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I am an attorney located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. I have my B.A. in Classics from the New College of Florida, and my J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. I have a varied legal background, including stints at the ICTY in the Netherlands with the Office of the Prosecutor and with the State of Tennessee. I have over a decade of litigation experience and it is hard to surprise me at this point!
I enjoy family and employment law and feel lucky that I have managed to find a career where I feel like I am making a difference by enforcing the rights of employees, parents, and protecting children. My favorite family area is divorce, since you get to use your creativity to fashion agreements to help ensure the most equitable and beneficial contracts to protect your client at a time when they are most at risk of making a bad emotional decision for themselves. My favorite employment area is wage and hour (FLSA) because one of the most fundamental rights of an employee is to be paid for the work they have done to enrich the employer.
If I had to describe my legal style in three words it would be creative, diligent, and stubborn.
On a personal note, I love sports and I am a big University of Louisville (still crying), Vanderbilt (always crying), Titans (usually crying), and Nashville Predators fan (too happy and it makes me nervous).
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best in Tennessee||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2016|
|Top Three Best Rated Divorce Attorney, Nashville, Tennessee||https://threebestrated.com/||2015|
|10 Best in Tennessee||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Homerun Hitter||Nashville Bar Association||2011|
|Attorney||The Law Office of Morgan Smith||2011 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||Dundon+Smith, PLLC||2010 - 2011|
|Conciliation Attorney||TN DHS - Appeals and Hearings||2009 - 2010|
|Legal - Office of the Prosecutor||International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia||2008 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2015 - Present|
|Nashville Bar Association||LRIS - Committee Chair||2015 - Present|
|RAN||Vice President Fall 2013||2012 - Present|
|NBA LRIS Committee||Secretary||2011 - Present|
|NBA CLE Committee||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Nashville Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Blog||Another step forward for Grandparents rights!||2015|
|Blog - Law On Your Schedule||Huge changes to Tennessee paternity laws and Father’s Rights||2012|
|Vanderbilt University Law School||Juris Doctor||2007|
|New College of Florida||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|NBA CLE by-the-hour||DIRECTING THE TRIAL: Skills in Questioning and Controlling Focus (Direct and Cross)||2014|
|CLE by the Hour: Craving Credits||ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM: CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY IN THE DIGITAL WORLD Maintaining Privilege and Confidentiality||2013|
|Lincoln on Professionalism||Modern Implications of Lincoln's Views of Professionalism||2012|
|How to Start and Manage a Solo or Small Firm||Generating Business||2011|
|S. M. v. N. M.||Real property, no alimony and primary care and control to client|
|S. B. et al v. Doji||Won! Offer of Judgment Accepted|
|Harris v. Bell & Assoc.||Confidential Settlement|
|In Re: C.B.||Custody obtained for client|
|Harris v. Clark||Confidential Settlement|
|J. B. v. J. C. N.||Renegotiated more favorable outcome for client and dismissed appeal|
|B. J. v. D. J.||Respondent found guilty, jail time ordered on all counts, attorney feea awarded|
|In Re: M Children||Won! No finding of D&N, successfully defeated, children returned to family|
|P. S. v. Metro et al||Won! Case dismissed, Plaintiff to pay costs|
|C.M. v. J.M.||Obtained with Fees Awarded|
|T. H. v. John Doe et al||Confidential Settlement|
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Sat Aug 10 2019
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Sat Sep 02 2017
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