Jennifer C. Surber



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J.D.   University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1999.  B.A.  University of Tennessee, 1996,  Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude

Practice Areas

  • Probate
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Conservatorships
  • Guardianships
  • Elder Law
  • Civil Litigation


Ms. Surber began her law career in Dallas, Texas, in private practice focusing on civil litigation.  Her career continued in Nashville as an attorney for the Metropolitan Department of Law for Nashville and Davidson County, where she maintained a litigation practice in both federal and state court.  She also regularly advised numerous departments within the Metropolitan Government on a vast array of legal issues. Ms. Surber has concentrated her practice in probate law since 2004.  She served as counsel to the  Probate Court for Nashville and Davidson County for ten years, re-entered private practice in 2013, and co-founded Surber, Asher, Surber & Moushon in 2015. Ms. Surber also served as Special Probate Master for the Seventh Circuit Court of Nashville and Davidson County in 2013, hearing and deciding matters involving the probating of wills, the administration of intestate estates, and small estates. Ms. Surber now focuses on assisting clients with:

  • planning for the distribution of assets at death through wills
  • planning for potential incapacity or disability through powers of attorney
  • planning for end of life and life sustaining decisions through advance care plans
  • mediating disputes in will contests, trust litigation, accounting issues, breach of fiduciary duty matters, and other estate disputes
  • establishing guardianships for estates and other needs of minors
  • establishing conservatorships for incapacitated or disabled adults
  • representation of court appointed conservators
  • the administration of estates

Ms. Surber is a member of the Nashville Bar Association and the Probate Committee of the Nashville Bar. She has lectured on serving as a guardian ad litem and on the changes to Tennessee’s conservatorship law, and is a Rule 31 Listed Mediator.


Ms. Surber and her husband, Joel, who is a co-founder in the firm, live in Springfield, Tennessee, and have two daughters who are very active in sports and the arts.  They enjoy traveling and going to sports events as a family.  Ms. Surber was a former cheerleader for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.E-MailMs. Surber can be contacted at [email protected]