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While I was in law school, I had the opportunity to hire some young adults with developmental disabilities in the restaurant that I co-owned.  The experience changed my life and started me on a 20+ year career advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities, especially in employment.


I think this experience helps me understand what my clients are going through when they are trying to plan for the future of their family member with a disability.     




Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 25%
  2. Guardianship: 25%
  3. Wills: 25%
  4. Estate Planning: 25%



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  • Barbara Erskine Futter

    I strongly endorse this lawyer. She is smart, throrough, caring and very conscientious. She is respected by lawyers and judges throughout the state.


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Contact info

Maurer & Gardner, PLLC

4525 Harding Road
Suite 200
Nashville, TN, 37205


OKAuthorized to practice law199410/14/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Employer of the YearDale Rogers Training Center1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Staff AttorneyDisability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee2002 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Down Syndrome Association of Middle TennesseeBoard Member2013 - Present
Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with disabilitiesMember2012 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2011 - Present
Lawyers' Association for WomenN/A2011 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City UniversityN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
STEP T.I.M.E. ConferenceUnraveling the Mystery of Conservatorships and Special Needs Trusts2011
Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee Fired Up! ConferenceUnraveling the Mystery of Conservatorships & Special Needs Trusts2011