Local Attorney Jake Mason Receives Certification In Elder Law

Jake Mason of Gallatin, Tennessee received the Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) certification in August of 2020 by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) - the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer certification in the area of Elder Law. 

Certification in Elder Law - one of the fastest growing fields in the legal profession - will provide a measure of assurance to the public that the attorney has an in-depth working knowledge of the legal issues that impact the elderly. Mason is one of only 15 attorneys in Tennessee to receive this certification.  

“Becoming a Certified Elder Law Attorney has taken years of rigorous work and focus on issues affecting our elderly and special needs families” states Mason. “I am ecstatic to have completed my certification and look forward to serving our community even more.”

Jake Mason hails from Philpot, Kentucky, a community of Daviess County, famous for Moonlite Bar-B-Q, named the “Best BBQ in Kentucky” by Southern Living. He is the Owner of Heritage Law Group, PLLC in Gallatin, Tennessee.  Jake was a National Merit Finalist in high school and also earned a full tuition football scholarship to Vanderbilt University in 1999. Mason graduated cum laude from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics (Economics major) with Departmental Honors in 2003, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology with Departmental Honors in 2010. He received a full-tuition scholarship from Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 2007. He became a licensed attorney in Kentucky in 2007, and in Tennessee in 2012, practicing in both states. He became an Accredited Attorney with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in 2016. Jake earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Elder Law and Estate Planning from Western New England University School of Law in 2018. He received board-certification as an Estate Planning Law Specialist (EPLS) in 2019 by The Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc., an American Bar Association accredited organization, subsidiary of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. 

Jake resides in Gallatin, Tennessee, with his wife, local Neurologist Megan Mason MD, and their two daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, competing in RAGNAR races, and coaching his daughter’s soccer team. 

In addition to continuing his own education, Jake dedicates himself to the community by volunteering and serving on the Sumner County Museum Board of Directors and hosting educational events, such as the annual Elder Care Expo and Wills For Heroes. He practices law in the areas of Business Planning, Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Probate.

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