Samantha Parris, Attorney Profile

Areas of Practice

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Business Law
  • Powers of Attorney and Living Wills
  • Conservatorships


  • “Where There’s a ‘Simple’ Will, There’s a Way,” DICTA (Knoxville Bar Association, February 2015)
    “Uncommon Solutions – Alternatives to Common Form Probate,” DICTA (Knoxville Bar Association, April 2012)
    “What is Elder Law?” The Knoxville Bar Association and Lawyer Referral & Information Service Community E-newsletter (October 2010)


  • “Considerations for Collecting the Assets, Preparing the Inventory, and Handling Claims Against the Estate / Being Thorough to Close the Estate Without a Hitch” at Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important CLE
  • “Administering the Estate Effectively / Determining if Spouse’s Elective Share is a Reasonable Option” at The Probate Process from Start to Finish CLE
  • “Probate Practice for Tennessee Attorneys: From the Basics to Tips and Tricks” at Tennessee Bar Association Court Square Series Member of the Winning Team of Ethics Bowl Knoxville Bar Association Ethics Bowl VII
  • “The Incorporation Process” at Tax-Exempt Organizations from Start to Finish
  • Multi-Year Presenter on Estate and Probate Law Knoxville Bar Association Law Talk Seminars
  • Speaker at numerous lectures to community groups on the topics of estate planning, conservatorships, and estate administration

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Financial Service Professionals, President
  • East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women, Historian 2011-2012
  • Knoxville Bar Association: Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee, Secretary/Treasurer of Barristers, and Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Knoxville Estate Planning Council
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • State of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting Major), University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Summa Cum Laude
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Tennessee at Knoxville College of Law