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Marlene Eskind Moses

Marlene Eskind Moses

Practice areas:

Family

About Me

Bar Admissions:



  • State of Tennessee, April 11, 1981

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of TN, December 9, 1981

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, April 30, 1982

  • Supreme Court of the United States, March 24, 2004


 


Certifications and Training:



  • Designated as a Family Law Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education (First in the State of Tennessee)

  • Board Certified as a Family Law Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

  • Tennessee Supreme Court Approved Mediator

  • Certified Rule 31 Listed Family Law Mediator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1996

  • Trained Arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1995

  • Trained in Collaborative Law, August, 2009


 


 


Community Involvement:



  • Harpeth Hall School: Board Member, 1998-2004; Board Secretary, 2000-2001; Annual Campaign Chair, 2001-2002; Parents Association, Board Member, 1994-1996; Parents Together, 1994-Present; Chair for 12th Grade; Chair of Graduation Celebration, 1997-1998

  • Montgomery Bell Academy: Room Mother, 1998-1999; Board Member of the Mother's Club, 2000-2003

  • Tulane University: Parent's Council, 1998-2002, 2004-Present; President's Council, 2003-Present

  • Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee: Chair of Campaign, 1998-1999; Community Advisory Board, 1997-2001; Co-Chair of the Small Office Division, 1996-1997

  • YWCA: Fund Raising Campaign Committee, 1999-2000; Academy of Achievement, Steering Committee Member, 1997

  • Cliff Knowles for Judge: Treasurer, 1997-1998

  • Ross Alderman for Public Defender: Treasurer, 1999-2000, 2001-2002, 2005-2008

  • Swan Ball: Auction Committee Chair, 1998

  • Outlook Nashville: Board of Directors, 1984-1989; Secretary of Board, Nominating Committee, 1985-1998

  • American Jewish Committee: Board Member, 1992-1999; Secretary, 1996-1998; Vice President, 1998

  • Second Harvest Food Bank: Patron's Committee Member, 1996

  • Anti-Defamation League: Dinner Committee Member, 1995-1996

  • Health Nashville 2000 Committee Member, 1995-1996

  • Nashville Ballet: Patron Committee Member, 1995-1996; Mother's Committee Advisory Council, 1994-1996

  • Nashville Symphony: Symphony Ball Counsel, 2005-2006

  • Women in the Nineties: Member

  • League of Women Voters: Past Member

  • Harding Academy: Parents' Auxiliary Board Member, 1994-1995

  • Girl Scouts: Leader, 1994-1996

  • Nashville Agenda Networking: Liaison, 1993

  • Family Support Program: Treasurer, 1993

  • Hillsboro High: Advisory Council, 2000-Present

  • Northwestern University: Parent's Council, 2002-2006; Parents' Annual Fund Committee, 2002-2007

  • St. Luke's: House Board of Directors, 2004-Present

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Family: 100%
    35 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • William Richard Wright

    I have known Marlene for about twenty years. Not only is she among the most outstanding lawyers in America, but she also is a kind, generous, lovely person. I give her my highest endorsement.

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    William Wright Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Joslin Davis

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer's work. Marlene Moses in the President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. As a Vice President of the AAML, I have worked closely with Marlene and know her exceptional qualities. I have referred complex matters to Marlene who has handled them suberbly! Joslin Davis

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    Joslin Davis Family Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

MTR Family Law, PLLC

205 23rd Avenue North
Nashville, TN, 37203-1501

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TNActive198106/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished Alumna AwardNewcomb College of Tulane University2012
Tennessee The Top 100 and Mid-South The Top 50 WomenMid-South Super-Lawyer2011
Super LawyerMid-South Super Lawyer2010
The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Family LawThe Best Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerMid-South Super Lawyer2009
Women of InfluenceNashville Bar Journal2009
The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Family LawThe Best Lawyers in America2009
The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Family LawThe Best Lawyers in America2008
Super LawyerMid-South Super Lawyer2008
Super LawyerMid-South Super Lawyer2007
The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Family LawThe Best Lawyers in America2007
Super LawyerMid-South Super Lawyer2006
The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Family LawThe Best Lawyers in America2006
Athena Award NomineeYWCA2002
Distinguished AlumniNashville School of Law2001
Outstanding Fellow of the YearAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2001
10th Annual Academy for Women of Achievement NominationYWCA2001
Highest RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerMTR Family Law, PLLC2004 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Middle Tennessee Collaborative AllianceChair of Protocols Committee2012 - Present
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersVice-President2010 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2010 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersExecutive Committee Member2010 - Present
International Network of Boutique Law FirmsMembership2009 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersPresident2009 - 2010
Tennessee Supreme Court Historical SocietyPresident2009 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyVice President2009 - Present
Harry Phillips American Inn of CourtMaster Emeritus Status2008 - Present
Tennessee Supreme Court Historical SocietyPresident-Elect2008 - 2009
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersPresident-Elect2008 - 2009
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersBoard of Review Committee2007 - 2007
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers FoundationLegal Counsel2007 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyExecutive Committee Member2006 - 2009
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers FoundationVice-President2005 - 2007
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers FoundationSecretary2005 - 2006
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersU.S.A. Chapter Vice President2005 - 2007
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersBoard of Managers2004 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2004 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersVice President2003 - 2008
Tennessee Board of Law ExaminersPresident2003 - 2006
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers FoundationTreasurer2003 - 2005
American College of Family Trial LawyersDiplomate2003 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersParliamentarian2002 - 2003
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersParliamentarian2002 - 2003
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersBoard of Governors2001 - 2003
Tennessee Bar Association FoundationFellow2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationChild Custody Pro Bono Project Advisory Committee2001 - 2005
Tennessee Board of Law ExaminersMember2001 - 2012
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersBoard of Review Committee2001 - 2002
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers FoundationBoard Member2001 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Vice Chair2000 - 2001
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersChair of Continuing Legal Education Committee2000 - 2001
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Member2000 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersLiaison to the Changing American Family Committee2000 - 2001
Tennessee Bar AssociationFamily Law Code Commission2000 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Chair2000 - 2002
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersAd Hoc Member of the Executive Committee1998 - 2004
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersChair of Membership Committee1998 - 2003
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMembership Committee Chair1998 - 2002
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow1998 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMembership Committee1997 - 2003
Lawyers Association for WomenPresident1996 - 1997
Tennessee Supreme Court Historical SocietyFounding Member1996 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationAlternative Dispute Resolution Committee1995 - Present
Lawyers Association for WomenPresident-Elect1995 - 1996
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersContinuing Legal Education Committee Member1995 - 2001
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersLegislative Committee Member1994 - 1998
Harry Phillips American Inn of CourtRecorder1994 - 2007
Lawyers Association for WomenSecretary1994 - 1995
Tennessee Trial Lawyers AssociationFamily Law Section Vice President1994 - 1994
Nashville Bar AssociationVice President1993 - 1993
Nashville Bar FoundationFellow1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationLaw Practice Management Committee1993 - 1993
American Bar AssociationFamily Court Committee1993 - 1993
Harry Phillips American Inn of CourtN/A1992 - 2008
Board of Professional ResponsibilityHearing Committee Member1992 - 1999
Nashville Bar AssociationMember of the Board of Directors1990 - 1993
Tennessee Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Member1982 - Present
Tennessee Lawyers Concerned for LawyersCommittee MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationFamily Law Section MemberN/A
Nashville Bar AssociationNashville Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers CommitteeN/A
Nashville Bar AssociationAdministration of Justice CommitteeN/A
Nashville Bar AssociationDomestic Relations CommitteeN/A
Tennessee Lawyers Association for WomenBoard MemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Tennessee Bar JournalHelping Children Endure Divorce2013
Tennessee Bar JournalUncovering Hidden Assets in Divorce: Secret Closets and Covering Your Bases2012
Tennessee Bar JournalThe Pitfalls of Romantic Involvement During Divorce Proceedings2012
Tennessee Bar JournalDivorce Planning in Tennessee: Pre-Nuptial, Post-Nuptial Agreements and Trusts2011
Tennessee Bar JournalParental Alienation in Child Custody Disputes2011
Tennessee Bar JournalRecent Evolution of the 'Paramour Provision' History2011
Tennessee Bar JournalAn Overview of Tennessee's Burgeoning Alternative Dispute Resolution Process: Collaborative Law2010
Tennessee Bar JournalThe Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction2010
The Tennessee Bar JournalThe Current Status of Tennessee's Grandparent Visitation Law2010
Tennessee Practice SeriesGuardianship and Conservatorship1993

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nashville School of LawN/Alaw1980
Tulane UniversitySocial WorkMasters1973
Tulane UniversityPsychologyBachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Nashville School of Law, Continuing Legal EducationHow and Why Permanent Parenting Plans Can Be Changed2013
Nashville Bar Association, Continuing Legal EducationCollaborative Family Practice: The Alternative to Divorce Litigation2013
Family Law Conference for Tennessee PractitionersModification of Permanent Parenting Plans2012
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersThe Role of Psychology in Family Law Over the Past Fifty Years2012
2012 Practice Institutes SeminarCollaborative Divorce Practice: The Movement Away From Traditional Divorce Practice2012
TAM CLE SeminarProviding for the Paramour in Parenting Plans2011
Nashville School of Law SeminarDiscovering Hidden Assets in a Divorce Case2011
TAM Family Law ConferenceDiscovering Hidden Assets in a Divorce Case2010
Tennessee Bar Association Family Law ForumPracticing Divorce Law in the Midst of Economic Turmoil2009
Tennessee Association for Justice 2009 Domestic Law Forum: Professionalism in Domestic LawDealing with Grandparents and What is New on Grandparent Visitation2009
Family Law Conference for PractitionersAdvocacy in Family Law Mediation2009
Lawyers Association for Women (L.A.W.)Mentoring2008
Summit Divorce Planning, Financial Advisory GroupFamily Law Highlights2005
All About WomenFamily Law Highlights2005
Tennessee Bar AssociationUnderstanding the New Child Support Guidelines2004
Tennessee Bar AssociationPreventing Legal Malpractice and Ethics Complaints2002
Tennessee Bar AssociationBridge the Gap2002
Nashville Bar Association: Emerging Trends and Issues SeminarThe Voices of Children and When They Should be Heard2002
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersEthics Jeopardy2002
Board of Professional ResponsibilityEthics Workshop2000
Tennessee Bar AssociationHow to Handle Custody and Child Support Across State Lines1998
Tennessee Bar AssociationPreventing Legal Malpractice Claims1995
Nashville Bar Association: NBA Ethics in Family LawEthics1995
Mediation Association of TennesseeFamily Law1995
Tennessee Bar AssociationSeven Areas of Ethical Consideration1994
National Business InstituteFamily Law1992
Nashville Bar Association: NBA Probate SeminarProbate1992
National Business InstituteFamily Law1991
Southeastern Paralegal InstituteFamily LawN/A
Nashville Bar Association: NBA ConventionFamily LawN/A