Dan W. Holbrook

Dan W. Holbrook


Areas of Practice

Estate Planning, Nonprofit Organizations, Business Entities, Planning and succession, Taxation, Probate, Trusts Expert Witness Fiduciary Liability

Contact

Phone: (865) 546-0500

Fax: (865) 525-5293

Email: DHolbrook@emlaw.com

Education

B.A., Rollins College, 1969

M.B.A, Rollins College, 1970

J.D., Willamette University, 1977

L.L.M. in Estate Planning, University of Miami, 1978

Admissions

Tennessee, 1978

Florida, 1978

U.S. Tax Court, 1978

U.S. Supreme Court, 1997

Distinctions

Fellow and Regent, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

Listed among "101 Best Lawyers in Tennessee" in 2004 and "150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee," 2005 through 2010, Business Tennessee Magazine

Named 2012 "Lawyer of the Year" for Trusts and Estates — Knoxville, by Best Lawyers in America®

Listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 1989 for Trusts and Estates, and more recently for Nonprofit Law

Listed in Tennessee Super Lawyers for estate planning and for nonprofit law

Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers for Estate Planning

Certified Estate Planning Law Specialist (EPLS) by the NAEPC Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc.

Master of the Bench, Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court

Of Counsel

Dan W. Holbrook

  • Estate Planning
  • Nonprofits
  • Business Entities, Planning and Succession
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Beneficiary Representation

For nearly 40 years, Dan has represented clients across numerous practice areas. His vast experience includes not only legal achievements, but also community involvement, volunteer service and thought leadership within the industry.

Dan writes a regular column on Estate Planning for the Tennessee Bar Journal and was awarded the Justice Joseph W. Henry award for Outstanding Legal Writing in 2001

He is a Fellow, Regent and past Tennessee State Chair of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and serves on the ACTEC Charitable Planning and Exempt Organizations Committee.

He is a member of the Knoxville, Tennessee and Florida Bar Associations, The National Lawyers Association and the Christian Legal Society.

Dan served on the Tennessee Probate Study Group from 1986 to 2008, a joint ACTEC and Tennessee Bar committee responsible for reviewing and drafting proposed state laws regarding estates, trusts, property and inheritance, including related tax laws.

He is a past president of the Knoxville Estate Planning Council and was an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1998.

Dan is involved with numerous local and national charities and is a director or pro bono advisor for selected charities. He was awarded the Knoxville Bar Association annual Pro Bono Award in 1991.

Dan is also a Fellow of the Knoxville Bar Foundation and was in the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2002.

Dan has spoken at various local, state and national meetings and remains an occasional lecturer to both professional and lay groups on estate planning topics.

Dan married his junior high school sweetheart, and they have two sons and four grandchildren. He enjoys endurance running, having finished the Western States 100 Mile Trail Race at age 61, and can frequently be found on the trails of East Tennessee's parks