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Amelia Crotwell, founder of Elder Law of East Tennessee, serves as the managing partner of the firm, guiding strategic planning and growth to help reach more families in East Tennessee.  Amelia has helped families with long-term care and special needs challenges for almost 20 years.  She practices primarily Life Care Planning and special needs trusts, but she also pitches in to collaborate with ELET attorneys, lending her experience on questions of elder law, wills and trusts, Medicare, Medicaid planning, trust administration, probate, and veterans benefits planning. She has been Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation since 2011 and is the president-elect of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association and a co-chair of their strategic planning committee.  She also takes an active role as a member of the Special Needs Alliance, where she serves on their strategic planning committee.  She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and she was instrumental in starting the Tennessee chapter of NAELA and served as its first active President.  She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and past chair of the Elder Law Section Executive Council.  She offers pro bono legal services through Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Inc., and through the Tennessee Family Justice Center. She takes an active role in the community teaching other lawyers about elder law topics and speaking to community groups. Amelia Crotwell earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law and since 2018, she enjoys teaching Elder Law as an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law.



University of Tennessee, BA in English and Creative Writing, magna cum laude, 1990

University of Tennessee College of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, summa cum laude, 1997



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Amelia Crotwell - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Elder Law - Tennessee

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