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Roy L. Aaron

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Knoxville, Tennessee

Roy L. Aaron received an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Tennessee in 1969 and then received his law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1972. He worked for four years with the Estate and Gift Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service before joining the firm in 1976. He is licensed to practice law in Florida as well as Tennessee and is admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court. His practice is devoted primarily to estate planning, taxation and corporate law. Mr. Aaron is a Fellow of the Knoxville Bar Foundation, a member of a Dean's Circle for the University of Tennessee College of Law, and is a frequent speaker at seminars concerning wills and trust, probate and estate planning. Roy enjoys coaching a Knoxville Stars summer baseball team as well as golfing in his spare time.

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Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Administration
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Transactions
  • Taxation
  • Corporate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1972
  • University of Tennessee
    • B.S. - 1969
    • Major: Aerospace Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • University of Tennessee College of Law Dean's Circle
  • Elected Fellow - Knoxville Bar Foundation in 2005
  • Past member of Board of Directors of Child & Family Services of Tennessee
  • Board of Directors of Knoxville Stars, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization promoting youth baseball in the East Tennessee region
  • Board of Directors of the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee
  • Cityview 2011-12 Top Knoxville Attorney - Wills & Estate Planning
  • Best Lawyers in America 2012 - Trusts & Estates and Litigation-Trusts & Estates
  • Best Lawyers in America 2013 - Litigation-Trusts & Estates; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Cityview 2013-14 Top Knoxville Attorney - Estate Planning/Trusts; Taxation; Wills/Probate
  • Best Lawyers in America 2014 - Litigation-Trusts & Estates, Tax Law, Trusts & estates

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Estate and Gift Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service

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