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A. Michelle Poss

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Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Nashville, TN

A. Michelle Poss, Attorney at Law
201 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 1240
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: 615-542-5339
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed in Tennessee Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Elder Law, Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Social Security Disability
Attorney Profile

As an attorney, Michelle Poss represents clients in legal matters related to conservatorship, elder law, probate, Social Security Disability and estate planning/trusts. Her clients come from throughout the state of Tennessee, and she provides them with quality legal representation earned over nearly two decades of experience.

Admitted to practice in Tennessee in 1998, Ms. Poss is also admitted to practice in federal court.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University before moving on to law school.  At the Nashville School of Law, she earned her Juris Doctor, and has since completed an additional education program at the Lipscomb University Institute for Conflict Management, Rule 31 Civil Mediation Training.

Ms. Poss is a fellow of the Nashville Bar Association and a member of the Memorial Service Committee and Probate Committee.  She is the former co-chair of the Probate Committee within the organization.   She is a member of the Conservatorship Association of Tennessee and current president of the board of directors and the Tennessee State Affiliate to the National Guardianship Association.  Ms. Poss is a Veterans Affairs-accredited attorney.

With an understanding that aging can be complex and overwhelming, Ms. Poss strives to give her clients the dignity and resources they deserve as they prepare for whatever may come. Her goal is to assist family members who need help with the legalities of caring for a person in need and making sure her clients are properly covered to deal with a disability or inability to work.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Elder Law
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Social Security Disability
Focus Areas

Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About A. Michelle Poss

First Admitted: 1998, Tennessee

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Access to Justice Award Recipient 
  • Tennessee Bar Association Mentor Program , 2022
  • Nashville Bar Association Mentor
  • Nashville School of Law Rigorous Writing Program Mentor 
  • St. Thomas Foundation Murfree Circle

Representative Clients

  • Public Guardianship Program for the Elderly

Educational Background

  • MTSU Bachelor of Science Degree, 1992
  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence , 1998
  • Lipscomb University Institute for Conflict Management, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Civil Mediator, 2016


  • Excellence in Aging Award honoring a professional who has used their career to better the lives of older adults in the Greater Nashville Region, Alma Pillow Excellence Award, GNRC, 2017

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • National Guardianship Association Member of the Month October , 2021

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Updates on probate and estate planning , Presenter , M. Lee Smith Probate & Estate Planning Conference for Tennessee Attorneys , Attorneys, 2021
  • Updates on laws and issues for estate planning and probate attorneys , Presenter , Tennessee Bar Association Estate Planning and Probate Forum, TBA, Attorneys, 2022
  • Protecting Assets while Qualifying for Medicaid
  • Estate Planning & Probate Practice:  The Role of the Guardian ad Litem and Attorney  ad Litem in Conservatorship Cases
  • Social Security Disability Bootcamp
  • Planning  for Long Term Care
  • Annual Conference, Writer and Presenter , Probate & Estate Planning Conference for Tennessee Attorneys , M. Lee Smith Publishers , 2018
  • This highly-regarded forum offers essential and practical material for elder law attorneys and those interested in the practice area, Presenter, Elder Law Forum, Tennessee Bar Association , 2021
  • Annual Conference, Writer and Presenter , Probate & Estate Planning Conference , M. Lee Smith Publishers , 2019
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Presenter , Tennessee Estate Administration From Start to Finish, National Business Institute , 2021
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Presenter , Estate Planning from A to Z , National Business Institute , 2017
  • Continuing Education Seminar, Presenter , Step-by-Step Guide to Drafting Wills and Trusts , National Business Institute , 2020
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Presenter , Trusts From A to Z, Tennessee Bar Association , 2021
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Presenter , The Probate Process from Start to Finish , National Business Institute , 2019
  •  Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Presenter , Estate Planning: Top 8 Tools to Know, National Business Institute , 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Co-Chair Nashville Bar Association Probate Committee, 2021
  • Nashville Metropolitan Government Public Administrator , 2022
  • Member Conservatorship Association of Tennessee 
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association Fellow
  • Nashville Bar Association Memorial Service Committee, Member
  • Member of Nashville Area Alpha Omicron Pi Alumnae Association
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • Tennessee, 1998
  • Tennessee Attorneys for Justice pro bono service award
  • Member of the Metro Davidson County Office of Conservatorship Management Policies and Procedures Committee, 2021
  • National Guardianship Association-Tennessee State Affiliate Past State Affiliate 2017-2018
  • President of Board of Directors of Conservatorship Association of Tennessee Past Board President 2017-2018

Industry Groups

  • Conservatorships
  • Estates
  • Guardianships
  • Trusts
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Office Location for A. Michelle Poss

201 Fourth Avenue North
Suite 1240
Nashville, TN 37219

Phone: 615-542-5339

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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