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Roland Thomas Hairston II

Divorce and separation Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   80 reviews

also known as Roland T. Hairston, II, Roland Hairston

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  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2012
    Status
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VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE! WE LOOK FORWARD TO PROVIDING YOU WITH EXCELLENT SERVICE AND ZEALOUS ADVOCACY! CONTACT OUR STAFF TO RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION TO YOUR FAMILY LAW, PROBATE AND ESTATE NEEDS. CALL 615-431-8099 NOW.
Legal matters can be complex and difficult, especially when you’re facing them all alone. Contact us today for helpful, effective representation.  

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 6 ...

Location

Roland T. Hairston, II, Attorney-At-Law
615 Main Street
Nashville, TN, 37206
Roland Thomas Hairston II
301 Northcreek Blvd. #146
Goodlettsville, TN, 37070
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by John | May 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dad Wins Custody Case
Roland is always there when you need him. He is willing to always answers questions whenever you may have them. Child custody cases can get pretty brutal and time consuming. Roland did everything in his power to get me full custody of my daughter. I am very grateful for his service, and if I ever have troubles again he will be my first call.
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Response from Roland Hairston April 27, 2020
I remember when we first met years ago! I have always been proud to represent you and I am happy to know that your daughter is in a safe and loving environment with you. Keep up the good work!
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleased and proud
I was more than pleased to meet Mr. Hairston, I was relieved that I found the attorney to meet my family's need. He made the probate experience smoother than expected. Although the circumstances were melancholy, his presentation and follow through was and has been perfection in motion (no pun intended).
Response from Roland Hairston April 18, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words When handling probate matters, I'd like to think that I am part of helping the family continue to honor their loved one by wrapping up the estate as efficiently as possible.
Posted by Philip | April 7, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney and great person
I have known Roland for years. He is a great lawyer and a good friend. I refer clients to him regularly. Highly recommend!!
Posted by Pascal | April 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Appreciation
I was struggling with this case for a decade now finally is coming to the end thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate your hard work you put in to get this resolved. Again thank you.
Response from Roland Hairston April 4, 2024
We love helping clients get thorny issues resolved! Thanks for allowing our firm to work for you!
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5-star attorney & team!
I hired Roland and his team to support with helping update my Parenting Plan following a material change and had the good fortune of meeting Roland and working closely with Hunter Evans. They both listened well, provided insightful guidance, and responded within reasonable timeframes. They were particularly helpful with designing a reasonable, achievable strategy to reach an agreement that worked for my co-parent and me.
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Response from Roland Hairston February 26, 2024
Thank you for this kind review. It is always rewarding for us to be part of the solution for our clients. We wish you and your family the very best!
Posted by Clarence | November 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five Star Attorney
The staff at the office of Hairston & Associates is second to none. They are extremely professional and kind. Every detail of my case was taken care of correctly, the first time. I would strongly recommend this office to anyone with divorce issues.
Response from Roland Hairston April 3, 2024
Thank you for your recommendation. It was our pleasure to serve you!
Posted by REGGIE | September 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Life experiences can be extremely stressful. I presently reside in Texas. My mother, who resided in Nashville, Tennessee, recently passed away. Although she had a will and I was named executor, I was unaware of the procedure in Tennessee because state laws vary. After researching and speaking with the probate court, I discovered that the initial legal advice I was given was not entirely accurate. At a loss, I was referred to Hairston and Associates because of their expertise in this field and familiarity with Tennessee court proceedings. Mr. Hairston scheduled a p consultation with me. He eased my anxiety by explaining the process, addressing a complex issue of a sibling listed in the will, and available options. After creating a plan, his team walked me through each step, kept me informed, and took care of the details. ZOOM enabled me to attend court with Mr. Evans (attorney at the firm). The probate court was familiar with the law firm and its work. The judge complimented Mr. Evans on having everything in order, and the order was signed in less than five minutes, allowing me to move forward with my mother's estate. I highly recommend this firm if you're dealing with any probate matters. Hairston & Associates exceeded my expectations due to their expertise, organization, and empathy.
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Response from Roland Hairston April 3, 2024
Thank you for allowing us to serve your family!
Posted by Raymond | April 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great out come
Special thank you to Mr. Evans and the staff for making this process and getting me a great out come. Mr. Roland you have put together a great staff it was a real pleasure. God Bless you all.
Response from Roland Hairston May 8, 2023
Thank you for acknowledging the contributions of our entire team! Our greatest asset is the team of dedicated, hard-working and disciplined professionals who care deeply about each and every client. We wish you the very best and thank you for allowing us to serve you!
Posted by Kayla | March 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Evans and Mr. Hairston are great attorneys
I primarily worked with Mr. Evans for the pendency of my case, but Mr. Hairston also provided feedback and guidance. I enjoyed getting to hear both of their perspectives throughout the case to ensure I was well informed. I would recommend both of them if you are needing legal services for a family law matter. The office staff, Maria and Payton, were also very professional, prompt in their responses, and compassionate in all of our interactions. 5/5 stars for this entire team!
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Response from Roland Hairston April 3, 2024
Thank you for shouting out our team members! We are proud to staff our cases as a team. Our model ensures that you always have multiple people thinking about and working on your case.
Posted by Danielle | August 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT SERVICE HANDS DOWN!!
I hired Mr. Roland Hairston and his team February 09, 2022 to help me recover from an extended relocation trial and parenting plan revision from the end of 2021 that was unresolved due to the judge denying my relocation. I'm beyond pleased with the service Mr. Hairston and his team provided. The attorney (Cynthia Bohn) I hired prior to hiring Mr. Hairston and his team did not advocate for me nor provided professional legal guidance that was in the best interest for me and my daughter. She was disrespectful toward me as her client, she lack effective communication skills and she wasn't compassion toward the sensitivity of my case. Mr. Hairston and his team came in strong to help clean up a big mess!! I wish I would have found Mr. Hairston and his team in the beginning to handle my entire relocation and parenting plan revision case. I highly recommend Mr. Hairston and his team to anyone that is looking for high quality service, professionalism, and someone that will be passionate about advocating for you on your behalf. Mr. Hairston and his team are great communicators. They kept me in the loop on a constant basis of each process of my case up to my trial date on July 15, 2022. We were able to get the majority of everything I asked for in my proposed parenting plan. Mr. Hairston and his team made sure I understood legal terms and took their time explaining anything I had questions about. I like the electronic convince of being able to pay for his services online and/or through multiple payment options. I had a very pleasant experience working with Mr. Hairston and his team to the point I was able to relax knowing him and his team were on top of everything. I can't say "Thank You " enough for taking over my case and helping me get through a very difficult time in my life. Forever Grateful and Appreciative, Danielle N Henry 08/19/2022 (Friday)
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Response from Roland Hairston April 3, 2024
Thank you for your kind words. We love working for dedicated, hard-working parents like you!
Posted by Derek | July 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly Exceptional
Attorney Hairston helped me to recover some of the time that had been lost with my son. Beyond being knowledgeable, he approached things in a way that was settling and compassionate. A challenging situation ended with a positive outcome. I am grateful for his assistance.
Response from Roland Hairston April 3, 2024
Thank you for allowing us to serve you!
Posted by Janet Abeja | July 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable!
I have had two GREAT experiences working with Mr. Hairston and his team. He is extremely knowledgeable and guided me in my best interest. I also appreciated the fact that he had a human approach towards my case. He took the time to sit down and have a detail conversation to understand what was happening in my life and my individual goals in this case. He is an exceptional professional!
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Response from Roland Hairston April 3, 2024
Thank you for your kind words. Sometimes people have the wrong idea about what makes an attorney effective—it's not JUST being assertive. It is knowing how and when to be assertive and when to use tact to help your clients reach their goals!
Posted by Andrea | March 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate - Settling My Grandmother's Estate
Mr. Hairston and his team helped me through the difficult time of settling my grandmother's affairs after her death. From the initial phone call, I felt I was in good hands with a very kind, down to earth professional gentleman. He talked me through the process and filings and ensured the process went as smoothly and quickly as possible. I definitely recommend Mr. Hairston for estate planning and probate cases.
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Response from Roland Hairston April 3, 2024
Thank you for allowing us to serve your family!
Posted by Mickey | January 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Zealous advocate
Mr Hairston and his team worked diligently to help through my divorce. I very much appreciate all he and his team have done. Obviously every case is different, but I would very much recommend him if you need a divorce attorney in the Nashville area.
Response from Roland Hairston January 25, 2022
Thank you so much. You might be the most studious client I have ever had! I love your thirst for knowledge and enjoyed talking through scenarios with you very much. I wish you the very best moving forward.
Posted by Vincent | September 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Organized and very good customer service
Had a great experience with Mr Hairiston he made very simple and easy in my time of need . Help me through every step of the way in my divorce.Nothing but respect for him .
Response from Roland Hairston October 6, 2021
Thank you for allowing us to assist you!
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer and team
They were so understanding and wonderful with me and worked hard to make sure my divorce was fair and had my divorce finalized in 6 months. They were competent and easy to work with and I appreciate everything they did for me.
Response from Roland Hairston October 6, 2021
Thank you! Empathy and Efficiency are two of our core values. Your kind review means so much!
Posted by Keith | June 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce is Finally Final
My divorce progress had been stagnant for well over a year with my previous attorney. I changed to Mr. Hairston in hopes he could help me settle my case. Man - I wish I had used Roland and his team from the beginning. He was able to get the ball rolling and helped negotiate a fair settlement in my divorce. I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a divorce attorney.
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Response from Roland Hairston January 29, 2022
Thank you so much for the kind review. I'm sorry that your relationship with your first attorney didn't work out. As we discussed at length, sometimes the lawyer-client relationship can turn on communication—listening AND explaining. I'm glad that I was able to explain things in a way that helped you understand your options.
Posted by Renee | June 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
None better than Atty Hairston
Attorney Hairston has been my attorney for a little over 4 years. He has recently handled another legal matter for me after the unfortunate passing of my only child. He took a lot of pressure off me and expedited my situation to a successful resolve. Attorney Hairston and his staff are top notch.
Response from Roland Hairston January 29, 2022
It is always a pleasure to work with you. I wish you all the best. Thanks for allowing us to serve you time and time again.
Posted by Sharon | June 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorneys
I just want to say Thank you! I was struggling for so long with my divorce and trying to find the right attorneys was hard. Ronald, Payton and everyone in their team made it the best experience possible! Thank you again for everything! I am so happy and recommend them 100%!!!
Response from Roland Hairston January 29, 2022
Thank you so much. It brings us great joy to help people close such a difficult chapter so that they can move forward. Thanks for trusting us to serve you and your family!! :-)
Posted by Donna | May 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Hariston review
Mr. Hariston was the first lawyer that I have ever worked with I am so glad that I found him. He was very personable and accommodating. If I had any question, he or his assistant was readily available to answer. I would recommend him to everyone.
Response from Roland Hairston May 17, 2021
Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for allowing us to serve you!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Roland Hairston, Attorney-At-Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Intern
  • Mark E. Chapman, Attorney-At-Law
  • 2006 - 2011

Education

  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Cincinnati
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Contested divorce with children and Out-of-State Jurisdictional Issues
  • Reached favorable settlement of case.
  • Contested Post-Divorce Contempt Matter
  • Petitioner prevailed.
  • Contested Divorce with Spousal Support, Minor Children and Child Support issues
  • Client awarded absolute divorce.

Associations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Marketing Student of the Year
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 2002
  • Dean's List
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 2002
  • Dean's List
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 2001
  • Dean's List
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 2000
  • Dean's List
  • University of Cincinnati
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Round Table Consulting Group
  • Family Law Podcast Guest Appearance
  • 2023

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law 101
  • Introduction to Family Law
  • 2020
  • Nashville Community Education program
  • Family Law
  • 2016
  • Frierson Family
  • "Taking Care of Business" Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • UBT
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
Endorse Roland
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roland is a wonderful attorney and human being. He is a service to the community and his clients. I am honored to know him and highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Roland. For the past three years, I have had the privilege of working with Roland and his team as an associate attorney for Hairston & Associates. During this time, Roland and I have handled many cases together. Additionally, we have shared many wonderful moments, both personal and professional. I can say from first-hand experience that Roland embodies everything a potential client should want from their advocate. He is kind, intelligent, hard-working, generous, empathetic, and reasonable. He is an attorney who is focused on providing clients with realistic solutions in light of the facts and circumstances surrounding their respective case. He is not focused on making a client's existing problem worse. He genuinely cares about his clients and the care that he has for them is reflected in his work. I have the utmost respect for Roland, and I am honored to call him a colleague, mentor, and friend."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Roland, as he is an excellent attorney. It is apparent that Roland works very hard and is always prepared in court. He is intelligent and advocates for his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roland's professionalism and zealous advocacy for his clients has earned him a reputation as a well respected attorney- by both his clients and fellow attorneys."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roland is a very knowledgable and experienced attorney in the greater Nashville legal community. I have worked with him on many cases and he has always displayed the utmost professionalism and zealous pursuit of justice on behalf of his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer; he represents his clients in clear and concise arguments in the courtroom and off. His compassion and zealousness for his clients and the cause, and his ethical and moral standards, make him a respected member of the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Roland in the past and he is a strong advocate for his clients and very knowledgable in family law. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney in family law, child custody or child support matters."
Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Roland works very hard for his clients and is very professional and trustworthy. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had cases with Attorney Hairston and he is always professional. He works hard for his clients and puts their needs first."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Roland for a mutual client. Roland always demonstrates the qualities befitting a divorce attorney--calm, compassionate, and diligent."
Child custody Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working as opposing counsel against Roland in a complex contested child custody dispute. Roland was professional throughout and fought hard in support of his client. He is a talented attorney and a compassionate man."
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am happy to endorse Roland Hairston as an excellent advocate for his clients. I have worked with him on a divorce and on a child custody matter and in both instances it was evident that he truly cared about the best interest of his client. I found him to be fair and reasonable and a pleasure to work with. I would happily recommend him to anyone in need of a family law attorney."
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