Chad A. Cardwell, LL.M., AEP®

Estate Planning Law

Lawyer in Memphis, TN

Chad believes in helping clients through processes that can be challenging by giving each matter personal attention, providing sound legal information and having open communication with every client. He has dedicated his career to practicing exclusively in the area of estate planning since 2008. Chad was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Tennessee in 2007 and the United States Tax Court in 2008, and holds the distinction of being an Accredited Estate Planner® designee by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils.

Chad advises clients in the following areas of the law:

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Succession
  • Charitable Gifting
  • Probate Administration

Client satisfaction is Chad’s top priority. He is now welcoming new clients from Memphis, Midtown, Germantown, Cordova, Bartlett, Lakeland, Arlington and all of west Tennessee. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Out of office appointments are available on a case-by-case basis.


Why Choose Chad:

  • Dedicated Estate Planning practice
  • Local representation; not a call center that redirects you
  • Personal attention on every matter
  • Quick response
  • Professional and friendly service
  • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Tennessee
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court
  • Member of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
  • Member of the Memphis Estate Planning Council
  • Former Member of the Executive Committee of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Tennessee Bar Association
  • Former Member of the MIFA Senior Companions Advisory Board

Chad practices as a part of the firm Peppel & Palazzolo, P.C. 

Chad practices as a part of the firm
Peppel & Palazzolo, P.C. 


Excellent Professional Service
Chad was there for me during a very critical time on my life, when I needed someone who would provide professional service, but also a high level of care. I can honestly say that Chad provided both! Thanks so much for being there, when I needed you the most. I plan to use your services again, and I am very confident that I am in excellent hands.
Gail B.

Thoroughly professional!
We had our estate planning done by Chad Cardwell. He was thoroughly professional and explained to us in a way we could easily understand. The turn around time was brief and all deadlines were met well in advance. We feel confident now about our family’s future after we pass. I would highly recommend Chad for all estate planning needs. He is very knowledgeable, professional, efficient, and priced fairly.
Julia Y

Could Not Be Happier
Our experience with Chad Cardwell has been exceptional. Chad has advised and directed us every step of the way as we have attempted to divide whatever assets might be left when either or both of us die. He has been both professional as well as sensitive to our needs as he has worked with us. His patience with seniors is remarkable. He has pulled together a great amount of information in a most organized manner in our own notebook. We feel a high level of trust in his competence as well as his integrity. It is a pleasure to work with him.
Phyllis M