Nashville Family Law Attorney
Nashville resident since 1974. Attorney since 1985. Grant’s practice involves primarily family law matters involving divorce, parenting arrangements, child support and the myriad of issues that arise from these relationships. In every case his goal is to guide his client through the process in an efficient and expeditious manner.
He has been a Tennessee Rule 31 Mediator since 2012, after taking a 40 hour mediation course in 2012 and completing the annual required continuing legal education for mediators. He has served as mediator in over 100 mediations with a successful record of facilitating settlement agreements.
His entire practice has been in litigation and related work. He spent more than three years as an Assistant District Attorney in Nashville (1987-1990) and completed more than 50 jury trials. Grant has appeared in court thousands of times for a variety of hearings, motions and arguments. He is experienced in the courtroom and comfortable in that stressful environment. If your case does not settle, then Grant has the skill and the experience to handle your case through trial and, if necessary, the appellate process.
Before concentrating on family law, Grant handled general litigation covering a variety of issues in both state and federal courts. Early in his career, he worked for a 200 lawyer litigation firm in Chicago. In his early 40’s he was a shareholder with a major Nashville general service firm and served as co-chair of the litigation section and headed the family law section.
Grant is a founding member of the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance and a former board member having served as Chair of the Training Committee and Chair of Protocols. He has been a presenter at multiple family law seminars over the years.
“Grant helped me through a divorce as well as a relocating with my child. He always had my best interest in mind, and worked through the documentation providing clear explanations for everything.”
“I hired Grant to handle my divorce case. He provided excellent legal and practical advice that in regards to my rights as a parent and division of the assets. He handled all of my concerns and was very prompt if I had an issue calling me after hours and on the weekends. I have recommended Grant to all my friends for their law needs.”
“Grant is a steady presence in an inherently unstable practice area. He provided practical, first-rate counsel based on extensive experience with judges, lawyers, and other professionals in Nashville.”
“I hired Grant Glassford upon the recommendation of a co-worker who used him for her divorce proceedings 2 years ago. I highly value the opinion of this co-worker and did not hesitate to contact Mr. Glassford. I called his office after an extremely stressful confrontation with my spouse, and Mr. Glassford immediately returned my call and lowered my stress level. Throughout the divorce proceedings, he and his office were very courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. My calls and emails were always returned promptly, and I am extremely satisfied with the outcome of my case.”
“Grant has and continues to be an incredibly competent and detailed oriented attorney. He helped me navigate my divorce quickly in mediation instead of court and also gave advice that proved invaluable when returning to mediation 6 years later, saving me thousands of dollars. During both processes Grant always returned calls and emails quickly and was always up to speed on where things stand with the case. I can’t recommend him enough.”
“After signing an agreement to end alimony to an ex-spouse 16 years ago, she decided that was not legal and sued me for 16 years worth. I can tell you this Grant Glassford is an awesome attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable of legal procedures,very astute in family law, and is very comfortable and confident in a court room setting. He will not waste your time or money in his representation of your case. I strongly recommend him if your in need of a family law attorney. He truly helped me win.”
“I sought Grant based on his participation with Collaborative Divorce. Unfortunately, my spouse did not want to go that direction and wanted to turn the process into a nasty divorce. Grant was outstanding in managing the whole process. He favors mediation but he is great in the courtroom, given his DA experience, is very skilled and comfortable there. He is not the cheapest per hour but is efficient in how is uses his time and I know I paid 1/3 of what my spouse spent in my case. A+ Recommend.”
Vanderbilt University, B.A. – 1982, B.A. History, Minor Economics
Vanderbilt School of Law, J.D. – 1985, Associate Editor Vanderbilt Law Review
August 2009 – Basic Collaborative Training
June 2012 – 46 Hour Rule 31 – Tennessee Family Mediation Training
Licensed to Practice Law, Tennessee – 1987
Licensed to Practice Law, Illinois – 1985 (inactive)
Organizations / Awards
Member Nashville Bar Association (Board Member 1997-1999)
Member Williamson County Bar Association
Member Tennessee Bar Association
Former Member Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 7 Investigating Committee
Tennessee Bar Foundation
John Marshall Inn of Court, Master
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance, Founding Member
Economic Club of Nashville f/k/a Exchange Club of Nashville, Past President
Martindale Hubble, AV Rating Since 2003
Martindale Hubble, Client Champion Silver / 2020
The Best Lawyers in America since 2005
Nashville Business Journal Best of the Bar, Family Law 2005 and 2007