Carolyn Levy Gilliam

McDonald, Levy & Taylor's Lawyer - Carolyn Levy Gilliam
Carolyn Levy Gilliam is an attorney and member at McDonald, Levy & Taylor, PLLC. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. She primarily practices in the areas of wills, trusts, elder law, conservatorships, probates, business matters, and litigation regarding these areas. She was named as a Top Attorney for 2023 in the Knoxville Cityview Magazine in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills/Probate, Social Security Disability, and Adoption. She was also selected as Ones to Watch by Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Elder Law, Trusts & Estates & Litigation - Trust & Estates. This recognition is awarded to lawyers who exhibit "Outstanding professional excellence in private practice." Ms. Gilliam also serves in a fiduciary capacity for her clients, as a trustee of a trust, personal representative/executrix of a will, power of attorney, or a court-appointed conservator. Carolyn has worked at McDonald, Levy & Taylor since her senior year at Farragut high school. She received her Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and had the highest GPA of Management majors in her class. She has been selected into the Academic Honor Society of Phi Eta Sigma and is also a member of numerous bar associations, including the Knoxville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Association for Justice. Carolyn is married and the mother of a young daughter and son. She and her husband, Eric, live in Farragut. Carolyn loves to play golf and played Division I college golf at Mercer University. She is a member at Fox Den Country Club in Farragut, Tennessee. Carolyn is a Board Member and past Co-Treasurer of the Dream Connection, Inc., an all-volunteer organization that fulfills the dreams of children that have life-threatening illnesses. She is also the President and Chair of the board of Legacy Housing Foundation whose mission is to provide innovative programs, life-enhancing services, and strong affordable housing communities for everyone in need. She is also an active partner of Shoreline Church.
Areas of Practice:
  • Civil Litigation
  • Contested Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Elder Law
  • Conservatorships
  • Probate
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Juris Doctor Degree
  • Mercer University, Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management
Memberships and Associations:
  • Academic Honor Society of Phi Eta Sigma
  • The Dream Connection, Board of Directors
  • The Legacy Foundation, Board of Directors President
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
Carolyn Levy Gilliam Best Lawyers Ones to Watch 2023
McDonald, Levy & Taylor recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
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