John M. L. Brown, Attorney at Law

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222 2nd Avenue North, Suite 312
Nashville, TN 37201

Family Law Practiced with Sensitivity and Respect

Attorney John M. L. Brown is a problem-solver and a Rule 31 Family Law Mediator who has had great success in mediating difficult cases. Mr. Brown is  also an aggressive trial lawyer with four decades of experience. Whether acting as a mediator or representing clients in court, he places a great value on the alternative-dispute process. Litigation is sometimes the only way to resolve a case, but clients and their children are almost always better off if they can shape their own futures without the input of a trial court. 

  • Family Law Mediation
  • Family Law Litigation
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Child Support and Alimony

Call John M. L. Brown today at 615-257-6725 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney John M. L. Brown


  • Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Admitted To The Bar:

  • 1977


  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1970
  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1977
  • U.S. Navy, 1970-1974

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association


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 the weekends. In the two and 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 that 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 if 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 & LeaAnn Baker

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