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Richard Ray Hedgepath Jr.

Richard Ray Hedgepath Jr.

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Mediation, Probate, Uncontested Divorce

About Me

Hedgepath was born February 23, 1961 in Nashville Tennessee.  He grew up in Nashville and graduated from
Hillwood High School, Belmont University, and Nashville School of Law. 


attending college, Richard worked as a law clerk at his father’s law office, and
during law school, Richard worked as a Deputy Clerk in the Circuit Court Clerk’s
Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. 
Upon graduating from law school, Richard served as Judicial Law Clerk
for the Honorable Marietta Shipley, Judge of the Second Circuit Court for
Davidson County, Tennessee. 


In private
practice, Richard has primarily represented clients in divorce cases, probate
matters, and conducted divorce and custody mediations.  Richard has been a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule
31 Mediator since 1998, and has mediated hundreds of cases.


Hedgepath has been a presenter in family law seminars, and mediation training
seminars.  He is an active Pro Bono
Lawyer and Pro Bono Mediator, and he volunteers in the community as a member of
“Hands on Nashville”.


Richard is
a divorced Father of two teenagers, and when he is away from work he enjoys
golfing, hiking with his dog, playing basketball with his 17 year old son, and being
a taxi driver for his 14 year old daughter.


enjoys being a lawyer and receives much satisfaction from helping people that
need help.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Probate: 30%
    19 years, 300 cases
  2. Mediation: 30%
    19 years, 700 cases
  3. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    19 years, 400 cases
  4. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
    19 years, 400 cases



Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (120 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • William David Weber

    I endorse this lawyer.


    William Weber Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Morgan Elizabeth Smith

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hedgepath has assisted my clients through mediation for years. He does a great job mediating and facilitating agreements that help my clients avoid having to litigate in court. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the rulings of our local courts and an excellent resource. We are lucky to have Attorney Hedgepath in our community.


    Morgan Smith Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Richard Hedgepath, Attorney At Law

810 Dominican Drive
Nashville, TN, 37228-1906




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Domestic Violence MediatorTennessee Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization2002
Certified AdvocateNational Institute of Trial Advocacy1997
Top of Class Political AwardBelmont University1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerRichard Hedgepath, Attorney At Law1997 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkSecond Circuit Court Davidson County TN1996 - 1997
Deputy ClerkCircuit Court1992 - 1996


Association NamePosition NameDuration
West Nashville United Methodist ChurchBoard of Trustees1999 - 2004
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 MediatorCertified Mediator1998 - Present
Nashville Bar AssociationMember1997 - 2005

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Wrongful / Negligence AdoptionConfidential financial settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
Richard Hedgepath, Law BlogTo Probate or Not To Probate2011
Richard Hedgepath, Law BlogContested Custody Divorces2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nashville School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Belmont UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CLE SeminarCLE Divorce Seminar Training2004
CLE Training SeminarCLE Seminar2003
Mediation TrainingRule 31 Mediation Training Seminar2002