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Knoxville Elder Law

A Knoxville law firm focused on helping Tennessee families navigate the legal issues surrounding estate planning, long-term care planning, probate, and managing the care of those in need.





The use of wills, trusts, and practical asset management plans to achieve a comprehensive estate plan that suits your needs and fits your budget.



Guiding executors through the probate process, as well as helping trustees effectively manage their responsibilities under a trust. 


Focused estate planning, including the use of irrevocable trusts and gifting strategies, to prepare for or address the need for long-term care.



Court actions to obtain decision-making authority over another person to help manage their health and finances.



Helping families discover ways that they can protect their loved ones who may suffer from incompetency, disability, or poor financial management.



Representing executors, trustees, and beneficiaries of estates through formal legal proceedings in Knox and surrounding counties. 

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Knoxville Elder Law provides legal services to individuals and families that are facing challenging situations. We provide that representation both inside and outside of the courtroom. Whether you need a new or updated estate plan, special needs or Medicaid planning, guidance through the probate process, or help managing a legal issue between family members, Knoxville Elder Law has the experience needed to offer you sound legal advice and peace of mind.

The cornerstone of our practice involves three primary goals:



It is important that our clients are not only informed of their legal rights, but also the context behind making decisions. Planning and representation involves a close relationships between federal, state, and local laws and regulations. We understand that our clients feel more confident in any decisions they make when they are fully aware of the legal and practical reasons for doing so.


We are committed to our clients' desire to have prompt and reliable legal services performed on their behalf. This may mean a quicker-than-normal turnaround time on planning documents, regular status updates about your case, or providing straight-forward advice about your options moving forward. Our dedication is to you, and our goal is to assure that you are given the best possible representation.



We know that no single case is like another. Flexibility means that we will do our best to accommodate any special circumstances that apply to your case; whether that is arranging consultations outside of normal business hours, making home or facility visits, or tailoring a plan that fits your budget and needs. 

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Elder Law Attorney Dustin S. Crouse
Dustin S. Crouse

Elder Law Attorney Dustin S. Crouse leads the firm by helping clients navigate the legal issues involved with planning for the future, coping with the present, and managing the past. Whether a client is in need of a simple estate plan, help managing the estate of a lost loved one, or seeking protection and care for a family member in need, he will counsel you so that you understand the law and how your situation can best be resolved.

As a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Mr. Crouse enjoys being involved in the community he grew up in. He is a frequent lecturer on topics covering estate planning, special needs planning, and estate administration. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Knoxville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association Estate Planning and Elder Law Sections, March of Dimes' Knoxville Executive Leadership Team, and the Advisory Board with Girls, Inc. of Knoxville. He has also spent the past six years assisting the Christian Academy of Knoxville's boys soccer program, including three state championships. He currently lives in the Farragut community with his wife Deborah.

Attorney Dustin S. Crouse is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, as well as being registered attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.





9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D200

Knoxville, Tennessee 37923

Telephone: (865) 691-3355


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