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Thomas Hooker Bray

Divorce and separation Attorney at Murfreesboro, TN

4.9   42 reviews

also known as Tommy Bray

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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    Contested and Uncontested Divorces Paternity Child Custody Modification of Parenting Plan Alimony Contempt Restraining Orders Prenuptial Agreements Marital Dissolution Agreements Orders of Protection Dependency and Neglect

    15 years

  2. Uncontested divorce
    20%

    15 years

  3. Child custody
    10%
    Establish Paternity Parenting Plan Modification of Visitation Restraining Orders

    15 years

  4. Criminal defense
    10%
    General Sessions Court Circuit Court Juvenile Court Court of Criminal Appeals DUI Domestic Assault Violation of Probation Drug Charges Simple and Felony Possession Manufacture/Sale/Deliver Weapons Charges Assault Burglary Theft Felony Charges Misdemeanor Charges Juvenile Delinquent Preliminary Hearings

    15 years

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I am originally from Jackson Tennessee. I moved from West Tennessee to Middle Tennessee to attend Middle Tennessee State University where I graduated in 2005. I began my legal career in the Rutherford County Chancery Court as a Deputy Clerk. I later served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Mark Rogers, Circuit Judge for the 16th Judicial District. After leaving the Judge’s office I worked in office of Bragg, Mansfield, and Stegall where I assisted with civil, criminal, and real property cases, while attending Nashville School of Law.            My current practice at Bennett, Michael & Bray is devoted to Divorce, Family Law, and Criminal Defense cases. I practice regularly in the Chancery, Circuit, Juvenile and Child Support Courts of Rutherford and surrounding Middle Tennessee counties.   Education: •   Nashville School of Law – Juris Doctor – 2009 •   Middle Tennessee State University – – Bachelor of Science in Political Science – 2005 •   Jackson State Community College – Associates in Applied Science (Magna Cum Laude) – 2002   Awards: •   Top 40 Lawyers Under 40     –    American Society of Legal Advocates •   Top 100 Trial Lawyers           –    The National Trial Lawyers •   2015 Client’s Coice Award     –    AVVO   Associations: ·   The Rutherford/Cannon County Bar Association ·   The Tennessee Bar Association ·   The American Society of Legal Advocates ·   Tennessee Association of Property Tax Professionals

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Thomas H. Bray, Attorney at Law

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4.9 / 5.0
  42 customer reviews
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Posted by Jon | September 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There are those who watch things happen, those wonder what happened, those who make things happen. Thomas MAKES THINGS HAPPEN.
Sir, You are not only an excellent lawyer, but an exceptional human being. It is no secret that divorce is a significant life-changing event, which quickly becomes overwhelming and emotional. Your innate ability to recognize and provide viable solutions to reach the best possible arrangements gave me the confidence to stay the course. Words cannot express my gratitude on transforming what I viewed as hopeless situation into a brighter new chapter of my life. Thank you. Cheers!
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Posted by Dave | December 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consummate Professional
Mr Bray was an extremely professional attorney who always had my best interest in mind. His significant knowledge and understanding of the system allowed him to get me an incredible settlement that was much better than I could have ever hoped for. I certainly recommend Mr. Bray to anyone requiring his services and promise you will not be disappointed!
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Posted by Masoud | April 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Results
Tommy is a very caring and diligent attorney who fights for his clients in order to get the best results. I totally recommend Mr. Bray for his great handling of my case.
Posted by Russell | January 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unique Divorce
Tommy helped make the process of my divorce understandable for me, and when things went poorly in it, he went to bat for me time and time again. He helped me through the whole process, including with my correspondence so I never put my foot in my mouth. When my divorce turned into a unique situation in that my spouse died before the divorce was complete, he handled it as quickly and thoroughly as anyone in that situation could. I also initiated a wrongful death suit through his law office and they cancelled it and took nothing in payment once it became clear the insurance company would be willing to pay without needing to involve them. They handled me with care and I will definitely be using their offices again, should I ever need a lawyer in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, fair and assertive
Attorney Bray assisted me with a divorce that began smooth and simple, and then quickly escalated to the potential of a full hearing to determine the custody of my children. Bray was able to help me plan various paths for the many outcomes and situations that could have resulted in my case. His knowledge and determination to help me gain custody of my children helped me feel confident in the final outcome. Ultimately we were able to settle out of court. I would recommend Attorney Bray if you are going through an easy or a difficult divorce. You'll be well taken care of.
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Posted by Brenda | January 21, 2015
Best Lawyer Ever!
Mr. Bray was amazing. I wanted a divorce, but I also wanted NOT to have to deal with my ex as he's awfully intimidating. Mr. Bray was definitely not intimidated by him and worked to finalize the divorce as quickly as possible--I never even had to step inside the court room. He was thoughtful throughout the entire process, trying to give me as much guidance as I needed, but not pushing me to ask for more in the divorce.
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Posted by Donnie | November 7, 2014
Great Lawyer!
Tommy helped my tremendously through a very tough time. He always gave me good advice and talked me off the ledge when I felt like the world was coming to an end. While I hope I never need his services again, I would strongly recommend him and have already tried to refer a few people his way. He made it as good of an experience as possible.
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Posted by Chris | May 9, 2013
Outstanding
Tommy is an outstanding attorney that knows family law and the local venue well. He is what I would call a velvet hammer. In other words, he is subtle but very powerful in front of the judge. He makes his point well and covers all of the bases. I am ver
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
VERY PROFESSIONAL
Mr. Bray listened to my situation and set a course of action to get my Divorce completed in a timely manner. We used mediation and Mr. Bray was extremely professional, he was giving me guidance throughout the 4 hours it took for both parties to agree. I would certainly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a Fair, compassionate and Professional Lawyer. I would gladly hire him again if the need arises.
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Posted by Rachel | January 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney in Murfreesboro
Mr. Bray was very professional and helpful before, during, and after in helping me with my legal case. He kept me informed and updated about my options as went went along. His expertise and advise were abundantly helpful during this process. If you need a family law attorney, this is the person to call.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Divorce Lawyer - Highly Recommended
I highly recommend Thomas H. Bray to anyone in need of a compassionate and skilled divorce lawyer. Their commitment to client satisfaction is evident in every interaction, and I am immensely grateful for their exceptional representation. Beyond their legal prowess, Mr. Bray showed genuine care for my well-being throughout the entire process. He provided unwavering support, reassurance, and clarity, which helped alleviate much of the stress associated with divorce proceedings.
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Posted by Steven | December 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Child Support Attorney
Mr. Bray has been nothing but forthright and honest in all dealings. He always fights and represents me to the fullest extent and I am always satisfied with my results. I will continue to use him for any and all legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job
Tommy did a great job on my divorce, even though it was straight forward as to how my wife and I worked things out he was thorough, explained the process in detail, and from start to finish got us through it within 3 months. I truly appreciate his patience and diligence in processing my divorce expeditiously.
Posted by ANGIE | May 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AN AMAZING LAWYER
I HIRED MR.THOMAS BRAY AT THE LAST MINUTE AND THIS GENTLEMEN DID AN INCREDIBLE JOB FOR MY SON MY FAMILY AND I WHERE VERY PLEASED IF EVERY IN NEED OF A GREAT ATTORNEY PLEASE CALL MR THOMAS BRAY YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPONTED I THANK GOD FOR THIS MAN !!!!
Posted by Tinsha | July 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing
I really don't know where to start, Mr.Bray, is one heck of a Lawyer and team player. I came into the office to speak with my own Lawyer and did not receive the help that I need. Mr. Bray I guess could see the emotion on my face. He ask me what was going on and he did everything in is power to assist me when I could not get the help from my own Lawyer. I am so thankful for you Mr. Bray. ( #TRUE ROCK STAR!)
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Posted by Lamar | March 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent and understanding service
Mr. Thomas Bray goes beyond to give his clients the representation they need in the time of situations that bring forth injustices. Mr. Bray made sure he did the footwork for researching the necessary information pertaining to my case that the DA and many others do not care to do to make sure I was not penalized unfairly despite the DA unwillingness to view and understand the evidence at his disposal. Although, I personally do not plan on having to use any lawyer again. Mr Bray is who I would recommend to anyone regardless of the type of case.
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Posted by Ryan | February 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job well done
Admittedly mine was a simple matter, but Mr. Bray treated me as if we were litigating before the SCOTUS. He did what he said he would do, when he said he would do it. If I find myself in need of legal representation in the future, I will not hesitate to call on Mr. Bray .
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Tommy was there for me throughout the whole process of my divorce! He helped me get what I needed in order to move on with my life. I would highly recommend Tommy for all your legal needs!
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
Tommy came recommended from a friend and did not disappoint. He help me with some legal trouble and it worked out well. During the process he kept me informed of all of my options going forward. He even gave some help advice on a different matter. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Thomas | December 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Bray handled and completed my divorce.
Attorney Bray handled my divorce professionally and courteously. He answered all my questions as they arose so I could understand the steps required and made any changes as they were needed to complete the process. I can recommend him for helping resolve any situation in his realm of practice.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Bennett, Michael & Bray
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • the Law Office of Bennett, Parkerson & Bray
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Clerk
  • Law Office of Rick G. Mansfield
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • the Office of Circuit Court Judge J. Mark Rogers
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Court Clerk
  • Rutherford County Chancery Court
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Tennessee Criminal Expungement Act: Law and Ethics
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2017
  • Discovery: Effective Use of Subpoenas
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2016
  • The Tennessee Rules of Evidence and Objections
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2015
  • Preparing to Win a Trial
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2014
  • Drug Interdiction Technologies
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2014
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2010
  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • 2005
  • Jackson State Community College
  • Associate of Applied Science (Magna Cum Laude)
  • 2002
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Felony Drug Possession and Firearms charges
  • No jail time. Diversion on possession charge. All other charges dismissed. Boat returned.

Associations

  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Property Tax Professionals
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Rutherford Cannon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award-Divorce
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award -Divorce
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Tennessee Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Real Estate; Mortgage Modification
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (14)
Endorse Thomas
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tommy is a great attorney, who is hard working and honest and you can trust to always be candid with you and treat you fairly."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tommy is a genuine individual who works hard for his clients. Mr. Bray will listen to your goals and then come up with an effective plan to implement them. You should feel secure with his guidance whether your case is in family or criminal court."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Bray and I were opposing counsel on a difficult matter and he was thorough and effective."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bray is an attorney of the highest caliber. He certainly has the gift of elocution, and his courtroom presence inspires great confidence in his clients. Mr. Bray truly exemplifies what it is to be a zealous advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I work with this lawyer, and know him to be committed to excellence in the representation of his clients. He gets great results without ever compromising integrity. An exemplary attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked in the same office with this lawyer for several years and can say that he is one of the finest young lawyers in our bar. He is knowlegeable, diligent, conscientious, and ethical. He consistently gets great results for his clients and I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone in need of solid representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Bray is a great attorney. He is prepared, polite and professional. I enjoy working with and against Mr. Bray. I look forward to trying future cases with Mr. Bray."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the privilege of working with Thomas Bray in the Murfreesboro legal community. Mr. Bray has earned a reputation as a hard-working and professional attorney. He consistently fights for his clients' best interests. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bray is a very thorough attorney and a pleasure to work with. He represents his clients ethically and conscientiously."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas is a highly intellectual and hard working attorney. I have had the pleasure of serving with him as co-counsel on more than one occasion. He has a great eye for case details and is very organized in his thought process and case approach. I would not hesitate to recommend Thomas or his associates if my office could not represent an individual due to a conflict. He is an excellent attorney that sincerely cares about his clients and works very hard for them. He is well respected in the legal community as a young professional and I endorse him fully."
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Murfreesboro Divorce and separation Lawyer Thomas Hooker Bray
Thomas Hooker Bray
Divorce and separation Attorney
Murfreesboro, TN
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available