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Stewart Michael Crane

Adoption Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   17 reviews

Licensed for 37 years

About Stewart

Learn Stewart’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Adoption
    40%
    Experienced in all phases of adoptions, including foreign and domestic adoptions, stepparent and relative cases and adult adoptions

    37 years, 200 cases

  2. Estate planning
    40%
    extensive experience in drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills and other documents necessary to plan estates

    37 years, 400 cases

  3. Wills and living wills
    13%
    extensive experience in drafting wills and living wills

    37 years, 400 cases

  4. Business
    5%
    experienced in formation and representation of corporations, limited liability companies, and other businesses

    37 years, 100 cases

  5. Guardianship
    2%

    37 years, 10 cases

Licensed for 37 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 11/19/2022

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

Contact Stewart

Crane, Lee & Moya, P.L.L.C.
9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D-200
Knoxville, TN, 37923

Reviews

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Posted by Anne | November 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help with our wills
Mr. Crane took care of our wills and POA documents years ago and then updated them for our changing circumstances. He knows what he's doing and is available for questions or concerns. My husband and I were well pleased with his work on our behalf.
Posted by Linda | November 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney - Estate planning, Will and Trust
Mr. Crane prepared my Will, Trust and Power of Attorney. He did an excellent job and answered my many questions along the way so that I could fully understand my documents and their contents. He is extremely trustworthy and a very special, understanding person and easy to talk to. He was very thrifty with my money and very reasonable with his charges. I was very pleased with his work and plan to use him for all future work.
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Posted by Mary | October 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Help with will
Stewart did a great job redoing our will. And before I even met him, he was advising me via email re: duties of POA for my sister. Very nice and very detailed
Posted by Tim | March 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Family Law? This is the place!
Mr. Crane was so kind and so very efficient in helping us to adopt our baby girl. This was a complicated case with many factors that required special attention to details and a specific knowledge of the laws pertaining to our case. After the trial, the judge privately told us that our lawyer had done an outstanding job in preparing the order. He ruled in our favor and we were on our way with our beautiful baby girl. Thanks again, Mr. Crane, for all the effort, love, care, and attention you gave to our situation. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Diana | May 4, 2021
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Guardianship transfer between states
Mr Crane handled everything between Illinois and TN. To get my daughter’s guardianship transferred. Very professional and so knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2021
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TN legal documents
Re-did our Florida Trusts, wills, POA, and health POA Was very helpful in helping us do want we wanted within TN law
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Adoption Lawyer
Mr. Crane was very thorough and timely with all the necessary paperwork. He was very personable and easy to approach. We had clear communication and felt very confident with how the proceedings would go and what to expect. We were very pleased with our experience with Mr. Crane. Thank you for all you did for our family!
Posted by Diane | April 16, 2021
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Estate Planning
We found Atty Crane in an online search and left a message. He was quick to respond and schedule an appointment with us. We explained our needs and he took the time to listen and review them with us thoroughly. Everything was completed in a timely manner and professionally.
Posted by Les | April 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Caring, thorough and professional
Stewart helped my wife and me with our estate planning documents (Will, revocable living trust, POA, etc.).He took good care of us and gave great advice on how to structure these legal documents.
Posted by JR | March 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Estate
Steward was very easy to work with. He established a Revocable Living Trust, a Last Will, and an Advance Directive for Health Care for both my wife and myself. He was very professional, Not only would I recommend him to future clients but I would undoubtedly hire him again if needed. I was very surprised with the cost. I have been through this process with my dad 20 years ago and was expecting over double the cost.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2020
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Excellent representation
Mr. Crane was a pleasure to have worked with. He both very efficiently and successfully helped us with our legal matters with extreme kindness and compassion. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Melody | September 3, 2020
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Adoption
Mr. Crane was so thorough during our adoption process. He didn’t miss a beat. He was always prepared, professional and kind. He does things the right way. His prices are fair and reasonable. We highly recommend Mr. Crane for any adoption process!
Posted by Lauren | October 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Director
I have worked with Stewart for over 13 years, and have been impressed by his vast knowledge in the adoption field. He has more years of experience in our area than any other attorney working in adoptions. He has handled very complicated matters and has the extensive expertise in a varied amount of cases. I would highly recommend him for your legal work!!
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Posted by Rick | December 7, 2018
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Knowledgeable and caring
Mr. Crane did a will for us as well as answered MANY questions over the phone, NEVER rushing us. He’s knowledgeable and kind and very thorough. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Crane!
Posted by Judy | February 21, 2018
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Trustworthy/Knowledgeable
I asked Mr. Crane to help me form a new LLC. He proved to be trustworthy, responsible & attention to detail was incredible. He helped me think through the process; Mr. Crane ALWAYS returned my phone calls or e-mail concerns in a short period of time. He is extremely qualified and knowledgeable. After the LLC was formed, I hired him to help with our Estate Planning documents. Impeccable ability to do the job.
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Posted by Steven | June 7, 2017
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Outstanding Customer Service
Mr. Crane's customer service was outstanding. He replied promptly to email or messages left. Mr. Crane's ability to communicate complex issues so that we could understand the issues at hand are excellent. His advice was sound and explained thouroughly. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Lois | June 5, 2017
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Complicated real estate purchase
My husband and I had decided to purchase a property near Knoxville, we hired a Title co. and the closing date was set for May 2, just a few days prior to closing we received a call stating that there were issues and we would not be able to close. We hired Mr. Crane immediately after speaking with him on the phone , he worked with the title co. attorney on our behalf to resolve this very complicated real estate purchase. Mr. Crane is an excellent attorney, very professional and personable. He returns calls and emails promptly. I am extremely pleased with his service and highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 240-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Crane, Lee, & Moya, P.L.L.C.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Stewart M. Crane, Attorney at Law
  • 1985 - Present

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Associations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Adoption Law: Start to Finish
  • adoption law
  • 2014
  • Adoption Law: Start to Finish
  • adoption law
  • 2010
  • Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • probate law
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (8)
Endorse Stewart
General practice Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Crane is a knowledgeable lawyer with good judgment."
Adoption Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Stewart Crane due to his professionalism and competence, as well as his high character and integrity."