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William Philip Holloway

Divorce and separation Attorney at Franklin, TN

4.8   27 reviews

also known as Will Holloway


Licensed for 12 years

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    20%

  2. Child custody
    20%
    Your children are your most important asset. To make sure your parenting schedule is fair to both parents, call Attorney Holloway today for a case evaluation.

  3. Child support
    20%
    Perhaps the most important decision a Court can make involves the custody and well-being of a child. Attorney Holloway has years of experience in front of many judges presenting these types of issues. Give a call.

  4. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Divorce can be an emotionally frightening experience. Attorney Holloway's goal is to help you understand the different phases of a divorce and what to expect should you ever go through one. Let Attorney Holloway help, give him a call.

    13 years

  5. Family
    20%
    Attorney Holloway is a premier family law attorney that can help you with your family legal needs. He has over a decade of experience helping people in Tennessee through their family issues. Give him a call now.

        I was born in Columbia, Tennessee to a family of seven. My father was a trial lawyer and I fell in love with the profession at an early age. I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Business Administration and enrolled into the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2007.

        In the summer during law school, I clerked for the Circuit Court Judges in Williamson County. This experience was invaluable from a legal perspective. It also made me realize how much I love Franklin, TN. After I completed law school, it just so happened that one of the Judges I worked for, Lee Davies, went back into private practice and started Schell, Binkley, & Davies. I was fortunate enough to join the firm and have been practicing with them ever since.

        I take great pride in handling my cases the right way. The goal of any divorce case is to put you in the best position possible to allow you to start the next chapter in your life. How exactly that is done is unique to each case. If you are considering divorce, I would appreciate the opportunity to develop that strategy with you.

Licensed for 12 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/19/2022

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

Contact William

Fort, Holloway, & Rogers, LLC
Fort, Holloway, & Rogers, LLC
103 Berrywood Dr
Columbia, TN, 38401
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
Posted by Stephanie | May 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Absolute Recommendation!!!
This may seem an unusual recommendation and endorsement for Mr. Will Holloway. That being said, it is a completely positive and affirming review of him. Will was employed by my husband during our divorce. He was by far the most prepared, adept, skilled, implacable, pertinacious and inexorable of lawyers. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone including my friends and family. Lastly, I would seek out Will for his unwavering, professional guidance and counsel on any legal matter in the future.
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Posted by Kate | May 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FANTASTIC ATTORNEY!!!!!
William Holloway is a brilliant attorney AND a wonderful human being! Will was a great listener, and he really took the time to understand my situation, not only for me, but also for my children. He was very honest with his advice and understood the legal system and its culture in Williamson County. He guided me through a very challenging time and always provided me with clear, sound advice in an extremely complicated situation. Will also listened to my children, and he always took their needs into consideration when advising me. In the court room, Will is sharp. He knows exactly what he is doing, and he does it very well. The outcomes of my court appearances were always favorable because of Will and his keen insight and strategy. I have used Will over the course of ten years, multiple times. I honestly could not have made it through a difficult divorce/custody issues without his help. I have recommended him to so many people, and will continue to do so. It is rare to encounter someone as competent and kind as he is.
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Posted by Dee | May 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PHENOMENAL LAWYER!!
Will Holloway and his team were amazing. They assisted me and fought for me through the process of my case. Not only did they work on my case and help me win even more than I expected, Will and his team showed genuine concern for my well-being through a very difficult and stressful time. The thing that stood out to me the most about Will was that he told me early on that he felt I had a very strong case with the honest truth and facts of my story, and he was right. Thank you Will and team for not only helping me win, but begin the process of putting my life back together again.
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First time hiring an attorney - Will is THE BEST!
Divorce was not something I wanted. Of course, nothing I ever hoped or planned for. I was hurt, sad and scared of what was to come. And now I had to take the huge task of finding the best divorce attorney in Williamson County. When it was time, I took the recommendation of meeting Will Holloway from one of my dearest friends. Thank goodness she was on point. I was very direct and organized with Will and he never once let me down. His communication skills were impeccable and timely. His willingness to get what I wanted done in my time frame was met at every way. I never doubted any information or advice he gave me. I always felt he had my best interests at hand with the utmost sincerity and efficiency. At our final meeting, after the divorce was finalized, Will gave me his final “talk” and it was what I describe as a “pep talk”. His words were kind and insightful. I have to admit there was a small part of me that was sad that I would no longer be meeting with Will again. I found his services to be extremely professional, helpful and most importantly, genuine.
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Posted by Mark | July 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Guidance When You Need It Most
After 21 years of marriage, I found myself in an unwanted divorce. I interviewed a total of five local attorneys in the Franklin area, but knew after my first meeting with Will, he would be the attorney to represent me. You will not find a better attorney who will take the time to understand your individual circumstances and navigate you through potentially one of the most stressful and emotional events of your life, especially when there are children involved. He will give you sound advice and offer a common-sense strategy to get you through the divorce while you’re in the maelstrom of emotions that can cloud your judgement. Will was fully engaged from the beginning to the end. In my particular case, there was an affair involved but instead of making that the central theme, Will directed my focus on the best outcome for my children and me. He explained right from the start there are basically two paths to pursue in a divorce; one is contested and the other is uncontested. In the end, both yield the same results with a divorce decree but the emotional toll and cost would be dramatically different. He is very conscientious of your needs and will not frivolously spend your money. This is what sets Will apart from anyone else you’re considering for representation; he genuinely cares about your ability to move forward with your life post-divorce. Trust me when I tell you this will make a huge difference once the dust settles. I am so grateful for Will’s guidance throughout the entire process and completely satisfied with the outcome. I highly recommend his professional services without any hesitations.
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Posted by Brian | July 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not an ATM machine
Will was recommended to me by a friend that used him for his divorce. Will was different than what I've heard about most divorce attorney's. He didn't use me as an ATM. He told me from the beginning that we can fight and file for every little grievance with soon to be ex-wife or we can choose our battles. One will cost you a whole lot more money and gain you very little when the dust settles. I really appreciated that advice and attitude, so I would email or call Will and he would tell me if he thought it was worth it to pursue. At the end of the day I was very pleased with the alimony and settlement that was negotiated at mediation. Thanks Will!
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough and Helpful
Will did a fine job representing me. He was extremely knowledgeable with regard to the law and did a fantastic job educating me throughout the process. He was concise and to the point. He remained focused on the ending result/settlement of my case and helped me to avoid meaningless and costly legal debate over inconsequential issues.
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Posted by Brooke | March 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Absolute Best!
During a difficult time of many unknowns I hired William Holloway to represent me during my divorce. It was an absolute blessing to have an attorney that was not only genuine and compassionate but on top of every detail to ensure my positive outcome. I would highly recommend hiring his professional expertise to support and navigate your legal situation.
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Posted by Marty | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Advocate
I had been wed for 23 years, but my marriage was totally in shambles. Will was recommended highly by another attorney that I had used a year prior for a separate matter. He said there was none better in this area for his subject of expertise. After the initial consultation, I knew Will was my man. He patiently answered all my questions, and gave me excellent counsel throughout the entire process, from filing to final decree and beyond. He was wise, thoughtful, patient, and tenacious. Only five months later, I had an amicable marriage dissolution agreement with my former spouse, and the divorce was final. As heavy and painful as a divorce can be, I count it a tremendous blessing to have had Will as my advocate on the rough journey to brighter days.
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Posted by Andy | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tough job made easier
Mr. Holloway showed great patients and understanding in what to me was a very difficult and heart renching divorce case. He went through great efforts to make sure I understood the necessary steps we had to take to complete our goal and kept meself on track. His correspondences with all parties envolved were professional and complete. When outside help was needed his suggested reference or professional was top notch. Mr. Holloway always left me feeling confident in my actions as well as his. His legal expertise is superb and always seemed to be a step ahead of opposing counsel. Mr. Holloway also seemed to be well respected by our presiding judge.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
William was the most professional lawyer I interviewed when I seeking guidance about my divorce and I interviewed many. Not only was he able to give me Incredible wisdom on the matter but he was fighter for me. Someone who wanted the best for me and got it. He doesn’t let down when it comes to defending his client and I noticed that the judges truly appreciated his professionalism. He listens. He cares. He’s the best for sure.
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Posted by Autumn | April 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will is the by far the BEST!
Going through a divorce is so stressful, scary and there is so much unknown. It was a very overwhelming process when searching for a divorce attorney. I interviewed three attorneys before meeting with Will. I didn’t know who I could trust and who would make sure that I received the best outcome for me and my children. I learned more from Will in the first meeting with him than I had from the other three attorneys combined. Will is confident and knows his stuff. I had complete confidence in him after that first meeting. Also, he is honest and fair. He advises you with you and your childrens best interest in mind. I am so thankful a friend referred me to Will. Will made sure I received everything I needed for me and my girls to be taken care of. I am so thankful I chose Will to represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strategic and Prepared
Will helped us with a grandparent visitation case. He was extremely knowledgeable in the field and dug deep into the weeds to obtain as much litigious leverage as possible. He prepared well and knew all the facts inside and out. Will responded quickly to our questions and took the time to explain complicated details in an easy to understand manner.
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Posted by Missy | April 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and upfront! Very professional and compassionate. at the same time.
When I first met with Will, he was very professional and explained to me that the divorce process was nothing more than a leagal agreement and to try to take the emotion out of it. I did exactly what he advised me to do and I felt like he went over and above! It was difficult for me at times to take away the emotion out of the process. During these moments, Will was genuine, compassionate and took the time to hear me out and allow me to grieve and express my feelings without feeling uncomfortable. Any correspondence between us was always a quick turn around... September (paralegal) was wonderful to work with as well and was extremely proficient in what documents were needed in keeping me informed through out the entire process. The staff has always welcomed me graciously and has been very attentive when I arrive, always offering water or coffee. I will summarize with this... Divorce is difficult in any given circumstance, however my whole experience was dealt with the upmost respect by Will and the Staff at Schell and Davies. I have and will continue to refer their services.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best to Have on Your Team
I was trying to represent myself and achieve a "friendly" divorce agreement with my ex, who had hired an attorney. The negotiations were going nowhere. I consulted with Will and knew right away that he could fix everything, and he did. The mistakes I had made - he corrected them like they'd never happened. Will knows and has working relationships with all the key players in the area. Hiring Will turned out to be the best investment I've ever made.
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Posted by Cory | September 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very fair and trustworthy.
Will took me and my case on when I decided to file divorce. During the divorce some unforseen circumstances came up in a domestic case and he jumped in on that case with both feet and helped get my name cleared from that nonsense. He is a great attorney and definitely listens and works with his client. I highly recommend him and his services to anyone. I keep his card in my wallet just in case. You won't be sorry hiring this class act.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2015
Prayer Answered
I was involved in a four year custody battle. The lawyer I paid top Franklin dollars for let me know I was the dad and dad's didn't win custody of their children. After enough was enough, I called Mr. Holloway! He took on my case, took the fight right to her door, and within weeks had her team on their knees. After four years, the nightmare ended and I got my 50:50 time with my daughter. I thank God for what he has done for my daughter and my family. If you need action rather than legal runaround, William Holloway is a gentleman and the best option to get the results you deserve. He will bring hope when you didn't think there was hope.
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Posted by Ross | March 11, 2015
HOME RUN DIVORCE COUNSEL
I located Will on avvo.com after several initial consultations with divorce attorneys in the greater Nashville area. During our initial meeting, I realized Will was my best choice to protect my interests. He was clear and honest with me about his expectations for the outcome of my divorce starting with our initial discussion. He was also by far the most accurate lawyer concerning costs I would incur before the divorce was finalized. There were many aspects of the process that I did not expect, or understand. Will and his staff was patient with my questions, and always provided the guidance necessary to protect my best interests. Will helped me reach a settlement through mediation which I believe is fair to both parties, and my children. I strongly recommend Will to anyone needing a family law attorney.
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Posted by D | March 2, 2015
Great Lawyer I would highly recommend for child custody or divorce
I hired Will after having to let my first attorney go for never communicating with me and making me feel as though I was all on my own during my divorce. Will and his staff stepped in and a did a great job of taking over my case. He was honest and real on what to fight about and what to let go. My case did go to trial and because of Will's preparation and knowledge of the legal system I as a father of 2 was awarded everything I was asking for. His staff has also done a fantastic job of keeping me up to date on all filings and where there with any questions I ever had.
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Posted by D and W | February 28, 2013
THE BEST DECISION WE EVER MADE.
My husband and I interviewed attorneys as we had a difficult and somewhat unusual (at least to us!) case. Mr. Holloway was our choice. He has been a life saver for us and our family. I have trusted him and his counsel. He is outstanding in the court room and respected by his peers. Infact, it was one of his peers that gave us his name and recommended him! We will not hesitate to use him again if needed at any future date.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Fort, Holloway, & Rogers, LLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • Schell & Davies, LLC
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Schell & Ogelsby, LLC
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Associate
  • Schell & Davies, LLC
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Schell, Binkley, & Davies, LLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Court Officer
  • Williamson County, Tennessee Circuit Court Judges
  • 2008 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Tennessee
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2007
  • Battle Ground Academy
  • 2003

Associations

  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Vice Chair, Mock Trial Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Mock Trial Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firms - 2013
  • U.S. News
  • 2013
  • Concentration in Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2010
  • Summers and Wyatt Trial Advocacy Scholarship
  • Summers & Wyatt P.C.
  • 2009
  • Finalist: Jenkins Trial Competition
  • Jenkins Trial Competition
  • 2009
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Society and the Law
  • Criminal Law and Procedures
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (19)
Child custody Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Strong advocate, worthy adversary, consummate professional. Will would be my first call if my wife divorces me."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had several cases with Will in which he was the opposing counsel. He worked hard for his clients and represented them with honesty and integrity. He has a well deserved, excellent reputation in the legal community. I highly endorse Will Holloway."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"William Holloway is an extremely knowledgeable attorney with a wealth of experience in divorce and separation. He always maintains a professional demeanor while zealously advocating for his clients. I have worked with and for Mr. Holloway on several matters. I found him to be compassionate in relation to his clients needs. He also went the extra mile to investigate every detail of his cases to assure his clients were properly represented. Mr. Holloway is a true professional in every sense of the word. I would not hesitate to recommend William Holloway as a divorce and separation attorney. His professionalism coupled with his zealous advocacy of his clients is second to none. Mr. Holloway is an outstanding attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Will is detailed oriented, a strong advocate for his clients in and out of the courtroom, and also reasonable when it comes to settling cases to avoid litigation. I consider Will a friend and would recommend him to anyone needing a very talented attorney to represent their interests."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will Holloway is one of the top attorneys in Williamson County. I have seen him in court and witnessed his determination to get great outcomes for his clients. He is a true professional."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Will is an extremely intelligent attorney who pays attention to all the details of his client's case. Will is aggressive when needed, but has the finesse of a great mediator when needed."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Smart and professional. Mr Holloway takes the time with his clients with a personal touch that is second to none. Above all else, Mr. Holloway cares."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Will and I have represented opposing parties on a couple divorce/ post-divorce cases. He is smart, knowledgable, and creative when seeking settlement solutions. In the courtroom, he is passionate about his client's case, but always professional. When I find that Will has accepted a case from the other side of one of my divorce cases, I know he will give his client excellent legal advice, work hard to resolve legal issues without trial, and fight to the end if it comes to a trial. He is recognized as a rising star in our legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the privilege of assisting several of Will's domestic clients get their financial lives in order during and post-divorce. In this role, I have always found Will to be extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and passionate about advocating for his clients. I wholeheartedly recommend Will to my clients that are looking for help with a domestic matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have watched Mr. Holloway in the Courtroom for several years and I have always been impressed by his aggressive representation of each and every client. His advocacy skills are second to none and he is and will continue to be a leading attorney in this community for many years to come. I would recommend Mr. Holloway to all of my friends, family and other colleagues, in the event that they were in need of legal service."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Will is an excellent, aggressive, and thorough lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Will on multiple cases and he has always demonstrated the highest level of knowledge, preparation, and professionalism. He is high quality attorney with a broad range of skills. I strongly endorse Will for all of his areas of practice."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Franklin Divorce and separation Lawyer William Philip Holloway
William Philip Holloway
Divorce and separation Attorney
Franklin, TN
Licensed for 12 years