John Robert Toy II
A founding owner of Red Shoe Title, Inc., Mr. Toy has called Murfreesboro his home since childhood. Mr. Toy’s family, friends, and community are incredibly important to him and why he considers his legal and title businesses as a way of serving such an amazingly diverse and rapidly growing city, county, and region.
Valuing community has been a part of Mr. Toy’s entire life from his becoming an Eagle Scout to serving at various times as a board member for the Murfreesboro Downtown Barristers Lions Club, his daughter’s American Heritage Girls Troop, and Vista Points, Inc.: The Special Needs Trusts & Resource Center. Mr. Toy also has served in leadership roles as a coach for his kids’ sports teams and his son’s Trail Life troop.
Mr. Toy graduated magna cum laude and top of his class from Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, VA. While there, Mr. Toy served on Senior Staff of the Law Review, publishing his Comment, “Restoring the Gatekeeper: How Illustrative Notice Pleading Can Save the American Judicial System.” Mr. Toy was also a finalist in the school’s 1L Moot Court competition and served as Chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, including competing nationally on the school’s Negotiation Competition team.
Mr. Toy brings his years of experience with estates, conservatorships, and TennCare to Red Shoe Title, Inc. and the unique issues that arise in real estate transactions in those areas of law. Having the experience navigating these areas of law and real estate allow Mr. Toy to bring a special level of service to the title business not found in other title companies.
Mr. Toy’s law practice focuses on Elder Law, which includes estate planning, asset protection, probate, conservatorships, special needs planning, veterans benefits, Medicaid, social security disability, and life care planning. Mr. Toy is licensed to practice law in all the courts in the state of Tennessee and the United States District Court of Middle Tennessee.
Mr. Toy is also a recognized speaker on Elder Law topics. In addition to local speaking engagements to community groups, he has given continuing legal education presentations to other attorneys at the Tennessee Bar Association’s Elder Law Forum, the Upper Cumberland Adult Abuse Coalition annual meeting, and the Murfreesboro General Sessions Civil Court Annual Update. Mr. Toy currently serves on the Tennessee Bar Association’s Elder Law Section Executive Council.