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Steve Girsky

Divorce and separation Attorney at Clarksville, TN

4.9   37 reviews

also known as Steven Craig Girsky

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  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 25 years
    Tennessee - TN 32 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Steve

Learn Steve’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Going through a divorce is hard for everyone involved. From coming up with a plan for your children to protecting your own financial future, you want someone to help guide you through the process. Call Attorney Girsky now for help.

  2. Child custody
    Whether you are going through a divorce or you are unmarried, you will always be a parent to your child. Coming up with the right child custody and visitation plan is an important step.

  3. Business
    If you are about to start a new business, you want a solid foundation for the future. From corporations to partnerships, an experienced lawyer can help you determine what is best for your business. Attorney Girsky is also a business litigator.

  4. Car accident
    Have you suffered a serious personal injury? With so many new and sudden concerns about the future, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your rights.

  5. Criminal defense
    Attorney Girsky is capable of handling your criminal defense case. If you've been accused of a crime, give him a call today to review your case so you get the detailed and focused representation you deserve.


Steven Girsky is the founding partner of the Law Office of Steven Girsky. Mr. Girsky was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1966. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (B.S., 1988) and Memphis State University (J.D., 1991) where he served on the Law Review staff.

Mr. Girsky is an experienced litigator that has had success in court rooms across the state of Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and at the appellate levels. Mr. Girsky holds a license to practice law in the state of Tennessee and has been licensed since October of 1991. Mr. Girsky also holds licenses to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky; the United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; the United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky; and the Sixth Circuit United States Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association where he has previously served as President of the Association.

Mr. Girsky has practiced in the areas of General Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Employment Law, Accident and Injury Law, Medical Malpractice, Corporate/Business Law, Estate Planning and Domestic Relations with an emphasis on contested Divorce and Child Custody cases.

Attorney Steven C. Girsky handles divorce, child custody, and child support, as well as personal injury, business litigation, and other legal matters throughout Tennessee and Kentucky.

Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Business Organizations
  • Discrimination
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Estate Planning and Domestic Relations
  • Divorce and Child Custody Cases
  • Business Litigation


Client's Choice 2019,2018,2016
Client's Choice
2019 2018 2016

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Steve Girsky
503 Madison St
Clarksville, TN, 37040-3619


4.9 / 5.0
  37 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Austin | August 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Won my case while stationed out of state because of Steve.
I was going through a divorce with my ex who lives in Kentucky while I currently live out of state. During the mediation, you can immediately tell his name carries weight in and out of the court room. He is very polite, attentive, and firm in what you're trying to achieve. If I didn't hire Steve and his team, I don't think joint custody or even visitation would have been on the table. I got everything that I needed during my time and his services fall nothing short of amazing. If you're dealing with someone unruly or demanding, do yourself a favor and call Steve. His presence alone makes other attorneys think twice about what their client is asking for, they know he would not go down without a fight in the court room.
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Posted by Michael | June 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There is no better legal service in Tennessee.
I cannot say enough good things about Steve and his paralegal, Becky. I came back from Afghanistan a broken man. My ex-wife filed for divorce while I was injured in the hospital, and she had refused me contact with our daughters for months. Steve and Becky helped get my girls back in my life. That is worth more than all the money in the world. Over time, I went from having visitation every other weekend and no parental rights to having primary custody and full decision making. Do you know how hard that is for a father to do? It was an uphill battle all the way, but Steve and Becky never left my side. They believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. Now my girls are in a much better place, emotionally, and I owe it all to Steve and Becky. They have been there for me for almost a decade, and I know they will be here for me through the bad times that are still to come.
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Posted by Jennifer | April 12, 2023
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Goes Above & Beyond
I don't even know how to begin to thank Steve and his paralegal Rebecca. My husband is a US Army Veteran who they helped him get primary custody back for his daughter back in 2019. A father being awarded custody was huge. They jumped through hurdles for us. We have not had it easy and battling my husbands ex all along the way. We have just wanted peace in our home since the divorce in 2014 and many times peace has not surrounded us. We entered into another court case in 2023 to try and relocate his child to Texas where our family resides. We knew it was going to be tough with the other parent still residing here as however, they were so willing to help us with the relocation. We honestly had no idea which way our case would go or how the Judge would respond. However, even though we had been in and out of court so many times over the years, we were ready to tackle this one. Steve and his team were extremely helpful, constantly communicating, and held our hand every step. We can excitedly say we won our case and got the relocation with is daughter! We couldn't be happier and will always recommend Steve and Becky!! They are truly a God send and one of the best Lawyer teams in Clarksville!
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Posted by Shantenny | July 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST Law office in Clarksville
Steve and his paralegal Rebecca are literally the best ! They worked on my adoption case and everything happened so smoothly and quickly. It was one price, no hidden fees and Rebecca kept in touch with me the entire team and would let me know everything in a timely fashion. As soon as she knew she let me know. Thank you thank you thank you ! You guys are amazing. I would recommend them to any and everyone looking for a lawyer, you will not be disappointed !!
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Posted by Casey | March 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Steve Girsky and his paralegal Rebecca Keller are BY FAR, the best in the business. I have utilized their services off and on for over the last five years, they have always exceeded my expectations. Anytime I need them they’re always available to help quickly and with a high level of professionalism. Rebecca is no nonsense, and straight to the point and I appreciate that! She tells it like it is and will help guide you through any difficult situation that arises. She explains everything in great detail and makes every process smooth. I will continue to use them without a doubt in the future if need be!
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Posted by Myrna | October 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I hire Steve Girsky the first time I me him, He very easy to talk to than other. He did the child custody and adoption for me. It was fast and reasonably price.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If your looking for an attorney who truly cares and who’s professional this is the one. We recently completed an adoption with Mr Girsky. I do not regret selecting him for our process. It was fast, reasonably priced, and most importantly they keep you informed every step of the way. I would highly recommend Mr Girsky for your family needs.
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Posted by Jammie | December 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
This law office (Especially Rebecca Keller) performed a true miracle for me and my husband. We lost our 24 year old daughter in July 2020. She left behind a 4 year old son. The father had moved away to Colorado about 3 or 4 months before her death and had never been consistent in his life. Their divorce was finalized in feb 2020. The child had lived in our home his whole life except for the last 5 months as my daughter had gotten an apartment. I still provided for the child during this time. The father rarely paid child support. In TN grandparents have zero rights but I was determined that I was keeping my grandson! The father came in from Colorado with intentions to take my grandson. The father was served a restraining order so he couldn’t take the child until we went to court. When we went to court Steve put me on the stand and asked very important questions that led to the judge letting me keep temporary custody until a trial date was set. Rebecca drew up papers and had sent to the father. These papers asked questions about proof of employment, proof that he had residency in his name, proof that he had a room, clothes, and toys for the child. Proof of a car seat. It asked about his mental state, if he would do a drug test and etc... I believe this led to the father giving us the grandparents primary custody. I would highly recommend this law firm. They were wonderful and we were very pleased. This was a 5 month ordeal and we were charged one price at the beginning.
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Posted by Aundrea | May 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Steve Girsky is amazing!
My husband and I worked with Steve Girsky for a step parent adoption, he was amazing and went above and beyond for my family and helping my husband to be able to adopt my daughter. I recommend him to anyone going through the same situation. He’s an amazing person and lawyer! We will definitely use him again if ever needed.
Posted by Dorian | March 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I worked with Mr. Girsky 2 years ago to adopt my stepdaughters. He was easy to talk to, caring and still continues to answers questions when I email him. He does not talk down to me and is understanding of my concerns. I'd recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent team!
I can’t thank Steve and Rebecca enough for what they did for us. Although I did not use Steve for my divorce (I absolutely should have because I overpaid way too much for my divorce lawyer and she wasn’t nearly as confident or experienced) I am so glad I chose him for my termination/adoption/relocation case. I had my initial consultation with Steve about possibly changing my current parenting plan but it wasn’t for months later I actually went back to him. When I went back I told him my circumstances about relocating and the lack of support and visitation their bio dad displayed. In my head I wondered about terminating his rights but hadn’t said it yet and Steve put out on the table and I was relieved. From then on it was honestly as smooth as it could be. He offered to let us make payments and he and Rebecca communicated every step of the way. We started with mediation that was not settled and then a court hearing for termination and relocation. The adoption/termination was pushed to a later date because my ex’s mother bought him a lawyer the day before court but our relocation was granted literally right before our military orders said we had to be there. Steve and Rebecca filed motions and worked so hard to make sure we were in court before we had to report to Michigan and it paid off. We truly had the best case scenario happen to us but Steve and Rebecca were not shy of what could happen as well. The were honest with all possible outcomes but were incredibly supportive and optimistic. From our date in August until our adoption hearing in March we have lived in Michigan and you would never know we lived in a different state. I can’t say enough about their communication and availability at any time. I would use them anytime I needed a lawyer if I could. Absolutely the best experience for what started out as bad situation. Thank you Steve and Rebecca!!
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Posted by Jackie | November 29, 2019
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Super grateful for this firm!
I first hired Steve as my divorce attorney and after a satisfying ending to an exhausting battle, I truly appreciated all that Steve and Rebecca did for me through my case. When problems with my ex starting happening a couple years later, I knew just the people to call and once again, they helped me every step of the way. Rebecca is so attentive and quick to reply to any questions I contact her with, and Steve always helped soothe any concerns I had and put me at ease throughout my battles. They keep you up to speed and informed the whole time and send you any documents they generate related to your case. This is definitely the most professional and caring law firm you can choose!
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Posted by Jessica | November 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer with a phenomenal team!
Steve & his entire team went above & beyond for my family. Becky is a phenomenal paralegal & an asset to this law firm. My consultation was thorough. I was given a realistic expectation of what could be done & cost was upfront & very reasonable. I have hired this law firm on more than one occasion most recently for an adoption. Steve is an experienced lawyer & doesn't back down in the courtroom. Communication was always prompt & thorough. Any questions I've ever had & what to do next was always handled as if they read my mind. Steve is always a step ahead. You will always have my business. I appreciate everything you, Becky, & your team have done for my family. I truly can not thank you all enough! Thank you for being a part of one of the happiest days of our lives!
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Posted by Heather | September 1, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
Steve was able to see us within 2 days of calling. He was attentive, respectful and extremely knowledgable about the law and my case, which involved a family issue. He was straight forward with me about my case. He returned calls on a Saturday and emails on a Sunday. He was very approachable and repeatedly asked questions to make sure he understood my side of the story. He successfully fought and won my case, Steve is obviously just a very nice guy. I cannot say enough about Steve and his abilities as an attorney. I am very thankful he was recommended to me. If I have any other issues in the future, he will be my fist call.
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Posted by Raymond | August 2, 2019
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Wonderful experiance
This was our first time working with a lawyer. We couldn't be happier to have found Steve Girsky! He was with us every step of the way with our adoption. Our adoption was a little challenging and had a few bumps along the way. Steve reassured us and kept a positive outlook the whole time. His office staff is nothing but friendly. All forms of communications are responded to quickly. We are a family of 3 thanks to Steve and his team. I would highly recommend Steve Girsky and his staff to help you with your legal needs.
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Posted by Michael | July 21, 2019
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Best Attorney and Legal Staff I've ever seen
I met Steve and Becky over 5 years ago when my now ex-wife filed for divorce while I was deployed to Afghanistan. They were able to protect me from her initial onslaught even though I was thousands of miles away. They were there for me through a very bitter divorce and subsequent child custody battle where my ex refused to honor the Parenting Schedule. They were able to get me 50/50 custody of my little girl right after the divorce (which dads don't normally get here.). After 5 years of protecting me from countless unfounded criminal and civil accusations from an ex who only wants leverage to get full custody of our daughter, I'm happy to say that I am now the primary parent with majority custody. And my little girl thriving. This wouldn't have happened without Steve and Becky being by my side through everything. I'm not gonna lie; there were some dark, painful moments during this ordeal. And I know this long road won't end until my little girl is an adult. It gives me peace of mind knowing that I have the best team in town beside me all the way.
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Posted by Chris | July 20, 2019
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Mr. Girsky
Mr. Girsky and Mrs. Keller did a fantastic job helping me gain custody of my children. I was sent updates and copies of court documents as submitted. Communication was mostly through email but I always received timely responses. The front desk was always helpful when I called or showed up to sign documents. My ex went all out to get custody, I wont get into details but it was super crazy, Mr. Girsky was still able to settle everything at mediation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2019
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He and his office fights for you
Mr. Girksy have been always professional, transparent about my case and their communication with me about every phase of my case was top notch! My case was was far from the normal divorce, but his paralegal helped me through this high-stress time of my life. She explained things the way that I could easily understand. It’s obvious why she is Mr. Girsky’s right hand gal! While in court (several times), Mr. Girksy was well prepared to argue my side every time!! I didn’t get the exact outcome that I expected, but as new facts emerged, Mr. Girksy helped to prepare me for the possible outcomes that may happen so that I wouldn’t be blind sided. If I need an attorney in the future, this office will be the first that I call!
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Posted by Lana | May 17, 2019
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As I went to post my review, I see some mixed things and have a hard time believing what I am reading. I have used Mr. Girsky for a few cases and have had nothing but great results. Mr. Girsky and his staff are exemplary of what a law firm should be. I found his Paralegals to be honest and up front and found Mr. Girsky to shoot me straight if he thought we needed to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Not every case is a winning case and not every situation is the same when you consider the circumstances. I have been through this enough times to know that you win some, you lose some. It would not surprise me in the least (based on my experiences with Mr. Girsky) if the negative comments were made out of losing a case that just could not be won. I would recommend this firm time and time again if you want a lawyer and his support staff who will actually work your case and push the other side to step up.
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Posted by Britany | August 28, 2018
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Hands down the BEST!
Hands down the BEST family law attorney and team! I honestly can't praise this team enough. Rebecca Keller kept us updated every step of the way and immediately contacted me back anytime I emailed her about my case (even on weekends!). Steven Girsky was such a delightful* professional and took time to prepare us before court.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Steven Girsky
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Batson Nolan, PLC
  • 1997 - 2005
  • Clerk
  • Shelby County Criminal Court
  • 1990 - 1991


  • University of Memphis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988


  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Montgomery County Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Jury Selection
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Steve
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of getting to Steven Girsky and Rebecca Keller, and others in the firm. The first time I walked into their office, they had never heard of me. I was not an attorney who normally practiced in their county. They had never heard of me. I was just some stranger with a bar card. I was treated with graciousness when they own me only basic propriety. If that doesn't say everything you need to know about the character of Steven Girsky, his paralegal, and everyone else in that firm, then you need to read this again. That was several years ago and I have had several cases with Girsky since then. As opposing counsel, I can expect Girsky to make my job HARD. Because, no matter how much he may like his opposing counsel, I have never known him to let that get in the way of being an unwavering advocate for his clients. When asked for a recommendation in Montgomery County, I recommend Girsky. If I needed an attorney, he'd be my only call."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is always professional, knows his way around a court room, and is well liked in our community."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Any time I have a conflict with a case, Steve is one of the first referrals I make. He is always knowledgeable, prepared, professional, and a pleasure to work with. Great advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Girsky is a talented, skilled advocate who is able to get the best results possible for his clients. I gladly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked as opposing counsel on several custody/divorce matter against Steve. He is always professional and cordial while zealously advocating for his client."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve and I have had countless contested custody and divorce cases and he always fights for his clients position while maintaining the upmost professionalism."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Clarksville Divorce and separation Lawyer Steve Girsky
Steve Girsky
Divorce and separation Attorney
Clarksville, TN
Licensed for 32 years
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