Attorneys

Stewart Crane has represented clients from East and Middle Tennessee for more than 30 years. After many years as a solo attorney, he formed Crane, Lee & Moya, P.L.L.C., with Nathanael H. Lee and Julie E. Moya in 2017. He holds Martindale-Hubbell’s “AV” rating, which is the highest rating awarded by the internationally-recognized independent attorney-rating agency.

Mr. Crane has represented clients in hundreds of adoption cases, serving birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoption agencies. Because of his expertise, he has served on committees which drafted several amendments to Tennessee’s adoption statutes, and he has taught classes for other attorneys on Tennessee adoption law and estate administration.

Mr. Crane limits his practice to the areas of adoptions, estate planning, estate administration (probate), and business law, and he accepts other civil matters on a case-by-case basis. He seeks to protect the interests of his clients with cost-effective legal solutions while avoiding, if possible, unnecessary and costly litigation.

Mr. Crane holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is a member of the Tennessee, Knoxville, and Loudon County Bar Associations. He and his wife are Tennessee natives and have lived in the Knoxville, Tennessee, area since the 1970’s. They attend Two Rivers Church in Lenoir City, Tennessee.

Nathanael graduated from the prestigious University of Virginia School of Law in 2012. He practiced for BrownGreer PLC in Richmond for four years, administering the BP Oil Spill Economic and Property Damages Settlement, before returning home to Knoxville to practice law.

Nathanael assists clients in administering estates, obtaining conservatorships, and planning their estates. He is a Blackstone Fellow and a member of the Tennessee and Virginia bars.

Julie represents clients in the Knoxville and Chattanooga areas. She graduated from Lee University and the University of Tennessee School of Law and is currently admitted to the Tennessee bar.

Julie specializes in Criminal Defense. Prior to joining Crane, Lee & Moya, P.L.L.C., Julie practiced law with Eric Buchanan & Associates, PLLC. Julie also has experience as an Assistant State Attorney in the Offices of Miami-Dade County. She has negotiated hundreds of plea agreements, and defends clients in all areas of Criminal Defense.