About Us

Jones King, P.C., is the premier trusts and estates law firm serving Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia and the surrounding regions of northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. The firm’s practice areas include estate planning, estate and trust administration, business planning, charitable planning and administration, and fiduciary litigation. With over 67 years of combined experience with the firm, our shareholders are Nell King Bieger, Erin S. Downs, and Levi D. Mauldin.

The firm was founded in the mid-1970s by Bristol attorney, CPA, banker, businessman and philanthropist Homer A. Jones, Jr., who remained active in the practice until shortly before his death in 2011. The excellence Mr. Jones achieved in the trust and estate profession was recognized by his election in 1985 as the first Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”) from our region. Nell and Erin were selected for membership in 1998 and 2006, respectively, and remain the only ACTEC fellows between Knoxville, Tennessee, and Roanoke, Virginia. They are also the only attorneys in the Tri-Cities region to have been named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of trusts and estates.

The Jones King team includes the most experienced trusts and estates paralegals in the area, thereby enabling the firm to provide comprehensive accounting, tax return preparation (estate, gift, fiduciary income, and private foundations), and administration services on a very cost-effective basis. Stephanie Clisso, Robin Smith, Amy Henderson and Lauri Ashley have a combined 81 years of trusts and estates paralegal experience.