Andra J. Hedrick Partner

 

Overview

Andra Hedrick is an estate planning and probate attorney.  Andra prepares all types of estate planning documents including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills and prenuptial agreements.  She assists clients in understanding their options and in selecting those best suited to carry out her clients’ wishes.  She also advises clients concerning estate, inheritance and gift tax minimization and asset protection.

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Andra regularly appears in probate courts in contested and uncontested cases involving estates, conservatorships and trusts.  She represents fiduciaries such as executors, administrators, trustees and conservators.  She also represents non-fiduciaries such as heirs, beneficiaries, concerned family members and creditors.  Andra has also served as the court-appointed guardian ad litem or attorney ad litem in many probate court cases.

Andra is a frequent speaker on various topics related to her areas of practice.  She also teaches Estate Planning at the Nashville School of Law.  Andra is a co-author of the 6th and 7th Editions of Pritchard on Wills and Administration of Estates, a three volume legal treatise dedicated to Tennessee probate law.  She is also the author of probate related articles published in the University of Memphis Law Review and the Nashville Bar Journal.

Andra is a member of a committee dedicated to the ongoing study and development of estate laws in Tennessee.  She also serves as a member of a special task force created to assist the Davidson County Probate Court in addressing issues of concern in guardianship and conservatorship cases.  She served on a special committee of the Tennessee Bar Association which conducted public hearings across the state concerning conservatorships, and embarked on a comprehensive study of Tennessee’s conservatorship laws.  The work of the committee resulted in the passage of a new law in 2013, requiring major changes in conservatorship cases.

Prior to entering private practice at GSRM, Andra served as a judicial law clerk at the trial and appellate court levels, initially with Judge Donn Southern (ret.) of the Shelby County Probate Court, and later with Judge David R. Farmer of the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

Andra resides with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Professional & Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
    • Probate Study Group
    • Special Committee on Conservatorship Practice and Procedure
  • Nashville Bar Association
    • Probate Court Committee, Co-Chair
    • Estate Planning Committee
  • Task Force on Conservatorship/Guardianships
  • Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
    • Practice Committee
  • Conservatorship Association of Tennessee (CAT)

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Trusts and Estates Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated in Trusts and Estates, General Practice and Wills and Probate