Joel D. Roettger


Mr. Roettger is a shareholder with the firm. He represents individuals, fiduciaries, entities, and charities in the areas of estate planning, estate administration/probate, trust law, taxation, business succession planning, tax-exemption issues and charitable giving. He frequently speaks to professionals and lay groups on issues related to estate planning and estate administration. He has been certified as an Estate Planning Law Specialist by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils since 2013.

Education:

Master of Law (LL.M), Taxation
University of Florida College of Law, 2001

Juris  Doctor (J.D.) (cum laude)
University of Tennessee College of Law, 2000

Bachelor of Science, Finance (summa cum laude)
University of Tennessee, 1996

Certification:

Estate Planning Law Specialist, 2013-

Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Knoxville Estate Planning Council (Vice President)

Honors:

  • Cityview Magazine, Top Attorneys 2010, Estate Planning, Taxation, and Wills/Probate
  • Cityview Magazine, Top Attorneys 2011, Taxation
  • Cityview Magazine, Top Attorneys 2012, Wills/Probate, Estate Planning Trusts
  • Cityview Magazine, Top Attorneys 2013, Estate Planning/Trusts, Taxation, and Wills/Probate
  • Cityview Magazine, Top Attorneys 2014, Estate Planning/Trusts, Taxation, and Wills/Probate
  • Cityview Magazine, Top Attorneys 2015, Estate Planning/Trusts, Taxation, and Wills/Probate
  • Cityview Magazine, Top Attorneys 2016, Estate Planning/Trusts and Wills/Probate
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer “Rising Star,” 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer, 2016

Previous Presentations:

  • Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
  • Probate Practice: The Essential Basics
  • Community Property Trusts
  • The Complete Trust Course
  • Estate Planning for Retirement Assets
  • Ethics

Primary Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts
  • Estate Administration/Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Fiduciary Representation
  • Tax Exempt Entities
  • Federal,State & Local Taxation
  • Asset Protection

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Contact:
(865) 525-5300 ext. 123
jdr@tennlaw.com
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