Same great attorney, same exceptional service, new name.

Formerly known as the Law Offices of Leigh Cowden


Estate Planning

For estates of all sizes, from simple to complex. Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Guardianship, Asset Protection, Legacy Wealth Management, and Professional Trust Administration.



Administration and representation throughout the probate process. Testate and intestate matters. Tennessee and Florida, all counties.


Business Law

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.

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.

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

Johnny Cope
Johnny Cope
very professional. was able to guide us thru amending our trust. very nice to know that she will keep in contact with us, to keep our records up to date. highly recommend
Kelly Wiggins
Kelly Wiggins
Leigh's approachable style and in-depth understanding of estate planning turned this daunting/difficult task into a logical process that we navigated through together. Thank you Leigh!
Erin Yap
Erin Yap
I had the pleasure of attending a seminar Leigh put on for the Blount Chamber a few months ago, and when I needed to speak with a lawyer regarding some business questions, she was the first person I thought to reach out to. Leigh provided great guidance, is professional and friendly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing assistance with business law or estate planning. She is a wonderful asset to our community! Thank you!
Tim Thomas
Tim Thomas
Leigh is wonderful to work with! She made the process of setting up our wills as painless as possible. She is very down to earth and personable, taking time to explain everything during the process so that everyone understands everything. I highly recommend Leigh Cowden!!!
Jona Thomas
Jona Thomas
Everyone knows that when you go to see a doctor, there is always that question on the paperwork that says, "Do you have a Living Will or a Power of Attorney?" Well, not only have I always answered no to that question, but it has honestly been rather intimidating and sometimes overwhelming to even think about all that comes with that question. Since meeting Attorney Leigh Cowden, she has not only educated me and my husband on our rights and options in words that we can understand but she has explained the process and helped us to complete our documents in such a smooth process. Now my husband and I neither one has to guess what the other one wants during those unfortunate times and neither do our loved ones! We are so very lucky to have met Leigh Cowden and we are grateful for what she has helped us to achieve... peace of mind! Now we can confidently mark yes in that box!!!
Darlene Campbell
Darlene Campbell
Today I had an appointment with Leigh Cowden to discuss a family member"s situation. Leigh is a professional, she is personable not to mention kind. She made me feel comfortable and gave me some great advice. I appreciate her expertise thank you Leigh.
Christopher M. Craig
Christopher M. Craig
I’m a fellow estate planning lawyer in another state and have come to know Leigh from a professional organization. She has a unique intelligence that is strengthened by her ability to empathize with her clients and communicate solutions. She clearly knows how to put clients first. I’m glad to call her a colleague. People in the Maryville, Tennessee and Knoxville areas are lucky to have access to her as an estate planning lawyer.
Lee Anne Johnson
Lee Anne Johnson
Leigh is the epitome of professionalism! She and her team work SO hard to make sure her clients are well served. Whether it's probate, estate planning, or title needs, I will always refer my clients to Leigh Cowden. Our most recent closing was super smooth and I look forward to many more!
Dan N
Dan N
Attended several free educational presentations as well as a 1-1 consult. Found her to be knowledgeable in informing business decisions. Very passionate about what she does and the community.
Gary Sullivan
Gary Sullivan
We were very pleased with Leigh's professional, yet personal, manner. She quickly understood our estate planning needs and produced a a personalized comprehensive product that will keep our family safe and secure well into the future. Give her a call. Marian & Gary Sullivan
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 an Engagement Letter 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.