Vermillion Law
Estate Planning, Probate, & Business Law


Estate Planning

Our experienced attorneys will help you develop a cohesive plan for estates of all sizes. Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Guardianship, Asset Protection, Legacy Wealth Management, and Professional Trust Administration.



Receive high quality administration and representation during your probate process from skilled lawyers. Our services provide expertise in testate and intestate matters within all counties in Tennessee and Florida.


Business Law

We protect what you’ve built. Legal entities not just for your business, but also for asset protection and mitigating risk. Legal documents for small to medium sized businesses and real estate investors.

An Attorney Who Cares About You, Your Family, and Your Future

We know that when you hire Vermillion Law to do your legal work, you’re counting on us to provide exceptional client service, not just now, but for many years to come.

We specialize in peace of mind.


Professional ethics and adherence to the highest standards of client service are why people trust us to be their legal counsel.


An attention to detail hard to find nowadays in any industry. Clients and professional colleagues comment on it regularly, and we’re proud of that.

Compassionate Guidance

Clients come to us in sometimes very difficult circumstances. No matter their situation, we are always focused on meeting their needs, both as legal advisors and as fellow human beings.


We invest a significant amount of time and money in continuing education and partnerships with other experts in their fields for the benefit of our clients.

Strength & Experience

You want your attorney to be tough but fair, strong but kind. We are those things and more, with over 15 years of legal experience and more than 30 years in business.

Our Founder: Leigh Cowden

Leigh is a USAF Veteran, wife, mother and attorney, licensed in Tennessee, Florida, & New York. She’s been practicing law since 2007 and has over 30 years of business experience in several industries, including aviation, medical devices, insurance, securities and financial planning, hospitality, transportation logistics, university education, publishing, real estate investing, and both litigation and transactional legal practice. She’s lived in East Tennessee since 2018, and before that she lived in France for 8 1/2 years. Florida was her home for many years as well, along with California, New York, Idaho, Mississippi, and North Carolina. She’s been married to her husband Craig for over 20 years and has 5 children and 9 grandchildren. She’s a big animal lover and a tennis fanatic. Today, she splits her time between Tennessee and Florida, with offices in both states.

Our Services

Will-Based Estate Plans

Simple to slightly more complex, for those who have smaller estates and do not own real property or who are not concerned about the probate process.

Trust-Based Estate Plans

For those who want to avoid probate, avoid or lower taxes, protect vulnerable heirs, and take advantage of asset protection strategies. Essential for those who own property or businesses or have significant assets.

Trust Admin & Fiduciary Trustee Services

We can help manage your trust & serve as Trustee , insuring your beneficiaries receive assets from the trust as you’ve directed. Your quarterback for a smooth-running estate team.

High Net Worth Plans

For those with estates in excess of $10M, employing strategies that maximize tax savings, minimize capital gains, and take advantage of trust-friendly statutes. Maximize asset protection and protect generational wealth.


Probate administration with the court, compassionate coordination and guidance for the Personal Representative.

Power of Attorney, Advance Directives

All of the ancillary documents needed for a comprehensive estate plan.

LLC Business Formation

Excellent vehicles not just for your business entity, but also great for asset protection and mitigating risk. Ask us about Series LLCs.


Don’t Wait

We often see clients who come to our office seeking help with fixing problems that could have been avoided with some basic legal solutions. Don’t put off your business or estate planning for another moment. Take care of the things that are important to you TODAY.


Online Access

Easy Consultations

Flat Fee Options


Total Guidance

What Our Clients Are Saying

Richard Williams
Richard Williams
My wife and I wanted to update our Living Trust and were recommended to visit Vermillian Law locally. I have to say that Leigh Cowden and her team of very professional colleagues (Cat and Allison) were most impressive in the two meetings we had, discussions and advice offered. Leigh was upfront about related fees and the time period to complete the Trust update. Follow-up signing meeting was thorough and provided an opportunity to understand all that was contained in the page-by-page update. Very professional service with minimal time required on our part. I would strongly recommend Vermillian Law to anyone and you will surely be as satisfied as we have been.
Deb Williams
Deb Williams
It was such a pleasant experience. Not at all as I had imagined making arrangements like this would be like.
Vicki Adams
Vicki Adams
Wonderful experience working with Vermillion Law! Leigh and her staff are extremely knowledgeable and personable. They treat everyone like you are the only client. I highly recommend Vermilion Law for all family and estate consideration.
Madi Hartgrove
Madi Hartgrove
I highly recommend this law firm! She was very informative and made this process as easy as possible.
William Hood
William Hood
Leigh Cowden and her team did a great job at helping us with our Estate Planning needs. She has shown herself to be very knowledgeable and trustworthy. I highly recommend her firm!
Myron Crowe
Myron Crowe
We had a trust set up and this was such a great experience. They are so thorough and cover every scenario that could come up. I would definitely recommend them for estate planning!
John Dearden
John Dearden
Vermillion Law helped us establish a family trust. They clearly explained the various options and the pros and cons of each. They made the process very simple.
Kathy Russell
Kathy Russell
We recently used Leigh Cowden at Vermillion Law to help with our estate planning. I was most impressed with her professionalism and knowledge. She made this process easy to understand and quite painless. I would recommend Vermillion Law to anyone, in any income bracket, for help with their estate planning.
Pam Clifford
Pam Clifford
Great service and expertise
Planning Ahead Avoids Expensive Legal Problems
It might seem like a good idea to save money and cut corners by using online forms and the services of someone you’ll never meet on the Internet. But the expression “penny wise and pound foolish” often applies to the use of generic, one-size-fits-all legal forms. Invest in the things that will save you time, money, and future heartache. . .in other words: professional legal guidance from someone who has taken the time to learn about you, your assets, your concerns, and your plans for the future.

The Process

Every law firm manages its client relationships differently. We focus on exceptional client service and high level communications. This means your phone calls are returned the same day. Your legal matter is never put on the back burner. You are kept apprised of your legal matter in a timely fashion. And we are available to you when you need us. House calls are available for emergency situations.
How Our Client Relationships Start

Most clients enter our practice through a referral of a trusted friend, family member, or professional advisor or through attendance at a seminar. Our referral sources are often financial planners, bankers, attorneys, insurance agents, accountants, and others who work with people and their assets. They refer clients who are important to them because they know they can trust us to do an excellent job and treat their referrals like family.

Our First Meeting

We have a conversation either over the phone, Zoom, or in person about our services, your needs, and what we can do to assist you. The fee and costs related to these services are disclosed up front, and if you wish to proceed, we complete a Legal Services Agreement and collect part of the fee up front to begin the work.

Information Gathering
We ask for a list of items or information we need to complete our work, often in the form of an online questionnaire. We have paper versions too. As the work continues, we may ask for more information or clarification of issues. You are always welcome to check in with us if you have questions or need anything.
Work is Completed and Explained
Once we have completed the work as outlined in our Legal Services Agreement, we collect the balance of the fees due and schedule a consultation with you to go over the finished product and sign the necessary documents. You are welcome to ask any questions necessary to fully understand what we’ve done for you. Our relationship continues for as long as you need it to, and we are happy to keep in touch over the years to ensure you have all the legal support you need.