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Nick Rice

Family Attorney at Memphis, TN

4.9   26 reviews

also known as George Lawrence Rice IV


Licensed for 19 years

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Nick, known formally as George Lawrence Rice, IV, is a third generation attorney following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father. Mr. Rice brings discipline, experience, expertise and compassion to the practice of family law. Believing we need discipline to effectively pursue client goals, experience to know what is possible, expertise to get the best results for our client, and compassion to understand the importance to each individual client.


Mr. Rice started studying the law in the seventh grade by learning to pull cases for his father’s legal research. He graduated Christian Brothers High School where he served four years on the Honor Council. Mr. Rice graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2000. He returned to Memphis to attend law school, resume working at the firm, and continuing to study the legal community in which he would practice. Mr. Rice received his J.D. form the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2003. Because of his extensive training, he practiced law immediately after passing the bar. Following in his father’s footsteps, he also presents Continuing Legal Education lectures to other attorneys. In addition to trying cases, Mr. Rice uses his experience and knowledge as a Supreme Court Rule 31 Family Law Mediator to solve cases without the matter going to trial.


In 2021 Mr. Rice put his experience and knowledge to the test of national level review in becoming a Board Certified Family Law Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. The elaborate screening of credentials that Mr. Rice had to successfully complete included, but was not limited to; demonstrated and substantial trial experience, submission of judges’ and other attorneys attesting to his ability, legal writing submissions, and passing rigorous examination.


Among all the other awards and honors Mr. Rice has achieved, National Board of Trial Advocacy Certification was the most important to him. Board Certification is the highest, most stringent, and most reliable qualification an attorney can achieve. The NBTA is committed to safeguarding the public’s ability to choose the best attorney. This certification is objective proof that potential clients should rely on when choosing an attorney.


Mr. Rice served on the Executive Council for the Family Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association in 2010, the same year that he was named one of Memphis’ Finest Young Professionals by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mr. Rice is rated an excellent 10 out of 10 on Avvo.com. Mr. Rice serves on the Board of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Alumni Association. Mr. Rice received membership into the invitation only American Society of Legal Advocates, was named a Mid-South Super Lawyer Rising Star for 7 years, and received multiple America’s Most Honored Professionals Awards. Mr. Rice received America’s Most Honored Professional’s Top 5% Award for continuous professional recognition and accomplishment for 2 years running prior to moving up and being awarded the Top 1% Award. The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys recognized Mr. Rice with the Top Ten Under 40 Award. Since becoming 40, Mr. Rice has collected several Top Ten Attorney Awards form the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. Mr. Rice was designated and received the Premier 100 Award from the National Academy of Jurisprudence. The American Registry recognized Mr. Rice as one of the Memphis Area’s Outstanding Young Lawyers in Family Law.
Mr. Rice is the co-author of “The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice” published by the America Bar Association.

 

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Licensed for 19 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/19/2022

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

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Rice Law
275 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN, 38103
Rice Caperton Rice PLLC
275 Jefferson Ave.
Memphis, TN, 38103
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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb
Nick is a fantastic family law attorney that goes above and beyond for his clients. He pays attention to detail and is timely in his responses to questions/emails. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again!
Posted by Brandon | August 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Star Attorney!
Nick Rice is an excellent attorney. Hired him back in 2017 while going through a rough split with kids involved. He made me feel right at home the first time we met and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Nick is a force to be reckoned with and means business. He does not sugar coat anything and will let you know what to expect from day one. As a single father with two kids, I knew going in that the cards are not always stacked in the favor of the father, but it just did not turn out that way for me. He was able to get me everything that was asked for and then some. Nick is a winner and its obvious from how he carries himself. He is very much respected in and outside of the courtroom and deserves it. Who you pick to represent you through these tough times matters. Especially if you have kids involved. Nick will go that extra mile for you and he certainly left no stone unturned in my case. You will notice from day one just how hard this man and his team works and his results speak for themselves. I have had the opportunity to see other attorneys in action throughout the time I was being represented by Nick, and I can honestly say that they were simply not even close to being on his level. His whole establishment is full of all stars that treat you like family and actually care. I can not say enough good things about this man and wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend him to anyone else. I promise you will be in good hands!
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Posted by Russell | November 2, 2021
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Fast and Efficient
A local restaurant owner had some of my art work on display at his establishment for sale. After one of the pieces sold he took the other piece home and said he would pay me for it. After weeks of not returning my calls and refusing to return the art, I called Nick. After one phone call from Nick the art was returned to me the very next day.
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Posted by Allison | September 10, 2021
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I wish I had found him sooner, Nick is truly the best!
This review is for anyone who has been gaslighted and confused by their own reality. Nick has been the big brother and protector i needed. With my previous lawyer I had lost all fight and was so desperate for someone to actually see me. I walked into his office and he saw me…and i knew he saw me and my situation for what it truly was. He fought for me and my children…my boys will know his name. He is worth every penny.
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Posted by Allan | May 26, 2021
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Nick Rice
Nick worked to bring the matter to mediation early. My case should have been simple but the oppositions representation was intent on burning through all the marital assets. Nick forced their hand and had a hearing forcing them into mediation. Saved a great deal of money. In the end, my former spouse got to take care of her own legal bills (which were substantial and of her own doing). I was treated extremely fairly by this firm
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Posted by Steve | January 12, 2021
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Prepared for Battle
As our divorce dragged on and it became clear that the other side was intent on taking the matter to trial, I needed a team that was ready for the fight. Nick and Jessica picked up my case and didn't miss a beat. Even though we were on a short time table, their pre-trial preparation was very thorough and leveraged expert testimony. What really impressed me was how skillfully they handled 'surprise' closing arguments from our opponent. I hope I never go through this again, but if I do I'll want Nick Rice in my corner.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2020
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Couldn't be Happier!
Dear Nick and Linsey, I wanted to write both of you to tell you what a very professional and good team that you have surrounding you at your firm. It is a very daunting process to first decide that you are going to proceed with a divorce, next finding the proper lawyer to represent you, and then actually following through with it. While being very nervous, naive, and frankly scared, I interviewed several firms during the consultation period and from the first meeting with Nick I felt that I could trust him to guide me in the right direction through my divorce and protect my assets that I have worked so hard for. After deciding to choose you all to represent me, I quickly learned that Linsey, works very hard and is very thorough in everything she does. She was on time with all documents against deadlines and stayed true to every word of what she said she was going to do. I must say that after talking with several friends in search of guidance on how to choose the right lawyer, none of them gave good advise on the processes of going through a divorce and all gave lawyers a bad representation. They all said that lawyers will drag it out in court and are just looking to fight and rack up fees for their own benefit. Both of you proved all of them wrong because you paid attention to my concerns and what I wanted out of my divorce so I thank you for this. I never felt like I was being strung a long just to delay the process for your own benefit and I never felt like I was mislead in any way. I truly believe that it is these attributes of your firm that made my divorce go through much smoother than I had ever expected and why Rice, Amundsen, Caper has the reputation it is has. I feel victorious in the outcome and I hope that I don't ever have to contact you all again! Again thank you for all of your hard work. Regards, JO
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Posted by Keltner | April 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney with Vast Legal Knowledge
I have appreciated and found solace in Nick’s handling of my divorce case. I know my case wasn't the easiest at times, but his professionalism and genuine concern for my welfare, and that of my children, was evident at every step of the process. I respect that he always told me the pragmatic and realistic side of things, even when I was basing my judgments on pure emotion. I wish that my case could have been easier, but I couldn't have asked for a more dedicated and caring attorney. Thank you Nick for all that you did to help me get through a very difficult and up-heaving experience.
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Posted by Valerie | January 17, 2020
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Thank you
One of the best decisions that I’ve ever made was stepping foot into Divorce Attorney Nick Rice’s office. He was so attentive, kind and respectful. I felt so confident when going to court with him. His brilliancy, attention to detail and professionalism continued to uplift me as my case progressed. He has always shown me compassion and kindness. The entire Rice team has a general concern for my well-being and has treated me like family. For that I am totally grateful. If you want an exceptional lawyer who exhibits stellar & winning results, Attorney Nick Rice is the man for you!
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2020
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Excellent experience, would highly recommend
Going through a divorce was without a doubt the worst time in my life. I had no idea what to do or who to call. Nick Rice was recommended to me by a friend. I am truly so thankful for how he handled my divorce. Everyone at the Rice firm was patient, kind and very professional. I received an excellent settlement and I would not hesitate to recommend his services.
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Posted by Jonathan | January 6, 2020
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By Far The Best of The Best
I have used Nick on multiple Family Law situations. He helped me during my divorce and child custody years ago and I could not ask for better. He knows the law and is excellent in the courtroom. Nick really does care about the best interest of his clients. I hired Nick a second time this year dealing with a child relocation case. Again he is a professional with family law. He will fight to the very end and not let anything slip through the cracks. He was able to get me everything I wanted and more. If you are in the unfortunate position to need a family lawyer do yourself a favor hire this man, there is no one else I would trust to handle child custody, relocation and divorce! Period!
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Posted by Brandon | August 20, 2019
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Highly Recommended
I hired Nick Rice during one of the most difficult times of my life. I always felt like Nick and Chelsea treated me not just as a case, but as an individual. The handling of such a delicate matter installed a true trust and honest relationship. Nick's knowledge of the law and his confidence in his practice put me at ease. I would recommend this team to anyone needing a Family Law attorney.
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Posted by Judy | December 13, 2017
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The Best
I was referred to Nick Rice by a friend of mine. My son and I met Nick and we were both very impressed by his easy manner of talking and his knowledge of the law. I was in a bad spot in my life with so much going wrong. I was very glad to have Nick's help. Many, many thanks. Judy
Posted by Chris | December 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic!
Nick and his team were far and away the best experience I've had with any legal team. They handled my case perfectly and covered every detail. They made the entire process painless dare I say pleasant which is hard to believe for going through a divorce. I really appreciate the length his firm went to to make me feel at ease the entire time.
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2017
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Mr. Rice was so helpful!
Mr. Rice was so helpful and his staff was superb! I had an out of state jurisdictional and guardianship issue. Mr. Rice explained all possible outcomes and what I could expect at the hearing (this really helped my stress level). I’m happy to say that Mr. Rice was able to get the best outcome in this extremely tough situation. I highly recommend contacting his office for your difficult family law issues.
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Posted by Phil | September 15, 2017
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Alimony Continuation
Excellent attorney. Persistent, aggressive without bullying and confident without arrogance. Nick and his team did the in depth research and created a game plan that resulted in a successful conclusion of this case. He was always straightforward about our chances for winning and the risks involved. It was always my case and I always felt in charge of the direction we took. Additionally I would like to commend his entire office staff for their help and support. From day one I was treated like family.
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Posted by Angie | January 11, 2016
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Recommend without hesitation
As an attorney who has interacted with attorneys on a daily basis for more than fifteen years, I was so impressed with the hard work and enormous amount of time Nick spent on my case! Nick made every effort to work out my case at the lowest cost and time possible. However, when my ex-husband failed to negotiate, Nick was ready without hesitation to fight on my behalf. Nick was always available to respond to my questions or concerns. Not only was he extremely prepared for court but he also ensured that I too was prepared for court. I felt as though I was in the best hands throughout the process. I so appreciate the way I was treated by everyone at the Rice firm! I, also, am so grateful for the care that he took with my case. I would, without hesitation, highly recommend Nick Rice to anyone in need of an attorney for divorce or child custody/ support issues.
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Posted by Beth | January 22, 2015
Excellent Attorney
One of the best phone calls I ever made was to the office of Nick Rice. I was in a legal nightmare at the time with contempt issues that needed to filed against my ex-husband. I had come to a dead end with another attorney, and was referred by a friend to Nick. After my first visit with Nick, I knew immediately that I had finally found an attorney who was willing to attack the problem head on. Additionally, Nick uncovered additional issues that were also not in compliance with the divorce decree. No one else I had hired to that point had discovered these additional problems that were extremely important. Nick's knowledge of the law and his dedication to his clients is extraordinary! He is clever, intelligent, steadfast, well-spoken and confident. Nick and his staff developed excellent strategies to approach the numerous issues that we were faced with, and additionally, they were never intimidated by opposing counsel and quickly picked up on many inaccuracies that were presented by opposing counsel. Nick was always quick to return emails and phone calls, and he always explained everything so that I always knew exactly what was going on and what options we had. He always made sure I thoroughly understood what the pros and cons would be to any actions that we would take. When we went to court, Nick and his staff were beyond amazing in how well they were prepared. Nick did an outstanding job in the courtroom, and he gave me peace of mind throughout the entire process. I have nothing but high praise for Nick and his staff. I am extremely grateful for all he did for me.
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Posted by Steve | January 22, 2015
Unusual divorce
My divorce was so unusual that if I provide details my privacy will be violated, however I am still compelled to write a review because my lawyer provided excellent counsel throughout. He was totally objective and allowed me to diverge from the "normal or customary" lawyerly path. He well advised me of the consequences of my decisions. My choice of action ultimately worked well for me due to the unusually difficult emotional conclusion of my case.
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Posted by Jeff | July 10, 2012
Nick Rice fought for me and my children which resulted in a better outcome than I had expected.
My divorce case began in November 2010. I had a very problematic wife who consistently delayed the divorce process with her antics. Since November 2010, I went through the process of several different consultations and hiring and firing 3 attorneys from, Miles Mason, Cordell & Cordell, and Cordts Law Firm. During my time as their client I saw zero results come from them. Whenever my wife would cause an issue they would give in to her. I was emotionally and physically strained every time I had to pay a bill to a lawyer that wasn’t making things happen. Then I met with Mr. Nick Rice. After discussing my case, with confidence he accepted my case and I hired him. After 13 months of dealing with the emotional, financial and overall stress that is attached to a divorce, Mr. Nick Rice was able to completely get all of the issues settled in less than 4 months with me coming out better than I had expected financially and with a parenting plan that was best for my children. Rice, Amundsen & Caperton is by far the most professional law firm I have dealt with. Mr. Nick Rice and his team were supportive and never failed to return my calls, explain exactly what was going on, and give me the support I needed. There are lawyers and then there are LAWYERS. You can’t guarantee anything but with Mr. Nick Rice as my LAWYER I was able to feel comfortable about how my case was being handled. I felt that he was fighting for me and my children as if it was his neck on the line. I am writing this in hopes that someone in my situation will have a lead to the right lawyer, instead of having to spend more money than necessary and going through several.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rice Caperton Rice PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Rule 31 Family Law Mediator
  • Tennessee Supreme Court ADRC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Rice Divorce Team
  • 2003 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Rice Caperton Rice PLLC
  • 2003 - 2020
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Education

  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2003
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)
  • Bachelors of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • University of Tennessee Alumni Board- Memphis Chapter
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • COMEC (Commission On Missing and Exploited Children)
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • International Children's Heart Foundation
  • Chair
  • 2010 - Present
  • "Chicken Tractor" charitable fundraiser
  • Co-Founder
  • 2010 - Present
  • Young Leadership Council
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Council
  • 2010 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Board Certified Family Law Trial Advocate
  • The National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2021
  • Top 30 in Family Law
  • The National Advocates
  • 2021
  • Top Ranking Attorney
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2020
  • Top 30 in Family Law
  • The National Advocates
  • 2020
  • Faces of Divorce
  • Memphis Magazine
  • 2020
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction - 7 Years
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top Ten Attorney for excellence in the Family Law
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 30 in Family Law
  • The National Advocates
  • 2019
  • 2019 Top 10 Attorney Award for the state of Tennessee
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction - 6 Years
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2018
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Best Law Firm in Tennessee
  • U.S. Report & World News
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyer
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firm in Memphis
  • Commercial Appeal
  • 2017
  • Top 5%
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • 2017
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 5%
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction for 3 years
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 5%
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • 2015
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 5%
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Memphis' Finest Young Professionals
  • Cystic Foundation
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
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Publications

  • American Bar Association
  • The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice, Edition IV
  • 2017
  • American Bar Association
  • The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice, 25th Anniversary Edition
  • 2012
  • Mid-South Families Magazine
  • Legal Q & A
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting
  • How to Make More Time in a Day
  • 2019
  • Divorce Practice with Larry Rice
  • A New Approach to Divorce
  • 2019
  • Friends and Family Law Seminar
  • Digital Do's and Don'ts
  • 2017
  • Divorce Practice with Larry Rice
  • A New Approach to Divorce
  • 2017
  • Beale Street Seminar
  • Collections
  • 2015
  • Beale Street Seminar
  • Digital Do's and Don'ts
  • 2015
  • Beale Street Seminar CLE
  • Digital Do's and Dont's
  • 2013
  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • ADR/Mediation
  • 2013
  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • Public Action Law Society's Alternative Spring Break
  • 2013
  • CLE
  • Accounts Receivable, the Bane of the Lawyer's Practice
  • 2012
  • University of Memphis
  • Divorce Law 101
  • 2012
  • CLE
  • Relocations, Law, Cases and Modifications in Tennessee
  • 2011
  • Cecil C. Humpreys School of Law
  • ADR/Mediation
  • 2011
  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • Public Action Law Society's Alternative Spring Break
  • 2011
  • Divorce Practice Seminar
  • Turning Write Offs to Pay Outs
  • 2010
  • Divorce CLE at Sea
  • Trial and Prenuptial Agreements
  • 2007
  • Center for Excellence in CLE
  • The Return of Divorce Practice
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (48)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the privilege of clerking for Nick and Larry during law school. Now being a practicing lawyer myself, I can wholeheartedly say that Nick's work is the model of excellence in the field and what every family lawyer should strive to emulate. I consider myself very lucky to call Nick my mentor and friend."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nick excels in his commitment to excellence, his superior service to clients, and his aggressive and visionary approach to the law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nick Rice is an exceptional attorney. He is a zealous advocate for his clients. His depth of knowledge in the field of divorce makes him a force to be reckoned with. His clients are fortunate to have him on their side!"
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to mediate many of Nick's divorce matters. He is very smart, knows the law and is a skilled negotiator. As a mediator, I always enjoy working with Nick. He is aggressive when it benefits his client but also knows when it is in his client's best interest to be reasonable and collaborative. I would recommend this fine attorney."
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