Attorney Mattea (Walden) Rolin
Mattea (Walden) Rolin is an accomplished estate planning, probate and creditor attorney licensed in Tennessee and Georgia. Most days you will find Mattea meeting with clients and their families to craft a plan that will take care of all the needs they will face as they age, from health care concerns and assisted living arrangements to the wise use of money and property to cover the financial burdens of aging and to preserve as much assets as possible to pass along to children, grandchildren and other heirs. She works with her clients to prepare all the necessary documents they need to accomplish their goals, such as Revocable Trust Agreements, Last Wills and Testaments, Irrevocable Trust for Life Insurance, Special Needs Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and other types of advanced directives.
Mattea's practice often takes her into the courtroom, where she helps families and close friends secure a Conservator's appointment when a loved one isn't able to make financial or health care decisions for him or herself anymore. She represents estates and executors and administrators in probate proceedings all over the area, ranging from the simplest of probates all the way to the most complex, like the estate she recently took on where the decedent passed away without ever making a will but left assets that had to be distributed between 40 heirs. She prepares all documents necessary for the probate process, including inheritance tax returns, Quit Claim Deeds and Receipts and Releases from heirs.
In addition to her elder law work, Mattea also represents clients in trademark and copyright applications and supplemental filings in the US Patent and Trademark Office, and she prepares and files annual accountings for conservatorships, VA fiduciary accountings, and Social Security fiduciary accountings. Her creditor practice involves representing landlords in eviction proceedings, creditor collections in small claims court, and numerous banks in Tennessee and Georgia in foreclosure proceedings and domestications of Tennessee judgments for enforcement in Georgia.
Mattea and her family have returned to Pulaski after living and practicing in Chattanooga and Soddy Daisy, Tennessee for the past decade. While in Chattanooga, she was a board member of the Chattanooga Nature Center and served on several of its work and policy committees. Now back home in Giles County, she is a member of Pulaski First United Methodist Church and regularly presents informational lectures and elder law programs to local civic clubs, community organizations, churches and gatherings of industry specialists and professionals.
Birmingham Southern College
Honor’s Scholar, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Model Senate Co-Coordinator, Faculty Advisor Assistant, Student Alumni Association, Semester abroad in Heidelberg, Germany
Washington University School of Law
Negotiations Competition – Local winner and regional competitor, Missouri Rule 17 Mediation training, Mentor for International LLM candidate, International Law Society, Moot Court, Research Assistant for International Law Professor Peter Mutharika, now current President of Malawi, Africa
Professional Memberships & Affiliations:
Tennessee Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, Giles County Bar Association
Bar and Court Admissions:
State of Tennessee
State of Georgia
Federal Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee