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Robert D. Malin

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I am a member of Williams McDaniel, PLLC and I am licensed in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.

I have been recognized as a Rising Star in the Mid-South by  Super Lawyers (2014 – 2017).

My primary area of practice is the drafting and implementation of estate plans ranging from the utilization of simple methods (where appropriate) to more complex alternatives. My favorite part of the practice is meeting with the client and fitting their individual circumstances to the appropriate estate plan.


I received my Bachelor’s degree in Business from Maryville College. After graduation, I worked in the mortgage industry for two years.

I graduated tenth in my class, magna cum laude, from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. During law school, I served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert S. Benham, of the Probate Court of Shelby County.

On numerous occasions, I have served by appointment of the Shelby County Probate Court as Guardian ad Litem and Attorney ad Litem in complicated Conservatorship cases and as an Administrator in a contested probate administration. I have also substituted as professor for Trust Law classes at the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law.  I have served as substitute judge on behalf of the Honorable Judge Kathleen N. Gomes, of the Probate Court of Shelby County.

I am the a past Chair of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Memphis Bar Association.

Areas of Focus:
• Estate Planning. From simple wills and revocable trusts to asset protection trusts and buy-sell agreements for business owners, I assist individuals with planning for death and incapacity.
• Estate and Trust Administration. Often referred to as “Probate,” when someone passes, I assist in the transitioning of assets to the next generation.
• Estate and Fiduciary Litigation. I have represented both beneficiaries of estates and trusts and the Trustees and Executors in charge of them. Whichever side you find yourself, I know how to defend and protect your rights.

2011 - J.D., magna cum laude, University of Memphis

2005 - B.A., Maryville College

Arkansas Bar Association

Memphis Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section, Chair (2014 - 2015)

Mississippi Bar Association

Recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014-2017)
CALI Award for Excellence in Criminal Law
CALI Award for Excellence in Property II
CALI Award for Excellence in Evidence
CALI Award for Excellence in Secured Transactions




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