Trust and Estate Counsel

Kelly Caissie


Kelly L. Caissie has broad experience practicing in the areas of estate planning, charitable giving, corporate governance, and general commercial litigation.  Before joining Howard Mobley Hayes & Gontarek, PLLC, Kelly was an associate at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee, where she was a member of both the Tax Group and the Litigation Group during her tenure.  Kelly has represented a wide range of clients during her years of practice, including high net worth individuals planning their estates and business succession, charities embroiled in corporate governance litigation, and corporations engaged in contract disputes.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning

  • Estate and Trust Administration

  • Charitable Giving

  • Estate and Trust Litigation

Professional Activities

  • Member, Estate Planning and Probate and Tax sections, Tennessee Bar Association

  • Member, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law section, Florida Bar Association

  • Member, Taxation and Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law sections, American Bar Association

Professional Licenses

  • Tennessee

  • Florida


  • LL.M., Estate Planning, University of Miami School of Law, 2006

  • J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, 2005

  • B.A., Psychology, American University, 2002