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Emily Moore Leininger

Family Attorney at Franklin, TN

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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2007
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About Emily

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Emily Moore Leininger practices primarily in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, and Juvenile Law. She handles cases of divorce, child custody and visitation disputes, child support, adoption, paternity and legitimation, juvenile criminal matters, and other complex family law matters. She is actively involved in the Williamson County Bar Association, having been appointed to be the Law Day and Career Fair Chair. She is also an active member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, an exclusive organization comprised of the best lawyers and judges in Williamson County, which is committed to promoting the goals of legal excellence, civility, professionalism, and ethics. Emily is also a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Nashville Bar Association. Emily practices primarily in the Greater Nashville area, including Williamson, Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Maury, Wilson, Hickman, and Marshall Counties. Emily is licensed to practice law in all of the state trial courts in Tennessee, as well as the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Tennessee.

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2017
Client's Choice
2018 2017

Location

All Things Family Law
1550 W. McEwen Drive
Suite 300
Franklin, TN, 37067

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Candice | June 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent in a long going case
Emily has been nothing short of amazing, my divorce has been drawn out for multiple reasons but Emily has been nothing but understanding and always willing to help me in any way she can. I would recommend her to anyone!
Posted by Shawn | June 23, 2021
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Ms
I had recently divorced and my daughter's custody arrangement was not going well. She was back and forth way too much and she wasn't happy. I wanted to go back to court for a better parenting plan but my original attorney was on a leave of absence. I spoke with several attorneys but each one of them told me "it was too soon" to go back to court. Emily took my case and in the mean time, my daughter was falling apart with the current plan. We went back to court and we are currently working on a new plan. Emily was a blessing to me and my daughter. I highly recommend her. She is a fighter and she has become a friend to us.
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Posted by Michelle | June 18, 2021
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Simply amazing.
Emily is always attentive and addresses my concerns head on. She advocates for me to the fullest. She is an amazing attorney and an even more amazing person - something we need more of in this world. I would definitely recommend!
Posted by Kristina | June 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Family law
Emily has been there every step of the way, looking out for me amd my two little girls. She’s an expert, she’s tough and she is fair. She thought of things that I would never have imagined and continues to be there even after everything is final as a consultant. I would not want her as the opposing counsel.
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable & Supportive
Emily was absolutely fantastic to work with. She surpassed all of my expectations and needs, while being extremely supportive. I felt very comfortable and secure knowing she was on my side! I would highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Quick and Helpful Response
We were in a time sensitive custody situation that had us lost and scared. I reached out to Emily after finding her on a google search and I couldn't have been luckier. She responded quickly and she worked me in for a phone call where I asked all my questions and got some immediate advise. Ultimately, we wanted to retain Emily in case the situation needed quick action from her. She has always been responsive and compassionate when we were scared and didn't know what to do. I can't thank her enough. We will use Emily for any custody issue we have in the future.
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Posted by Jen | July 26, 2019
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Wonderful attorney - I wish I had found her sooner!!!
Emily is incredibly kind, passionate, professional, and attentive. I hired her for custody issues following my divorce. (I had an AWFUL experience with a different attorney through those proceedings and was traumatized by a lawyer who has since been disbarred). After meeting with several other family law attorneys who told me my wishes/hopes to protect my child were "impossible" - Emily said she could get it done, and she did! She is wonderful to work with and I will definitely use her again for any future needs! I've even recommended her to several friends and colleagues who are just as pleased.
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Posted by Eric | August 15, 2018
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Great Attorney!
We used Emily for a child custody case. She was very professional and attentive. She’s quick to respond to questions. She helped us win custody. I would definitely use her as a lawyer again. Very highly recommended.
Posted by Lauren | July 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Honest, Caring
I went to Emily wanting to make changes to my current parenting plan that was created during an emotional divorce. Originally, the plan lacked the wording and specificity it neeeded to ensure my child would have strict guidelines about the use of firearms, an out-of-state pick-up and drop-off plan, and detailed information regarding time with each parent, etc. She was always up front with me about things that I wanted that may not work, no matter how emotional I may have been; and her knowledge of the law and her interest in both myself and my son‘s best interest truly showed in her work ethic. She responded quickly when I needed advice, no matter what day or time, and always made me feel calm about the situation at hand. My parenting plan meets my child’s needs clearly, and I know that I can count on her to be honest, efficient, and ultimately there for my son and I when I need her. She’s checked in with me to see how things are going even after her payment was received, and I know that she’ll be there for us both when we need her. She’s a wonderful person, and an extraordinary lawyer. I would recommend her services to anyone who asks.
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Posted by Shelby | July 19, 2018
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Divorce attorney
I have used Emily from the very beginning of my divorce. Unfortunately, I have a very difficult ex husband but Emily has always been there to fight for what's best for me. She won't backdown or settle for anything that isn't in my best interest. I've had to contact her after hours and when she was out of the country on vacation. She's always willing to listen and help.
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Posted by Kiley | July 17, 2018
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Couldn’t have asked for better representation
No one ever wants to go through divorce or a child custody battle, but Emily made it a relatively quick and painless experience. She got to work on my case immediately and made sure I felt valued, no matter how busy she was. She remained relentless in the pursuit of my desires but remained very honest about her opinion of my requests. She made sure I was aware of the battle I was choosing to fight and did her best to help me settle everything, without a lengthy court battle. Her sole focus was on doing what was best for myself and my family. When I started researching lawyers I felt like I was going to be very alone through the process but from the moment that I first spoke with Emily she made me feel empowered and helped me regain control of my life. I would recommend her to anyone looking for honest and strong legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2018
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She will fight for you and is beyond amazing!
Emily was amazing in helping with the custody issues with my child. When other attorneys told me there was nothing that I could do, that the person who had driven drunk with my child would end up getting the same amount of parenting time they had prior to being arrested, she fought for me and she fought for my child. I can’t thank her enough!
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Posted by Scott | July 11, 2018
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Follows Through
There is nothing fun or easy that involves family law, and having Emily by my side was a huge benefit to me. She helped me through several difficult situations that resulted in the best outcome for my family. Being a dad and having 80% custody is not the norm, but through diligence and making the correct decisions I was able to get there. Emily understands the court systems in our area, which is a plus on setting a court date. She also maintains a professional relationship with many other attorneys, which helps to keep the lowest level of animosity possible. I feel she went beyond the normal expectations in working through several different problems. She was always on time, and always followed through with her commitments. I 100% recommend Emily to resolve your family law issue.
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Posted by Christen | July 6, 2018
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Money well spent
I was referred to Emily and I could not be more thankful that she took on my case. Before I hired her, she talked to me for a long time on the phone listening to the history, what was going on, etc. I could tell she genuinely cared and wasn't the typical, "Yes, I can definitely help you. My rates are..." type of attorney. I could tell off the bat that Emily knew exactly what she was talking about and she immediately told me what the plan of action would be. That consultation gave me immediate relief that everything would be okay. I was dealing with a VERY spiteful, manipulative, narcissistic person who was putting me through a living hell to be honest. He had made up countless false accusations and filed documents requesting full custody of our daughter. Emily was like a pitbull- I loved it. You can literally feel her passion for what she does. Every time we went to court or mediation she came in with her binder full of facts and brain full of knowledge and put an end to all of the false allegations. Thanks to Emily's dedication and true concern for my case, I still have primary custody of my daughter, am getting on time child support, and the lies and defamation were brought to a halt. I promise you will not regret hiring Emily- you would only regret if you did not. I would use her a million times over. Her rates are extremely fair and worth every single penny to have someone as strong as her on your side. She will be my go-to for anything should I ever need an attorney again.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2018
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Dedicated
Since the beginning, Emily has been dedicated to helping me gain custody of my child. Although, the process has been lengthy due to the court system itself, Emily has been very professional and helpful. She is very prompt with communication (calls, texts, emails). I would definitely recommend her to anyone going through a custody battle.
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Posted by Laura | July 6, 2018
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She is truly the best lawyer!
I found Emily through Autism Tennessee. I needed a lawyer who could understand my specific concerns for our special needs children. She has been the best at getting everyone involved (guardian ad litem, CASA worker, my ex’s lawyer,..etc.) to understand that our kids are not neurotypical & can not be treated as if they are. She is comassionate, professional, hard working, & honest. She is also very quick at returning phone calls, emails, or texts with any questions I have. I’m so thankful I hired her!
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2018
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Great Family Lawyer
Emily has been great throughout this stressful process of divorce. She is patient, empathetic and responsive, she even took a call from me while on vacation.
Posted by Damian | July 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, straight to the point; professional
I would use these words in a heartbeat to distribute Attorney Leininger. I was in court and saw her fiercely defending another client, and just knew if I ever needed a lawyer I wanted her. Circumstances prevailed, and a few weeks later I found myself needing just such help. I talked to a few other attorneys, but they didn’t gain my trust. I was instantly relieved and pleased with Emily from the start. When we appeared in court the first time together, she showed me a ferocity that reassured me I was truly in the right hands. My case has, in my opinion, dragged on for too long, but through it all she has been excellent counsel. My case hasn’t concluded yet, but with her representing me, I know I’m in the best hands I could be in. I would recommend her to anyone, anywhere, anytime, for any legal need... even if she couldn’t represent you, trust and believe whoever she recommends has to be high caliber. Because Attorney Leininger is truly the best.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2018
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Caring and in it to win it
Really went the extra mile and turned a bad situation in my favor. Got more time with my daughter then most get period, really fought hard for me. Very patient and understanding of my situation. Not judgmental very detail oriented and out for your best interest. I'll be using her again when I go for full custody , she is just that phenomenal. Thank you sooo much for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Attorney
Emily was great to work with. She worked hard for her client and communicated well. She was firm when she needed to be and negotiated in good faith on the case we had. Very reasonable. If you looking for an attorney in the franklin area I wouldn’t hesitate to call Emily.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • All Things Family Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Green & Leininger, PC
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Hale & Hale, PLC
  • 2007 - 2009

Education

  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Aquinas College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
  • member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association, Law Day and Career Fair
  • Chair
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (8)
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Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Emily on several cases. She is professional and dedicated to representing her clients."
Juvenile law Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Emily on several cases in juvenile court. Even on matters where we are against one another, she is professional, courteous, understands the law, and advocates for her clients. She has the ability to apply the law to the facts of her case and advise her clients on the best course of action. I would recommend her as an attorney for anything related to family law."
Family Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Emily is dedicated, highly intelligent, and caring. Any client who retained her would be in great hands."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily Leininger is a lawyer in the Williamson County, Tennessee, area who is well known and also well respected. She has been appointed to be the Law Day and Career Fair chair by the Williamson County Bar Association. She is also a member of the prestigious Harry Phillips American Inn of Court. Emily has an excellent and informative website for prospective clients to learn more about family law and divorce issues--always a great thing when a lawyer puts time and care into educating the community on that lawyer's area of practice. Finally, I have been in contact with Emily recently and have found her to be responsive and very pleasant and professional in her dealings. I endorse Emily Leininger as a family law/divorce attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Emily is a top-notch lawyer with excellent preparation skills and a competitive drive that serves her clients well. Folks in need of an attorney for her fields of practice will not be disappointed."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Emily is fantastic to work with. Always the professional, she is also genuinely a nice person. She knows the law and always zealously represents her clients. I absolutely endorse Emily."
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Emily is an effective and considerate attorney who does an outstanding job for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Emily for over 15 yrs and remember when she first began law school. I could not help but be impressed with her devotion to her Family, her work and going to law school at the same time. This is a prime example of multi-tasking and really showed her devotion to getting her law degree and practicing law. She has since become a noted expert on Family Law and the person to see if you have these issues. I highly recommend Emily and wish her the most success."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had several cases with Emily Leininger and have found her to be very smart, capable, and professional in her handling of her client's case. I endorse her."
Family Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is a professional inside and outside the courtroom. I always enjoy working with her (no, I don't say that about all lawyers). She brings common sense solutions to the table."
Juvenile law Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have seen Emily at work in juvenile court. She cares deeply for the children and families that she works with and works hard to help them out in any way that she can. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Emily. Emily is a smart, caring and a zealous advocate. She is well respected with her fellow attorneys."
Child support Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work on a case where Emily was the Opposing Counsel. She is very knowledgeable on the law with respect to child support and parenting time. She was a pleasure to work with on the case and very professional."
Family Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily Moore Leininger is an excellent advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is a wonderful contribution to the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
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Franklin Family Lawyer Emily Moore Leininger
Emily Moore Leininger
Family Attorney
Franklin, TN
Licensed for 17 years
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