MEET THE TEAM
Russ is the first attorney to be recognized as an estate planning specialist by the Tennessee Board of Certification and Specialization, and he holds Accredited Estate Planner and Estate Planning Law Specialist designations with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.
Russ has been accepted by the CFP Board as a Continuing Education Sponsor and is recognized by the Tennessee Bar Association as a continuing legal education (CLE) speaker. He provides seminars to clients, lawyers, and financial consultants, many of whom are eligible for continuing education credits for certified financial planners and attorneys.
He is also a frequent guest on the Retirement Report television show on News Channel 5 and has appeared on 99.7 WWTN, 1510 WLAC and 107.9 WMSR radio.
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York
Personal Motto: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
What I love most about my job: Solving complex problems
World’s greatest invention: The motorcycle
Josh has been recognized as an estate planning specialist by the Tennessee Board of Certification and Specialization and holds the Accredited Estate Planner and Estate Planning Law Specialist designations with the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils. Josh advises clients on estate planning matters as well as closely held business owners regarding business succession.
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois
Favorite/most life-changing book: Disciplines of a Godly Man, R. Kent Hughes
Place I’d most like to visit: New Zealand
Favorite album: Nebraska, Bruce Springsteen
Alex heads up our probate department, helping families after they have lost loved ones. His multi-faceted experience includes building a new law firm into a multistate probate litigation specialization firm. He obtained his law degree in Minnesota and is licensed in Tennessee.
Favorite place: Australia
Place I’d most like to visit: Rome, Italy
Biggest surprise about me? I have a pet wallaby
Birthplace: Somerset County, New Jersey
Joined the firm: 2011
Education: B.S. in biblical studies, Philadelphia Biblical
University, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, 2004
Places I’d most like to visit: Patagonia and Faroe Islands
Personal Motto: “I want to constantly be walking away from the person I was a moment ago” – Donald Miller
World’s greatest inventions: CrossFit and rock climbing
Associate, Pending Admission
Aaron works with our partners in estate planning. He obtained his law degree in California, where he is licensed to practice law, and has a limited license in Tennessee pending admission to
the state bar.
Favorite Place: Sayulita, Mexico
Place I’d most like to visit: Jerusalem
What activity do you most enjoy? Grilling and Cooking
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska
Joined the firm: 2012
Education: B.A. in psychology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2006
Certification: Paralegal Certificate, Kaplan Career Institute, Nashville, Tennessee, 2012
Place I’d most like to visit: Venice, Italy
Biggest surprise about me? I train and run half marathons when I have the time.
My favorite place: I love being at home with family.
Birthplace: Miami, FL
Joined the firm: 2017
My Professional Background: Court Reporting/Legal Degree – Miami-Dade College; Florida State University – 2 Years English Major; 30+ years in legal field.
My Favorite Place: I have a large family, so I'd say my favorite place is being surrounded by any and/or all of them—especially my grandkids!
What Inspires Me: The beauty of nature – mountains and the ocean.
What I love most about my job: Connecting with and understanding clients as a result of my own experiences.
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
Joined the firm: 2009
Favorite most life-changing book: The Bible. (Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet, and a light on my path.”)
What I love most about my job: Making each client feel welcome and appreciated when they call or come into our office.
My hero: My daughter, Niki. She is an amazing young lady. She is strong, confident, and I couldn’t possibly be more proud of her!
Birthplace: District of Columbia
Joined the firm: 2020
Biggest surprise about you: I illustrate children’s books in my spare time
Favorite place: Urbanna, Virginia along the water
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? My entire, loud extended family
World’s greatest inventions: Chocolate and fresh bread
Birthplace: North Little Rock, Arkansas
Joined the firm: 2022
Favorite most life-changing book:
Pathway to Purpose for Women by Katie Brazelton
Do something today your future self will thank you for.
Favorite sports team:
Arkansas Razorbacks - Football
YOUR PRIVACY IS
At Cook Tillman Law Group, we understand your desire for privacy. Many of our clients are business owners, wealthy individuals, entertainers, and high-profile public figures, and we do all we can to protect your privacy as well as your interests.
You can rest assured that we will keep your personal affairs in strict confidence. We commonly create trusts and other planning vehicles that are designed to keep your name and your holdings private.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation by sending us an email or by calling 615-370-2444. We assist clients throughout the Nashville area.