Sara Barnett, Attorney at Law

Sara Barnett, Attorney at Law

Sara Barnett is dedicated to helping seniors and their families by assisting in elder law, including long-term-care and Medicaid (TennCare - Choices) "pre-planning" and crisis TennCare Planning, preparation of wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.

Firm Overview

Sara Barnett is a partner in the law firm of Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, PLC. Spragins, Barnett & Cobb is one of the oldest law firms in Jackson, Tennessee dedicated to serving clients so that they can achieve their objectives. The Firm represents many of Jackson's most creative business people and is a dominant force in the region's legal community.

Spragins, Barnett & Cobb has a diverse client base and professional talent.

The Firm's Elder Law Section, headed by Sara Barnett, strives to protect seniors and their families from long term health care costs and with estate planning. The high cost of long-term care has made planning an important issue for most seniors and their families. Most people will likely require some form of long-term care in their lifetime. Unfortunately, many of them are unprepared for the significant financial burdens it places on their savings. Some local nursing homes cost more than $10,500 per month for a private room.

Sara Barnett and her team assists seniors and their families in pre-planning for the future as well as crisis planning. Crisis Medicaid Planning occurs when the senior has received an extremely serious medical diagnosis, most commonly when hospital or rehabilitation facility medical personnel have determined that he or she cannot return home after rehab. We can assist seniors and their families in financially managing this situation.
Main Office
Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, PLC
PO Box 2004
312 E. Lafayette,
Jackson  TN  38302
Phone
  • (731) 424-0461
Fax
  • (731) 424-0562
Websites

Office Information

Office Hours
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (CST)
Emergency After Hours
No
Languages Spoken
English
Probate
charge of your finances, it can also minimize the expense and frustration associated with managing your affairs when you pass away.
The probate process following the death of a loved one can be very difficult and overwhelming. Every probate estate is different, but most involve the following steps:
Filing of a petition with the proper probate court.
Notice to heirs and devisees.
Petition to appoint a Personal Representative (formerly known as an Executor in the case of a Will or Administrator in the case of intestacy).
Inventory and appraisal of estate assets by the Personal Representative.
Payment of estate debt to rightful creditors.
Sale of estate assets, if necessary.
Payment of estate taxes, if applicable.
Final distribution of assets to devisees or heirs.

We can help you with this process.
Family
We are equipped to handle all family legal matters for our clients with expertise, discretion and respect for the personal and often complex and difficult situations faced by our clients.
We handle a variety of family law cases including:

Adoption
Child Custody and Parenting Plans
Contempt
Conservatorships, Guardianships and Powers of Attorney (POA)
Divorce and Legal Separation
Mediation
Orders of Protection and Restraining Orders
Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements
Post-divorce modification of both Parenting Plans and Marital Dissolution Agreements

Because each family law situation is unique and fact-dependent, we offer a reduced price, no obligation initial consult for your case to be reviewed by an attorney and a realistic legal analysis of your situation based upon available information. Please contact us to schedule an initial consultation.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Our practice areas have developed over the last forty years. Charles Barnett has spent the last forty years handling cases and going to court when his clients needed him. When his daughter, Sara Barnett, started practicing with him fifteen years ago, they began working as a team. Over the years, our team has handled a wide variety of litigation issues. We can handle personal injury, wrongful death, employment issues, wrongful termination, family law, divorce, custody, child support, and other cases that are in litigation.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Charles Barnett and Sara Barnett have combined experience of 55 years of practice. As a father/daughter team working together, we bring separate but important skills to each case they work on. Our combined experience and training allow us to handle a variety of types of cases for our clients. We want to offer quality legal service economically for our clients. We are committed to achieving the best possible results for our clients.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We strive to provide our clients with great service and prompt communications about their cases. We want to give our clients sound advice and provide real results to remedy problems. We believe in honesty, civility, and professionalism.

Sara Barnett

Areas of Practice:
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Medicaid (TennCare) Planning
Estate Administration
Trusts
Wills
Powers of Attorney
Living Wills
Long Term Care Planning

Bar Admissions:

Tennessee Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education:

Union University, May 1997 B.S., Bachelor of Science
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis, May 2001
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude

Honors and Awards:

Dean's Award for Best Memorandum
Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, Federal Courts A
Cali Award Excellence for the Future, Federal Courts A
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Elderlaw Counsel
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Tennessee Bar Association
Jackson-Madison County Bar Association
Tennessee Trial Lawyers of America (Associate Member)
Legal Association of Women
American Bar Association
Howell Edmunds Jackson Inn of Court

Fraternities and Sororities:

Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
Zeta Tau Alpha

About:

Sara E. Barnett is a Member with Spragins, Barnett & Cobb's Litigation Department, practicing in the areas of elder law and family law. Ms. Barnett joined Spragins, Barnett & Cobb in 2001 and has fifteen years of experience in its litigation section. She practices with her father, Charles Barnett, who leads the litigation section. Ms. Barnett has been given Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer review rating of AV, which is the group's highest honor and is a testament to the fact that Ms. Barnett's peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards. Ms. Barnett is dedicated to the success of the Firm's clients and has a variety of practice areas which enhance her knowledge in the most complicated of cases.

Ms. Barnett is a 1997 graduate of Union University where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree and is a 2001 graduate of the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law where she was awarded a Doctor of Jurisprudence. While at the University of Memphis, Ms. Barnett was a member of the University of Memphis Law Review where she served as Articles Editor. In addition, Ms. Barnett was a research assistant and participated in moot court and mock trial. She is a member of the Howell Edmunds Jackson American Inn of Court and serves as the Treasurer for the organization.

Ms. Barnett was accepted to the Tennessee State Bar and is admitted to practice before the Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Trial and Appellate Courts and the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Ms. Barnett is a lifelong resident of Jackson, Tennessee. Ms. Barnett is an avid tennis player and enjoys spending time both on the tennis court and in a legal court. She is the Secretary on the boards of the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson and Jackson West-TN Tennis Association and is a proud supporter of both organizations. Ms. Barnett is also a member the board of the United States Tennis Association for Tennessee and is a local league coordinator for mixed doubles.
License
  • Bar Number: 021379
    Tennessee , 2001
Education
  • University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2001

Sara Barnett

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