Our Attorneys

Russell J. “Jack” McCann

Partner/Attorney

Russell J. “Jack” McCann graduated from Birmingham Southern College in May, 1987, with a Bachelor in Biology. After obtaining a Master’s Degree and doing medical research for several years he became involved as a sales rep in a young pharmaceutical company. After a few promotions he moved from pharmaceuticals to financial services to work with professionals and business owners to improve their businesses and savings. He realized he wanted to offer more to his clients and decided to attend law school. Jack graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in May 1997. Jack entered the private practice of law with Sidwell & Barrett where he worked his way to partner. He left to join forces with Scott Hubbard and formed McCann & Hubbard on October 1, 2003.
Jack McCann is married to Nicole and they have five children (three boys and two girls). The family is involved in a variety of ministries, non-profits, several churches and community programs. He formerly sat on the Boards of Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County and Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency, as well as several Christian ministries. He remains active with several local ministries and troops of Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and American Heritage Girls. Jack loves sports and his favorite time is with his children and the outdoors.

Education: 1987 Birmingham Southern College, B.S. in Biology; 1990 Tennessee State University, M.S.; 1997 Cumberland School of Law, of Samford University, Juris Doctor; Licensed to Practice Law in the State of Tennessee.
Areas of Practice: Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law and Transactions, Business Law and Transactions; Wills, Trusts and Probate, Landlord/Tenant Law, Contracts.

Authored: Business Merger and Consolidation, a drafting form published in Tennessee Business and Legal Forms, Supp. Ch. 13 (West Publishing). On the faculty of “Successful Wealth Transfer Techniques in Tennessee”, Nashville, TN November 4, 1999, published by National Business Institute; on the faculty of “Estate Planning In Tennessee”, Nashville, TN July 26, 2000, published by Lorman Education Services; and on the faculty of “Estate Planning In Tennessee”, Nashville, TN October 9, 2002, published by Lorman Education Services.

Employment History: June 1997 to January 2000 with Sidwell & Barrett, PC.; January 2000 to September 2003 with Sidwell, Barrett & McCann, PC.; 2003-Present: McCann & Hubbard.

A. Scott Hubbard

Partner/Attorney

A. Scott Hubbard is a native of Brentwood, Tennessee and attended David Lipscomb from first grade through high school, graduating in 1985. After spending two and a half years at Tennessee Technological University, he returned to David Lipscomb and graduated in 1990 with a degree in Speech Communication. After graduating from the Nashville School of Law in 1996, Scott practiced in the areas of real estate and criminal law until 1998 when he began concentrating full time on real estate. In October of 2003, he and Jack McCann formed McCann & Hubbard and concentrated their practice in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, contract law, business law and estate planning. Scott is married to Leanne and they have three children. He and his family attend Harpeth Hills Church of Christ in Brentwood and he is an officer with the Franklin Noon Club of Rotary. He enjoys spending his free time attending his children’s athletic events, boating, water skiing, and hunting.

Education: David Lipscomb University, B.A. in Speech Communication, May, 1990, Nashville School of Law, J.D. May, 1996, Licensed to Practice Law in Tennessee.

Areas of Practice: Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions, REO Transactions, Probate.
Employment History: August 1996 to April 1997 with Amy Cross, PLLC; April 1997 to March 1998, as A. Scott Hubbard, Attorney at Law; March 1998 to August 2001 with Southern Escrow Title Company/Realty Title; August 2001 to September 2003 with Sidwell, Barrett & McCann, P.C.; September 2003 to Present with McCann & Hubbard.

Ned Williams

Attorney

Ned graduated from The Citadel with a Bachelor’s degree in English. After eight years as a campus minister, writer and editor in Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Lithuania, Ned returned to Tennessee to obtain a law degree at the University of Tennessee College of Law. Since that time, Ned has served as an assistant district attorney, an appellate prosecutor in the Tennessee Attorney General’s office, as a registered lobbyist and solo practitioner, and most recently as chief counsel for the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee.

Ned returned to private practice in January of 2016, concentrating on wills, estates and adoption, as well as serving small businesses and clients in their dealings with government, regulatory agencies and legislative bodies.

Ned, his wife and four children live in Franklin and attend Fellowship Bible Church of Franklin. On Saturdays in Fall and Spring Ned can be found either pacing the sidelines of the Williamson County Soccer fields, or cheering on his daughters at Irish Dance competitions near and far.

Education: 1986 The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, B.A. — English; 1998 The University of Tennessee College of Law, Juris Doctor; Licensed to Practice Law in the State of Tennessee, and before the U.S. District Courts of Western, Middle and Eastern Tennessee.

Areas of Practice: Wills, Trusts and Probate; Domestic and International Adoption; Grandparent custody; Governmental Relations; Administrative Law.

Betsy Hesselrode

Attorney

Betsy Hull Hesselrode was born and raised in Decatur, Alabama.  She is the daughter of Don and Beverly Hull.  She attended Austin High School and went to college at Freed-Hardeman University.  There, as a third-generation student, she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. with Honors in English.  She attended the University of Tulsa College of Law and spent her last semester of law school at Vanderbilt School of Law as a visiting student.  After graduating from law school, Betsy moved to Jackson, Tennessee where she worked as Assistant General Counsel for the home décor retail chain, Kirkland’s, Inc.  Later, she joined a small firm where she built a successful estate planning and family law practice.  Through a series of serendipitous events, Betsy’s career path took a turn and she became the Director of Alumni Relations at Freed-Hardeman.  Eventually, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations and the Annual Fund.  During this time, she honed her skills in strategic planning, marketing, leadership, volunteer management, higher education administration and fundraising. It was also during this time that she achieved a lifelong dream of teaching at the collegiate level, becoming an adjunct professor for Business Law courses for the School of Business.

Since moving to Franklin four years ago, Betsy has practiced in estate planning and insurance defense.  While she loves the practice of law, the most fulfilling part is forming personal relationships with clients and helping to solve their problems.   Having been raised in the South, she has great respect for traditional values like honesty, authenticity, integrity, and hard work. Her philosophy is simple: treat people the way you want to be treated.

Betsy works part-time at McCann & Hubbard and focuses mainly on estate planning.  She balances her part-time law practice by working as a missionary liaison at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ in Brentwood.  She is also an artist, writer, sometimes-runner, and aspiring woodworker.   She loves chocolate, Monty Python movies, and Dolly Parton.  She’s passionate about spending time with her husband, Blake and two sons, Collin and Cameron.  On weekends, you will probably find her at a local baseball field, standing at the fence, with a camera in her hand, a smile on her face, and a heart full of joy.


The team at McCann & Hubbard have been doing my closings since day 1 in the business starting in 2002. I can still say that I have complete confidence that every closing will be done professionally & efficiently. I have 100% satisfaction with McCann & Hubbard’s real estate services.

– Drew Hendry / Realtor