Matt Simmons

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A Little About Me

Today, as the Chief Operating Officer at Crow Estate Planning and Probate, I am privileged to lead with purpose and passion, spearheading initiatives that prioritize the needs of our clients and staff alike. Grounded in a culture of integrity, empathy, and excellence, our organization is dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve, one relationship at a time.

I was born and raised in the charming town of Franklin, TN, nestled in the heart of a warm and loving family. As the middle child among three siblings—blessed with an older brother and a younger sister—our upbringing revolved around the pillars of faith, family, and cherished traditions. Sundays were sacred, marked by church gatherings, hearty meals, and the occasional rejuvenating afternoon nap, instilling in me a deep appreciation for the values of togetherness and spirituality.

Fast forward to the joys of parenthood, where I am blessed to be the proud father of a wonderful daughter named Adalyn. Together, we embrace life’s adventures, reveling in outdoor escapades, quality family time, and the simple pleasures that bring us closer together. Through every moment shared, I endeavor to impart upon her the same core principles of faith, integrity, compassion, and resilience that have shaped my own journey.

Career Start

At the age of 19, I heeded the call to serve my country and community by joining the Army National Guard as a Military Police Officer. Over six years, I not only honed my skills but also distinguished myself as a top performer, earning recognition as the runner-up for Soldier of the Year in Tennessee. However, my passion for service led me to new horizons, and at 22, I embarked on a fulfilling career as a Police Officer with the City of Murfreesboro.

For five years, I dedicated myself to upholding the principles of justice and public safety, serving alongside dedicated colleagues and forging bonds that would last a lifetime. Yet, as life’s journey unfolded, so did new opportunities. Thus began my seven-year tenure with Waffle House—a journey that would see me go from a Unit Manager to Regional Vice President, overseeing operations across multiple states.

In this dynamic role, I immersed myself in the intricacies of business management, navigating the challenges of a multi-state operation with finesse and tenacity. From financial stewardship to team leadership, every decision was guided by a steadfast commitment to excellence and a deep-seated belief in the power of human connection.

Transitioning to a Vice President role within a publicly traded company, I embraced fresh challenges and opportunities for growth, playing a pivotal role in the launch of three new ventures that would go on to achieve remarkable success. Along the way, I cultivated invaluable relationships and insights into the inner workings of corporate dynamics, further enriching my professional journey.

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    Marshall P

    Mr Crow and his staff are amazing! Especially the person assigned to my account, so a special thank you to Callie! Callie answered all of my questions and set expectations during a very confusing time in my life. Mr Crow and his team worked diligently with my specific situation and were very results driven. I would recommend Crow Estate Planning and Probate to anyone looking for an estate or probate attorney.

    Benny H

    Today my wife and I completed (at Crow Estate Planning and Probate) our Will, Living Will, Power of Attorney for Finance and Medical. As a Tennessee CPA for over 20 years (now retired), I’d like to leave this review so that others may benefit. Our experience rating with with Crow Estate Planning and Probate is EXCELLENT. Our legal team was Kyle Shannon, Callie and Julia. This team was competent, courteous, and professional. They made a potentially complex experience “easy” despite multiple minor trusts involved. The charge for professional services rendered was very reasonable. My wife (Denise) and I would like to thank Kyle and his team (Callie and Julia) for a great experience that exceeded our expectations. I will return for legal needs and I will refer family and others to Kyle, Callie and Julia.

    Vic H

    I’m very grateful to Mr. Shannon and Callie for the great job they did taking care of my muniment of title. Everyone in Mr. Shannon’s office was exceedingly kind and helpful.

    Lisa M

    They are caring, very helpful and not too expensive. I would recommend them to anyone that wants to plan for their future death and their children.

    Ken A

    Crow Estate Planning was caring, professional and took great care of our family. John personally prepared my mother’s estate and completed her final wishes. Their staff was always friendly and eager to assist. Our family strongly recommends John and Crow Estate Planning

    Amanda H

    Mr. Crow and his staff were very knowledgeable, prompt and pleasant to work with in the estate planning process. Very satisfied clients and highly recommend!

    Nick D

    Working with Kyle Shannon and Brittney Stewart to setup our Living Trust was nothing short than amazing! Very informative, very responsive, and made the whole process easy to complete.

    Todd K

    It was an absolute pleasure to work with Kyle establishing my Estate planning needs. Kyle was very thorough and knowledgeable. Kyle’s understanding and professionalism made for a simple and smooth process. Highly recommended!

    George D

    Be far the best estate planning firm in Clarksville.

    Marc M

    Warmly greeted. Attorney was very attentive to our needs. Reasonable fees.

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