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Thomas D. Peebles Jr.

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Biography
Thomas D. Peebles, Jr. is a shareholder and member of the Estate Planning Practice Group of  Carnahan Evans PC. Mr. Peebles has concentrated his practice in estate planning and estate and trust administration matters since 1980.

Mr. Peebles has significant experience in the preparation of basic and sophisticated estate planning documents, and in wealth transfer planning for high net worth clients, closely held business owners and their families. He has been awarded an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of his preeminent work in assisting his clients in achieving their estate planning goals and objectives. In 2004, Mr. Peebles was elected a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in recognition of distinguished service in the practice of estate planning, probate and trust law.

ACCOLADES
“Best Lawyers in America®” list
Mr. Peebles has been selected for inclusion in the “Best Lawyers in America®” list every year since 2010. Additionally, Mr. Peebles was in 2017 and again for 2019 named by Best Lawyers in America® as Lawyer of the Year in Trust and Estates – Springfield, MO.

Missouri & Kansas “Super Lawyers®” list
He has also been named on multiple occasions to the Missouri & Kansas “Super Lawyers®” list by Law & Politics Magazine, honoring him as one of the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Missouri and Kansas.

American Bar Foundation
In 2007, Mr. Peebles was elected by his peers as a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation. Membership as a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation is limited to one-third of one percent of the lawyers in America and is in recognition of a lawyer whose professional, public and private career has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of the community and to the traditions of the profession.

PUBLICATIONS
Mr. Peebles is the author of several publications.

  • “Estate Planning Practice – The Fundamentals” (MoBAR, Annual Estate and Trust Institute, 2003)
  • “Miscellaneous Estate Planning Techniques” (Missouri Bar Estate Planning Deskbook, 3rd Edition, 2010)
  • “Basic Tax Considerations” (National Business Institute, How to Draft Wills and Trusts in Missouri, 1996)
  • “Funding and Operating Living Trusts” (National Business Institute, Planning Opportunities with Living Trusts in Missouri, 1993)
  • “Funding the Living Trust” (MOBAR CLE, Effective Use of Living Trust, 1991)

Additionally, Mr. Peebles is a frequent speaker on estate planning topics, including programs for The Missouri Bar.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (Chair, Probate and Trust Committee, 1991 to 1992)
  • Missouri Bar (Member, Probate and Trust Committee)
  • Greene County Estate Planning Council (President, 1990-1991)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section)

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
Mr. Peebles has, over the years, devoted a substantial amount of his time towards civic and charitable activities, including board service on:

  • Community Foundation of the Ozarks (Past Chairman)
  • Foundation for the Springfield Public Schools (Past Chairman)
  • Springfield-Greene County Library Foundation (Past Chairman)
  • Isabel’s House (Executive Committee)
  • History Museum of the Ozarks (Executive Committee)
  • Hospice Foundation of Southwest Missouri (Executive Committee)
  • Child Advocacy Council

Mr. Peebles was recognized as one of ten “Volunteers of the Year” as part of the 2004 Gift of Time Awards sponsored by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks.

EDUCATION

University of Missouri at Kansas City, J.D., 1980

  • Member of the Law Review Editorial Board from 1978-1980

Missouri State University, B.A., cum laude, 1977

PRACTICE AREAS
Estate and Wealth Transfer Planning
Estate and Trust Administration
Probate

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Biography
Thomas D. Peebles, Jr. is a shareholder and member of the Estate Planning Practice Group of  Carnahan Evans PC. Mr. Peebles has concentrated his practice in estate planning and estate and trust administration matters since 1980.

Mr. Peebles has significant experience in the preparation of basic and sophisticated estate planning documents, and in wealth transfer planning for high net worth clients, closely held business owners and their families. He has been awarded an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of his preeminent work in assisting his clients in achieving their estate planning goals and objectives. In 2004, Mr. Peebles was elected a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in recognition of distinguished service in the practice of estate planning, probate and trust law.

ACCOLADES
“Best Lawyers in America®” list
Mr. Peebles has been selected for inclusion in the “Best Lawyers in America®” list every year since 2010. Additionally, Mr. Peebles was in 2017 and again for 2019 named by Best Lawyers in America® as Lawyer of the Year in Trust and Estates – Springfield, MO.

Missouri & Kansas “Super Lawyers®” list
He has also been named on multiple occasions to the Missouri & Kansas “Super Lawyers®” list by Law & Politics Magazine, honoring him as one of the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Missouri and Kansas.

American Bar Foundation
In 2007, Mr. Peebles was elected by his peers as a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation. Membership as a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation is limited to one-third of one percent of the lawyers in America and is in recognition of a lawyer whose professional, public and private career has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of the community and to the traditions of the profession.

PUBLICATIONS
Mr. Peebles is the author of several publications.

  • “Estate Planning Practice – The Fundamentals” (MoBAR, Annual Estate and Trust Institute, 2003)
  • “Miscellaneous Estate Planning Techniques” (Missouri Bar Estate Planning Deskbook, 3rd Edition, 2010)
  • “Basic Tax Considerations” (National Business Institute, How to Draft Wills and Trusts in Missouri, 1996)
  • “Funding and Operating Living Trusts” (National Business Institute, Planning Opportunities with Living Trusts in Missouri, 1993)
  • “Funding the Living Trust” (MOBAR CLE, Effective Use of Living Trust, 1991)

Additionally, Mr. Peebles is a frequent speaker on estate planning topics, including programs for The Missouri Bar.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (Chair, Probate and Trust Committee, 1991 to 1992)
  • Missouri Bar (Member, Probate and Trust Committee)
  • Greene County Estate Planning Council (President, 1990-1991)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section)

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
Mr. Peebles has, over the years, devoted a substantial amount of his time towards civic and charitable activities, including board service on:

  • Community Foundation of the Ozarks (Past Chairman)
  • Foundation for the Springfield Public Schools (Past Chairman)
  • Springfield-Greene County Library Foundation (Past Chairman)
  • Isabel’s House (Executive Committee)
  • History Museum of the Ozarks (Executive Committee)
  • Hospice Foundation of Southwest Missouri (Executive Committee)
  • Child Advocacy Council

Mr. Peebles was recognized as one of ten “Volunteers of the Year” as part of the 2004 Gift of Time Awards sponsored by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks.

EDUCATION

University of Missouri at Kansas City, J.D., 1980

  • Member of the Law Review Editorial Board from 1978-1980

Missouri State University, B.A., cum laude, 1977

PRACTICE AREAS
Estate and Wealth Transfer Planning
Estate and Trust Administration
Probate