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Michael D. Ponce is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education, and Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice. He is a former clerk to Hon. Judge John Wisdom, U.S. Court of Appeals (5th Cir.) He received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He also has an M.B.A. and a B.S. from Suffolk University in Boston MA.

He is a former clerk to Hon. Judge John Wisdom, U.S. Court of Appeals (5th Cir.). He received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He also has M.B.A. and a B.S. from Suffolk University in Boston, MA


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 30%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Employment: 20%
  4. Social Security: 20%



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Christopher George Aldridge

    Michael is a great attorney and advocate who truly cares about his clients.


    Christopher Aldridge Social security Attorney
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  • Albert Allen Smith III

    Michael is one of the few attorneys certified as a civil, trial specialist. He exemplifies professionalism by putting his clients' interests over those of the firm's or his own. He is an advocate in every sense of the word; compassionate, competent and appropriately aggressive when dealing with his opposition. Michael's work is more than a job, it is a mission. Individuals in Middle Tennessee are fortunate to have access to his skills, resources and abilities.


    Albert Smith Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

1000 Jackson Road, Ste 225
Goodlettsville, TN, 37072


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Mid-South Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Certified as a Civil Trial SpecialistTennessee Commission on Continuing Legal EducationN/A
Certified as a Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial AdvocacyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMichael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Goodlettsville Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
Boy Scouts of AmericaTroop LeaderN/A
Better Business BureauMemberN/A
Circle of AdvocatesMemberN/A
National Board of Trial AdvocacyMemberN/A
National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice AdvocacyMemberN/A
Tennessee Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Tennessee Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Nashville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
St. Timothy Lutheran ChurchmemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Candace McClain v. Super Stop and Nationwide InsuranceN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Protect & DefendProtect & Defend2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Suffolk UniversityBusiness AdministrationMA - MastersN/A
Suffolk UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Business InstituteBalancing Ethics and Professionalism in the Law for Tennessee Attorneys2005
National Business InstituteDamages in Tennessee Civil Trial Practice2004