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Martin L. Pierce, Certified Estate Planning Specialist

4513 Hixson Pike Ste 109
Hixson, TN 37343-5039
(423) 648-4303
Fax: (423) 648-4305
Services Offered:
Elder Law Attorney
Martin L. Pierce, Certified Estate Planning Specialist serves Putnam County, TN, Cumberland County, TN, Warren County, TN, Rhea County, TN, Bledsoe County, TN and more...
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    About My Business
    Elder Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Medicaid, VA, Tax Planning, Deeds, Trusts, Wills, advance directives, Powers of Attorney

    Tennessee, Georgia & Federal

    Over 33 years of experience and a Certified Estate Planning Specialist

    Centrally located office, accessible (free parking at door - not downtown)

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    About My Services
    MARTIN L. PIERCE is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Tennessee Technological University in 1978. He received that institution's Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 1988. Martin received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Memphis in 1981, where he was a published member of the University of Memphis Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Georgia, as well as before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Martin works primarily in the areas of (1) Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Elder Law, Probate, Medicaid & VA Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Miller Trusts, Qualified Income Trusts, Conservatorships, Guardianships and Charitable Planning, (2) Business Entity Law, including Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships, Nonprofits, Tax-exempt Organizations, Contracts, Leases and Agreements, (3) Employee Benefits, Retirement Plans, Cafeteria Plans, Health Savings Accounts, COBRA and ERISA, and (4) various other Tax law matters.

    He is a Certified Estate Planning Specialist through the ABA-accredited National Association of Estate Planners & Councils and the Tennessee Commission on Specialization. He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and he is an Accredited Attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is an Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, a member of the Chattanooga Estate Planning Council (Past President, 2006-07) and the Chattanooga Tax Practitioners (President, 2007-08), and he was a Charter Member of the Chattanooga Planned Giving Council. He is also a member of the Georgia, Tennessee and Chattanooga Bar Associations.

    Martin is the co-founder of several local nonprofit organizations, including First Things First and the IMPACT School at Silverdale Baptist Academy. He has served on the Boards of many nonprofits, including the Chattanooga Christian School, Chattanooga Resource Foundation, Bethel Bible Village, Lighthouse Counseling Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Optimist Club, and Paraclyte Counseling Resources. He currently serves as a Member of the Bryan College President’s Roundtable and on the Board of LifeLine. He has extensive experience in establishing, counseling, operating, representing, teaching about, and speaking about nonprofits and tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charities as well as various legal, business and tax aspects concerning them.

    Martin is in his 33rd year of law practice in Chattanooga, where he began with Stophel, Caldwell & Heggie, P.C., in 1981. In 1984, he moved to Chambliss & Bahner, PLLC (where he became a Partner in 1987 and was the Head of the Firm’s Tax & Estates Section). In 2002, Martin joined the national law firm of Husch & Eppenberger, LLC (where he was Head of the Estate Planning and Employee Benefits practice areas for the Firm’s three offices in the State of Tennessee). On January 1, 2005, Martin opened his own practice to more personally and cost-effectively serve his clients.

    Martin’s office is located at 4513 Hixson Pike, Suite 109, Chattanooga (Hixson), Tennessee 37343. His office telephone number is (423) 648-4303, and he may also be reached by e-mail at The website for Martin’s firm, PIERCE LAW FIRM, PLLC, is
    Experience And Credentials
    Certified Estate Planning Specialist

    Member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)since 1996

    Chattanooga Estate Planning Counsel (former President)

    Chattanooga Tax Practitioners (former President)

    Over 33 years experience

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    Fees And Payment Sources Accepted
    FREE initial consultation by mentioning that you found us here -- just let us know at time you set your appointment

    Flat fees quoted at end of first meeting - you decide whether to proceed or not

    Check, cash or pay online

    Billing arrangements available
    Hours of Service

    8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

    Other hours and days by special arrangement

    We come to you -- at your home, office, Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Unit, Nursing Home, Hospital, or other location
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