Martin Pierce Again Named In Best Lawyers In America

Friday, August 21, 2020

Attorney Martin L. Pierce, a Certified Estate Planning Specialist in Chattanooga, has again been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Trusts & Estates Law, Nonprofit / Charities Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Succession Planning, and Tax Law.  

A member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and among only a few Certified Estate Planning Law Specialists in Tennessee and Georgia, Mr. Pierce practices Estate Planning, Wills, Elder Law, Special Needs Trusts and planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate, Business and Tax law, among other areas of the law.  

Mr. Pierce is consistently included among Best Lawyers in America and in Mid-South Super Lawyers for Estate Planning and Probate, as an “AV”-rated Client Champion lawyer with Martindale-Hubbell, and as an AVVO-rated “Top Lawyer.”

Mr. Pierce’s law firm, Pierce & Huisman, PLLC, is also ranked among the best Trust & Estates Law firms in the Chattanooga metropolitan area by “Best Law Firms.” 

“I am honored to be recognized through the exhaustive peer review evaluation conducted by Best Lawyers,” Mr. Pierce said. 

The Best Lawyers in America is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, and inclusion in the listing signals not only legal expertise, but also ethics and professionalism of the highest caliber, said officials. 



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