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Lauren Wilson Castles

Family Attorney at Brentwood, TN

4.5   30 reviews
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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Lauren

Learn Lauren’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    65%
    Divorce, custody, child support, adoption, grandparent visitation, post-divorce modification of child support or alimony

    14 years

  2. Probate
    15%
    Probate of Wills, handling cases related to conservatorships and guardianships

    13 years

  3. Wills and living wills
    15%
    Drafting Wills, Medical Power of Attorney and Durable Power of Attorney

    13 years

  4. Juvenile law
    5%
    Custody, child support, Dependency & Neglect, establishing parentage, child support modification

    14 years

FOCUSED EXCLUSIVELY ON FAMILY LAW, WE ARE DEDICATED TO PROTECTING YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN.

 

Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, I graduated high school from Ezell Harding Christian School in Antioch, Tennessee. I then attended Samford University, in Birmingham Alabama, and double majored in Political Science and History.

 

I received a full scholarship to Pepperdine School of Law and graduated in the top 3% of my class as the highest ranking female. I was inducted into the Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers. While in law school, I received 7 CALI awards: Civil Procedure I; Contracts I; Criminal Law; Interviewing, Planning & Counseling; Criminal Procedure; Constitutional Structure; and Remedies. I was awarded the Faculty Scholar scholarship for academic excellence, and I also received the President's Scholarship.

 

Since graduation, I have chosen to focus my practice exclusively on Family Law related matters (which in my practice includes juvenile law, wills, powers of attorney and other needs your family may have throughout their lives). I have especially served as an advocate for fathers, representing many men throughout middle Tennessee, and advocating for them to receive maximum time with their children.

Awards

Client's Choice 2015,2012
Client's Choice
2015 2012

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Location

Castles Family Law
1616 Westgate Circle
Suite 207
Brentwood, TN, 37027

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  30 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2012
Excellent Attorney
I recently had the opportunity to work with Mrs. Castles. I have worked with many attorneys both professionally and in my personal life. I have never worked with anyone more dedicated to their clients than Mrs. Castles. I was kept apprised of what was going on with my case at all times. If I thought of something I was concerned about, all I had to do was dash offf an e-mail and it was answered promptly. I felt she was very contentious of the money that was spent. She kept me apprised of how my retainer was spent, how much was left, and any additional charges there may be. I was also impressed with the way she handled herself in court. I had the unfortunate opportunity to witness her handle some very stressful situations and she did so with professionalism and grace. I will not hesitate to use this attorney again should the need arise.
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Posted by Mike | March 8, 2013
One simple word for Lauren Castles - Amazing!
Mrs. Castles had the ability to understand each and every emotion I experienced through a contested and bitter divorce. She was very thorough in explaining to me the step by step procedures. Her hard work, attention to details, abilities and knowledge helped me gain a highly favorable outcome. I highly recommend her for any family legal advice.
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Posted by Christopher | January 9, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!
Lauren fought for me and my children for nearly 4 years. From deposition, to the courtroom, her skill and articulation were impeccable! She was always there to answer questions, clear in direction and above all, EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE in family law. As a father who now has FULL custody of my children, I can’t thank her enough for what she’s done for my family. I recommend her to anyone needing representation for their family.
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Posted by Christopher | March 18, 2023
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Exceptional Family Law Attorney
I recently retained Lauren Castles on a family law matter that has been ongoing since 2019. I was initially represented by another attorney, who, while professional and very intelligent, didn't seem to be advocating for my interests as effectively as I had hoped. After doing some research on Avvo, I decided to hire Lauren, and I couldn't be happier with the results. From the very beginning, Lauren was attentive, understanding, and tenacious. She takes the time to listen to my concerns and thoroughly reviewed my case. Lauren's communication skills are outstanding, ensuring that I am informed and updated every step of the way. She provided sound legal advice and is always prepared with well-researched arguments for every court appearance. Her dedication and passion for her work are evident throughout the entire process, and I felt confident knowing that she is fighting for my best interests. I wholeheartedly recommend Lauren Castles to anyone in need of a family law attorney. Her professionalism, legal expertise, and commitment to her clients are truly exceptional. If you're looking for someone who will go above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome, Lauren is the attorney you need on your side.
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Posted by Shannon | March 2, 2020
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Excellent lawyer. Attentive. Assertive. Beast
Lauren has been our family attorney since 2012. She has seen all the negatives with our case and witnessed my husband fighting for his daughter daily. She is professional, engaging, and such a knowledge BEAST when it comes to getting things done. Every false allegation against my husband has been dismissed by multiple judges. Thank you Lauren for the excellent work you do and continue to do.
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Posted by Barbara | August 31, 2019
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I am grateful
My daughter who lives in Texas found and hired Lauren for me. Lauren was very generous with her time. She took the time to find the background of our situation and find the best solution. Her calm demeanor and professionalism helped us to gain visiting rights to my granddaughter. I am very grateful for all she has done for us. I am rating Lauren with five stars because I can't give her the ten stars she deserves.
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Posted by Helen Amanda | August 29, 2019
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Couldn't have done it without her.
Lauren has been my lawyer for the last 2 years. She started as my family lawyer when I wanted to get my oldest child out of a bad situation. During those custody hearings I ended up needing someone to defend me in a different county in a separate case and she had one of the charges thrown out and the other reduced. She saved me. While that was going on, the custody hearing went on pause and she stuck by me through all of it. Towards the end of the hearing, my retainer had ran out and she came to my last hearing with me and made sure my child was in the best situation and that I was happy and that the best was done. She always looked out for my best interest in both matters. I honestly do not know what I would have done without her. I know at some points I made her job very difficult and she remained so professional and kind. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone. She has truly been a blessing to me the last two years.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Lauren was fantastic in handling my uncontested divorce case. For added security for myself I decided to retain an attorney and Lauren could not have been better. She was very professional throughout duration, handled my numerous questions promptly, and maintained consistent communication throughout the process.
Posted by Candace | June 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lauren is amazing!
Lauren was an amazing attorney!! She was so helpful in fast tracking my divorce. Divorce is never easy, but she tried to make it as quick and painless as possible. She was very committed to my case, very empathetic, and very easy to talk to and reach out to with my every concern. Every email, phone call, or text was quickly responded to with very thorough answers to put my mind at ease. She was absolutely great!! I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2017
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Child support cessation
Lauren Castles was an excellent attorney who worked diligently and efficiently from the start to the end of my case. She had great knowledge and was not afraid of the challenges of my case. She was persistent, and was honest with me every step of the way, but yet hopeful of a positive outcome. I prevailed in the end with my faith in God, and her help. I would highly recommend her services, as she was excellent.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2015
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An attorney that installs confidence
I hired Mrs. Castles in 2013 to represent me with child custody, and developing a parenting plan. I live out of state and was extremely nervous about hiring an attorney that I wasn't able to sit down and have a face to face consult with. Lauren was good, real good. She explained things to me in a way that I could understand and informed me that I too, had rights. She kept in contact with me and was prompt with doing what she said she would do. She was calm and extremely effective in the courtroom. She listened to my wishes and fought for me, driven by a high moral compass. What more is there to say? Hire this woman. You won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Kelsey&Eric | May 19, 2015
Fantastic Attorney
I contacted Mrs.Castles, she acknowledged everything I had to say about my case. She was very confident and made me feel very comfortable. I would recommend her to anyone. I couldn't believe how good of a job she did for us. I can't wait to continue to work with her. THANK YOU LAUREN!
Posted by Kelsey&Eric | May 19, 2015
Fantastic Attorney
I contacted Mrs.Castles, she acknowledged everything I had to say about my case. She was very confident and made me feel very comfortable. I would recommend her to anyone. I couldn't believe how good of a job she did for us. I can't wait to continue to work with her. THANK YOU LAUREN!
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2015
Timely and Detailed Service
We knew that planning for our children's futures under any circumstance was an important step to take as parents. Mrs. Castles helped us create living wills to clearly explain our wishes and wills to establish guardianship and care for our children. She asked us questions we didn't even know we needed to answer, which made us even more comfortable with the parameters we were establishing for our children's care. The process was straightforward and easy. She was extremely organized and had our documents ready quickly. We were even able to easily make changes to the documents as necessary. I would recommend Mrs. Castles' services to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2015
best lawyer!
Lauren is very nice and she keeps in touch with you about your case and makes sure you know what's going on within it. She gets back to you in a timely manner if she misses a call, and she's very caring. So glad I got the opportunity to be her client! Thanks Lauren! :)
Posted by Kim | January 23, 2015
Endures Til the End!
Lauren took our case from another lawyer when the outcome was not looking bright. She encouraged and guided us through a difficult case. In the end, because of her hard work and perseverance, we won our custody case.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2015
Child Custody Case
Mrs. Castles was awesome for my child custody case! She is very responsive and willing to work hard for her clients!
Posted by Bennett | January 23, 2015
Wonderful!!!
Lauren helped us in our time of need and did the impossible for a father! Without her my family would still be displaced. She is honest and trustworthy and I have recommended her to fellow men in similar situations. I cannot say enough about her! I am thoroughly pleased with the care and attention she gave my case!
Posted by Marlene | August 31, 2014
Great lawyer, highly recommended
Castles was very professional and helpful, and she made sure everything went as smooth as possible for my divorce case She was very responsive and was prompt to answer my questions via email.
Posted by Kelly | September 19, 2012
A difficult time made easy by this attorney .
I would recommend this attorney to any of my friends or family. She did an excellent job and walked me thru a very difficult time. She truly cares about everyone involved in a divorce and that meant a lot to me.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Castles Family Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Parker Firm, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Research Assistant
  • Fisher Mediation
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Summer Associate Attorney
  • Adams & Reese, LLP
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Research Assistant/Editor
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Intern
  • Consensus Conflict Management & Mediation Services, LLC
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Intern
  • Davidson County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Pepperdine School of Law: Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Master's in Dispute Resolution
  • 2011
  • Samford University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Associations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • 10 Best in Tennessee for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Order of the Coif
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • 2011
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • 2011
  • CALI Remedies
  • CALI
  • 2011
  • CALI Criminal Procedure
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • CALI Constitutional Structure
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • CALI Criminal Law
  • CALI
  • 2009
  • CALI Interviewing, Planning & Counseling
  • CALI
  • 2009
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Brentwood Rotary Club
  • 2008
  • CALI Civil Procedure
  • CALI
  • 2008
  • CALI Contracts
  • CALI
  • 2008
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Tennessee Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Family Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
Endorse Lauren
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Castles has an excellent reputation within a growing and competitive family law market. I have no issue endorsing her for your family law needs."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Lauren for a few years now and endorse her skill sets without reservation. She is passionate, knowledgeable and incredibly sharp."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have referred clients to Ms. Castles and not only does she always handle their matter professionally, but also shows sympathy for their situation in their time of need."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Castles is very knowledgeable, pleasant to work with, and will fight hard for her clients."
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