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Heather Denise Piper

Divorce and separation Attorney at Franklin, TN

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Heather Piper, Heather D. Piper

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2008
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Heather D. Piper is the founding partner of Piper Law PLLC.  With a legal practice that spans over a decade, she is an experienced litigator with multiple victories at the trial and appellate levels.  She also has advanced training in the non-litigious collaborative divorce process.  Her unique litigation background and her continued commitment to caring for the overall health and happiness of her clients make her a unique and forceful asset to the family law community. 

Heather's creativity, hard work, and dedication to excellence has earned her recognition by her peers in the legal community.  She has consistently been named one of Tennessee's Top Ten under 40 Family Law Attorneys and a Mid-South Rising Star by the Super Lawyers Magazine.  She has also been the recipient of Tennessee's 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys from 2015-2020, a two-time recipient of the American Board of Trial Advocates Award, and a Best of the Bar nominee by the Nashville Business Journal. She is a member of the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Alliance, Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and American Bar Association.  

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Piper Law PLLC
625 Bakers Bridge Avenue
Ste 105
Franklin, TN, 37067


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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2022
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Amazing attorney
I can’t begin to express how grateful I am that Heather Piper represented me during my divorce. The amount of detail and care she took with my case was phenomenal. She was always available if I had a question or concern and made sure to fully explain the process and what I should expect. I could go on and on, but I’ll finish by saying if you need a family law attorney that is responsive and really cares about their clients then Piper Law is where u need to be.
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Posted by Patrick | November 23, 2021
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Miracle worker
I retained Ms. Piper's services midway through divorce proceedings. During my initial consultation, Ms. Piper truly listened to my concerns & priorities. Not once did I feel like a number when dealing with Ms. Piper. Each conversation left me with a feeling of confidence that I was in the most competent representation imaginable. Ms. Piper & her team developed a strategy that lead to an outcome that I was previously told would be impossible. Parenting time was the utmost importance to me & when we finally put pen to paper, I had more parenting time than what would have been granted in trial. Ms. Piper respected my time & worked efficiently to provide an amazing outcome while avoiding unnecessary billable hours. I have and will continue to recommend her services to anyone going through the trying times that are divorce proceedings.
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Posted by Kevin English | August 6, 2021
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Professionalism unmatched!
When I contacted Heather, my situation seemed trying and very difficult to work through alone. She gave me the best advise I needed at the time, which was stay calm and keep things simple. She handled everything with great care and professionalism, walking me through the process with ease of mind. Words cannot describe my level of satisfaction. Thanks so much!!!!
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Posted by Robert | May 29, 2020
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Amazing Family Law Attorney!!!!
I rarely write reviews of any kind. But this is certainly noteworthy. Heather Piper is an amazing person and attorney. She addressed our divorce matters efficiently, with great care, and attention to detail during this sensitive process. Currently, our family affairs seem better now than they have been in many years. Large credit to Heather. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a phenomenal family law attorney. Feel as though I may have also gained a friend in the process. Thank you to Heather for all of her expert guidance during very challenging times. Similarly, as I hear in my periodontal practice, "I like you a lot Heather, but hope to never require your services in the future". Although, I certainly know where to turn if needed. She is such a professional! Sincerest Regards, Robert
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Posted by Sam | February 4, 2020
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Excellent Legal Representation
I was referred to the firm of Piper McCracken for representation during a Child Support Modification case. It seemed my case was more arduous than should be and it was an excellent choice to have Heather Piper as my legal counsel. Ms. Piper identified realistic legal expectations, laid out a plan for how she would proceed, and followed through with her plan to deliver successful results. I would highly recommend Ms. Piper and the piper McCracken legal team.
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Posted by Jane | December 29, 2018
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Heather, was amazing!! First time I met her I felt understood. She listened to me and showed compassion and understanding. She showed this throughout the process. I knew all along she cared and had my interests at heart. At the the end of the process I got everything I deserved and wanted. She fought hard for me and did not back down. I would strongly recommend Heather!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2015
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Heather Piper is an excellent attorney. She was obviously made to work in family law because she is a fierce advocate and also a great friend and counselor. We went into this knowing that we had an uphill battle to fight, and she exceeded our expectations. She worked to find a resolution perfectly tailored to us and our more than slightly complicated child custody situation. I would recommend Heather Piper to anyone looking for a family law attorney. We would not have gotten through this mess without her.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
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Proactive, intelligent, efficient, and tough
My case began in September 2011. I had a problematic wife who did the best she could to delay the divorce process and take as much parenting time away from me for our young son as she could. I went through the process of hiring and firing several prominent attorneys in Nashville...all of which would give into every demand by my wife's attorney and would try to get me to settle for less time with my son. I was emotionally and physically drained every time I paid a bill to a lawyer that was not making things happen. Then I met with Heather Piper. Her extensive experience as a litigation attorney served me well. Heather had my back and fought hard for my case with passion and integrity. She was caring and compassionate to my situation, and persistently tough in defending my interests. She was able to get all the issues resolved in less than three months with me getting exactly what I wanted and more parenting time with my son. I write this in hopes that someone in my situation will be led to the right lawyer, instead of spending more money than necessary going through several of the wrong lawyers.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2015
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Excellent Family Law Attorney - Honest & Ethical
I hired Ms. Piper to represent me in a child custody matter. She was patient and thorough. She explained every step of the process in detail, including what to expect in the courtroom and how to handle communication with the other party and his attorney. Her instructions were clear and concise, and no question was too silly for her to take the time to address. My children are the most important thing in the world to me, and she made them her priority as well. Heather's strategic thinking and skillful representation of my case resulted in a very favorable outcome and I couldn't be more pleased. Heather truly cares about her clients, and she cares about the quality of her work product that determines the outcome of their cases. I highly recommend hiring her!
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Work Experience

  • Founding partner
  • Piper Law PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Piper McCracken PLLC
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Hall Booth Smith, PLC
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Gideon Cooper & Essary, PLC
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Southern Governors Association
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Press Intern
  • United States Senate Washington Dc
  • 2002 - 2003
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  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Austin Peay State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Powell v. Community Health Systems, 312 S.W.3d 496 (Tenn. 2010)
  • Sirbaugh v. Hardin Medical Center, 2014 WL 6465676 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2014)
  • Bearden v. Lanford, 2013 WL 6908938 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2013)
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  • Williamson County Inns of Court
  • 2018 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Young Leaders Council
  • 2015 - Present
  • Nashville Junior League
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nashville Chamber of Commerce
  • 2013 - Present
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Belmont University College of Law American Inn of Court
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Tennessee’s 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Client Satisfaction
  • The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys
  • Attorney & Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Award
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2008
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Award
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual meeting of Middle Tennessee Financial Planners Association
  • Making 'Cents' Out of Divorce
  • 2019
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Tactics in Litigation
  • 2014
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Social Media and Litigation
  • 2014
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
  • Depositions
  • 2013
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
  • Affordable Care Act
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (14)
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Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Piper-Coke is an exceptional advocate for her clients who understands the unique challenges of domestic and family cases. She is empathetic and compassionate, yet fierce when it is required. Her clients come to her with difficult and sensitive problems, but she is dedicated to providing them with effective solutions."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather brings knowledge and experience to serve her clients effectively and efficiently. I have no reservations endorsing her as a divorce and family law attorney. If you need a divorce lawyer stop looking, you've found her."
Family Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Heather and I recently had a case together. We were opposing counsel. Throughout she was professional, communicative, and prepared. She was also an excellent advocate for her client and got the client a great deal. I would not hesitate in recommending her."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is an intelligent and diligent attorney with a passion for getting the best results for her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heather is an excellent advocate for her clients and her attention to detail is unmatched. She has given me advice on several issues ranging from family law cases to appellate work and her input has always been invaluable. I do not hesitate to refer my clients that have family law issues to Heather because I know they will be working with a strong advocate who will ensure that their case is handled in the most reasonable and effective manner."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heather Piper is an outstanding attorney. Her attention to detail is second to none. Her ability to find nuances and strategic interpretations of the law is truly remarkable and her perseverance and dedication to her clients is truly a gift to the people she serves."
Family Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Heather Piper is a talented lawyer who knows the law and the people she represents. An excellent attorney. She was a two-time recipient of the American Board of Trial Advocates Award, Director of the Trial Advocacy Board, and President of the Defense Lawyers Association."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Franklin Divorce and separation Lawyer Heather Denise Piper
Heather Denise Piper
Divorce and separation Attorney
Franklin, TN
Licensed for 15 years