Michael R. Parham

  • Founder, 2009


Memphis, TN



A veteran attorney of more than twenty-years, Mike Parham founded Parham Estate Law in 2009. His estate-related credentials are second to none and include: LLM (Master of Laws) in estate planning and certification as an estate planning specialist with the state of Tennessee.

Furthermore, Mike is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and is a member of the Memphis Estate Planning Council and Planned Giving Council for Greater Memphis. He received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law and a Master of Laws in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law - after earning a BA in American Studies from Lipscomb University.

Mike is, however, better known for his personable demeanor and his community service. He serves as a deacon at the Germantown Church of Christ, and volunteers for a number of industry associations. Hobby interests include Tiger Basketball (Mike also serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Memphis Rebounders) and reading.

Areas Of Practice

  • Estate Planning

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Estate planning specialist, State of Tennessee

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 2011
  • Tennessee, 1989
  • Mississippi, 1992


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tennessee
    • Juris Doctorate - 1989
  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • LL.M. - 2000
    • Major: Estate Planning
  • Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Major: American Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Memphis Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Planned Giving Council for Greater Memphis, Member

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Germantown Church of Christ, Deacon
  • University of Memphis Rebounders, Board of Directors