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Nathan Zale Dowlen

Estate planning Attorney at Goodlettsville, TN

4.9   13 reviews

also known as Zale Dowlen

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Nathan

Learn Nathan’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    60%
    Estate Planning is not hard, but it won't do itself. I try very hard to make it affordable and easy to understand.

    16 years

  2. Probate
    25%
    Probate is not a scary process. It's intended to be orderly and but it can get tense. Don't try to do it alone, give me a call.

    16 years

  3. Car accident
    10%
    Before being licensed as an attorney, I was an injury adjuster. I worked for several major insurance companies. I often handled some of their more complex claims from death claims to severe scarring. Whatever your injury claim involves, I can help you through it.

    16 years

  4. Uncontested divorce
    5%
    Most of my divorces are uncontested. I don't take every divorce that comes in, but for the ones I take, I try very hard to minimize the drama.

    16 years

I am a Kingdom Driven Attorney and Estate Planner. I am passionate about empowering everyday people to LIVE WELL and BE REMEMBERED as the HEROES they already are.

Estate Planning, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Life Insurance, and Trusts are all effective tools in helping clients to have PEACE OF MIND. Can I help you too?

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TN Law License: #026816;
TN Life & Health License: #2486228;

Location

Nathan Zale Dowlen
100 North Main, Suite N
Goodlettsville, TN, 37072

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
5 star attorney
Answered my question with confidence, knowledge and experience . I would definitely advise people to use him
Posted by Marsha | October 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Mr. Dowlen made working through a difficult situation as pleasant as possible. He is very knowledgeable on the different areas related to a divorce. Mr. Dowlen was mindful of the cost to me and made very good use of his time to help save me money. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone in need of his services.
Response from Nathan Dowlen November 12, 2020
Thank you!
Posted by Glori Edewaard | February 26, 2015
Caring, Thorough, Knowledgeable, Professional - Highly Recommend!
Mr. Dowlen successfully helped us navigate - and win - a very tricky custody case that involved several family members from several states. From the moment we met Mr. Dowlen, we knew we were in capable hands. He listened, he was reassuring, and he immediately took command of the situation, which eased our stress immensely. Mr. Dowlen is extremely knowledgeable and he worked hard for us. He kept us informed every step of the way and patiently answered every question or concern. We were extremely blessed to have Mr. Dowlen as our attorney. We couldn't be more pleased with his service and the outcome to our case!
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Posted by Glori | February 26, 2015
Caring, Thorough, Knowledgeable, Professional - Highly Recommend!
Mr. Dowlen successfully helped us navigate - and win - a very tricky custody case that involved several family members from several states. From the moment we met Mr. Dowlen, we knew we were in capable hands. He listened, he was reassuring, and he immediately took command of the situation, which eased our stress immensely. Mr. Dowlen is extremely knowledgeable and he worked hard for us. He kept us informed every step of the way and patiently answered every question or concern. We were extremely blessed to have Mr. Dowlen as our attorney. We couldn't be more pleased with his service and the outcome to our case!
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Posted by perry | January 14, 2015
lawyer review
mr. dowlen was one of the best lawyers I have had in a long time.....he keep me informed at all times.......answered all questions... if I would call and he didn't answer he would always call almost right back..........hopefully I would never need a lawyer again.but if I did he would be the only one I would want.......thanks for doing a great job and proving the truth. perry baker
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Posted by Sabrina | November 13, 2012
Definetly recommend!
My husband & I hired Mr Dowlen to help us obtain custody of our nephew. He was awesome, very helpful & knowledgable. He is also very personable. I definetly recommend him to anyone who needs legal help.
Posted by Terry | September 12, 2011
Mr. Dowlen holds his clients' legal position in the highest regards while offering expert and HONEST legal advice.
Mr. Dowlen handled a Medical Marijuana case for my family. He defended his client's Doctor monitered use of Med MJ against the Department of Children's Services and the State of Tennessee's vile selective enforcement of Cannabis Prohibition Laws. As Mr. Dowlen predicted, the Department's abusive "investigative" culture toward Cannabis users resulted in a negative and punitive ruling. However, Zale refused to back down and the Departments ruling was over turned on Appeal. So in the end, Mr. Dowlen won our case, a family was left intact and Justice prevailed. Zale will handle your situation, whatever it may be, with the same honesty and legal integrity bestowed on our family.
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Posted by Joshua | September 7, 2011
Zale Dowlen Legal Review
Attorney Dowlen handled my case with extreme care and professionalism. At a time when my spouse and I were worried that our housing situation would be wrapped up in costly legal proceedings, Zale was able to take over the case and reduce the time, expense and proceedings to a minimum. He is not only trustworthy and confidential when dealing with privileged attorney-client information, he is also exceptionally knowledgeable, accurate and able to bring about quick resolutions that are beneficial to his client base. Simply stated, he is an excellent attorney.
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Posted by ILene | September 3, 2011
Highly, Higlly Recommended
Nate handled my discrimination case against Putnam County (Library) when they refused to let me teach my faith-based book "Personality Based Evangelism" in their PUBLIC meeting room. He volunteers his services to Alliance Defense Fund to help in faith-based discrimination cases. So yeah, Nate is the real deal, trustworthy and keeps on top of what he is doing for you. Plus he will tell you "how it is"... which some lawyers don't do.
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Posted by Frank | August 31, 2011
A Christ centered attorney with Integrity.
Zale is an attorney full of integrity. He is a no B S type of person. I always knew exactly where I stood regarding whatever situation Zale was directing me through. He did not hesitate to let me know when a situation or question was out of his area of expertise and would either find that information for me, or direct me to exactly where I could find it. Bottom line for me is that I know Zale is trustworthy. He would NEVER tell me what I wanted to hear, unless what I wanted to hear lined up with the facts and the truth of the case or situation. I will continue to use Zale and look forward to his Christ centered, practical, straight forward and honest approach to his profession.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2011
An attorney who refused to back down
This attorney represented our family on a case where the state wrongfully took our children. It was the most devastating time in our lives and at times we felt hopeless and like we were fighting a losing battle. But Zale refused to back down and went WAY above and beyond the call of duty. His efforts were more than he was required to do and in court he was brilliant! He really "does his homework" and fights for his clients. He stands up for what is RIGHT and fights for justice. If you are looking for an excellent attorney to represent you, a man of true integrity, who is more concerned about his clients well being than himself, than Zale Dowlen is the man for the job. He will not let you down! I will recommend him to everyone I come in contact with. He took a terrible situation and stood his ground and never gave up. Thanks to him our family is back together. We are very grateful for such an incredible attorney!
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Posted by Leslie | August 30, 2011
Zale was awesome
Zale was awesome! He keep me well informed of what was happening at all times and kept me well prepared of what to expect. He was always very professional. Zale has always returned my calls and emails in a timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2013
Recommendation
Zale did a good job with our Wills and was willing to make whatever changes we requested.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Private Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • Senior Claims Representative
  • Grange Mutual Casualty Company
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Claims Representative
  • Unitrin Multi Lines Insurance
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Senior Claims Representative
  • Safeco Insurance Company
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Senior Claims Representative
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • 1996 - 1999
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Education

  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • American Institute for CPCU
  • AIC - Associate In Claims
  • 2003
  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock
  • MA - Masters
  • 2000
  • Harding University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993
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Associations

  • Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • 2008 - Present
  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2008 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Tennessee Trial Lawyer
  • Colossus: Some Thoughts About Taming the Giant
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (28)
Endorse Nathan
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledge and always willing to provide assistance."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Dowlen. His answers here on Avvo are a great benefit to other attorneys and those seeking legal aid. He is a very knowledgeable attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Zale is a knowledgeable lawyer who has given me useful advice in areas of law outside my own practice areas. He has a wealth of experience and the personal characteristics which make him an excellent lawyer and advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nathan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Adoption Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Dowlen is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse attorney Dowlen as a skilled and seasoned attorney. I know him to be an honest and diligent attorney. I have opposed this attorney in prior suits as opposing counsel and found him to be a tough, knowledgeable and effective plaintiff's personal injury trial attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Dowlen. He is a first rate attorney, dedicated to giving the best possible representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Dowlen continues to provide solid and prolific responses to questions posed by members of the Avvo legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Dowlen is the kind of problem solving lawyer you want on your side. He is highly respected by his peers, and has the unique ability to "know the otherside" from his prior experience with claims. Glad he is now on the side of speaking for the injured!!!!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a former insurance claim adjustor, Zale knows what the other side is thinking when preparing a case and has the experience to overcome tricky coverage issues. He is a professional and zealous advocate who works hards for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with in several counties and know him to be a smart, ethical and determined advocate for his clients. I would highly recommend Zale to any potential clients. Joey Fuson"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Zale for a few years, and I know him as an intelligent, dedicated and compassionate person. I know many attorneys that I would be happy to have represent me if I needed one, and Zale is one of those. I also have no hesitation about referring potential clients to him."
Juvenile law Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Dowlin is a high quality, very professional attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Zale is a tremendous advocate for his clients with a sharp ability to get to the bottom line in a case."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dowlen is an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who has earned the respect of his peers. He knows the in's and out's of the insurance industry and knows how to get results for his clients. Do not hestitate to contact him if you've been injured and need a lawyer in the middle tennessee area!"
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