Probate Simplified.

Johnson, Murrell, & Associates provides top-tier legal services in the state of Tennessee. We understand that handling a loved one’s estate and bills after their passing is an emotional, difficult experience. Let us take care of administering their estate and probating their will so it goes into effect, upholding their wishes.

Our Process

Our Tennessee probate attorneys are at your service. Let us guide you through the process.

Who We Help

Probate can be confusing. Here's how we help.


Probate is a long and difficult process, and, in most cases, an executor has never done this before. Partnering with an attorney shields you from liability and provides professional guidance for settling debts, filing paperwork, and resolving disputes over the will.

Personal Representative

If you've been appointed as the personal representative of an estate, you may feel overwhelmed by the logistics of the probate process. Let us shoulder that burden. We help with everything from settling debts to categorizing estate assets.

Estate Beneficiaries or Heirs

Probate cases are often delayed because of simple errors or the failure to meet legal requirements. By working with a Tennessee probate attorney, you can achieve a faster estate settlement.

Our Services

All of your probate needs.

We will help you successfully navigate the estate administration and probate process. Probate can be a confusing and stressful experience during what is already a difficult time. We are experienced at walking you through the process step by step, protecting your rights at each stage. We handle a full range of probate law matters, including:

Probate A Will

Probate Without a Will

Creditor Payoffs

Probate Court Representation

Muniment of Title

Small Estate Affidavit

Why Choose Us?

Probate experts you can count on.

Our firm has decades of experience and knows the ins and outs of each county’s requirements in Tennessee. Whether you are probating a will locally or you need to settle your relative’s affairs from out of state, Johnson & Murrell has the resources and expertise to move your case forward. Get in touch today. We’re here to listen.


Each state has its own requirements for probate. We have done probate work for over 40 years in Tennessee.



Probate cases can take a year or longer. Let us focus on the legal details while you attend to other matters.



Probate is a long, emotionally taxing process. You shouldn't have to do it alone. Let us help you!

Our Team

Meet our attorneys.


Charlie Johnson

Charlie R. Johnson founded Johnson, Murrell, & Associates to serve the Tennessee people in their financial needs. Johnson attended the University of Tennessee College of Law and has practiced his law degree since 1976. He specializes in real estate and estate planning.

He served eight years as the Mayor of Sevierville. Afterward, he joined the Board of Mayor, the Planning Commission, and the Board of Water Works and Sewage Commissioner for the City.


Jeffrey R. Murrell

Jeffrey Murrell has practiced law since 1988. Murrell joined Johnson’s law practice in 1993 and actively serves his community in several committees. Prior to joining Johnson, Murrell, & Associates, Murrell represented insurers and employers in labor and employment matters. Murrell also lectured and presented frequently at seminars for employers on employment practices with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). He specializes in representing individuals and their families who have been injured by negligence or recklessness of others.

R. Alexander Johnson

Alex Johnson joined Johnson, Murrell, & Associates after graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2007. His experience includes former service on the Leadership Sevier Advisory Board, membership in the Sevierville Commons Association, and membership in the Tennessee Bar Association. He has also served as an officer for the Sevier County Bar Association and is a 2023 graduate of the highly regarded Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law program.

I used Elizabeth Perryman ("Lia") here for an estate probate matter. I highly recommend her. I was exceptionally happy with her reasonable cost, flexibility (willing to do everything over phone) and professionalism.
Lindsey Miles
Probate done in Knoxville, TN
I have dealt with both Alex Johnson and James Eggert and I have been very pleased with both of them. They also have the best receptionist ever. I highly recommend this group to anyone.
Juanita Elliott
Probate done in Sevierville, TN
Death brings so many things, questions that most don’t even think about. After weeks of worrying and desperately trying to find probate help, this firm served me with courtesy, knowledge, and friendly service.
Sally Womeldorf
Probate done from Chicago, IL
Contact Us

We want to take away the stress that comes from figuring out your loved one’s probate.

Call us at 865-453-1091 to schedule an appointment.