AMY SOSINSKI

Paralegal

Amy is a qualified attorney who completes high-level paralegal duties for all three partner attorneys at ELET. She drafts Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney, liaises with clients and other ELET team members to exchange information needed to accomplish the client’s goals, conducts in-office and offsite signings, and works on special research projects to help develop strategies for unusual cases.  As she continues to grow in the firm, she will learn more about Medicaid and VA strategies with the long-term goal of stepping into an Elder Law Attorney role.  Amy’s legal background includes volunteering with Centro Hispano’s legal advice clinics; helping families of students with special needs access services as a student attorney with the Education Law practicum; interning with the Knox County public defender’s juvenile division, and clerking for the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.  She is a dedicated perfectionist and smart strategist who also brings compassion to the work she does on behalf of her clients.

Education:

Furman University, B.A. in Spanish, magna cum laude, 2011
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2015

Memberships:
Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
American Bar Association
Order of the Coif

What is the problem you are best at solving for your clients?

Many of our clients don’t know what documents they need, what purpose each document serves, or how it fits into the bigger picture of their legal and financial plans. I love to help clients understand their estate planning documents and the many ways we can customize those documents to best fit their wishes.

What excites you about your work and the contribution you make to the ELET team?

Every day is exciting for me because I learn something new.  I enjoy simultaneously helping our clients as well as the attorneys—I’ve never been more useful than I am here!

What do you love most about ELET?

I love our team; everyone works to maintain a supportive, positive, and judgment-free environment, which takes the pressure off as I learn and grow into my position.

Where can we find you when you’re not working?

Baking, crafting, teaching and dancing with the Knoxville Swing Dance Association, playing tabletop games like Dungeons and Dragons, going to nerd conventions, and enjoying the great outdoors.

Fun facts:

I lived and worked in Madrid, Spain for one year between college and graduate school.  I was a teaching assistant for sixteen classes of high schoolers.