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John M. L. Brown, P.C.
A Law Firm Serving Clients In The Greater Nashville Area

A Firm Experienced In Litigation As Well As Mediation

Although mediation is often a highly effective tool for settling family law disputes, it does not work in all cases. If you have already been through initial mediation required by Tennessee law and were not able to reach an agreement, it is time to pursue a litigated resolution.

Attorney John M. L. Brown has been practicing law for four decades, including representing clients in some very contentious court cases. He has the skill, experience and resources to advocate vigorously for you and your children in divorce, parenting time (custody) and other litigated family law matters.

Our Family Law Litigation Services

We can represent clients in all litigated family law matters, including:

  • Divorce
  • Division of assets and debts
  • Parenting time (formerly child custody and visitation)
  • Child support
  • Spousal support

Transitioning From Mediation To Litigation

In Tennessee, divorcing couples are required to attempt mediation before their case can be litigated. In many cases, this is advantageous because most couples are able to reach an agreement through mediation.

If you suspect that your divorce will need to be litigated, however, you can rest assured that trying mediation first will not hurt you strategically. This is because under Tennessee law, the attorney who mediates your case cannot be hired to represent either party in litigation. Moreover, neither the mediator nor the terms of the negotiation can be subpoenaed. In other words, nothing said or discussed during mediation is admissible in litigation.

Here are a couple of testimonials John M. L. Brown has received

I can't say enough good things about the way John M. L. Brown represented me in a family law matter. John was never hard to get in contact with and always promptly responded to calls and emails, even frequently returning emails on weekends. In the two and a half years that John and I worked together he prepared tirelessly for depositions and multiple days of trial. John is extremely thorough, not only in his own preparation, but also in how he prepares his clients for trial. He always had me prepared for court, including possible questions from opposing counsel, so that I had no fear of what to say in court. John believes strongly there is no substitute for thorough preparation and he puts action behind those words. In addition to being thorough, John is the most honest attorney and one of the most honest people I have ever met. From day one he was forthcoming and realistic with me about what to expect, both regarding expenses and outcomes. John doesn't believe in hiding facts or being misleading in testimony but holds his clients and himself to the highest standard of honesty. With John's help, I received an extremely positive outcome, better than he and I even hoped for. Over the two and a half years that John represented me I came to know him not only as a very fine attorney but also someone I regard as a friend. If I ever have legal needs in the future, I will not hesitate to call John and know that I will be in competent hands.
Rachel Smith


John was referred to us by a friend and we were told he would take very good care of us should we decide to hire him. We had a very difficult alimony case we were looking at. We did hire John and we won our case. John always was prompt to get back to us via phone or email and he also worked to accommodate schedules when needed for meetings. He was also very careful of our cost which to a client is very important. We would highly recommend John and will refer him to friends and family. Also, should the need arise, we will without hesitation call him again.
Gary and LeaAnn Baker

Contact Us To Speak To A Lawyer With Decades Of Courtroom Experience

John M. L. Brown, P.C., is based in Nashville, and we serve clients in the greater Nashville area. To learn more about what our firm can do for you, call us at 615-823-7457, or send us an email.

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