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About Me

Michael D. Ponce is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education, and Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice. He is a former clerk to Hon. Judge John Wisdom, U.S. Court of Appeals (5th Cir.) He received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He also has an M.B.A. and a B.S. from Suffolk University in Boston MA.

He is a former clerk to Hon. Judge John Wisdom, U.S. Court of Appeals (5th Cir.). He received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He also has M.B.A. and a B.S. from Suffolk University in Boston, MA


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 30%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
  4. Social Security: 20%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Mark Carleton Blane

    I co-authored a best-selling book on Amazon entitled "Protect & Defend" with Mr. Ponce last year. His chapter focused on trucking accidents. I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Mark Blane Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Nathan Zale Dowlen

    Michael is a great attorney. He's always a superb advocate for his clients.


    Nathan Dowlen Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1000 Jackson Road, Ste 225
Goodlettsville, TN, 37072



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Mid-South Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Certified as a Civil Trial SpecialistTennessee Commission on Continuing Legal EducationN/A
Certified as a Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial AdvocacyN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerMichael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC1993 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Goodlettsville Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
Boy Scouts of AmericaTroop LeaderN/A
Better Business BureauMemberN/A
Circle of AdvocatesMemberN/A
National Board of Trial AdvocacyMemberN/A
National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice AdvocacyMemberN/A
Tennessee Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Tennessee Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Nashville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
St. Timothy Lutheran ChurchmemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Candace McClain v. Super Stop and Nationwide InsuranceN/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
Protect & DefendProtect & Defend2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Suffolk UniversityBusiness AdministrationMA - MastersN/A
Suffolk UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Business InstituteBalancing Ethics and Professionalism in the Law for Tennessee Attorneys2005
National Business InstituteDamages in Tennessee Civil Trial Practice2004