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Nicholas William Utter

Child custody Attorney at Nashville, TN

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About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    Legal disputes involving custody and visitation with respect to a minor child or children in Juvenile and Circuit Court. Grandparent and Step-parent visitation are included. Child custody may or may not involve a divorce matter but representation is provided for both.

  2. Contracts and agreements
    Preparation of Assets Purchase Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements, Rental Agreements, Installment Agreements, Proprty Lease Agreements. Representation extends to appearances before regulatory bodies for required permits and preparation of applications for same. Due Dilligence is a large part of any contract preparation and the part most often left out by unrepresented parties. Business Agreements include Corporate and Limite Liability Organizations as well as Partnership Agreements.

  3. Divorce and separation
    Dissolution of Marriage encompasses filing, temporary support motions, discovery, depositions, mediation and trial. Representation for Contested and Uncontested Divorces. Preparation of Marital Dissolution Agreement, Parenting Plan and Child Support worksheet. Proprty division, allocation of Marital Property versus Separate Property, and debt allocation are at issue in a divorce. Fair and adequate provision for parenting time, and the support and maintenance of minor children is key.

  4. Criminal defense
    Criminal Defense includes representation in General Sessios Court, Criminal Court and Circuit Court. Representation is also provided at the Appellate level. Some defenses handled include DUI, Reckless Driving, Drug Possession, Drug Sale, Domestic Assault, Assault, Theft, Drug Paraphernalia, Robbery and Burglary.

  5. Personal injury
    Most typically involves the automobile wreck and injuries and damages associated with this. Personal Injury is a sub-category of what is known as tort law. Torts also include Libel, Slander, Assault and Battery, Invasion of Privacy, Nuisance, Malicious Prosecution to name a few. A tort is a civil wrong, the remedy for which is provided by law. This office handles a wide range of torts representation.

  6. Probate
    Probate is a way to transfer the property of a decedent to his or her heirs where the decedent is no longer capable of so doing, a house for example. Probate is also a mechanism to protect creditors and their interest in collecting debt, and protects a decedent's heirs from creditors, particularly the property inherited by the heirs. The probate process provides an orderely allocation and distribution of property of a decedent. It starts with a Will, which this office also will prepare.

  7. Wrongful termination
    While the areas giving rise to a wrongful termination are limited, employees enjoy some limited protection against being terminated for reasons that are contrary to the law. Some of these include the filing of worker's compensation, and violations of Tennessee Human Rights Act protections.

Licensed for 18 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 01/17/2023

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

Contact Nicholas

Nicholas William Utter
401 Church St Ste 2900
Nashville, TN, 37219-2231


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Posted by Ana | June 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Experience - Glad to have found Nick!
Nick is helpful and kept me updated every step of the way. He is attentive and thoughtful on how he handled a special appearance in Marshall County. Great value and wonderful attorney to work with! Best of all we were able to get the result we planned for by presenting quality work to the court. His rates are fair compared to other family attorneys I called.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-39%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)


  • Nashville School of Law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Moorcroft v. Stuart, M2013-00295-COA-R3-CV
  • Decision of the Trial Court was reversed and the case remanded


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Rutherford Cannon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Nicholas
Child support Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Worked with Nick on child support case initiated in TN and he was able to get the case dismissed based on lack of jurisdiction. He was great to work with, attentive, responsive, and gave great stratigic tips on how to get a favorable result."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Utter's vast knowledge of the law, diligent preparation for his clients and relentless advocacy on their behalf separates him from his colleagues. His clients know he will aggressively work toward their successful results."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Nicholas Utter. He is a very knowledgeable lawyer who diligently fights for his clients."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Utter is professional and knowledgable. He is always prepared and gets results for his clients regularly. I would recommend him to anyone needing legal advice or representation."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this excellent attorney. Mr. Utter is truly a gem. He is highly intelligent and knows the law very well which makes him a very effective attorney for anyone who has a family law matter. He is a former law clerk for Judge Muriel Robinson which allowed him to gain great experience in family law court early on in his career. He is also very caring and well respected by other members of the bar and the bench."
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Divorce and separation
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Criminal defense
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