Faculty Profile: Amy Farrar

Amy FarrarTN Center for Estate & Elder Law, PLLC, Farrar Moore Law
Previous Courses Taught (15)
  • Tennessee Court of Appeals Boot Camp 2019
  • Brief Writing in the Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Tennessee Court of Appeals Academy [Memphis]
  • Managing Yourself and Your Support Staff
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Academy
  • The Business of Lawyering: Professional Development for Today‚Äôs Attorneys [Nashville]
  • Drafting Dispositive Motions and Responses
  • How to Craft a Persuasive and Legally Sound Complaint
  • Effective Legal Research
  • Effective Legal Writing
  • Tennessee Court of Appeals Boot Camp
  • Legal Writing Never Gets Erased: Best Practices for Complaints, Answers, Motions, Responses, and Appellate Briefs
  • Supreme Court Bootcamp 2012
  • Court Square Series 2012 - Manchester
  • Tennessee Supreme Court One-Day Bootcamp
Biography

Amy Farrar’s passion for seniors and her heart for service led her to found the Tennessee Center for Estate & Elder Law, which advocates for clients in both legal and non-legal matters related to aging. She provides a holistic approach to finishing life well, including estate planning, trust law, elder law, and creating a sense of peace and closure for families as they navigate probate and conservatorships.

After graduating from Wake Forest University and working in Washington, D.C. drafting legislation, Farrar graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law. She was Membership Director of the Mississippi Law Journal and was an active member of the Moot Court Board. Farrar received the prestigious Hugh C. “Buzzy” Clayton memorial scholarship, which is given based on a combination of academic standing, character and community service.

Farrar began her legal career as a law clerk for Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark and then spent six years at an esteemed Nashville law firm before founding her own law firm in 2012.

Farrar is a respected leader in the legal field. She regularly presents Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Appellate Practice seminars to attorneys across Tennessee, and she is an active member of the Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee, the Murfreesboro Estate Planning Council, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, and ElderCounsel. Farrar has been named a Mid-South SuperLawyers “Rising Star” in the legal field for six consecutive years, and she has served as an adjunct professor of business law at Middle Tennessee State University.

Farrar is actively involved in her community, founding the Middle Tennessee Lawyer’s Association for Women and serving as a Ruling Elder at First Presbyterian Church of Murfreesboro, on the Executive Board of Directors for the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, and as a past Board Member of the Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Club. Farrar also currently serves as the Third Vice President of the Charity Circle of Murfreesboro and as a Trustee of First Presbyterian Church. Farrar was appointed as the Middle Tennessee Delegate to the Board of the Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women and as the Treasurer for the Middle Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women.

Farrar is passionate about really listening to client needs, understanding the dynamics of a client’s family and finances, and taking a strategic – yet practical – approach to planning for them. As she always tells clients: estate and elder law planning is like a puzzle – and Farrar loves helping clients solve their puzzle before it becomes a problem.

Farrar is married to attorney Jeff Farrar; they have three active young sons.

Law School: University of Mississippi College of Law, J.D., 2005 cum laude
Undergraduate: Wake Forest University, B.A., Political Science, 2000, cum laude

Practice Areas: Estate Planning, Trust Law, Elder Law, Probate, Conservatorships, Business Law, Real Estate Law, Appeals

Admissions: Tennessee, Middle District of Tennessee, Western District of Tennessee, & Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Training: Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program, Class of 2011