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Irwin Jacobs Kuhn

Divorce and separation Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1984
    Active No misconduct found

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About Irwin

Learn Irwin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Strong focus on alternatives to contested litigations. Trained and experienced in collaborative practice and mediation.

    37 years

  2. Marriage and prenuptials
    Counseling in pre-marriage contracts.

  3. Family
    Family law issues not related to divorce such as post-divorce problems and prenuptial agreements.

    37 years

  4. Mediation
    Focused on efficiency and outcome.

    27 years

Irwin Kuhn takes a caring approach to helping guide people through family law matters efficiently and without adding unnecessary conflict. Divorce can be one of the most stressful life events so how people get divorced matters. The choice can have long lasting effects on themselves and their families. Irwin approaches divorce more as a set of problems to be resolved not as a battle to be won. He works on family law matters both as an advocate for individual clients and as a mediator for divorcing couples.

rwin was among the first Tennessee lawyers to be trained in collaborative family law practice and one of the most experienced. As a collaborative lawyer, Irwin works with the other party’s attorney in an effort to resolve family cases fairly with minimal intervention of the court Irwin is co-chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Collaborative Law, and the Tennessee Bar Association Subcommittee on Collaborative Family Law. Irwin is a founding member and past President of the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance. He rejoined the board in 2018. He is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and serves on the Access to Collaboration Committee that focuses on new and streamlined approaches to collaborative practice. Irwin has spoken about collaborative practice to groups of lawyers, financial professionals and mental health professionals in Nashville and Memphis. His articles on collaborative family law have appeared in the Nashville Bar Journal and the Nashville Tennessean.


McCracken Kuhn, PLLC
4501 Charlotte Ave, #90743
Nashville, TN, 37209

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Posted by Shawn | January 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely pleased and would recommend
A friend found Mr. Kuhn's firm for me when I was having issues with my ex-husband and our parenting plan. Mr. Kuhn listened to what I had to say, understood when I broke down and helped me through this entire process. He worked with me every step of the way, he was kind and diligent throughout the 2+yrs this took to get resolved. He was quick to return my calls or emails and answer any questions or concerns I had. I would recommend Mr. Kuhn's services to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
FAR Exceeded My Expectations
Mr. Kuhn's service, attention and knowledge far, far exceeded my expectations. He was referred to me for help with my divorce, and made what could have been a horrific process extremely tolerable and as low-stress as possible. He explained everything in extreme detail and made sure I was comfortable with and understood every step in the process. Mr. Kuhn was kind to explain what things could be done ourselves instead of through him in order to save money, and charged an extremely reasonable retainer for all of the time and attention I received. In fact, I received a partial refund once the divorce was final for unused retainer hours -- that truly left an impression on me and spoke to the honesty of his entire team. The divorce process went surprisingly smoothly, and I truly believe it was because of Mr. Kuhn. He helped me understand how to communicate with my spouse in order to make myself and my intentions understood, and made the entire process as genuinely peaceful as something this traumatic could be. I am thankful for his guidance and highly, highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2017
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Irwin Kuhn
Irwin Kuhn is a talented attorney and mediator. He is a careful listener, and an excellent writer who is able to convey your ruminations, concerns, and suffering into precise legal language that gets the job done. Not only is his writing succinct, but he is an excellent verbal communicator, both in and out of the courtroom. He collaborates well, will always try to mediate, but also knows when to take it to court. Irwin is well-respected, and for a good reason. His affable nature, and easygoing manners might fool you into thinking he’s a softie, but his pen is a sword for justice. He doesn’t mince words. People don’t seek legal recourse unless it is urgent and compelling. When people turn to a family law attorney, they are seeking help from the very core of their being. He has helped me win my my post-divorce matter. Everything that I needed to get done, happened with Irwin Kuhn at the helm. I will always be grateful to him.
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Posted by Karyn | August 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
He made everything better.
Mr. Kuhn was very detailed in asking questions, giving feedback and information regarding my situation. He was very supportive along the way and I cannot thank him and his staff enough for making me feel comfortable and secure in this matter. I will always be grateful to Mr. Kuhn and his calm and professional manner. Thank you, Mr. Kuhn for giving me back my life!
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Posted by Brian | December 7, 2014
Divorce represetation
Irwin was very helpful in guiding me thru a very painful and unwanted divorce. He was straightforward with me and respectful of my wishes. I felt that he and his staff did exactly what I needed.


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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dobbins, Venick, Kuhn & Byassee, PLLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Honorable William J. Harbison
  • 1984 - 1985


  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Evans v. Young
  • Successful at trial and on appeal


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Collaborative Law Subcommittee
  • 2014 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Professional Development Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Collaborative Law Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance
  • President
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Fellow
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • 2004


  • Nashville Bar Journal
  • Collaborative Divorce A Case Study
  • 2013
  • Nashville Tennessean
  • Frists Work to Make Divorce Less Painful
  • 2012
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Collaborative Family Law Comes to Nashville
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • 2015
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Irwin
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Irwin is professional but persistent and dedicated to his client's best interest."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Irwin in the collaborative divorce context. He is dedicated, thoughtful, and professional. He maintains the balance between ardent advocacy for his client and dedication to the collaborative process and team to try to secure an equitable and mutually-beneficial result. I look forward to working with Irwin again soon and would recommend him to anyone seeking excellent collaborative divorce counsel in Nashville, Tennessee."
Divorce and separation

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Nashville Divorce and separation Lawyer Irwin Jacobs Kuhn
Irwin Jacobs Kuhn
Divorce and separation Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 40 years