I had. She was extremely professional as well as the staff. The papers were prepared in a timely fashion. I can say without hesitation, that if you need an attorney, you cannot go wrong with your selection of Amy.
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Posted by anthony | July 30, 2018
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Obiligation question on a signed apartment lease term not yet started.
Amy promptly called me on an inquiry over an apartment lease. She was extremely helpful and gave me excellent guidance on how to proceed with our situation. I won't hesitate to work with her on any legal issue in the future.
Posted by Jim & Joan | December 18, 2017
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Excellent plus
After moving to a new town a couple of years ago, and having experienced several changes in our lives, we realized that the Last Wills and Testament we had were no longer applicable for our current situation. We went to Amy Farrar to update these vital documents for us. We met with Amy to outline our current needs, and she understood them completely. In a matter of a couple of weeks Amy had drawn up for my husband and me our Last Will and Testaments, our Durable Powers of Attorney, our Healthcare Power of Attorney and our Living Wills. We are pleased to have these vital documents completed. Additionally, more recently we were being threatened by our previous alarm company with being turned over to a collection agency even though we had cancelled our contract with them in a timely fashion not only once, but twice over a period of months. We had followed the alarm company’s protocol for cancellation exactly as required. Using Google, we learned that others had this problem with this alarm company. We turned this problem over to Amy, and within a week we had a letter from the alarm company saying that the contract had indeed been cancelled, and that no further action was required. What a relief! We appreciate Amy’s thoroughness, understanding and help.
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Posted by Debbie | April 7, 2017
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Estate Planning
Amy gave us excellent advice on setting up our Wills, DPOA's and forming a trust for our out of state property. She was a pleasure to work with and we were able to view documents and request changes via email. When we went in to sign documents, she and her staff were very professional and caring. All of the documents were executed with the changes that we requested and we left her office with our documents!
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Posted by Deborah | February 27, 2017
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We found out that my husband had brain cancer and his prognosis was not good. We had procrastinated in getting our legal affairs in order. We gave Amy the information needed to prepare durable power if attorney, living will, and last will and testament on a Friday. She had all the information and papers prepared for signature by the following Tuesday. She had included EVERYTHING and did not need to make any changes. So, within only s few days, our legal concerns were put to rest. My husband passed within two weeks and because of Amy's expertise, efficient staff, and sincere concern, I did not have any legal problems. Thank you, Amy, for Doug everything possible to ease the pain of my loss.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2016
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Excellent written and verbal communications
Worked Ms. Farrar on specifics of property purchase that were not disclosed. She prepared and presented communications that were professionally written with proper style and voice. Appreciate her research and no nonsense approach to issues.
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2014
Ms. Farrar assisted me with an employment/discrimination situation. She was always professional, knowledgeable, and available for any questions or concerns. Most importantly, she was very supportive and honest with every aspect of the case. I recommend Ms. Farrar and her firm without hesitation to anyone experiencing an employment dispute problem such as mine.
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Posted by Gail | March 25, 2014
Amy reviewed my mother's personal documents and recommended the simplest and most cost effective means to meet her needs. She was personable, thorough, and efficient. Amy also recommended other appropriately qualified professionals when we asked questions beyond her area of expertise. I unreservedly recommend Amy and will return to her if we have need of similar work again.
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Posted by CK | January 29, 2013
Excellent representation with care, confidence, and dependability
Like most people, I never expected that I would need legal representation. However, in the spring of 2012, I found myself seeking professional counseling for a divorce with child. After a few dead end referrals from ‘friends’, my luck changed for the better when I met Ms Farrar. I immediately noticed her high level of care for her client as she listened intently while I described my situation. Although, Ms Farrar never waivered from our goals and objectives of getting the best possible outcome for me, it was very clear that her primary objective was the well being of my child. I knew at that moment, that I had found my attorney. Over the next few weeks and months, the case became more complex as poor communication from opposing council often left us with tough decisions. Although our patience was tested by a series of obstacles beyond our control, she never lost focus and provided me with excellent representation, guidance, and advice. She exemplifies the perfect combination of care, trust, professionalism, and toughness. The end result….she achieved the results I wanted while making the journey as smooth as possible.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Tennessee Center for Estate & Elder Law, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Farrar | Moore Law
  • 2020 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Farrar | Wright, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2020
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2005 - 2006
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  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Wake Forest University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Mayfield v. Mayfield
  • Pending before the Tennessee Supreme Court.
  • Morrison v. Allen et al., 338 S.W.3d 417 (Tenn. 2011).
  • Won total of approximately $2.6 million for client in life insurance case.
  • Martin v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 271 S.W.3d 76 (Tenn. 2008).
  • Landmark Tennessee Supreme Court decision on Summary Judgment in Tennessee.
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  • Rutherford Cannon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Appellate Pracitce Section
  • Vice-Chair, Executive Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee
  • Chair
  • 2007 - Present
  • Lawyers' Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Tennessee Conservation Voters
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2014
  • Leadership Law
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2011
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  • M. Lee Smith Publishers
  • Assistant Editor, Tennessee Tort Law Letter
  • 2012
  • Nashville Bar Journal
  • Tips for Becoming a Better Appellate Advocate
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Courthouse Square Series
  • Preserving Issues for Appeal
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Appeals Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy Farrar is an experienced attorney whose deep understanding of the law gives her an edge over other attorneys and greatly benefits her clients. Amy's unique experience in both trial and appellate courts and her calm but firm demeanor make her an excellent advocate. She successfully represents clients at trial, in mediation, in the collaborative process, and at the appellate level. I do not hesitate to recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Farrar handles appeals throughout Tennessee and is one of the state's leading appellate lawyers. Her knowledge of the law is deep and current. Yet Ms. Farrar is just as focused on the everyday problems facing her clients who come to her office on the Square in Murfreesboro. She approaches every issue and every client with interest, concern, diligence, and care. I do not hesitate to recommend Ms. Farrar."

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Murfreesboro Probate Lawyer Amy Jenkins Farrar
Amy Jenkins Farrar
Probate Attorney
Murfreesboro, TN
Licensed for 18 years