Richard Hedgepath was born February 23, 1961 in Nashville Tennessee. He grew up in Nashville and graduated from Hillwood High School, Belmont University, and Nashville School of Law.
While attending college, Richard worked as a law clerk at his father’s law office, and during law school, Richard worked as a Deputy Clerk in the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Upon graduating from law school, Richard served as Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Marietta Shipley, Judge of the Second Circuit Court for Davidson County, Tennessee.
In private practice, Richard has primarily represented clients in divorce cases, probate matters, and conducted divorce and custody mediations. Richard has been a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator since 1998, and has mediated hundreds of cases.
Mr. Hedgepath has been a presenter in family law seminars, and mediation training seminars. He is an active Pro Bono Lawyer and Pro Bono Mediator, and he volunteers in the community as a member of “Hands on Nashville”.
Richard is a divorced Father of two teenagers, and when he is away from work he enjoys golfing, hiking with his dog, playing basketball with his 17 year old son, and being a taxi driver for his 14 year old daughter.
Richard enjoys being a lawyer and receives much satisfaction from helping people that need help.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|Domestic Violence Mediator||Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization||2002|
|Certified Advocate||National Institute of Trial Advocacy||1997|
|Top of Class Political Award||Belmont University||1992|
|Owner||Richard Hedgepath, Attorney At Law||1997 - Present|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Second Circuit Court Davidson County TN||1996 - 1997|
|Deputy Clerk||Circuit Court||1992 - 1996|
|Internship||Belmont University||1991 - 1992|
|Internship||Bellmont||1990 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator||Certified Mediator||1998 - Present|
|West Nashville United Methodist Church||Board of Trustees||1999 - 2004|
|Nashville Bar Association||Member||1997 - 2005|
|Divorce Law||10 Reasons to Consider a Divorce Mediation||2013|
|Richard Hedgepath, Law Blog||To Probate or Not To Probate||2011|
|Richard Hedgepath, Law Blog||Contested Custody Divorces||2011|
|Nashville School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Belmont University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1992|
|CLE Seminar||CLE Divorce Seminar Training||2004|
|CLE Training Seminar||CLE Seminar||2003|
|Mediation Training||Rule 31 Mediation Training Seminar||2002|
|Wrongful / Negligence Adoption||Confidential financial settlement|
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