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Bradley Michael Carter

Divorce and separation Attorney at Franklin, TN

4.9   21 reviews

Licensed for 18 years

Virtual consultation available

About Bradley

Learn Bradley’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    Assisting clients through a tough divorce is very rewarding for me. I am tough and tenacious litigator, who does not back down to a difficult adversary.

    18 years

  2. Estate planning
    15%
    Planning for your families future needs is extremely important

    18 years

  3. Personal injury
    15%
    I regularly handle many different types of injury cases and I have the resources available to assist you with your claim.

    18 years

  4. Family
    10%
    I regularly handle all types of family law cases, including post-divorce custody and parenting plan modification cases.

    18 years

COMPASSION & EXPERIENCE IN THE MOST CHALLENGING FAMILY CASES.

I have been a lawyer in the middle Tennessee for approximatley 17 years.   Fighting and protecting my client's legal rights is why I went to law school. While I have had many clients with differing financial abilities, I strive to be the most prepared and passionate litigant I can be for all of my clients.  Please give me a call today and let me see what I can do for you.

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Licensed for 18 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 12/05/2022
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/19/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details

Contact Bradley

The Carter Law Firm & Associates, LLC
231 Public Square
Suite 300 PMB 37
Franklin, TN, 37064

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by THOMAS | August 5, 2014
Excellent , extremely knowledgeable attorney!
Brad represented me in both my divorce and a criminal preceding wrongly brought upon me by my ex spouse. He responded quickly and the divorce went totally in my favor. The criminal preceding was dismissed and expunged. I couldn't have asked for better results.
Posted by Mariah | August 4, 2014
Wonderful experience--smooth and painless!!!
Mr. Carter was very prepared to handle my case. He was responsive to my questions and inquiries and drafted legal documents quickly. This case was resolved quickly and to my satisfaction.
Posted by Nicki | March 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Mr. Carter was a top notch divorce attorney. He is knowledgeable, personable, and helped me get through a very difficult time. He was always responsive to emails and phone calls and explained the process very thoroughly from the beginning to the end. I would highly Mr. Carter to anyone going through a divorce, he made a bad experience tolerable. Thank you again for everything Mr. Carter!
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Posted by Geoff | November 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best family attorney in Middle Tennessee, hands down
Brad’s skills as a family law attorney are unmatched in all of middle Tennessee. My case involved complex multi-state jurisdiction issues with children. I met with numerous highly reputable attorneys prior to selecting Brad and he was the only one who projected confidence in navigating these issues to a successful outcome, and he delivered! He successfully overcame my spouse’s motion to dismiss the case and kept it in Tennessee where it belongs. His superior knowledge of Tennessee law, craftsmanship of arguments and the familiarity with the judicial bench in Williamson County made him the best advocate I could have hoped for. What’s more, he did all of this within a *very* reasonable budget considering the complexity of the circumstances. His invoices were always accurate and, importantly, lacked the fluff/padding sometimes seen with other attorneys. Brad is an attorney of high moral character who genuinely cares & plans for the well-being of his clients many years into the future. He can sense and see around judicial corners that you never even knew existed. He has truly been a rock through a very turbulent time. I highly recommend that you meet with Brad. If he says he can win your case, he WILL deliver.
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Posted by Jase | June 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, empathetic, winner
Brad came to take over my case in a divorce that seemed to never end. He got up to speed on the case quickly, gave me sound advice, and acted as a true legal counselor, not just someone who would do whatever I wanted him to do. I appreciated that. He is very professional and is simply a good person. I highly recommend.
Posted by Polly | May 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly dedicated, professional attorney
I have come to know Brad Carter to be a competent, professional, up front, tell it like it is attorney. We (my son) needed a well seasoned, professional lawyer to take his case, and Mr. Carter was selected from above to do the job. It took two years for the case to be settled in our favor. Their diligence and dedication to represent my son is what we received from his team. We never saw the hours Mr. Carter spent preparing for court appearances nor the times spent speaking with the plaintiff’s attorneys; yet, we know all this was instrumental in negotiating the favorable outcome in the Civil Lawsuit against my son. Brad’s expertise in law, research, skilled collaboration and attention to detail were sure components to him being able to deliver the best solution possible for my son. Mr. Carter was prompt in relaying information regarding any new developments and any court related issues. The day we met to retain him and his associate was a very dark day for us. It was like walking in the dark; groping for a glimmer of light and direction out of this deep hole my son had fallen in. In his sympathetic way, we got that glimmer of light we had hoped for; though he laid out the worst case scenario, we felt confident that we had been led to the right man of law. The only promise he made to us, is that he would represent my son to his best of his ability with the goal of getting the best result. He kept his word. When people come to an attorney seeking counsel, the response of that attorney should be as reassuring as possible that he/she is on their team. He suggested to my son to live his life and let him do what he does, which is work on cases. Brad could not promise us the outcome, and he did not sugar coat and give false hope. Yet, we felt some relieve knowing that he and Sean Aiello would be doing everything they could to represent him well. I close adding, they not only represented my son in such an excellent way that leaves us feeling forever grateful , but they also represented their profession and their law firm to a high level of honor. I admire and think highly of these two men knowing that though they may have had some personal reservations regarding some of the details in the case, it never hindered their acts of professionalism. I pray I nor any of my family will need to be represented in a court of law, but should I ever know of someone who does, Brad Carter is the attorney, I would refer.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
GREAT GUY!
Brad Is a true professional as he consulted me on my out of state divorce/custody case and took his time on the phone and discussed in detail what strategy he would use and took his time & explained in detail to me so i could understand as im not an attorney. Due to my limited financial situation with having to hire an attorney in Illinois and one in Tennessee, Unfortunately I had to go another route. Had it been all in Tennessee Brad would have been my guy. He is a good guy whom i can tell cares!
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Posted by John | February 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wills and trusts
Brad did a great job for us is revising our wills and trusts after we moved to Tennessee. He’s very patient in answering all of our questions. Brad has a warm pleasant temperament that makes him nice to work with.
Posted by Arwen | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Experience
Brad helped me set up a parenting plan that works best for me. He is patient and understanding. Mr. Carter works quickly and makes the process less painful. I’ll be recommending him to others!
Posted by Mike | August 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Integrity and family first.
Brad has represented me on two different occasions, and I'm extremely satisfied with the work he's done. Both cases involved child custody. The first case was especially hard, I was surprised and unprepared when my ex-wife wanted more custody than our already established equal parenting plan, and portrayed me negatively to have a platform to get sole custody. Brad was able to accurately counter the false allegations made and preserve my reputation, and my parental rights. The second case was an amicable separation but developing a parenting plan we could both agree on presented some real difficulties. Brad conducted himself and represented me with integrity, keeping our child’s best interest first and foremost. It is because of how Brad represented me by keeping a calm focus that eventually we were able to reconcile without either party having ill will. Brad treated me with respect and always made me feel like I was his only client. Brad took the time to get to know me as a person and I always knew he had the best interests of me and my family in his heart. He explained all scenario's to me, and helped me keep my composure through a very difficult ordeal. Brad worked on both of my cases with integrity and from a position of honesty. Brad protected not only my interests but also my reputation, and he did so in a way that I’m happy to say I peace of mind that everything was done with the utmost respect and integrity. Brad has an intimate knowledge of the laws, and the court system. As painful as these situations were, he helped me navigate through them with as little personal pain as possible. He was always forthcoming and honest, and never told me anything that wasn’t realistic. I hope you never need his services, but if ever do need legal representation you want a lawyer who will represent you with dignity, values honor and integrity, and will passionately represent your interest as if they were his own. Brad Carter is that lawyer, and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need.
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Posted by Rebecca | August 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best!!
Soon-to-be ex (at the time) took my child out of state and Mr. Carter forced him to bring him back. Very acknowledgable on child endangerment and parental rights. Responses to calls and emails quickly when I needed an answer fast; and always there when I needed him!! Mr. Carter is a nice down to earth attorney. I would definitely hire him again and again if I needed to.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Donald Scott
My family and I found ourselves dealing with a very difficult situation regarding some family matters and the legal system. We were referred to the firm of Schell and Oglesby and introduced to Mr. Carter. He was very knowledgeable of how to handle our situation and did a good job guiding us through the whole legal process.
Posted by Paul | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended; a consummate legal professional.
Brad is extremely professional, thorough, and personable. He was diligent to the end and always communicated updates to our case in a timely manner. He related to us as people, not just as clients. He truly cares and that is what separates him from others.
Posted by KaliaF. | March 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Step Mother Receives Sole Custody
Brad was able to guide me through a custody battle that lasted five years. The reason the case lasted so long is because as a step-parent I had no legal standing. Although, with Brads tenacity, patience, knowledge and expertise he was able to get me legal standing which allowed to me to be granted sole custody of my step-daughter. And for this I am forever grateful!
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Posted by Clint | October 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney! DCS Expertise! Super responsive!
Brad is a great attorney! He is super knowledgeable and has excellent Williamson County connections at the highest level - which is very important! His expertise extends multiple areas of practice. Importantly he is always available for his clients, and very responsive, even at times when other attorneys are very difficult o reach, Highly recommended!
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Posted by Mandy | June 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Mr. Carter
I work with and am personally acquainted with a lot of attorneys. But when I needed one to represent me, I called Mr. Carter. He will throughly explain each step of the legal process and respond to any remaining questions in a timely manner. He is very personable and makes you feel like your case is his top priority. He will provide sound advice and guidance throughout your legal affair. I highly recommend Mr. Carter as your attorney.
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Posted by Hailey | October 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Bradley was so helpful! He is very smart and was able to help me finialize my divorce as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend him to anyone searching for a good lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2014
A Trusted Legal Advisor
Words cannot not express how much I appreciate Brad's guidance, support, and counsel. Brad is unlike what most people would stereotype a lawyer of being; honest, sincere, knowledgeable and trustworthy. My sincere thanks goes out to him and I would recommend him to anyone I truly care for; that I knew was going through a divorce or for that matter, any other legal issue.
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
The Best Attorney In Tennessee
Mr.Carter is by far the best attorney in the state of Tennessee! Dedicated to his work and kept me well informed about everything in my case. Highly recommended and a very satisfied client.
Posted by Margaret | August 14, 2014
Mr. Carter is an excellent lawyer.
Recently, I was divorced by my husband of three-plus decades so that he could marry his affair partner. Mr. Carter provided excellent representation of my interests and handled all of my ex-husband's legal shenanigans with a great deal of skill. I was able to get everything I was entitled to, including half of the retirement my ex did not want to part with, and more. I highly recommend Mr. Carter.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020.

Suspension/Probation issued in TN, 2020
updated on 11/15/2022

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. When the attorney returns to practice the State monitors the attorney's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner / Founder
  • The Carter Law Firm & Associates, LLC
  • 2019 - Present

Education

  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Smith v. Smith
  • My client was awarded the divorce and retained custody of his children

Associations

  • Tennessee John Marshall American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2021
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Chairperson
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Graduate of Leadership Law Class
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2014
  • President's Special Recognition Award
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2014
  • Named as a Fellow
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Star of the Quarter
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2013
  • President's Special Recognition Award
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2013
  • Star of the Quarter
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2012
  • Kiwanian of the Year
  • Hilldale Kiwanis Club, Clarksville, Tennessee
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Presidents Honor
  • Hilldale Kiwanis Club, Clarlsville, Tennessee
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tennessee John Marshall American Inn of Court
  • Before the Fourteenth Amendment and its Ratification
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Carter is a consummate professional. He is knowledgeable and handles himself well in the courtroom. I endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad Carter is a knowledgeable attorney who is passionate about representing his clients' interests. He is well respected by the local bench and bar alike. He maintains his professional demeanor while zealously representing his client. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Bradley Carter. Brad and I both practiced in Clarksville, Tennessee for several years. He was always well prepared, ethical, and passionate about helping his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
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Franklin Divorce and separation Lawyer Bradley Michael Carter
Bradley Michael Carter
Divorce and separation Attorney
Franklin, TN
Licensed for 18 years
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details