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Mark Thomas Freeman

Child custody Attorney at Nashville, TN

4.9   16 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

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I AM A BOARD CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL SPECIALIST WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. LET ME HELP YOU.
 

Mark Freeman is an attorney in Nashville who cares about his clients and takes the time to identify the most effective way to help his clients.

Mark is a board certified Civil Trial Specialist with almost 20 years of litigation experience located in  Nashville Tennessee. Mark  practices in the areas of civil litigation, criminal defense, personal injury, domestic and family law matters. He is also a chartered property casualty underwriter.

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Licensed for 30 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/19/2022

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

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Posted by Gary | May 21, 2012
An "In Court" Attorney
I found myself needing a lawyer after a Contractor that I had been working for decided he had better things to spend my money on rather than paying me for my loyal services. I spoke with a few lawyer friends of mine whom directed me to Mark Freeman. Referred by other lawyers, in my mind, seemed promising. While interviewing Mark Freeman, he made a statement that stuck with me and made him my choice. He said that he "loved to be in the courtroom". So many lawyers avoid the courtroom by cutting deals on the outside, leaving them with little actual courtroom experience. Not so with Mr. Freeman. It was very interesting to learn and watch how he handled the case in front of the court. He won my case, and has since gone on to win several other cases for people that I referred over, keeping his record, in my opinion, excellent and my referrals coming. If you have to go to court; go with the mindset that you may actually be “IN” a courtroom. You better have someone on your side who Loves it! Gary
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Posted by Mike | May 18, 2012
My experience with Mark Freeman
Fortunately for me Mark's expertise is in divorce/child custody,criminal law, and workmans comp. He worked on my divorce, for several months, including going to trial, with an outcome that was more than equitable. During this time frame I was under an order of protection, and my malicious ex. had me arrested falsely on four seperate occasions, and thanks to Mark not one of them went to trial, he got all four dropped, thus keeping my record untarnished. I was so impressed with Mark and his team, that I asked him to also handle a workers comp. case for me, and yesterday (Thu.5-17-2012) he secured a settlement that far exceeded my expectations. I whole heartily would reccommend Mark to anyone who needs representation, his integrity is unquestionable. Mike
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Posted by Roger Miller | December 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Mark's team is the best. They fight for their clients and are always reachable. Roger
Posted by Lee | January 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hands down the best attorney around
I have had to unfortunately deal with a very difficult and draining divorce. It started before I moved to Nashville and after I got here back in the summer of 2014 it went from bad to about as bad as things could possibly get. I had been through a few attorneys in Chicago before I finally found a young guy who cared and really helped. The stars were aligned after my ex wife started up again much much worse then before after moving here and I found Mark on this site and reached out to him. He and Carolanne worked tirelessly to get me and my son through some of the most traumatic and awful days, weeks, and months of my life and in the end Justice was served. He (and Carolanne) are simply the best in every way imaginable you will find in this business without a doubt. He will always be our attorney as long as I reside in Nashville but even more important I am proud to call him a friend, as well. Thank you Mark!
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Posted by Tim | November 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best!
I found Mark after two other attorneys had let me down. Mark immediately tackled my problem and brought it to a swift conclusion. With my other attorneys I felt like I was always in defense mode and the other side had the upper hand. With Mark, the tables were turned. The way he handled the case, we controlled the course of events and were able to wrap things up quickly. If you want an honest, efficient, experienced, excellent attorney, Mark is the guy! I believe Mark is the best there is.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2015
Trial experience
Having been in political positions and viewing numerous trials and representations, I have a good comparison from a professional and personal perspective. Mark's communication of law and stratigies is superb. We were extremely comfortable during the trial as Mark's explanation of what was happening from both the plaintiff and defendant's position was very helpful. His ability to examine expert testimony documents is superb. This skill and his ability to cross examine expert testimony during the trial is paramount to the process. Mark stratigecally planned and executed our defense. He is more than adequate and demonstrates upmost professionalism. The repor he exhibits with apposing council and the judge is professional and effective. What impressed me the most was his ability to make key points through various avenues. He effectively stressed important facts by cross examining a witness or through presentations of motions. No matter the outcome of our trial, we feel that we could not have been represented any better. Our position was presented in the best way possible. After reflecting back over the entire process, we feel nothing was left out. Mark listened to every thing we said and found a way to incorporate our feelings and position effectively. We would definitely use him again in any situation. Thank you Mark for making such a stressful and humiliating process bearable.
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Posted by Andrew | November 15, 2014
Child custody
I retained attorney mark freeman in feb. 2012, for a custody dispute that had begun in California then had a change of venue to Davidson county Tn. During the course of our litigation mark kept me informed of things that were going on. From getting the file transferred from California to Tennessee, filings of the other party, and discussions he had with the other parties counsel. When it came to depositions mark was very skilled. He prepared me very well to be questioned by asking me tough questions so that when I was asked them in court or at deposition I would get the "deer in headlights" look. When questioning the opposing side he was very skilled and crafty in how he would ask questions. Building a box around the defendant so that when he asked the critical questions there was no way they could not answer the way we wanted or avoid telling us the truth we wanted to hear. There were many hearings and two trials during my custody litigation. During both hearings and trials, mark would very clearly present our case to the magistrate or judge. He had gone over with me the points of a comparative fitness test for child custody and we talked about how to give my testimony so that we covered those points. Mark in court was very confident and that confidence helped me to feel confident so that I could focus on giving testimony and responding well to being cross-examined. Through out the time I've worked with mark freeman, he would take the time have phone conversations with me, answering all my questions, explaining everything that was transpiring and what it meant. What our strategy was and what he felt the oppositions strategy was. He knew what motions to file in response to events that had taken place in the defendants life that had affected our case. I should mention that since I live in California and there is a two hour time difference, mark would take the time have these conversations with me on a Saturday or Sunday evening at what would of been ten o'clock in the evening for him. Although the custody matter has been resolved now, there is still so issues that I will need marks services for. We have a trial for contempt since my child's mother is not paying me child support, and I sure there will be requests to modify the parenting plan. Mark told me in the beginning of this that we had a good case that we could win, he was always honest with me and is very trustworthy. I would recommend him to anyone who has child custody or civil litigation issues.
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Posted by Steve | November 9, 2014
Wish I started with him
Mark delivered what my prior attorney did not. For this alone I give him a good review. However he additionally showed true concern and interest in my case. He was timely in responding and I felt I had hired somebody who was actually interested in my case and not taking advantage of me. Anybody getting into the legal world and needing their service should take the time to review and consult with the person. I would recommend meeting with Mark and see what you find would likely be a genuine professional in his trade.
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Posted by tom | February 1, 2014
radar speeding citation while passing thru Nashville on rt. 40
Mr. Freeman responded quickly, explained the issues, and acted well on my behalf. The result was very satisfactory.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2014
My angel
Mark Freeman is a angel. I was evicted , sued for damages, I didn't have a lot of money. I called Mr. Freeman one day before my court date. He agreed to take my case charged a small fee .I was given a certain amount to pay for my damages well, I didn't have extra money to pay my fees to clear my record so that I would be allowed to rent again. Mr . Freeman told me to give the money that I owed him to pay for my damages. I cried, after what I been through I didn't think there were any nice people in the world. My god bless you! Thanks a million
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Posted by Frank | January 22, 2014
The Best ADA Attorney in Nashville !
Mark Freeman helped us file an ADA case against an employer with a beneficial outcome. Mark kept us up to date on the case and was accessible by phone and email whenever we needed him. Mark is very knowledgeable in ADA law and after our positive experience with him, he comes highly recommended. If you are contemplating filing a ADA discrimination case and you need to know where you stand, Mark Freeman is the man. Mark Freeman is the kind of person I am proud to call my friend.
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Posted by Jerry E. | June 2, 2013
Mark Freeman is a First Class Attorney
Mark Freeman has represented our family and several of our companies over the years. Mark is an outstanding attorney who has a brilliant mind and is very detail oriented. He is always looking for what is our best interest and not once has attempted to pad a bill in any way; he is very conscious of what our total spend will be. Mark's mission is to get the very best outcome for our interests. Mark Freeman also returns phone calls, text messages, and emails in a timely manner; he does not hide from you. We have had the great misfortune of using a different attorney in the past who was a ghost and did not keep us informed on the progress of our case. I trust Mark Freeman’s implicitly. He is of very high character and he does not lie. In addition to all of the above attributes, Mark Freeman is a man who has a great family. Mark is a dedicated Father and Husband. Mark Freeman is good people. We are thankful to call Mark Freeman friend. Our family and businesses would endorse Mark Freeman in the most affirmative way in any legal matter that you would encounter.
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Posted by Sean | February 1, 2013
Outstanding attorney in Nashville
After several frustrating experiences with 3 other much more expensive attorneys, I was referred to Mark Freeman over 4 years ago, and he has been my attorney ever since in a very long and drawn out divorce / child support issue. Mark is extremely honest, fair and knowledgeable in the areas of divorce and family law, and I would (and have) recommend him far and above other attorneys I have used, some of whom are very high profile and charge MUCH more, yet delivered far less in terms of their attention to and skill with my case. For over 4 years I followed Mark's advice during several hearings, depositions, mediation attempts and appeals, and in the end we received a very fair yet favorable final outcome. The overall value is outstanding and I highly recommend Mark Freeman and will continue to use him for my legal needs.
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Posted by LeGrand | January 13, 2013
Extremely Satisfied Client
I can not fully express the peace that Mark Freeman and Joey Fuson brought to me during and after my business with them. I am young (20 yrs) and had no experience in the court system. I am thankful for their sincerity with me as I was fearful of them taking advantage of me. There was no loop holes or deception. Everything they told me was cut and dry. I was extremely scared after the mistake I made. I knew I was not a bad person but this would not appear to be so on paper. They both are honest, hardworking men who I now consider friends. They took the time to get to know me on a personal level and gave me so much relief. I can still vividly remember how I ran out of their office so happy and felt like I could breathe again. This relief continued through the entire case until the verdict was even better than what I expected. I can now go on with my life without one mistake ruling my future and goals. I accredit this all to them.
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Posted by Carrie | May 22, 2012
Awesome Communication!
Mark Freeman called me before I ever had to call him. He always kept me informed of the status of my case. His staff was always nice and I never felt like a bother. He helped me fight a wrongful medical bill from a hospital.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2012
Client Review
Mark Freeman has been a up front Atttorney. He has handled my case with professional knowledge and returned my calls in a timely matter and got the my case dropped. If you need any professional advise and a good attorney I highly recomend you calling Mark Freeman. Excellent Job
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-325 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • FREEMAN AND FUSON
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Owner
  • LAW OFFICE OF MARK FREEMAN
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Allstate Insurance / Encompass Insurance Staff Counsel
  • 1999 - 2002

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • FATHER GETS FULL CUSTODY
  • Father won full custody of his baby girl after trial
  • Mother gets her children back
  • We got the children back and in her custody

Associations

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • board certified civil trial specialist
  • 2002 - Present
  • chartered property and casualty underwriter society
  • chartered property and casualty underwriter
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Car accident Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mark is a very conscientious man who allows his actions to be governed my scruples and the word of law rather than emotions and personal financial gain. Folks who hire him are well served."
Personal injury
Criminal defense