• Vanderbilt University (B.S. 2005)

  • Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D. 2009)

  • Montgomery Bell Academy (2002)


  • Tennessee

  • U.S. District Middle District of Tennessee

Warner Jones

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Warner regularly advises individuals and families in structuring their estate plans and represents personal representatives in the probate and estate administration process.

In addition, Warner assists clients in negotiating prenuptial agreements, and navigating the conservatorship and legal guardianship processes in Tennessee. He also regularly represents clients in business formations and reorganizations.  Warner has experience with companies in a number of different industries including healthcare, dental, entertainment, real estate development, real estate investment, printing, federally licensed military weapon development, restaurant franchising, and wholesale and retail sales companies.

Warner is a graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy (2002), Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Law School. Warner was a First Team All-American second baseman for Vanderbilt in 2004, was drafted by the Detroit Tigers following his junior season in 2005, and was elected to the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame in 2016. He is married to Colleen Judy Jones, who teaches middle school math at Harding Academy, and they enjoy chasing around their two young children and cheering for Vandy. Warner is a member of the Alumni Board at Harding Academy and a Board Member of the Miracle League of Music City. 

A Note from Warner:

I am an attorney helping people develop estate plans through wills, trusts, advance healthcare directives, durable power of attorneys and living wills. I enjoy meeting clients in person and walking through the estate planning process with them to help develop a plan. My goal is to have clients sign the full estate planning package at the Carter Shelton Jones, PLC office within a week of our first meeting. I charge a flat fee that will be invoiced to the client when the documents are signed.

I am lucky to have focused my legal practice on establishing estate plans for people in Tennessee. It has been a great way to meet so many different people, while helping them plan for the future. I find that many of my clients leave the office with a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of comfort knowing that they have chosen their path for succession. I have also found that my clients appreciate that I am able to charge a flat fee for estate planning work. 

It is important to have a will to ensure that your family does not have to endure the time, expense and conflict of administering an intestate estate (estate without a will). It will help make sure you are able to choose who would raise your minor children if something were to happen, as well as provide direction and protection of assets that would be passed to your family. The Advance Health Care Directive, together with the Durable Power of Attorney, will ensure that a trusted person could handle important decisions and tasks for you in case you are not able to make them yourself. Through your choices on a Living Will, you can ease the burden on family by telling them what you would want to do in an end of life situation, and make known your preference for organ donation.

As a parent of two young children, I truly enjoy working with families in all walks of life!