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John G. Fahner

A decade of estate planning and probate experience

John earned his undergraduate degree in History and Political Science from Tennessee Tech University, graduating Cum Laude in 2011. He then went on to earn his J.D. from Belmont University College of Law, graduating Cum Laude in 2014. John had the unique experience of being a member of the Charter Class at Belmont Law. In his second year, he was selected as one the twenty founding members of the Belmont Law Review. As a founding member, John helped draft the bylaws for the publication and edit its first volume, which was published in 2014. In 2015, John also had the honor of having an article selected for publication in the second volume of the Belmont Law Review

John began his private practice in Donelson in 2014 and later joined Kennedy & Associates in 2016. John's practice primarily focuses on estate planning and probate. Over the course of nearly ten years, John has assisted hundreds of clients with the preparation of Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney. In probate court, John regularly represents Executors and Administrators of estates in Davidson and Wilson counties, helping them navigate the probate process from start to finish. John also regularly handles conservatorship cases and has served as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem in probate court since beginning his practice. 

John is a member of the Nashville Bar Association and has been a member of the Pinnacle Chapter of BNI in Donelson since 2015 where he has served in numerous leadership positions including Secretary Treasurer and, most recently, chapter President in 2023. Originally from Smith County, Tennessee, John lives in Mt. Juliet with his wife and children and is an avid baseball fan and outdoorsman. 

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