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Marissa Lea Walters

Divorce and separation Attorney at Franklin, TN

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Marissa L. Walters

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Marissa

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Marissa effectively and compassionately advocates for her clients.  Having the benefit of learning from the vast legal knowledge and experience of excellent attorneys while previously working as a paralegal, Marissa took every opportunity to gain practical legal experience, and now uses it in her practice of law.  Marissa strives to help make a difficult time in the lives of her clients, hopefully, a little easier by providing them with competent legal advice and compassion during this tough stage.

Location

Marissa Lea Walters
136 Fourth Avenue South
Franklin, TN, 37064

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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2022
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MARISSA WALTERS - DIVORCE COUNSEL AND PARTNER
The divorce process has been a new and stressful experience for me, as it also involves my children. I did my due diligence, as a first time candidate, and interviewed 3-4 attorneys to familiarize myself with the process, understand the expectations and see which attorney best met my expectations on knowledge, partnership and engagement. After meeting and speaking with Marissa on a couple of introductory/exploratory meetings, I was convinced that she will be a great lead and I can confidently state that she has been that and more. Marissa has been a sounding board and strong proponent of me throughout the process and her passion/compassion and knowledge has been on full display. I do highly recommend anyone going through such an unfortunate and stressful time to find the right legal partner - Marissa is that person!
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Posted by Trey | March 1, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Marissa is compassionate, vigilant, knowledgeable, and precise... I highly recommend Mrs Walters for legal representation...
Posted by Preston | August 24, 2021
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Professional, Assertive, Knowledgeable, Strategic, and Compassionate. All Around Great Attorney.
After learning that my ex-wife had filed for divorce I began searching for an attorney to represent me. I spoke with multiple attorneys in the Franklin, TN area, and then I came across Marissa. During our consultation Marissa's knowledge of case law and her motivation to provide her clients the best possible outcome became obvious. After the consultation I retained Marissa and she gave me some very good insight as to what was going to happen each step of the way. Marissa was very professional and responsive. If something came up and I needed to speak with her I would always get a timely response. This divorce was a very stressful event for me and Marissa showed compassion and kindness throughout the whole process. Marissa cares about her client's well-being and she will fight to protect them. She is a very straightforward and truthful person. Marissa guided me every step of the way and gave me a realistic idea of what to expect. She would always go the extra mile when she was working on my case. Marissa was very strategic in the way she handled my case and the result was direct reflection of it. In the end, all of Marissa's hard work paid off with me receiving a great outcome that was very favorable on my behalf. Marissa is an outstanding attorney and I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Dennis | May 11, 2021
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Expert and responsive help with Co-Conservatorship
First of all, I got a response in less than 15 minutes from when I first tried to contact Marissa. We had initially explored the process with another attorney, who had the experience but for whatever reason took a week or more to answer the simplest question. Marissa and her staff were quick to answer questions and appropriately acknowledged they had received some information and set our expectations for what to expect next and when. It was obvious that Marissa had helped other families navigate this process before. We are thankful that we found her and would not hesitate to recommend Marissa to others or to work with her again.
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Posted by Scott | August 22, 2020
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Excellent experience
Marissa was fantastic. Luckily my good friend introduced me to her at just the right time. She completely understood what I was going through and gave me the assurance that I needed. She is very knowledgeable, committed and confident which I believe makes for an excellent attorney. She is also very responsive. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. Thanks Marissa!
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2020
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Guardianship and ultimately Adoption
Marissa was outstanding in our legal matters of adopting our granddaughter. In fact the Judge was extremely complimentary in how she handled the case and the preparation of all of the legal documents. I would highly recommend Marissa for anyone needing the same or similar legal services.
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2020
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Marissa is an outstanding attorney - Gives 110% and an expert in law
I've worked with Marissa for over 9 months on a complicated child support case. She never ceased to amaze me during litigation and preparation of her briefs/motions. She knew ever detail of the law and worked closely with me to create a strategy combined with her expertise on the law to get the best outcome possible. I'd recommend her to anyone that is need of a attorney. She will fight and give 110% every step of the way.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2020
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Strong in Expertise, Quick in Action, & Genuine in Care
I had the good fortune of finding Marissa during an unfortunate time in my life requiring legal counsel. She was an asset and a blessing to me at all points in my experience and she proceeded with impressive knowledge, quick action, assuring confidence, and the kind of calm spirit that anyone having to navigate a legal matter would appreciate. As such, I recommend her highly and am grateful for her service, grace, and genuine care as counsel.
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Posted by Beth | March 20, 2020
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Marissa is an exceptional lawyer!
I recently went through a divorce and needed representation. A friend recommended Mrs. Marissa Walters. It was one that had many parts including a business, children, personal property. She was very knowledgeable on the laws for all areas I need assistance with. In the beginning, I was an emotional wreck as anyone would be. She continued throughout the whole process to keep me on track to do what was best for myself and my children. She will stick to her guns for you! There was never a time that I reached out to her that she did not get back with me in a timely manner and had answers to give. I recommend her for anyone looking for representation. You will not be disappointed!
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Posted by Sarah | March 9, 2020
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Marissa exceeded every expectation
Marissa guided me through the process of filing and petitioning for a change in custody with kindness and grace. She spoke to me without ever once making me feel like I was in a losing battle. She gave great advice and helped me stand up for myself when I was ready to give up. Her knowledge of the law and the resources she utilized to help our case stay out of court were nothing short of amazing. I will be recommending her and using her in future endeavors, should the need arise.
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Posted by Scott | February 9, 2020
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Marissa is amazing!
Marissa helped me workout a new parenting plan when my child’s mom moved from Nashville to Knoxville. I have had other attorneys to help with parenting plans in the past but Marissa was the first one who seemed to really care about me and my child. She fought to maximize my time and kept me informed of every step of the way. Hopefully I will never have to hire another attorney but if I do, I will definitely be hiring Marissa. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a smart, compassionate, honest attorney who will go to bat for you.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2020
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Very Positive Experience
Marissa helped me with a high conflict, post divorce custody issue. She is very kind, patient and thorough and helped make a stressful time much easier to navigate. I would recommend her without hesitation.
Posted by Erin | October 27, 2019
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Hire Marissa Before Your Ex Does
Marissa Walters has been handling my case closely with Mr. Neil Campbell since 2014. I will tell you what I’ve seen with no sway of my opinion and let you decide for yourself: I’ve seen Marissa spend nights and weekends going through stacks of papers preparing for my trials when she might prefer to be at home with her family. I’ve seen Marissa call me from her vacation, and from her off-hours just to respond to an email I sent that I felt was an emergency. I’ve seen Marissa recall small details from my case that I’ve forgotten in crucial moments when the judge needs to hear them. I’ve seen Marissa stick with my never-ending nightmare of a case all these years while the opposing party has utilized the fine services of five separate Franklin/Brentwood/Nashville attorneys. I’ve seen Marissa keep her composure and treat me with compassion when I’m panicking and feeling like everything’s hopeless. I’ve continued to see my cases prevail.
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Posted by Angie | September 3, 2019
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Permanent Guardianship - Kinship
Marissa was very thorough and helped us navigate a stressful situation. She coordinated with multiple attorneys, the GAL, CASA worker and the magistrate to bring about the best results for our nephew. She helped bring us clarity regrading the legal process and we highly recommend her. If/when needed, we will use her again.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Story, Abernathy & Campbell
  • 2019 - Present
  • Paralegal
  • Story, Abernathy & Campbell
  • 2015 - 2019

Education

  • Charlotte School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sheila Long Pless v. Robert Eugene Pless, Jr., M2018-02047-COA-R3-CV, 2019 WL 4757621
  • Affirmed in all respects.
  • Ivan M. Kanski v. Kelly J. Kanski, M2017-0193-COA-R3-CV, 2018 WL 5435402 (Tenn.Ct.App. October 29, 2018)
  • Affirmed in part, remanded on issue of Father's income.

Associations

  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tennessee John Marshall American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Charlotte School of Law - Law Review
  • Associate Editor-in-Chief
  • 2013 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (0)
Endorse Marissa
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marissa has great attention to detail and is always working for her client's benefit. Anyone would be well served by having her on their side."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marissa is a talented and thorough attorney who goes the extra mile for her clients. I strongly endorse her"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marissa is a great lawyer in the Williamson County, TN area. She has a thorough understanding of the law and will work to get you the best results possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Marissa for several years. She is very knowledgeable and works diligently to assist clients with their needs."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am a fellow attorney of Marissa's. She has helped me on several matters drafting pleadings and trial memoranda for complicated cases. Her writing skills are excellent and such are very important in the practice of law as the judges review prior to court proceedings. Often times, cases are won upon the pleadings, which gives Marissa an advantage not all lawyers possess. I endorse Marissa!"
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Marissa worked for me as a paralegal and assistant for many years. I am proud to have her as an associate at our office. She has worked on many successful and complex legal matters at both the Trial and Appellate Court levels throughout years. If you are looking for a caring, compassionate and aggressive lawyer for your legal needs, look no further. I highly endorse this lawyer."
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Franklin Divorce and separation Lawyer Marissa Lea Walters
Marissa Lea Walters
Divorce and separation Attorney
Franklin, TN
Licensed for 10 years
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