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Joshua Voltaire Lindsey

Divorce and separation Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   35 reviews

also known as Joshua V. Lindsey, Joshua Lindsey

  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 20 years
    Texas - TX 23 years
    South Carolina - SC 24 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative Suspension No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Suspended - Administrative No misconduct found

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

About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    55%
    Joshua, founding member of Lindsey + Amonette, PLLC, is dedicated to moving families forward through divorce by maximizing creative, proactive solutions and minimizing family and financial destruction, particularly through the ardent practice of Collaborative Divorce.

    15 years, 400 cases

  2. Family
    35%

  3. Child custody
    5%

  4. Child support
    5%

Prior to forming Lindsey Amonette + Glassford, PLLC (formerly Lindsey Amonette Nemer + Glassford, PLLC), Joshua practiced law at nationally-recognized law firms in Houston, Texas, and in Nashville, Tennessee.  Moving to Nashville in 2003 for his wife’s medical fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Joshua practiced law in the labor and employment division at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, PLLC, and then as an attorney in both the litigation and corporate divisions at Bass Berry & Sims PLC.

When one of Joshua’s own family member was adversely affected by a very difficult divorce in Middle Tennessee, Joshua followed a calling to apply the client-centered approach to the practice of law that he had learned at large law firms to the arena of family law in Middle Tennessee, founding Lindsey + Amonette, PLLC in 2010 to assist clients better in their times of need.  It’s the best professional decision he has ever made.

While Joshua litigates divorces regularly, he is also a founding and sustaining member of the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance ("MTCA"), and Joshua has a robust and extremely active collaborative divorce practice wherein he represents his clients in the collaborative divorce process.  Joshua describes collaborative divorce as "the humane divorce process that gives my clients the very best chance at a positive co-parenting relationship at the end of the divorce."  

Born in Houston, Texas, Joshua was graduated from St. John’s School in 1990 and then from Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1994.  At Sewanee, Joshua received his B.A. magna cum laude in Religion and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies.  From Sewanee, Joshua attended Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he received his J.D. cum laude in 1997 and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi honor society

Joshua currently serves on the Board of the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance, where he serves as the Director of Public Education.  He was also the Co-Chair of the Domestic Relations Committee of the Nashville Bar Association.  Joshua and his wife, Elizabeth, are active members of Westminster Presbyterian Church and have three (3) children.

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Location

Lindsey Amonette + Glassford, PLLC
One American Center
3100 West End Avenue, Suite 250
Nashville, TN, 37203

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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Family Law Attorney in Nashville
Joshua was the best lawyer I could have possible asked for during such a difficult divorce. Joshua explained my options very thoroughly and ran a smooth collaborative process. Joshua always kept me in the loop and would respond to all my questions promptly. He truly was concerned about my children and creating a parenting plan that would fit all our needs. He was truly a leader during our collaborative meetings and got me everything I asked for. I can not recommend Joshua enough.
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Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2022
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Ms.
I highly recommend Joshua Lindsey and will use him now for any of my legal advice and needs forever!! Joshua was my attorney handing my divorce, and what was the hardest thing I ever had to navigate in my life was made as peaceful and simple as possible. I felt fully prepared, protected and informed. Besides his incredible legal skill, he is kind and compassionate. He is highly regarded by the other attorneys involved.
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Posted by Kimberly | September 8, 2022
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Great advice and counsel
Joshua was a great advisor during my divorce. He clearly explained the collaborative divorce process, always felt 100% invested in my case even though I know he is busy, and was a strong advocate for my needs and my son's. I greatly appreciated that Joshua always kept the conversations professional, never reducing it to bashing my now ex-husband. That helped me stick with the task at hand and not let emotions override good decision making. I would absolutely hire Joshua or his firm again.
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Posted by Kemp | August 28, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Best Family Attorney in Middle Tennessee
Joshua is a true "full-service" client advocate. He provides exemplary legal counsel as an inveterate researcher and practitioner of Tennessee family case and statutory law. Importantly, he also cares about the financial, occupational and emotional wellbeing of his clients. Uncommon attention to detail, impeccable ethics, untiring work habits, empathetic service and availability are just a few of his hallmarks. Joshua is never too busy or fatigued to answer a question and will often respond to electronic queries within minutes. His friendly demeanor, public speaking and listening prowess and high emotional intelligence ensure that clients always get his best efforts in the courtroom. Clearly, Joshua is mission driven, he is passionately dedicated to providing the highest level of service for people in need of family law guidance. In particular, he has an abiding concern for the welfare of children in relation to Tennessee judicial proceedings. I highly recommend Joshua!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2020
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Wife Divorced very Complicated Husband
You want Joshua as your attorney. He is extremely thorough, smart, tough, and ensures you know exactly what is at stake at all times. Because he is the most prepared you will also be the most prepared. He is YOUR advocate every step of the way. I am forever grateful for the results of my Collaborative Divorce and would recommend Joshua without hesitation. He truly cares about you and getting the best outcome possible.
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Posted by Michelle | April 8, 2019
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Change to PPP
I hired Joshua Lindsay to handle a change to my divorce’s permanent parenting plan. His professionalism and competency helped negotiate a positive result from a difficult situation. His ability to listen, communicate, and give realistic advice helped me trust the process.
Posted by Divorcing a narcissist ain't easy... | September 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Absolute lifesaver!!!
I would not be where I am today without Joshua stepping up to the plate for me. My divorce is not a textbook case but he and his team have handled it with ease. I am unbelievably impressed with his follow-through! If he says he's going to do something, he does it! He and his team are always available when needed. Guys, not many attorneys contact you within hours after receiving an email, text or phone call. This guy is a class act! I am so impressed by his professionalism that I have referred him to friends, family and even my own personal clients.
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Posted by Katie | August 18, 2018
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Great Job!
Joshua made this process so much easier and took a lot of stress off me. He was so easy to reach and updated me frequently.
Posted by Charley | July 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful Father of three young girls...
Divorce was new to me. As a father seeking custody of his three young girls, I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know where to turn. All I knew is that I had children that were at risk and I needed help. Fortunately, I was given Joshua’s name by someone I trusted deeply, and from the very first phone call it was clear I’d be in good hands with Joshua. His attentiveness, and attention to detail always made me feel like I was his only client. If I had a question or needed to talk and reached out, he was ALWAYS there for me. On average, his response time could be measured not in days or even hours but in MINUTES. Which is exactly what you want and need during such trying times. Quick, Clear, and Concise feedback. Always. At each step of the way, Joshua did an exceptional job of laying out each option available, and how each one could impact me as the father to my 3 young girls. His experience gave him the ability to keep me from being surprised along the way. He was great at managing my expectations throughout the process. An absolute necessity for anyone hoping to come out the other side in one piece. Given the stakes at hand, and long-term implications, I needed the best and I am 100% certain I had that in Joshua. I am forever grateful for the wonderful support and counsel I received from Joshua and all that he was able to do for me and my girls. He is the best. Period.
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Posted by Anne | June 28, 2017
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Putting family first was most important in my decision, and I felt Joshua had the same mindset in going forward.
I hired Joshua Lindsey as my attorney in Collaborative Divorce. As no divorce is easy, Joshua did take the time to make sure I was well informed and that the process proceeded smoothly. I felt comfortable and in good. hands with Joshua, and felt he had my best interest and that of my family at the forefront of any negotiations. I would recommend him to anyone considering the path of divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2017
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Excellent Advisor
You want your divorce lawyer to be a great advisor and Joshua Lindsey is top notch. By following his careful advice, I made no mistakes during the arduous process and I was satisfied with my outcome. I was treated as a valuable client during the process and felt confident about his legal advice and knowledge from beginning to end.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2016
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I'm moving forward thanks to Joshua.
Joshua was particularly adept at meeting my needs as a client. There were days when that just meant listening and days when that meant providing strategic legal advice. I was able to file for divorce and work through the collaborative process in four months with professionals that helped us keep our children the top priority, thanks to Joshua. This has been a very sad and difficult process for me with very young children and Joshua managed to help me purchase a house before the divorce was final as well as worked to negotiate a parenting plan and asset distribution that met my needs as a now single working mother. He kept me above the minutia and trivial arguments that slow the process down and I feel so very fortunate to have met him. Joshua told me that there is no winner in a divorce, that you can only win by moving forward - I'm able to move forward thanks to him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2016
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The Best: Excellent, Practical, Caring
Joshua is what you want in a divorce lawyer. He recognizes the importance and difficultly of a divorce both financially, and, more importantly, emotionally. Simply put, I would not have wanted anyone else.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
Kind and empathetic through an emotional divorce.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and compassionate
Going through a divorce is a very emotional time. Joshua was very compassionate and always there to answer all of my questions every step of the way. I would recommend him highly and appreciate everything he did for me in a very stressful time.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2016
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Honest and Realistic
I married and had children with a narcissist. When I was fed up with the lying and cheating and decided to get a divorce; it was heated, contentious, and litigated. I soon realized that the "traditional" divorce might actually be only thing in this world crazier than my ex. So, I decided to consult Joshua about switching to a collaborative divorce. While I was skeptical about the idea "collaborating" with my ex, Joshua's blunt, realistic, and honest assessment of my case convinced me that it was doable. He helped me put together a fair offer that we could lead with and stand our ground on. With this strategy, we were able to settle a case, that seemed endless, quickly. I also found watching my ex have to admit that I was the fair and reasonable one to be far more gratifying than having a judge rule in my favor. With Joshua's help, I was able to peacefully and favorably settle a contentious case with a very difficult ex. In addition to being highly knowledgable an a superb strategist, Joshua is professional, responsive, respectful, and compassionate. For these reason, I highly recommend him to anyone going through a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2016
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The best fit for me
Joshua is knowledgeable, kind, engaged, and very professional. His care and concern is genuine. Divorce is such a difficult process to work through, but Joshua kept a wonderful and realistic perspective while respecting and understanding my concerns. I feel that I hired an attorney who worked for ME. I would HIGHLY recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Caring and Great advice
Joshua really cares about his clients and takes the time to talk through all possibilities in a very trying time. I found him extremely knowledgable of the law and the entire process. I felt comfortable and in good hands. Would recommend to a friend and a family member.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2015
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The best there is
Divorce is something I've watched my friends do, watched on TV, seen in magazines and the common thread is how UGLY divorce is. My case was very different from what I have seen and I believe that has everything to do with Joshua Lindsey. He dictated the mood of the entire room: always calm, always kind, always listening.... Don't misunderstand me, he wasn't passive. When things got a little heated, he was ready to own the room again in a different way. I felt like we were in control the entire time; I felt like he was on my side 100%; I felt like he was practical and the reason that I don't HATE my ex husband; he's the reason why to this day my custody situation is perfect (for me and my ex); he's really the reason I'm still sane. I started out with a litigated divorce and I can honestly say: I would not be nearly as far along in the healing process and I would have WAY less money. If you want to subtract some years from your life, I say a litigated divorce is like smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day. Divorce is hard and sad, but Joshua Lindsey made mine bearable and helped me through every step of the way. I fully support the collaborative process. I got probably 10 times the amount of alimony and twice the child support with Joshua than I would have if I had gone with one of "the" divorce attorney's in town. I am very grateful for him and all he did for me!
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2015
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Excellent, delivers what he says.
Joshua was not only personable, but well educated in the law, and delivered when it came to the bottom line. Not only did he provide legal consultation and education, he provided an incredible amount of support and Counsel during the most terrifying time of my life. He is well know in the legal community with his reputation as being ethical, collaborative, and hard core when necessary. I have no doubt Joshua would win any case he took on. He is hard working, passionate, and most importantly in a crisis, consistently compassionate. He makes himself available to his clients, while balancing work and family life with excellence. I would highly recommend Joshua to anyone!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Lindsey Amonette + Glassford, PLLC
  • 2023 - Present
  • Divorce Attorney and Collaborative Divorce Attorney
  • Lindsey + Amonette + Nemer, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Divorce Attorney and Collaborative Divorce Attorney
  • Lindsey + Amonette, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Bass Berry & Sims
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Sewanee: The University of the South
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Welsh v. Welsh, In the Third Circuit Court for Davidson County, Tennessee
  • Husband (our client) named Primary Residential Parent, equitable division of property favorable to Husband, and reasonable alimony award
  • Newman v. Newman, In the Chancery Court for Rutherford County, Tennessee
  • Wife (our client) prevailed on Petition for Criminal Contempt
  • Newman v. Newman, In the Chancery Court for Rutherford County, Tennessee
  • Wife granted divorce on fault grounds

Associations

  • Nashville Bar Association, Domestic Relations/Family Law Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2019 - Present
  • Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member (Inactive Status)
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member (Inactive Status)
  • N/A
  • Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance
  • Board Member: Public Education (2019 - ); Training (2014-2016)
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Gloucester Square Cooperative Corporation
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Lawyer 2020
  • AVVO``
  • 2020
  • Top 30 Matrimonial And Family Law
  • The National Advocates
  • 2020
  • Top Rated Lawyer 2019
  • AVVO``
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Law Firm
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Attorney Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Board Member - Head of Training
  • Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance
  • 2014
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • 1995
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1994
  • Charles Pollard Marks Most Outstanding Senior Man
  • Sewanee: The University of the South
  • 1994
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • 1993
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Publications

  • The Employer by Littler
  • The Employer by Littler
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • MTCA Membership Conference
  • Addressing collaborative divorce on law firm websites
  • 2017
  • Organizer of Conference on The Effect of Divorce on Children
  • The Effect of Divorce on Children
  • 2014
  • Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance Organization Conference
  • Handling Difficult Cases in the Collaborative Divorce Process
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
Endorse Joshua
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joshua is a fantastic person and lawyer. He cares deeply about his clients and is incredibly skilled in his knowledge of the law and all forms of advocacy. His discernment in handling the legal and emotional aspects involved in family law cases is solid. He is a seasoned attorney but approaches each case with a fresh set of eyes. He is respected by his peers and consistently praised by his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse this lawyer. Joshua is dedicated to each of his clients, has a wealth of knowledge about all family law matters and has solid relationships with his fellow domestic bar members. Joshua's experience and skills make him one of the best family law attorneys in Tennessee."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joshua is a fantastic attorney and an even better guy! He goes above and beyond for each and every one of his clients!!"
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Lindsey on multiple matters over the last several years. He is always prepared and efficient. He advocates strongly for his clients. He advocacy and advice is blended with common sense and good judgment. Joshua is a caring and highly competent attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer for his intelligence, skill, and professionalism. He is an excellent advocate and good to work with. Total pro."
Family Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joshua is an excellent attorney. His reputation for integrity enables him to strongly advocate for his clients while avoiding much of the acrimony most commonly associated with divorce and post-divorce cases. I would recommend Joshua, without hesitation, to anyone seeking divorce or post-divorce counsel, and particularly to individuals with cases involving complicated assets and financial matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgable, hard-working, and well-respected in the courts."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Joshua on multiple cases, in both the collaborative divorce and litigation contexts. I have found him consistently to be smart, reasonable, and dedicated to a problem-solving approach in family law disputes. I am happy to endorse him."
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Nashville Divorce and separation Lawyer Joshua Voltaire Lindsey
Joshua Voltaire Lindsey
Divorce and separation Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 24 years