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Nancy L. Choate

Nancy obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1987. She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, (Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probate sections), National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Madison County Bar Association. Nancy has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent from her fellow lawyers. She is also a Master of the American Inn of Court, Jackson, Tennessee chapter, a legal mentoring organization dedicated to achieving higher levels of excellence and furthering the practice of law with dignity and integrity. Nancy is a frequent speaker on the subject of Estate Planning and Probate and Elder Law to senior adults and other select groups as well as business and financial professionals.

Mrs. Choate makes her clients feel comfortable by offering a personal analysis of their individual situation and goals. She is able to create documents to meet the personal needs of the client in a timely manner. Clients often express appreciation in Mrs. Choate's ability to explain legal terms in "plain English" and to offer legal advice on complicated issues in a clear understandable manner. They also value the common central location of her office.

Nancy and her family reside in Jackson where she is active in the community. Her community involvement includes:
• Past President of the Jackson Exchange Club and 2009 Exchangite of the Year
• Member of the Central Board of The Carl Perkins Child Abuse Prevention Center.
• Trusts and Endowment Committee (Carl Perkins CAP)
Leadership Jackson Alumni Association.
• Board of Directors for the Jackson Symphony and the Jackson Symphony League.
• Board of Directors for the Discovery Museum of West Tennessee.

Nancy and her husband of twenty-nine years, Curtis, are active members of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee where they enjoy singing in the choir and serving as Sunday School small group leaders. Curtis recently retired as a teacher at Tigrett Middle School and now serves as office manager for the law firm. They have two children, Anna, a recent graduate of Union University who now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and Will, a student at Madison Academic Magnet High School in Jackson, Tennessee. Curtis and Nancy enjoy traveling with their children and supporting the performing arts.


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 45%
  2. Estate Planning: 40%
  3. Business: 10%
  4. Real Estate: 5%

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Contact info

Law Offices of Nancy L. Choate P.C.

367-A N Parkway Suite 5
P. O. Box 12488
Jackson, TN, 38308


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office Of Nancy L. Choate1987 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Inns of CourtMaster2015 - Present
Tennessee Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate SectionMemberN/A
Madison County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Tennessee, MartinN/AN/A1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Highlands Health FairElder Law2014