“I have been very satisfied with Mr. John Stevens with his experience & knowledge in preparing our family trust and other documents that we needed. I would certainly recommend him to anyone who is in need of having this done.”
-Rachel Weaver, Vanleer, TN -Joyce Sykes, McEwen, TN
“I was very satisfied with the service I received on my estate planning. Mr. Stevens was very helpful.”
-Robert Stephens, Charlotte, TN
“ … I want to say thank you for your help. The day I attended your workshop on Irrevocable Trust, I was pleased to realize you were a former student of mine. I knew I could trust you based on my knowledge of you as a young man in school. Your presentation was professional and informative. I was impressed and made an appointment to follow through on making a trust. My son came with me to our first private meeting. He was impressed with you and your knowledge…good to know that you will keep me informed of in changes in how involved in trust and that I can contact you for any changes I might need to make in the future. I will highly recommend you and your firm to anyone I know who wants to protect their assets. Thank you again for helping me make it easier on my son in settling my estate.”
-Eloise Bradley, Gallatin, TN
“ 1st– Seminar held in pleasant and spacious venue with very interesting facts about trust. Also the opportunity to choose from menu with delicious food pleasantly presented. 2nd– John and wife both friendly and polite throughout the process. 3rd– Information given and answers to question very informative and knowledgeable. 4th– John very interested in family’s reason for trust and dynamics of all involved (family members). This was very important in setting up the matter desired in the trust.”
-The Solbergs, Jackson, TN
“I was very satisfied with the service I received on my estate planning. Mr. Stevens was very helpful.”
-Jimmy & Martha Stewart, Franklin, TN
“Mr. Stevens helped to provide security of our home, so our children don’t get caught up in the probate system. This was a quick, professional and private service provided by an ultimate professional.”
-Susan & David D’Angelo, Dickson, TN
“Let it be known to all it may concern, Klaus & Norma Glueck are total satisfied with the professionalism and experience in the way you handled our trust. We will recommend you and your services to all others who may be in need of such.”
-Klaus & Norma Glueck, Bolivar, TN
“My wife and I decided we needed to make some financial plans for our waning years. Making an appointment with an attorney was not something we were excited about, this is why our meeting with Mr. Stevens was so refreshing. Mr. Stevens made us feel at ease as he answered all our legal questions and advised us regarding our estate planning. Mr. Stevens also made us feel as people as well as a client. We not only discussed wills and trust, we also discussed baseball, current events, even our favorite Christmas desserts. We entered his office looking for a good lawyer. We left feeling we had found a good friend.”
-Virgil & Jolene Roberts, Kenton, TN
“My wife and I were considering having our estate put in a trust. Recently we received information to attend an estate planning meeting with John Stevens. His knowledge of what we wanted and needed was a great relief for us. His presentation was excellent and easy to understand. We recommend John Stevens for any estate planning needs you may have.”
-James & Jackye Stanfield, Bon Aqua, TN
“It’s good that you in your law practice specialize in Planning and Settling Estates. Our experience to date exceeds expectations! We like your informal approach in sharing your knowledge.”
-Donald & Faye Spann, Burns, TN
“For a long time we knew we needed to make plans for the future of our estate. We were concerned about the cost of probate, and possible nursing home take care. We heard John Stevens speak at a seminar. We were impressed with his knowledge and honesty. John sis an Irrevocable Living Trust for us. We are pleased and know if any issues come up in the future, John would be there for us. It is reassuring to know we have an estate attorney for life at no additional cost.”
-Ewing & June Haley, Collierville, TN
-Maxey & Faye Spence, Bartlett, TN
“John was very helpful in explaining the Trust process to us. He was very patient. He was considerate when he changed meeting rooms for my wife on our last meeting. She uses a walker and is unsteady on stairs.”
-Harry & Linda Warren, Oakland, TN
“I was very pleased with this law firm and the handling of my estate planning. All my questions were answered to my satisfaction and I would advise anyone if you get a chance to hear one of the presentations to go-you’ll be glad that you did.”
-Janette Singleton, Cedar Grove, TN
“For several years we felt that we needed to put our assets into a Trust. We attended a seminar by John Stevens and we knew that is what we should do as soon as possible. We went through the process and were well pleased with John taking time to answer all our questions. He and his staff were very professional and friendly to deal with. We would very much recommend John stevens and his staff for setting up a Trust.”
-James & Betty Strayhorn, Dyersburg, TN
“Mr. Stevens’ work is thorough and he takes the time to explain the many options involved in estate planning.”
-Hugh & Rhetta Youmans, Humboldt, TN
“We wanted to protect our home and investments for the future benefit of our children. We were very concerned about the high costs and delays of Probate and possible nursing home takeover. John Stevens and his staff were highly recommended to us in the field of estate planning. We found John to be very well informed and professional. He drew up a plan of action that met all of our concerns. We can now rest easy knowing our estate is protected for future use of our children.”
-Joe & Ruth Taylor, Humboldt, TN
“My wife Nan and I are well satisfied with Thomas Walters Law and the expert assistance we received from John Stevens. John made the difficult process of estate planning easy for us, answering all of our questions carefully and clearly. We are very pleased with John’s professional services and with the peace of mind of knowing our plans for the future are secure.”
-Kenneth & Nan Stapleton, Huntingdon, TN
“We did not know what to expect when we first met John Stevens. He put us at ease and asked, “What do you want to do to protect you and your family?” He exceeded our demands, and went further exploring areas we had not considered. We can now rest, assured that we are protected medically and financially thanks to John Stevens.”
-Philip Edwards, McKenzie, TN
“We initially expected the development of an estate plan was going to be difficult and complicated. Thanks to your firm, the guidance provided was stress-free and completed with ease. We highly recommend Thomas Walters Law and your practice to others.”
-George & Rachel Weir, Bolivar, TN
“Doing business with Mr. Stevens was a pleasure. Especially when you know nothing about setting up an estate portfolio. He was patient and answered and explained all questions to your satisfaction. After a certain amount of time, business was over for that day, and it was time to visit. He got to know some things about us and us about he.”
-Robert & Peggy Baham, Hollow Rock, TN
“For a long time, my husband and I have been concerned about our daughters’ inheritance. We have grown more concerned due to more Wills going into probate, and seeing more people go into long term care facilities and losing their homes and assets. I was referred to John Stevens by Nathan O’Bryant (who spoke highly of Mr. Stevens). My husband and I met with him, and after much contemplation, agreed that a Trust would be the best option to protect our assets and make sure our end-of-life wishes would be fulfilled. Mr. Stevens and his staff were very professional, friendly, and accommodating. The Trust was prepared in a timely manner (about a month). I would recommend John Stevens to anyone interested in avoiding probate and secure assets for their children and grandchildren. I didn’t realize that a Trust also works as a prenuptial agreement for the surviving spouse as well. A Trust is a way to avoid more costly legal fees down the road.”
-Joseph & Wanda Saputo, Milan, TN
-Robert & Jo Nell Montgomery, Scotts Hill, TN
“My wife and I wanted to keep our timberland in the family for another generation to allow it to reach its full economic potential, and also to enable our grandchildren to enjoy it as we and our children have. We had attended several state planning seminars and knew that we wanted to establish a family trust. John was the first to offer up-front pricing and was the only one where the law firm did estate work exclusive of anything else. These two facts along with John’s obvious knowledge and expertise made our decision to hire him to prepare our trust and take care of all of our final plans fairly easy. We are very pleased with our family trust. John got right on it and made us feel that he was in it for the long haul and would be our advocate if any problem ever came up. He clearly explained the legal requirements, discussed with us all of our options, and we made the decisions. We were especially impressed with the professionalism, attention to detail and the personal attention we received.”
-William & Pat Whitby, Friendship, TN
“I have reached the stage in life that there are fewer days ahead than behind and I needed to provide simplicity to heirs. Not being a native of Tennessee or having any fundamental knowledge of what would be best for me I turned to John on the recommendation of my financial advisor; this turned out to be an excellent call. John walked me through what is the best practice in Tennessee for me. Interviewing me in a brief session, John quickly and seamlessly presented a path tailored to my specific status at my current state of life. Using a template of simple to answer questions that addressed specific items that I needed to consider, like what did I want in case of life threatening emergencies, who would I like to have any assets that would outlive me, and did I have an unusual needs? The result was a package which included a simple Trust and setting up documents to avoid probate. With the executed documents I am most comfortable that when I am gone my estate will quickly be settled per my desires thanks to John and his team. I confidently recommend John Stevens as a competent attorney who will meet your best interests.”
-Robert Russell, Jackson, TN
“Our experience with John Stevens and his staff was outstanding. He made our estate planning process understandable and painless. It is complex and detailed but John walked us through each step and gave us confidence in what we were doing. Following his advice has given us a great deal of peace of mind.”
-Rick & Carole Flood, Tennessee
“I really enjoyed working with Mr. Stevens and staff. I was impressed with his knowledge of my estate planning. Could not have been a better experience. Thank you.”
-Rita Lanell Duggar, Huntingdon, TN
“We have considered various avenues as we approached our estate planning. We have not found a more thorough and efficient guide than John Stevens of Thomas Walters Law. We rest at ease having our final affairs organized in our portfolio. John’s reasonable fee is more than fair for the outstanding service and insight he provided us.”
-Corinne & John Arnold, Huntingdon, TN
“John Stevens is a family man, well-thought-of man, and I am satisfied with the job of my mother’s estate. I would refer him to anyone.”
-Nancy Carnal, Wildersville, TN
“We have been thinking for more than a year that we needed to do something about our estate. A few weeks ago, we heard John Stevens speak at a seminar and decided it was time to do something. We went to Senator Stevens’ office for a consultation and were convinced he was the best person for the job. We got him to do an Irrevocable Living Trust, and we were well pleased. He was professional, considerate, and made every effort to answer our questions and concerns. A few days ago we finalized our estate planning and we are happy to have it behind us.”
-Billy & Jane Clark, Wildersville, TN
“Recently, my son, Tim Agee, and I had John Stevens draw up an Irrevocable Trust for my estate. He had been highly recommended by my grandson. We found his suggestions to be helpful, and greatly appreciated his honesty and integrity. In a small town it’s wonderful to find someone of this quality to help you for three weeks.”
-Dorothy Agee, McLemoresville, TN
"The expertise shown by the Thomas Walters Law firm is rewarding knowing our Revocable Living Trust is complete. Knowing our needs and goals have been met. Even after our meetings we continued to have follow up questions which were answered in a timely manner. A recommendation would have been to have this done at an earlier age.”
-James & Joan Pritchett, Martin, TN\
“Having learned of your law firms’ specializing in estate planning, and your other credentials, I felt you were best qualified for our need to write our Wills.”
-Linda Zanaty, Big Sandy, Tennessee
-Robert Smiley, Nashville, TN
“John and his staff were very caring and courteous in helping me with my Mother’s affairs and estate. John treats you like a  friend, not just a client. I would recommend him to my family and friends.”
-Greg and Gisela, Palmersville, TN
“John worked with me to help our family when it became apparent that our parents had not made sufficient financial plans as they approached the time when they would no longer be able to live at home. We are pleased that with John’s help we were able to alleviate some potential problems. John has continue to help subsequently.”
-Ron, Greenfield, TN

John Stevens

161 Court Square
Huntingdon, TN 38344
(731)307-4009

 
 

BIO

John Stevens was elected to the State Senate in 2012 and represents Obion, Weakley, Henry, Gibson, Carroll and Benton Counties in Northwest Tennessee. Sen. Stevens is the first Republican to ever represent Obion and Weakley counties in the State Senate. While in Nashville, Mr. Stevens serves on the Finance Ways and Means, Judiciary, and Transportation Committees.

Mr. Stevens is a practicing attorney with Thomas Walters, PLLC, which is a multi-state Estate Planning law firm. He is a 1992 graduate of Gallatin High School. Sen. Stevens graduated cum laude from Tennessee-Martin in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.  He received his law degree from the University of Memphis in 2002. He worked for the Honorable Judge Don A. Ash upon graduating from law school and before going out into private practice. 

Mr. Stevens has also served on a number of Task Forces. Governor Bill Haslam appointed Sen. Stevens to the Governor’s Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism and Mr. Stevens is currently serving on the Indigent Representation Task Force.  Mr. Stevens has also been appointed to numerous leadership programs, such as the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy, the Henry Toll Fellows program, and the Emerging Leaders program GOPAC.

Among Sen. Stevens honors are being named Mothers Against Drunk Driving 2016 Legislator of the Year, National Federation of Independent Business 2016 Guardian of Small Business, 2014 Champion of Commerce by the Tennessee Chambers of Commerce and Legislator of the Year in 2013 by the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers. Additionally, Mr. Stevens was honored by the Tennessee Mental Health Care Association for his work on behalf of individuals with mental health needs. Sen. Stevens received the highest rating (96%) by the American Conservative Union, which made him the most conservative Tennessee State Senator for 2016. Sen. Stevens is 43 years old and lives in Huntingdon, Tennessee, with his wife, Elicia, and his two daughters, Lexie and Mary Kendall.  Mr. Stevens and his family are members of the First Baptist Church Huntingdon where John teaches Sunday school and coaches his daughters’ Upward basketball teams, He enjoys running, is an avid sports fan, is a lifetime learner, and occasionally spoiling a good walk by trying to golf.

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