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T. Leigh Hearn-Rushton

About me

Originally from Alabama, I graduated Auburn University in 1992 and earned my Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Cumberland School of Law in 1996.

I am licensed to practice law in both Alabama and Tennessee where I am a member of the Alabama State Bar Association, United States District Court Middle District of Alabama, and the Tennessee Bar Association.  

Described as caring but “tenacious” by clients, I am a driven legal professional with an ability to educate my clients about their case along with the dedication required to deliver results. The thing I enjoy most about practicing law is pursuing justice and fairness for my client.  When you've been cheated or lied to about a product, contract, service, it hurts.  It is insulting.  And yes, it is just wrong.  I enjoy being part of the process of "making it right" and helping my client have their opportunity to be heard and stand up for themselves.  That holds true for domestic cases as well.  It is so empowering for a client to have someone defend their rights, especially if they are emotionally worn.  Seeing a client grow through the that process of heart break to standing strong with their head held high encourages me to continue working with others that need my help as well.

I am from a military family and resides in Nashville with my husband.  When not practicing law,  I enjoy gardening, hosting a women's bible study (love Beth Moore!) and a healthy addiction to all things Home Depot.  I previously on the Board of Directors of Mending Hearts, Inc. and headed up volunteer demolition / remodeling projects for Cross Point Church of Nashville. My practice is focused on Fraud, Contracts and Family Law.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    Less than 1 year
  2. Consumer Protection: 30%
    Less than 1 year
  3. Contracts: 20%



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Krysta Elise Brown

    Attorney Leigh Hearn-Rushton is a wonderful advocate who is just as knowledgeable as she is passionate. You can rest assured that, should you hire Attorney Hearn-Rushton to represent you in a legal matter, she will take great care of you and your case. It is comforting to have fellow lawyers in the community like Leigh - I wish everyone could be as thorough, professional, and communicative as she is. I endorse this attorney, without question.


    Krysta Brown Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Ernie Everton Gilkes III

    Leigh is a no-nonsense attorney who is a true client advocate. She is excellent communicator and is able to get positive results for her clients.


    Ernie Gilkes Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Rushton Law Firm

P.O. Box 59223
Nashville, TN, 37205


ALAuthorized to practice law199607/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Contributor Recognition AwardKaplan Bar Review Regional Directors2012
HIghest 1L EnrollmentsKaplan Bar Review2011
Highest Instructor Feedback ScoreKaplan2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Rushton Law Firm2014 - Present
ProfessorNashville School of Law2013 - 2015
ProfessorKaplan Bar Review2011 - 2015
EditorKaplan Publishing2009 - 2010
Staff AttorneyPMBR2006 - 2007
ProfessorKaplan Bar Review1998 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Alabama State BarMember1996 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of AlabamaMember1996 - Present
Mending Hearts, Inc. Board of DirectorsBoard Member2009 - 2013
Fairway Pointe Home Owners AssociationBoard Member2004 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
Kaplan PublishingFinals Series Law School Study Guides2010
Kaplan Bar Review1L Success Manual2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Auburn University, AuburnCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The MS Bar Exam - What you can do nowMS Bar Exam2015
The Mississippi Bar Exam - What you can do nowMS Bar Exam2015
Complete Bar Review for MSThe MS Bar Exam2015
A day in the life during the bar examExam Prep2015
Test Change Workshop - TNBar Exam Changes - TN2014
New York Bar - A workshop for LLMsLLM Bar Bar Exam preparation2014
Bar Exam Test Change Workshop - MSChanges to the Bar Exam2014
Advanced Legal StudiesBar Exam Prep2014
Tennessee Law DistinctionsTennessee Law Distinctions2013
Kaplan Bar Review National MeetingUsing Lists to Maximize Marketing and NetBob2013
Kaplan National MeetingUsing Tutoring to Increase Net Bob2012
Essay Writing Workshop - MA BarBar Exam Essay Writing2012
1L Outlining - A workshop for 1LsOutlining2011
The Ohio Bar ExamThe Bar Exam2010
The Kentucky Bar Exam - How to PrepareKY Bar Exam2010
How to Outline - A workshop for 1LsOutlining for New Law Students2009
How to Outline - A workshop for 1LsOutlining for New Law Students2009
Partnering with LexisNexisMarketing2008
The New PMBRMarketing Rebranding2007
Bar Exam Essay Writing - TennesseeBar Exam Essay Writing2006
Bar Exam Essay WritingBar Exam Essay Writing2005
Bar Exam and Law School Essay WritingBar Exam Essay Writing2005
Torts - 6 Day Foundation CourseThe Bar Exam2004
Criminal Law - Foundation CourseCriminal Law2003
Contracts - Foundation CourseContracts2002
Evidence - Foundation CourseEvidence2001
Property - Foundation CourseProperty2000
Torts - Foundation CourseTorts1999
Esquires with Alternative CareersWomen in Law1999
Constitutional Law - Foundation CourseConstitutional Law1999
The NC Bar ApplicationThe Bar Application1998
How to Prepare for the NC BarNorth Carolina Bar Exam1997
Get your game face on - preparing for the barBar Exam1996
Using Computers in Law School1L Orientation1995
Brazilian Judge Conference on How to Use WestlawWestlaw1995