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David Lee Scott

Divorce and separation Attorney at Murfreesboro, TN

5.0   10 reviews

also known as The Law Office of David L. Scott

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Contested and uncontested divorces including custody, child support, property division and other divorce and post-divorce issues.

    28 years

  2. Family
    Paternity, Adoption, Custody, Visitation and Child Support. Rule 31 Listed General Civil/Family Mediator.

    28 years

  3. Criminal defense
    Felonies, Misdemeanors, DUI, and Domestic Assault.

    28 years

I attended and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and received my J.D. from the Nashville School of Law in 1996. I am a past President of the Rutherford/Cannon County Bar Association and continue to be active in the Bar Association. I practice in the areas of Divorce/Family Law, Criminal Law and I am a Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil/Family Law Mediator. I have also received additional Domestic Violence Training for Family Mediators. I handle cases in Rutherford, Williamson, Davidson and the surrounding counties.


The Law Office of David L. Scott


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Posted by Crystal | November 5, 2013
I Highly Recommend David Scott
I had a very unusual case that I ask David to handle for me…. David happily and confidently dug in and represented my case. No matter what curve balls were thrown at us, he was ready for them. His reassurance kept me calm during the process. He was Professional, Confident and Knowledgeable in and out of the court room. I could not imagine going through this or anything else in the future without him. He was recommended to me by a friend and I highly recommend him to you. Thank you David for all of your efforts and energy that you put into your Clients and their Cases.
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Posted by Anthony | November 5, 2013
Supportive and Thorough
I hired David Scott for my divorce, which could have been a difficult thing to handle, and David was very respectful to both me and my Ex-wife. He was very thorough in spelling out the details related to my situation and answered my questions over the phone on several occassions as I needed. The process of going through a life changing event was made much simpler because of his assistance. David was referred to me, and I referred him in kind. I was very happy with how simple David made an otherwise very complicated process.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded expectations
I was nervous and unsure when I first talked to David Scott. He gave me undivided attention, listened to my concerns, and answered my questions. David was confident and honest. He was prepared for anything during the hearing and was clearly experienced in the court room. He is the only lawyer I will ever use.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant, big-brained attorney
I have never second-guessed my decision to work with David Scott for my high-conflict divorce. He is remarkably professional and incredibly well-informed. He always gets back to me promptly and answers all of my questions thoroughly and respectfully. I am relieved that I found an attorney with whom I feel safe and supported during this time of upheaval.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very detailed and was always a phone call away I never felt alone in this process!!!
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
David was my attorney during my divorce. He was knowledgeable, straightforward, and honest about what to expect. He answered my many questions. I always felt like he was doing everything in his power to help me and my children and had our best interests at heart. He was kind during a very tumultuous time. I would 100% highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100 percent recommend!!
David represented us in a child custody case . the case was highly contested and lengthy. David was tireless in working to achieve the goals we wanted, he was professional, well prepared and effective without being abrasive to the people we were in court against. We were very happy with his results and would 100 percent recommend him!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody dispute
We had an ugly/tricky custody/visitation issue. Attorney Scott was knowledgeable and efficient. He didn't nickel & dime us, he contacted us after hours when pertinent developments occurred. He answered our questions and was a powerhouse in the court room arguing our case. We would use him and recommend him every single time.
Posted by Kevin | December 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Handled my problem quickly and effectively.
Took an uncomfortable adoption issue to Mr. Scott. He handled it quickly and professionally, and talked me through the situation in such a way that I understood fully and clearly. I will definately use him if I need any type of legal help again and would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by ron | May 15, 2015
Great results
I have had the opportunity to watch Mr. David Scott in action in the courtroom and have observed that he is always prepared and a very skilled litigator. He consistently gets the most favorable results for his clients legally possible. Call his office and you will find that he is responsive. He will call you back, answer your questions and make sure you understand everything that is going on in the legal process. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a family law attorney.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of David L. Scott
  • 1996 - Present
  • Counsel
  • D&D Oil Company, Inc.
  • 1996 - 1999


  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Melinda Long v. Lionel Long, 2015 Tenn. App. LEXIS 993 (Tenn. Ct. App.)
  • Reversed in part, Vacated in part and Remanded
  • In Re Christopher L.B., No. M2012-00911-COA-R3-PT (Tenn. Ct. App. 2012)
  • No reversible error in the termination of Mother's parental rights.


  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Murfreesboro Downtown Barristers Lions Club
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Rutherford Cannon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Rutherford Cannon County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch and Learn
  • Adoption Overview
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege and pleasure of knowing David Scott for many years. I first met David while clerking for Chancellor Robert Corlew, III. I made sure to take my legal pad and pen into the courtroom when David was on the docket because I was sure to learn how to practice law! David is thorough, organized and extremely knowledgeable as to statutes and case law. Additionally, David is a fantastic mediator, colleague and friend."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and talented. He conducts himself in a professional matter and with concern for his clients. David is very easy to talk with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Scott and I have worked on several cases and I have found him to be competent and fair. He represents his client's position zealously without being rude or antagonistic. He comes with great recommendation."
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Scott is a very professional, hard-working, zealous advocate for his clients. David retains a professional perspective at all times. I am always impressed with David Scott's performance in the court room."
General practice
Criminal defense
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Murfreesboro Divorce and separation Lawyer David Lee Scott
David Lee Scott
Divorce and separation Attorney
Murfreesboro, TN
Licensed for 28 years