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C. Michael Adams, Jr.

C. Michael Adams, Jr., CPA, is an attorney and partner with Williams McDaniel, PLLC, a boutique estate and tax planning law firm in Memphis, Tennessee.   Mr. Adams has practiced primarily in the areas of estate planning, taxation, wills and trusts, and probate administration since 1998.   Prior to that he practiced as a Certified Public Accountant, counseling clients in personal and corporate income tax matters.  

Mr. Adams is one of only eight attorneys in Memphis who are certified as an Estate Planning Specialist. He is a frequent lecturer on these topics to legal and financial professionals in greater Memphis area.  He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis School of Law.  Mr. Adams is an avid runner and enjoys long trail runs with his wife, Jennifer, and their two rescue dogs.

1998 - LL.M. in Estate Planning, University of Miami

1997 - J.D., University of Memphis

1990 - B.S. in Accounting, Spring Hill College

Board Member of the Following Organizations

  • Estate Law Specialist Board
  • Memphis Allied Professionals Conference
  • Spring Hill College, Board of Governors 


  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Memphis Bar Assoc
  • Tennessee Society of CPAs
  • Estate Planning Council of Memphis
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals (Past President, Memphis Chapter)
  • Spring Hill College Alumni Association (President, Memphis Chapter)

Certified as an Estate Planning Specialist by the Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc.

Certified as an Accredited Estate Planner® by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils

Five Star Advisor by Memphis Magazine, 2009-2012


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