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Morgan Elizabeth Smith

Divorce and separation Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Morgan E. Smith, Morgan Smith

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 14 years
    Tennessee - TN 17 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Morgan

Learn Morgan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    contested, uncontested and default divorce; father's rights; domestic violence victim's rights; legal separation; prenuptial agreements; postnuptial agreements; reconciliation

    15 years, 200 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    35%
    FLSA, wage and hour, sexual harassment, ADA violations, age discrimination, gender discrimination, class actions, OT claims, tip credit violations, tip pool violations, severance negotiations; non-competes

    13 years, 50 cases

  3. Litigation
    15%
    contract disputes; personal injury; car accidents; civil defense; wrongful death

    17 years, 25 cases

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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).  

 

 

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Posted by H.I.M. | August 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank God for Morgan and her team!
I can't recommend Morgan highly enough. I had a very high-conflict, contested divorce that included custody issues, spousal support, property (and more!). I'm certain it would have ended in a court trial without Morgan's foresight and negotiating skills. She was able to gauge the situation early on then strategized so I'd be in a good position to push for a fair settlement outside of court. Really, if you are into a contested divorce don't do it without this lady! Thank you to her team, too. Cindy, Alisha & Tracy were so supportive!
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Law Group
Both Randall and Morgan are fantastic and they truly care about their clients. Hire them, they do great work. They were empathetic, down to earth and very knowledgeable about the proper course of action. They took my case and I could not be more satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
I reached out to Morgan and she provided a very thorough consult! She went out of her way to help, even though it was just a consult!
Posted by Lydia | August 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attention to detail - went out of her way to be helpful.
Morgan Smith is the best lawyer I've ever worked with. She made me feel like she really cared about my situation and went above and beyond my expectations to ensure I got what I needed, even when it meant meeting me after normal business hours. She was easy to communicate with and answered all my questions along the way, making me feel very comfortable, important, and as free of stress as I could be during this difficult time. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a trustworthy family law attorney.
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Posted by Jessica | October 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the best
I cannot speak any higher of Ms. Smith. Through one of the most difficult times of my life, she picked up the pieces of my messy case. She was prompt and responsive when I had questions or situations come up, knowledgeable of the law and how certain aspects would affect my case. She was compassionate and forthcoming - not setting me up for false expectations even down to the day of the trial. She fought hard for me in a very complex case and when we thought it may be a chance - but a slim chance , she got my baby back. I am so grateful I chose Morgan as my lawyer. Even if I lost, I would leave feeling like she put up the best fight for me possible. She is truly a great lawyer. Thank you again Morgan, from me and my family
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Posted by Sara | August 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney!!
I have personally used Morgan and also referred many clients and friends to her. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and takes the best care of all her clients!! There is no one I would recommend more highly than Morgan for any legal matter.
Posted by Karl | July 10, 2015
Trust in Morgan Smith!
Morgan Smith and her team were incredibly helpful in an overwhelming time. They were able to full accommodate my busy schedule, and I would recommend her to anyone who needs a family lawyer. She really took the time to listen to what I had to say and kept me up to date with all of the developments. She is not intimidated by anyone or anything. Thank you for your help, Morgan!
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Posted by Richard | July 6, 2015
divorce attorney client
Morgan was a great attorney at a time in my life where everything was going wrong and I needed a great attorney. Divorces are hard but they are harder without a good lawyer.
Response from Morgan Smith July 15, 2015
Thank you Richard - ain't that the truth!
Posted by Richard | March 14, 2014
Held my ex-company accountable when I thought I was just going to have to give up and let it go.
My company was ripping me off and not paying us when they should have been. I heard about miss Smith from a friend and called her for a consultation. I found out there were a few things my employer was doing wrong and Miss Smith went to bat for me and held my ex-companies feet to the fire to get the money I deserved, I recommend her to all my friends.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2014
Incredible Attorney!
Morgan Smith is a top-notch attorney in every way, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to family and friends. She has assisted myself and friends of mine several times, and she always goes above and beyond to insure that her clients are being represented and protected fully. There is no one else I would trust more to help me navigate legal situations than Morgan!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • New College of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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
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Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (40)
Endorse Morgan
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Attorney Smith. She is extremely dedicated to her clients, and is passionate about her work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Morgan Smith is an effective advocate, who gets results for for her clients"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Morgan Smith with no hesitation. I've referred several clients to Morgan for divorce and other family law matters, and they have all reported back to me that they are very happy with the results she has achieved, her level of communication, and professionalism. I would not hesitate to refer to her in the future because Morgan is a top notch lawyer, a fellow Vanderbilt graduate, and a person who goes the extra mile for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Morgan was on the other side of a divorce case, and at all times she was reasonable, diligent, and acted with the best interest of her client and the parents' child in mind. Doesn't waste opposing counsels' time or her clients' money, a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Morgan works hard for her clients. She will work to negotiate a settlement, but she is prepared to have a court hearing."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is experienced, hard working and compassionate about her client's needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Morgan work extremely hard for her clients. She is very knowledgeable about Family Law."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had cases with Ms. Smith, and she effectively represents her clients in a professional manner. I respect and endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked with Morgan on several matters, and I find her to be an intelligent, diligent and compassionate attorney who puts her clients first. I highly recommend Morgan to anyone looking for a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Morgan works hard for her clients and is a great advocate, whether in mediation or in the courtroom. She is knowledgeable in the area of family law and she focuses on the solution instead of the problem...a great quality in a family lawyer!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Smith is an outstanding advocate for persons involved in any type of employment or labor dispute. She is extremely well-versed in every aspect of the employment/labor law arena."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Smith is an excellent attorney. She is well versed in many areas of the law and is capable of handling complex matters. She genuinely cares about her clients and is well liked by other attorneys in the bar."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Smith is a very competent attorney and effective advocate for her clients."
Civil rights Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Morgan. I find her to be an effective advocate with the smarts and chutzpah to get things done."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Morgan has earned a reputation in Nashville for providing excellent service and obtaining good results for her clients. She has my full endorsement."
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Juvenile law
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