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Over 30 years of experience working to protect what is important to you and your family.Divorce is never easy. We work to help you avoid making it the disaster you so often hear about.Divorce, Child Custody and Support, Alimony, Property Division, Modification, Premarital Agreements
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Fellow||Memphis Bar Foundation||2009|
|Owner/Attorney||J. Steven Anderson Law Firm, PLLC||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Williams, McDaniel, Wolfe & Womack,||1992 - 2011|
|Special Judge||Shelby County Chancery Court, Memphis, Tennessee||1990 - 1990|
|Partner||Schledwitz, Anderson and Beaty||1987 - 1992|
|Special Judge||Shelby County General Sessions Court||1987 - 2009|
|Associate Attorney||Williams, Benham & McDaniel||1983 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Woodland Presbyterian School||Chairman of Board of Trustees||2006 - Present|
|Memphis Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1983 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Section||member||1983 - Present|
|Tennessee Department of Human Resources||Member of the Enhanced Child Support Enforcement Committee||2006 - 2006|
|Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Section||Executive Committee||2000 - 2004|
|Memphis Bar Association, CLE Committee||Co-chair||1995 - 1995|
|Germantown-Nonconnah Exchange Club||President||1992 - 1992|
|WILLIAM ALAN WATERMEIER v. SHERRY DUNAWAY MOSS AND THOMAS R. MOSS, III||Mr. Anderson successfully argued that the requirements of Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-2-304(b)(2) had not been met and that Appellant is the child's biological and legal father. The Appellate Court reversed the ruling of the trial court and remanded.|
|DONNA MARIE TAIT v. WILLIAM FRANK TAIT||The Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed and upheld the trial court's ruling that Mr. Anderson's client would not have to pay alimony despite his very high income.|
|IN RE: ESTATE OF Clifford Franklin BAKER, et al. v. Lee KING, et al.||Mr. Anderson successfully argued to the Court of Appeals for reversal of the trial court's ruling that the Premarital Agreement signed by the his client in 1976 was valid and enforcable.|
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|M. Lee Smith Publishers||Pre- and Post-Nups in Tennessee: Drafting and Enforceability Considerations||2009|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Appreciation of Separate Assets: What is Marital, What is Not?||2001|
|University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law||JD||Law||1983|
|Lambuth University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|Advanced Family Law||Effectively Arguing Contempt Issues||2016|
|Advanced Family Law||Advanced Child Support and Spousal Support Issues||2016|
|Advanced Family Law||Advanced Child Support and Spousal Support Issues||2013|
|Advanced Family Law||Effectively Arguing Contempt Issues||2013|
|Top 10 Current Challenges in Family Law||PRE-NUPTIAL AND CO-HABITATION AGREEMENTS||2011|
|Top 10 Current Challenges in Family Law||Support Determination, Enforcement and Modification||2011|
|Family Law Update||Family Law Update in Tennessee||2008|
|Family Law Practice in Tennessee||The Children: Custody, Visitation, Paternity and Child Support, Family Law Update||2004|
|Complex Issues in Divorce for the Tennessee Practitioner||Child Custody and Support||2004|
|Family Law Litigation in Tennessee||Litigating and Enforceability of Premarital Agreements||2003|
|Complex Issues in Divorce for the Tennessee Practitioner||Child Custody and Support||2002|
|Family Law Litigation in Tennessee||Litigating and Enforceability of Premarital Agreements||2001|
|Domestic Law in Tennessee||Premarital Agreements and Divorce Procedure||2000|
|Domestic Law in Tennessee||Determining and Dividing Marital Assets"||1999|
|National Business Institute||Overview and Background of Prenuptial Agreements, Drafting and Litigating Prenuptial Agreements in Tennessee||1998|
Posted by Sal
I was involved in a horrid situation which was perplexingly complicated. I was in a short-term marriage (3-1/2yrs), with a prenuptial agreement and no kids. I was looking to save money, seeing that my divorce should have been simple. I initially attempted to go it alone without a lawyer, (Pro Se). It was a mistake because my now ex-wife was on a mission then to ruin me. After my first couple of procedural mis-steps, I was advised by the divorce referee to hire an attorney. Still trying to save money I sought a "cheap" attorney, friend of a friend kind of thing. That attorney cost me even more money and heartache. She was a poor communicator, irresponsible, and caused me to slide down the slippery slope of contempt hearings due to the combination of her proclivities and opposite counsel's malicious, covert and underhanded tactics.
I finally realized, just like when I pilot large jets, there are no shortcuts to success. After some research I found Attorney Steve Anderson. He was placed in the middle of a very tangled web. I was facing the potential of jail time due to no fault of my own. I have never been arrested, I pay my bills and am a responsible citizen. Trust me when I say that things can go south before you realize it if you don't have proper representation.
Steve immediately came to my rescue. I was starting to exhaust my financial resources and was losing time at work. As is mentioned he has a calming way about him. You know you are in good hands.
He cleaned up my mess. He turned me from being constantly on the defense and put me on the offense. The other attorney quickly decided to no longer represent my ex-wife since she could no longer use the court system to extort money from me. My ex lied about even signing a prenup. Steve found the notary and he testified at trial on my behalf. It was a slam dunk.
I am now in a very good place since it is all over. I am in his debt, metaphorically speaking forever.
I highly recommend Attorney Steve Anderson for anyone in need of a counselor.
Posted by Tracey
I hired Mr. Anderson to handle my divorce (with children) recently. During my initial consultation, I was immediately struck by his calm and kind demeanor which instilled in me a sense that everything was going to be all right. He has proven to be a man of integrity with extensive experience and a high level of professionalism. He has always kept my budget in mind and has attempted to keep costs down whereever possible while still striving for quick resolution (which was difficult in our case due to no fault of our own!) He and his paralegal have always been quick to respond with updates and answers to my questions/concerns. They have been great to work with and I would recommend him highly!
Posted by Christy
Steve was excellent from the very beginning. He is extremely personable and takes the time to listen and understand what YOUR needs are, not his. He is very thorough and will represent you in the best way possible. He is extremely fair and honest and took the time to explain anything and everything, over the phone, in person, or over email. My divorce was horrible but Steve did everything he could for me, financially and in my best interest. The judge ruled in my favor becuase Steve and I worked together as a great team in gathering data and presenting it in the best way possible. Although my divorce has been final for over 6 months, Steve continues to help me with some of the struggles post-divorce and keeping your ex-spouse compiant with the divorce decree. I HIGHLY recommend Steve.
An additional perk, he has a wonderful paralegal, Jill! She can help in so many ways as well!!
Elaine Witty, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have worked with Steve on divorce matters in connection with my representation of immigrants in the Memphis area. I have also conferred with Steve on the immigration consequences of divorce actions and related family law issues. He is always available to clients and colleagues. Steve is a pleasure to work with and I highly endorse him.