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Randy Kennedy, Of Counsel

A native Nashvillian, Randy Kennedy received his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University. After earning his law degree from Nashville School of Law in 1977, he engaged in the general practice of law for 26 years. During that time, he also served two terms as a member of Metropolitan Council for Nashville/Davidson County and was a member of the Metro Charter Revision Commission from 1995-2009.


In 2003, Randy was appointed by Governor Bredesen as Judge of the Seventh Circuit Court handling all probate and estate administration cases as well as conservatorship and guardianship cases for Davidson County. He was elected to a full term in 2004 and subsequently re-elected in 2006 and 2014. During his tenure, Judge Kennedy oversaw the greatest volume of probate and conservatorship cases of any Judge in Tennessee. 

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Judge Kennedy served as Presiding Judge of the 20th Judicial District from 2005-2007, and, in 2017, he was elected Presiding Judge Pro Tem for the Trial Courts of Nashville. Judge Kennedy also formerly served as Vice President of the Tennessee Trial Judges Association, First Vice-President of the Nashville Bar Association, and an instructor at Nashville School of Law, where he taught a course on Wills and Estates for ten years and was a frequent lecturer on probate practice.

Judge Kennedy retired from the bench in September 2022, concluding his outstanding 19-year judicial career. Kennedy & Associates, PLLC is proud to have Judge Kennedy affiliated with the office in an advisory capacity as Of Counsel and benefits tremendously from his extensive probate experience and insight. 

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