ATTORNEY AT LAW
John Stevens is a founding member of ThomasWalters, PLLC. ThomasWalters is a multi-state Estate Planning law firm dedicated to providing high quality professional legal services that take the intimidation out of planning your legacy. In addition to his legal practice, John Stevens was elected to the State Senate in 2012 and represents Obion, Weakley, Henry, Gibson, Carroll and Benton Counties in Northwest Tennessee. Sen. Stevens is the first Republican to ever represent Obion and Weakley counties in the State Senate. While in Nashville, Mr. Stevens serves on the Judiciary, Transportation and Finance Ways and Means Committees. Sen. Stevens also is chairman of the Appropriations Sub-Committee of the Finance Ways and Means Committee.
Mr. Stevens is a 1992 graduate of Gallatin High School and graduated cum laude from Tennessee-Martin in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. After working several years in the administration of Gov. Don Sundquist, Sen. Stevens received his law degree from the University of Memphis in 2002. He worked for the Honorable Judge Don A. Ash upon graduating from law school and before going out into private practice.
In 2014, Governor Bill Haslam appointed Sen. Stevens to the Governor’s Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism. In 2010, Mr. Stevens was selected by Governor Bill Haslam to participate in the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy which targets community leaders throughout the Delta Region. Sen. Stevens is a 2014 graduate from the Henry Toll Fellows program, which is a leadership training academy made up of select-members of the three
branches of government from around the nation. In 2016, Sen. Stevens was selected as one of 26 Emerging Leaders from around the country to complete the program through GOPAC.
Sen. Stevens was honored in 2016 as a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Businesses and as a Champion of Commerce by the Tennessee Chambers of Commerce in 2014 and Legislator of the Year in 2013 by the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers. He was honored by the Tennessee Mental Health Care Association for his work on behalf of individuals with mental health needs. Sen. Stevens is 43 years old and lives in Huntingdon, Tennessee, with his wife, Elicia, and his two daughters, Lexie (age 12) and Mary Kendall (age 9). Mr. Stevens and his family are members of the First Baptist Church Huntingdon where John teaches Sunday school and coaches his daughters’ Upward basketball teams, He enjoys running, is an avid sports fan, is a lifetime learner, and occasionally spoiling a good walk by trying to golf.
About ThomasWalters, PLLC
ThomasWalters, PLLC is a collection of attorneys across 5 states focused on providing professional estate planning services. Our attorneys are experienced in asset protection, estate planning, farm and business succession planning and trust and estate administration services. Our team of lawyers and staff are committed to delivering high quality legal estate planning services with professionalism and courtesy. We understand that estate planning can be intimidating. We work to reduce the stress and complications so you can leave a lasting legacy for yourself and loved ones.