Attorney Profile:

Eddy R. Smith

Eddy R. Smith: Attorney with Holbrook Peterson Smith PLLC

Biography

Ed is listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estates and Litigation-Trusts and Estates.

Ed is a fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and serves on the ACTEC Fiduciary Litigation Committee.

He is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), and Past Chair of the TBA Estate Planning and Probate Section.

Ed is a member of the Tennessee Probate Study Group, a joint ACTEC and TBA committee responsible for reviewing and drafting proposed state laws regarding estates, trusts, property, and inheritance, including related tax laws.

Ed served on the board of the Knoxville Estate Planning Council for nine years, including a term as President.

Writing

In 2012, Ed began authoring a regular column on estate planning, called "Where There's A Will," in the Tennessee Bar Journal.

Ed's other publications include:

Griswold, et al., "Big Changes to Tennessee Uniform Trust Code: 10 Things You Should Know", 49 TENN. BAR J. 20 (December 2013).

"Lawyers on Board: Principles of Nonprofit Governance for Attorneys Serving on and Counseling Charity Boards," 46 TENN. BAR J. 20 (January 2010). "Making Philanthropic Advising Part of Your Law Practice," Dicta: The Knoxville Bar Association News (January 2007).

"Tootsie (TUTC) Dresses Trusts in New Attire: Tennessee Enacts the Uniform Trust Code," (with T. Lee Sherbakoff), Tennessee CPA Journal (November 2004).

In 1998, Ed was awarded first place in the American College of Tax Counsel National Student Writing Competition.

Reported Cases

In re Estate of Morris, 2015 Tenn. App. LEXIS 62.

Speaking

Ed speaks to both professional and lay groups on trusts, estates, and related topics, and volunteers his time to counsel and speak on behalf of charities.

Personal

Ed has been married to the same woman since 1988 and they have three noteworthy children.

Distinctions

fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

Listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estates and Litigation-Trusts and Estates

Areas of Practice (21)

  • Estates
  • Trusts
  • Property
  • Inheritance
  • Tax Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Elder
  • Law Office Administration
  • Litigation - General Civil Practice
  • Litigation - Commercial
  • Probate & Trust
  • Real Estate
  • Trust
  • Estat
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Taxation - Corp & Business
  • Taxation - Personal

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
865-888-6028  Phone
865.523.2770  Fax
www.hpestatelaw.com/attorneys-and-staff/eddy-r-smith
Mailing Address:
Tyson Place, Suite 150, 2607 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
University Attended:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1990; Lipscomb University, M.A., Religion, 1994
Law School Attended:
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1998
Year of First admission:
1998
Admission:
1998, Tennessee; 2013, U.S. Tax Court
Military:
U.S. Army, active duty, 1984-1986
Birth Information:
Freeport, Illinois, September 10, 1966
ISLN:
913489428

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 05/04/09 in Estate Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 05/01/09 in Estate Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 05/01/09 in Estate Planning

    i have known ed for many years. he is an outstanding attorney and an exemplary individual. Read more

    i have known ed for many years. he is an outstanding attorney and an exemplary individual.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 04/15/09 in Estate Planning

    eddy is one of the few attorneys in knoxville that i consider to be excellent in ep and i do the same type of practice... Read more

    eddy is one of the few attorneys in knoxville that i consider to be excellent in ep and i do the same type of practice...

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 04/14/09 in Estate Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Other Law Firm Position on 04/14/09 in Estate Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 04/14/09 in Estate Planning

    i have known ed for 10 years and have always known him to uphold the highest standards ethically and professionally. Read more

    i have known ed for 10 years and have always known him to uphold the highest standards ethically and professionally.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/14/09 in Estate Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 04/14/09 in Estate and Gift Taxation

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