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), Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP) 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.
Jessi obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2002 where she had a Concentration in Business Transactions. She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association where she is part of the Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probate sections. Jessi is also a member of both the Madison County Bar Association and the Gibson County Bar Association. She started her career with a big law firm in Jackson, Tennessee but after a battle with a rare form of Stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 28 she decided to dedicate more time to her family and left the big law firm life behind. She focused on her family until Nancy drew her out of her sabbatical.
Jessi and her family reside in Medina, Tennessee where she is active in the local community as well as West Tennessee. Her community involvement includes:
· Co-Founder & President of Rack Pack, Inc., a 501(c)(3) breast cancer survivor support group serving West Tennessee.
· Board Member of Women Rock for the Cure, a Nashville based 501(c)(3) organization connecting and supporting breast cancer patients.
· American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – past committee member
· Gibson County Adult Leadership Program
· Sunday School teacher at Campbell Street Church of Christ
· Volunteer at Medina Elementary School
Jessi and her husband, Eddie, are active members of Campbell Street Church of Christ in Jackson, Tennessee where they are both teachers in the children’s ministry. They have two boys, Alex and Clay, who are active in a variety of sports including football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. During the various sports seasons, the Pruett family can be found in one athletic venue or another on any given day.