Nashville and Franklin Office Executive Member

Gregory D. Smith

Greg Smith is a Member of the firm based in the Nashville office where he is a member of the Family Law Service Group. His practice focuses primarily on divorce, custody litigation, support disputes and neglect cases in courts in Nashville and surrounding counties. He has helped clients find and recover children abducted by former spouses, obtained help for children with disabilities and resolved difficult property and financial issues related to their domestic disputes. He has experience in international custody litigation in both state and federal courts. He also has experience handling creditors' rights and commercial litigation matters in both Tennessee state and federal courts.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Case Law Update for the Family Law Institute

Nashville Bar Association 2013 Back to School Practice Institute, October 10, 2013

Computer and Electronic Snooping: Opportunities to Violate State and Federal Law

34 Am. J. Tr. Advoc. 473 (2011)
Bar Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
U.S. Supreme Court
Firm Leadership

Office Executive Member - Nashville office

Nashville Office Recruiting Committee, Member (ex officio)

Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2002-04; Circuit L Chancey Court Committee, Chair, 2004
Nashville Pro Bono, Inc., Executive Committee, Member; Board Secretary; Board Member, 1997-1999
Nashville Bar Journal, Editor, 1988-89
Davidson County, Tenn., Juvenile Court Committee Chair, 2001
Recent Assignments

Mr. Smith's practice includes both trial and appellate work. His appeals include a Tennessee Supreme Court case that set the standard for subject matter jurisdiction in child support cases. He has handled numerous other appeals involving modification of alimony and child support, jurisdiction in child custody disputes, and many other issues.

More Than Stites & Harbison

Mr. Smith has chaired the Juvenile Court Committee and the Circuit and Chancery Court Committee of the Nashville Bar Association. He served on the board of directors of the Nashville Bar Association from 2002-04.

Greg has led or participated in a number of seminars over the past several years focusing on family law and ethical issues for the National Business Institute, the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association and the Nashville Bar Association.


Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Family Law (2008-21)

Best Lawyers in America®, Nashville Area Lawyer of the Year for Family Law (2016, 2018)

Mid-South Super Lawyers® (2008-20)

Mid-South Super Lawyers® Top 50 Nashville Lawyers (2018, 2019, 2020)

Mid-South Super Lawyers® Top 100 Tennessee Lawyers (2018, 2019, 2020)

Nashville Business Journal, Best of the Bar (2003, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2018, 2019)

Nashville Bar Association, Joseph G. Cummings Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year award (1996)

100 Best Lawyers In Nashville, Nashville Business Journal

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