Scott Pilkinton


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Scott Pilkinton counsels individuals, families and businesses with traditional estate planning needs. He assists clients with drafting a variety of estate planning documents, such as the creation of revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and other related materials. In addition, Scott represents family members, executors, trustees and companies serving in fiduciary roles related to the administration of estates and trusts. He works with individuals and their families to establish personalized charitable giving plans, life insurance options, and transfers of wealth related to estate planning matters.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Scott was a staff attorney and special master with the Seventh Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial District in Tennessee where he ruled on 4,000 cases as Special Judge for the Probate Rocket Docket and briefed Judge Kennedy on over 20,000 hearings. He also wrote and designed extensive CLE materials and at the end of each General Assembly session he provided important legislative updates.

After graduating from Vanderbilt University and prior to entering law school, Scott worked in a variety of roles in the sports industry. He worked in the athletic department at Vanderbilt University and, after a brief stint at the Nashville Sports Council, became one of the first employees of the Nashville Predators hockey club. Seven seasons later, he joined Acxiom and served as sole account manager for client Madison Square Garden, aiding electronic marketing efforts for the arena and its various subsidiaries such as the New York Knicks and Radio City Music Hall, among others.


Tennessee Bar Association

Nashville Bar Association

Harry Phillips American Inn of Court (2016-2020)

John Marshall American Inn of Court (2011-2013)