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Trudy Lynn Bloodworth

Divorce and separation Attorney at Nashville, TN

4.7   71 reviews

Licensed for 23 years

About Trudy

Learn Trudy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    45%
    I have handled contested and uncontested divorce cases for eleven years and truly enjoy representing clients in this area of the law. I have added QDROs to my practice for dividing retirement plan assets.

    20 years

  2. Child custody
    30%
    I have won several custody battles for men and women. Most of these cases do not settle and proceed to trial. It is important you choose a lawyer who will zealously represent you and fight for you and your children's best interest.

    20 years

  3. Criminal defense
    10%
    I am a former public defender and have tried several complex criminal cases for individuals accused of a crime. It is critical you choose the right attorney when accused of a crime that could affect your pursuit of a job, education and your reputation.

    23 years

  4. Adoption
    5%

  5. Family
    5%

  6. Probate
    5%

I HAVE 18+ YEARS TRIAL EXPERIENCE AND CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR FAMILY LAW OR CRIMINAL CASE

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Licensed for 23 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/18/2022

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Trudy Bloodworth

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  71 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A ferocious pit bull in the courtroom
Don’t be fooled by Trudy’s petite appearance and polite demeanor. We needed an attorney with an aggressive approach and that is exactly what Trudy provided. Our case was complex and presented several unexpected turns. Each time, Trudy responded with an effective change in strategy, and consulted with us to ensure that we agreed with how to proceed. Trudy has a direct no-nonsense approach with her clients. There is no sugar coating or empty promises. She made it a point to provide both best and worst case scenarios, so we were completely prepared when we walked into the courtroom. She has a thorough knowledge of the law. She is also very good at anticipating how the opposing side will present their case. Her billing was fair and hours billed were transparent. Trudy is exactly the kind of lawyer you want on your side in the courtroom. She questions witnesses extremely effectively, with a knack for exposing lies and presenting facts. Each time, she set the witness up with a set of seemingly innocent opening questions. Then boom, the trap snaps shut and their lies were exposed. She did not take any flak from the opposing attorney either. By the end of our hearing, the opposing side had their heads hanging, including their attorney. Trust me, you do not want to see Trudy walking into the courtroom on the opposite side. If you need to hire an attorney, don’t waste your time. Consult with Trudy first.
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Posted by Eileen | June 6, 2017
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A Pitbull in Heels
This woman will take no BS and fight for you. She knows the ins and outs of family law, too. She told me she'd get me my peace back and she did. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Tracey | July 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Legal Team
I've retained Trudy twice. Both times my interests were protected and kept. If you're in need of fantastic representation Trudy and her team are second to none. I can honestly say that legal team is fierce in making sure you are truly represented. Trudy and her team are not only hired professionals to me, i consider them as family. If ever in need, i will not hesitate to make the call. I suggest to anyone in need of representation to do the same.
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Posted by Gladys | March 2, 2022
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Great Job
Having Trudy for my Attorney was the best decision I made, she came highly recommended, by an old Attorney of mind so glad I chose to let her represent me in my Divorce case. She fought to make sure I was comfortable with the out come and indeed I was. Trudy was very understanding of my situation and showed great compassion . Trudy and your staff will come highly recommended by me.
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Posted by Jaosn | August 18, 2021
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Best Lawyer in town
Ms. Bloodworth has been an amazing lawyer for me as a recently divorced father. She really spends the time to understand my situation and uses her many years of experience to help me get thru a challenging time. I highly recommend her for any Mother or Father out there that is looking for a lawyer that will listen to your situation and help you get to where you would like to end up.
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Posted by Duane | June 26, 2021
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Remarkable
I recommend Trudy to the Deaf community here in Nashville,Tn.She has a nephew who is deaf.She handled my divorce case with more than 5 stars.She will do right by you.Her assistant Jeff, is the best in business as well.
Posted by Lisa | May 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
She is AWESOME!!!!
If you want someone that will fight for you, then hire Trudy. Not only is she professional, but you see that she also cares about what is happening in your life. She was never to busy to answer any questions I had. Her assistant, Jeff, was fabulous as well.
Posted by Elizabeth | February 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
I definitely recommend hiring Trudy!! I saw her through the internet reviews when I first hired her. She is a very honest and straight forward attorney and personally that is exactly what I want in an attorney. She did great with my family court and dealing with my parenting plan and fought for what I wanted. Anyone who is looking for an attorney who truly fights for what you want, I recommend hiring Trudy,
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Posted by Brett | December 15, 2020
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Client Advocate & Experienced Professional
Trudy Bloodworth helped guide and coach me through my recent divorce. While the divorce process was gut wrenching for me personally, and my children I felt I was “in good hands” with Trudy Bloodworth. Trudy and her assistant were professional, empathetic as they helped guide and represent me during my divorce. I felt that Trudy’s experience, knowledge of the law and her “real world coaching” were exactly what I needed during this very difficult time.
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Posted by Jim | September 17, 2020
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Great Attorney- She will fight for you
Trudy is Awesome. I would encourage you to stop surfing for the right attorney and go hire Trudy. She is experienced and knows the courts and processes that are required to get your case handled and she will fight for you. Trudy helped me stay calm during negotiations and guided me through to a fantastic result. I do not believe I would have gotten the awesome result I did with any other Attorney I always knew what was going on with my case and I always felt like I was important and a priority to Trudy. Her dedication, knowledge and passion for the law combined with her will to fight for her clients is unmatched. She helped me change my life and I will be forever grateful
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Posted by Kim | June 16, 2020
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Highly Recommend
Ms Bloodworth’s representation was outstanding. She personally responded to every phone call promptly. She was very professional in court with great results. I really appreciated how her kind and friendly personality reassured me and my family during a difficult time. She even followed up to check on me after our case was over. I spoke with a few attorneys before deciding on Trudy Bloodworth and she was clearly the best in terms of both responsiveness and value for her services. I highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2020
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Fathers' Custody
Trudy has represented me for several years dating back to an extremely messy divorce and custody battle. Conventional wisdom says that fathers have very little chance in these cases. Trudy was very straightforward about what to expect and what the best approach was in going up against a biased system, daddy's money, and a very high end opposing attorney. Despite all of that, Trudy got it done! If you're doing the right things yourself, Trudy WILL get it done for you! To my fellow dads out there who should truly be the custodial parent, give her a call. In order for a dad to win, he must take the offensive and not let up an inch. Trudy will do just that for you and then some!
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Posted by Mark | February 9, 2020
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Mark
Trudy was terrific representing me in my divorce. I didn’t want a divorce but I had no choice. Trudy was very genuine and compassionate but also firm with opposing counsel in my behalf. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2020
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Highly Recommend
There are not enough words to describe the amount of gratitude I have for Trudy and the job she did in regards to my case. Trudy was extremely knowledgeable in all facets of the law involved in my particular case. It was quickly apparent how determined, knowledgeable, and professional she was. She was always willing to answer any questions I had regarding my case. She has a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the law as it pertains to her area of expertise. She cares for her client and I cannot see anyone displaying a greater work ethic than she does. I am beyond grateful for hiring her as my attorney and would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Ryan | January 22, 2020
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Honest with Results
I hired Trudy for my divorce that was some what complicated with a successful business on the line. I was told up front of the problems I had and our initial response to their bullying filing tactics let the opposing counsel know they were going to have to work for their money. Trudy immediately took a bull dog response approach and did not let up until I was pleased with the opposing sides response. I’ve learned that a lot of attorneys talk a big game and can come out of the gate on fire but quickly the flame is gone and so is your case. I’m more than happy with my choice and I’m sure you will be too.
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Posted by Chris | August 16, 2018
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Great Advocate
Trudy helped me with a custody modification involving my irrational and difficult ex-wife. She has a thorough understanding of the laws and local venue that she used to craft a solution that worked for me and my children. She is a fierce advocate when negotiating with other attorneys and presents very well during hearings and depositions. Thankfully I didn't get a chance to see her at work in the courtroom because she was able to negotiate a settlement prior to court. She was also extremely compassionate and truly cares for her clients. Without question I would use her again.
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Posted by Dwayne | August 6, 2018
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Trudy made a way
I was going throug a visitation case that was rough. After I parted ways with my third attorney, I hired Trudy. Finally some results!!! I would recommend hiring this AWESOME attorney! In my opinion she is a miracle worker.
Posted by Doug Forster | April 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Happiness
Trudy Bloodworth is amazing. She worked diligently on my divorce case. My situation was difficult due to having an autistic child and a controlling ex wife who certainly made my life most difficult. But , Trudy' s Expertise and professional services made it a positive outcome for me. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Katie | February 14, 2018
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Gets results!
Trudy took on my case without hesitation and accomadated me with late hours so I did not have to miss work. She immediately began working for me and documents were ready within hours. She executed everything flawlessly and won my case. Everything was resolved within a couple of weeks rather than months. I highly recommend her. If I ever need legal assistance in the future she will be my first call!
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Posted by Kim | June 8, 2017
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Veterans Best Choice
I am a Veteran who recently needed Trudy for legal matters. She is an amazing lawyer who will treat you like her friend. She is straight forward and to the point. Several of my Veteran coworkers are using her services and love her too!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Bloodworth Law Office
  • 2003 - 2012
  • Trial Counsel
  • 21st Judicial District Office of the Public Defender
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Judicial Clerkship
  • Tennessee Court Of Criminal Appeals (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • 1998 - 1999

Education

  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Master of Regional and City Planning
  • 1994
  • University of Oklahoma
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • Political Women's Collaborative
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member/Memorial Service Comm.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Women for Tennessee's Future
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Junior League
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2009
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
  • Student Member
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Attorney
  • Nashville Scene
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • New Orleans Family Law Seminar
  • How to handle an Order of Protection case in a domestic matter
  • 2016
  • New Orleans Family Law Seminar
  • Using a vocational expert in an alimony case
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (42)
Endorse Trudy
Family Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Trudy is an excellent lawyer and very easy to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Bloodworth is an experienced and effective litigator."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Trudy Bloodworth is the type of attorney I strive to be. She is relentless, aggressive, no BS, honest, straight-forward, intelligent, compassionate, dedicated to protecting clients rights. Her success is immeasurable by the effect she has had on the 1000's of clients in need. If I ever needed a lawyer for my very own divorce, custody, or otherwise, Trudy would be the first person I would call. Hands down."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Trudy is an aggressive advocate for her clients. I had the pleasure of watching Trudy dismantle an opposing party on an Order of Protection hearing. You definitely want her on your side!! She is well respected and I highly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"In divorce work, many lawyers focus simply on the numbers in a case, ignoring the complicated family issues that might result from a divorce. Trudi has an exceptional ability to balance the emotional and financial interests of her clients, giving them not only a great financial result, but the peace that comes with knowing their children have been considered in each move she made in court. I think her client reviews say it all...."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Trudy and I have had several matters as opposing counsel. She is knowledgable and professional at all times and goes above and beyond to represent her clients. I highly endorse Trudy Bloodworth."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Trudy Bloodworth works hard to when representing her clients. I have had several cases with Trudy where I was on the other side and found her to be reasonable and practicable. She zealously represents her clients and shows them real understanding and compassion."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Trudy is a very caring lawyer. She will fight hard for her clients and be their biggest advocate, yet still be practical in her negotiations. Trudy is very well respected in the family law community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Trudy. We have been opposing counsel on numerous cases and she is an excellent attorney and represents her clients zealously."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Bloodworth cares about her clients and works hard for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very caring and professional."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very experienced and professional."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Trudy is a compassionate tough attorney who is willing to go the extra mile for her clients while they face very complicated family issues and life-changing events."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Trudy is a knowledgeable, motivated, and well respected attorney. She always is on her A game and gets results for her clients. I would recommend her to anyone needing legal help."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Trudy always does a great job for her clients. She always comes up with an innovative approach to a legal challenge."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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