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Christina Norris

Norris & Norris, PLC
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Norris & Norris PLC focuses on probate (conservatorships, estate planning and estate litigation) severe personal injury, nursing home negligence and abuse, social security disability, employment law, elder law, and mediation and arbitration. The three lawyers at Norris & Norris PLC are highly experienced and skilled litigators.
Legal Writing Instructor
Vanderbilt University Law School
Taught 1st year law students legal writing skills and appellate advocacy as a member of the law school faculty.
Special Counsel to the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General
Tennessee State Attorney General
Practiced before the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals; represented the State in appeals brought by convicted felons
Clerk & Master
Clerk & Master, Chancery Court for the 20th Judicial District
As Clerk & Master, managed a staff of twenty, prepared budgets, made procedural decisions governing court filings, acted as Special Master in fact disputes (boundary line disputes, contract damages, partition of real property, etc.) and made recommendations to the Chancellors; initiated and implemented the first judicial case management program in Tennessee
University of Tennessee College of Law
J.D. (1979) | Law
Honors: Articles Editor, Tennessee Law Review
Vanderbilt University
M.A. (1973) | Psychology
Honors: N.I.H. fellowship
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (1970) | English, Education
Honors: Cum Laude
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Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Tennessee State Bar # 006599
Lawyers’ Association for Women
Founding Member
Nashville Bar Foundation
Tennessee Bar Association
Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women
American Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
Board of Directors
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1 Questions Answered

Q. Can I contest a holographic will written in TN in 1998?
A: The answer depends on IF and WHEN the 1998 will has been/was admitted to probate. After a will is admitted to common form probate in Tennessee and notice is given to the heirs at law, a challenge may be brought within two years. When a willl is challenged based on claims of undue influence and lack of cmental capacity, a court can consider a number of "suspicious factors" including, for example: (1) your father's age; (2) your father's poor health; (3) any facts tending to proof the will was actively procured by another who benefited; (4) the fact that the terms of the will differed from your father's prior stated intentions. Claims of undue influence and lack of mental capacity are difficult to prove, even when they are timely brought, and are highly fact-dependent. If the 1998 will was admitted to common form probate within the last 2 years,then, yes, it could be challenged.
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Norris & Norris PLC
P O Box 90263
Nashville, TN 37209
Telephone: (615) 627-3959
Fax: (615) 627-3962