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Karl D. Warden, JD, LLM
Karl D. Warden, JD, LLM

TEL: (615) 308-0210
EMAIL: [email protected]

When attorney Karl D. Warden first opened the Karl D. Warden, JD, LLM law firm, he did so with one goal in mind: to provide personalized legal services to clients of all walks of life in the Middle Tennessee area.

In 1977, Karl earned his BA in anthropology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. From there, he went on to attend West Virginia University College of Law, where he earned a JD in 1983. Never one to stop at the minimum requirements, Karl continued his education and earned his LLM from George Washington University in 1986.

Today, Karl is fully licensed to practice law in Tennessee and does everything he can to help clients with their elder law and estate planning needs. Whether you want to learn about wills & trusts or just get some legal advice from an experienced lawyer, you can rely on Karl to be here for you.


Karl is an experienced and accomplished lawyer who’s been recognized many times for his estate planning work, specifically with wills & trusts. He’s been a four-time National Presenter for the National Business Institute and was awarded a Continuing Legal Education Excellence Award from the Nashville Bar Association.

In addition to his awards and accolades, Karl is also an active member of many legal and community organizations. Karl is recognized as a:

  • Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Member of the TBA Elder Law Section Executive Council
  • Vice President of the Tennessee Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Chair (emeritus) of Continuing Education with the Nashville Bar Association
  • District Commissioner (emeritus) and merit badge instructor of Boy Scouts of America
  • Board member (emeritus) of YMCA Middle Tennessee
  • Three-time Exchange Parent of the AFS International Exchange program

To get in touch with a dedicated lawyer in Middle Tennessee, reach out to Karl today. You can count on him to help you with your estate planning, including special needs trust creation and probate work, at every turn.

Cathryn Armistead, Of Counsel

TEL: (615) 651-7366
EMAIL: [email protected]

Growing up in England, Cathryn has traveled Europe extensively before venturing to America in 2001.

  • Education: University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2000
  • Nashville School of Law, J.D. 2015
  • Founders Award Recipient – Valedictorian
  • Member of Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member of Nashville Bar Association
  • A graduate of Elder Law College
  • Admitted to practice in TN
  • Federally admitted to practice in the 6th Circuit, US Court of Appeals, Middle District of TN, and the Southern District of Indiana
  • As an attorney in good standing I am able to be admitted or appear in Pro Hac Vice in any federal district

The practice areas that Cathryn focuses on allows her to help people when they may be at their lowest. She never takes this responsibility lightly and strives to fulfill our mission of preserving the dignity, well-being, and understanding of our clients with compassion and empathy.

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