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Karl D. Warden

Estate planning Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   5 reviews

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About Karl

Learn Karl’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Estate planning for people who do not think they can afford a lawyer to help them plan what happens after they pass on.

    39 years, 501 cases

  2. Business

    40 years, 600 cases

  3. Elder law
    Medicaid planning and asset protection; special needs planning; conservatorship; probate

    33 years, 600 cases

  4. Litigation
    General and specialized litigation on a cost /effect basis.

    40 years, 600 cases

I have been practicing law for 34 years.  My goal in practicing law is to help people. 

Licensed for 39 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 01/17/2023
State GA
Status Terminated - Nonpayment of Dues
Acquired 1986
Updated 11/03/2022
State WV
Status Inactive - Suspended
Acquired 1983
Updated 12/29/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Karl D. Warden
1504 17th Avenue South
Nashville, TN, 37212


5.0 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Augusta | May 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Karl D. Warden is an outstanding attorney. He warmly welcomed me and intellectually clarified all of the legal details of my case. He eagerly made it as easy as possible to fast track my personal injury case and he willingly worked with other lawyers from the state of Vermont to help me receive justice from a bodily accident. Very few lawyers these days have the charm, wit, and bravado as Karl Warden. Chivalry certainly isn’t dead with this wonderful professional!
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Posted by Brenda | November 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Warden handled multiple legal problems for me. He is very astute in many legal areas. He also has a great attorney/client relationship.
Posted by Cindy | October 17, 2011
Great attorney
Karl handled the elder law work for my parents. I would recommend his services to everyone.
Posted by Jeff | April 15, 2010
Great Guy
Mr. Warden did a great job for me and has been helpful on numerous matters over the years. He is also a uniquely interesting individual that is a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Steve | October 2, 2009
Karl Warden
I have work with Karl for several years now and found him to be extremely knowledgable in the field of elder law. He is thorough in his approach to each case and places the needs of the client above all else.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Karl D. Warden, JD, LLM
  • 2013 - Present
  • Member
  • Jackson, Kweller, McKinney, Warden & Hayes
  • 1997 - Present
  • Partner
  • Beam, Warden & Middledorf
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Flynn & Neenan
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Neal & Harwell
  • 1990 - 1991
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  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1986
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977
  • West Virginia University
  • law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • In re Bryant
  • Successful rescue and placement


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Coninug Leal Education Exellence
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Commissioner Key and Arrowhed
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2013
  • Pathfinder
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2008
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  • West Virginia Law Review
  • Description of West Virginia's New Probate System
  • 1983

Speaking Engagements

  • Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
  • Pre need asset planning
  • 2014
  • Elder Law
  • Elder Law
  • 2014
  • Mental Health law
  • Ethical considerations
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder care in a nutshell
  • 2013
  • Guardian Ad Litem Training
  • Duties and Responsibilities of a Guardian Ad Litem
  • 2012
  • Fundamentals of elder Law
  • Maintaining an Ethical Practice
  • 2012
  • Medicaid Update
  • Planning tips and traps post DRA
  • 2011
  • Medicaid for Probate
  • Medicaid for Probate
  • 2011
  • Estate and benefits planning for veterans
  • Estate and benefits planning for veterans
  • 2011
  • Coordination of Medicaid with other benefits
  • Coordination of Medicaid with other benefits
  • 2011
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Veterans Benefits and Mediciad
  • 2009
  • Ethics and Professionalism: Practicing Outside Your Legal Speciality
  • Practicing outside your legal speciality
  • 2009
  • Estate, Financial, and Health Care Planning for Elder Clients
  • Estate Issues
  • 2008
  • Estate Planning and Recovery for Elderly Clients
  • Estate Planning
  • 2008
  • Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Care
  • Legal Issues in Elder Care
  • 2007
  • Medicaid Issues
  • Medicaid Update
  • 2006
  • Making Choices: Understanding Medicaid and Long Term Care Insurance Planning in TN
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • 2005
  • Ethical Issues In Elder Law
  • Ethical Considerations for Representing an Elderly Client When the Relatives Come Along
  • 2005
  • Basic Issues of Elder Law in TN
  • Elder Law Basica
  • 2005
  • Elder Law Essentials in TN: From Estate Planning to Estate Recovery
  • Elder Law Essentials in TN: From Estate Planning to Estate Recovery
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Karl
Elder law Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Warden is a great resource in the area of Elder Law and Conservatorships."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've had Elder Law and Probate cases with Karl Warden as opposing counsel and I've been impressed with his representation of his client. I've also referred cases to Mr. Warden."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Warden is one of the top Elder and Estate attorneys in middle Tennessee. Anytime I have an issue or question related to his field, he is the first person I think to consult."
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