Barbara Moss

Barbara Moss | Founder

Barbara Moss, the founder of Elder Law of Nashville, has been practicing law in Nashville for more than 30 years. She started out as a trial lawyer and now focuses her practice on elder law, conservatorships, probate, estate planning, Medicare and Medicaid.

Barbara truly cares about seniors and their families.  She was a single mom and a trial lawyer for 22 years and believes that her mission, and the mission of her staff, is to relieve the anxiety of seniors and their families as they prepare for and face the challenges of aging while maintaining their standard of living.

Barbara has been named by her peers as the 2022 Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law.  She has also been named “Best of the Bar” (one of the 75 best lawyers in Nashville) multiple times by peers in Nashville has been chosen as a Mid-South Super Lawyer in Elder Law by Law & Politics Magazine, (2006-present); was named by peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America© (2005-present); was named by peers as one of “Nashville’s Best Lawyers.” The Tennessean (2010-present); and was selected by Memphis Magazine as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in the Mid-South. She was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Vanderbilt School of Law from 1984 to 2000 and is currently on the faculty of the Nashville School of Law.  Barbara was the first woman to chair the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee, the organization responsible for all attorney ethics and discipline in Tennessee, and holds herself to very high ethical standards.

Barbara has been recognized for her contributions to the law profession and the community with numerous honors including the Martha Craig Daughtrey Award (a lifetime achievement award given by women lawyers in Nashville) in 2022, the Athena Award in 2007, induction into the YWCA Academy of the Women of Achievement in 2008, the Molly Todd Cup in 2009 presented by Nashville networking organization CABLE, and Nashville Business Journal, Women of Influence in 2007.

Barbara graduated in the top 10% of her class Vanderbilt University School of Law. She has written more than 95 columns for The Tennessean, most recently under the topic “Advice for Seniors.”

Barbara and her husband, Tom, love adventure travel, cooking, and their grandchildren, all of whom live in Nashville.

My Passions:
  • Educating seniors and their families through public speaking
  • Writing for the Tennessean
  • My roses
  • My family
  • Cooking

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Barry Bradley
a month ago

Elderlaw of Nashville was a Godsend at a critical time. When you lose an entire family within a three- year period, you need to have all legal and financial matters in good order. Barbara Moss and Shannon Lashlee stepped in to assist my aged aunt and uncle provide wills and a living trust when they had nothing. They facilitated their only daughter in both will and estate planning. As the executor of all three, Elderlaw provided invaluable assistance to me. Adam Berk was especially helpful to answer my questions and provide wise counsel through probate process. Elderlaw is experienced, knowledgeable, and caring. I can recommend them without reservation.

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Jennifer Purdom
a month ago

I searched for at least a year until I found Barbara to help with support for my parents. Barbara and her team guided us through the process and pointed us to valuable resources we did not even know about. And they are still doing so! Janel and Chris are also wonderful, kind, and knowledgable. In short, my parents are now set up for the future with the support and peace of mind they (and I) needed. I cannot thank you enough! Reach out to Elder Law of Nashville to see how they can help you. Don’t wait to get your family’s future in order!

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Barbara Sanders
a week ago

Elder Law of Nashville is the number one elder law group in the area to fit so many of our needs. When our parents and loved ones are aging to our own aging, Elder Law of Nashville’s staff members are the place to turn, providing expert and compassionate services for anything pertaining to Elder Care. From writing wills to probating wills, from a shoulder to lean on to decreasing anxiety and stress during some of our most tender and vulnerable moments, Barbara Moss and her caring staff are there to help. They assisted me in so many ways when I needed help with my mother’s aging needs before, during, and after she passed. I leaned on them for much necessary legal and emotional support and guidance. Their message is, “We’ll take care of it so you don’t have to!” And, they do, and did. Thank you!

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Cynthia George
3 years ago

Estate planning can be quite difficult and I truly appreciate Barbara Moss and the Elder Law team for everything she did to help my mother and father ensure their wishes were enacted after their passing. She was very caring and helpful and always answered our questions. The documents she prepared for my mother and father could not have captured their relationship and their wishes better. If you truly want professional advice tailored for your family’s needs, this is a great place to go. Thank you Elder Law of Nashville for serving my parents and our family!

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Richard Gotwald
2 years ago

The whole team at Elder Law at Nashville are experts at what they do. They helped me pull together all the documentation to apply for Medicare, including managing through estate spend-down requirements and the healthcare assessment, to full success for my aging mother. They are courteous and highly responsive. I recommend them to anyone in need of their services.

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Paulette Stroupe
2 years ago

I am so grateful that Elder Law of Nashville was recommended to me . Barbara, Shannon, and Randall are an amazing team and have been great to work with. I would never have been able to navigate the very complicated Medicaid / TennCare system on my own. They have been professional, compassionate and truly caring in helping to get my husband into a long term care facility. I am so grateful for all their work. I would very definitely recommend them for your elder law needs.

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Anthony Ditcharo
a year ago

I have used the services of Elder Law for some important family issues, and found them to be very thorough and very easy to work with. I will certainly reach out to them for future legal needs!

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D Zanitsch
8 months ago

I evaluated a number of law firms in Nashville that listed elder law as one of their professional areas .. “professional area” is not the same as the firm’s focus. Elder Law of Nashville demonstrated in the handling of our family needs that this is not just an item on a website drop down menu. The firm is 100% focused in this specialty area and brought to our needs an exceptional depth and breath of professional knowledge, skill, resources, experience, creativity, and most importantly compassion for all members of the family involved in our case. Thank you Barbara and to your team.

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