Elizabeth A. Garrett

Elizabeth Garrett is an attorney in the firm's Nashville office where her practice focuses on domestic and family law, including both litigation and mediation. While Elizabeth handles all aspects of family law in Middle Tennessee, she has substantial experience in cases involving parental relocation, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and complex financial matters. Elizabeth is a Rule 31 Listed Family Law Mediator and appreciates the opportunity to help bring a successful resolution to a difficult situation through the mediation process.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Stites & Harbison Welcomes Elizabeth A. Garrett to the Nashville Office

by staff writer, Attorney At Law Magazine, September 30, 2022

Tax Treatment and Consequences in Divorce

presenter, 2015

Bar Admissions
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association, Chair, Domestic Relations Committee (2006)
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 21 Regulation 5K Approved, Mentor Attorney (2014-16)
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31, Listed Mediator in field of Family Mediation (2015-present)
American Inn of Court, Belmont University, Member (2017-19)
Community Involvement

Booked Not Bound - A Juvenile Justice Literacy Initiative, Founding Member (2018-present) (hosts a monthly book club with two colleagues for the youth detained in Davidson County Juvenile Detention facility)

More Than Stites & Harbison

Elizabeth A. Garrett is a Nashville native, born and raised. After graduating from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1989 she attended Nashville School of Law and began practicing law in 2002. She began her practice of family law with her mentor, Bobby Jackson, until 2016 when she opened her own firm, Garrett Simmons Law.

Inspired by a moving keynote address by Bryan Stevenson and his emphasis of the power of being proximate to those who we can help, Elizabeth and two of her colleagues founded the non-profit Booked Not Bound – a Juvenile Justice Literary Initiative in 2018. The group conducts a monthly book club and provides a “Sunday Supper” each month with the youth detained in the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center.


Best Lawyers in America®, Family Law; Family Law Arbitration; Family Law Mediation (2024)

Mid-South Super Lawyers® (2020-22)

Best New Lawyer, Judge Mariette M. Shipley, Second Circuit Court of Davidson County (2003)

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Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2024 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 101 of its lawyers are included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 24, 2023
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Nine Stites & Harbison Attorneys Honored by 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The 2022 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers recently honored nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys. Six attorneys were named to the Super Lawyers list and three were named to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 01, 2022
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Stites & Harbison Welcomes Elizabeth A. Garrett to the Nashville Office

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Elizabeth A. Garrett to the Nashville, Tenn., office. She joins the firm as a Member (Partner) in the Family Law Practice.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 03, 2022