Attorneys

Senior Partners

  • William S. Fleming, V

    Fleming was admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee in 1971. In addition, he was admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Middle District in 1972; the Western District of Tennessee in 2005; the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court in 1981. Fleming is also a Rule 31 Listed General Civil/Family Mediator.

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    Education

    • University of Tennessee (J.D., 1971)
    • University of the South - Sewanee (B.A., 1968)
    • Phi Alpha Delta
    • City of Columbia Attorney, 1973-1988
    • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Rated
    • Tennessee Bar Foundation Fellow

    Member

    • Maury County Bar Association
    • Tennessee Bar Association
    • Tennessee Bar Foundation
    • Tennessee Association of Justice
    • First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, Tennessee
    • B.P.O.E. Elks.

    Areas of Practice

    • Worker’s Compensation; Personal Injury; Family Law; Corporate Law; Probate Law; Estate Planning;
    • Civil Litigation; Insurance Defense; Medical Malpractice.
  • Patrick A. Flynn

    Flynn was admitted to practice law in the State of Tennessee in 1981. In addition, he was admitted to practice in the United States District Court in the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee; and admitted to practice in the United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

     

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    Education

    • Vanderbilt University (J.D., 1981)
    • Associate Research Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
    • Law Clerk to the Honorable Hewitt P. Tomlin, Jr., Tennessee Court of Appeals, 1981-1982
    • Middle Tennessee State University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1978)

    Member

    • Maury County Bar Association (Past President)
    • Tennessee Bar Association
    • First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, Tennessee
    • Maury County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors (Past President)
    • Kiwanis Club of Columbia
    • Served in the U.S. Army, 1972-1975

    Areas of Practice

    • Personal Injury; Family Law; Probate Law; Estate Planning; Worker’s Compensation; Insurance Defense;
    • Civil Rights Litigation.
  • Daniel L. Murphy

    Murphy was admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee in 1992. In addition, he was admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee in 1993; and admitted to practice in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Tennessee. He has served as the County Attorney, Maury County, Tennessee from 2008 to present.

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    Education 

    • Memphis State University (J.D., 1992)
    • David Lipscomb University (B.S., 1989)

    Member

    • Maury County Bar Association
    • Tennessee Bar Association
    • West 7th Street Church of Christ Columbia, Tennessee
    • Board Member of King's Daughter School, Columbia, Tennessee

    Areas of Practice

    • Estate Planning; Probate Law; Real Estate; Corporate Law; Family Law; Civil Litigation;
    • Banking Law; Creditor Bankruptcy; Governmental; Utility Law.

Partners

  • Michael D. Cox

    Cox was admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee in 2001 and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee in 2002.

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    Education

    • University of Memphis (J.D., 2000), Phi Delta Phi
    • University of Tennessee (B.S., 1995)

    Member

    • Maury County Bar Association
    • Tennessee Bar Association
    • Maury County Young Lawyers, Past President
    • Columbia Noon Rotary
    • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
    • Columbia First United Methodist Church

    Practice Areas

    • Family Law; Criminal Defense; Personal Injury; Corporate Law; Worker’s Compensation; Civil Litigation; Estate Planning; Probate Law; Insurance Defense; Social Security/Disability.
  • Jennifer Fleming Franks

    Franks was admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee in 2003; and admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee in 2004. She is a Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator.

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    Education

    • Nashville School of Law (J.D., 2002)
    • Emory University (B.S., 1997)
    • Battle Ground Academy (1993)

    Member

    • Maury County Bar Association
    • Tennessee Bar Association
    • Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Board Member of the James K. Polk Association
    • Former Board Member of Boys and Girls Club
    • First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, Tennessee

    Practice Areas

    Family Law; Personal Injury; Civil Litigation; Estate Planning ; Probate Law; Insurance Defense.

Associates

  • Seth M. Lasater

    Lasater was admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee in 2007; and admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee.

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    Education

    • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law (J.D., 2007)
    • David Lipscomb University (B.A., 2004)

    Member

    • Maury County Bar Association
    • Tennessee Bar Association
    • Columbia Noon Rotary Club (Board Member; President 2012-13)
    • CASA of Maury County, Inc. (Former Board Member)
    • Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students (S.C.A.L.E.S.)(Maury County Co-Chair)
    • Coach for High School Mock Trial Team
    • Spring Hill Meadow Church

    Practice Areas

    • Personal Injury; Family Law; Civil Litigation; Estate Planning; Probate Law; Worker's Compensation; Insurance Defense.

Mediators

Rule 31 Listed General Civil/Family Mediator: William S. Fleming is a Rule 31 Listed General Civil/Family Mediator and Jennifer Fleming Franks is a Rule 31 Family Mediator. Both are available to assist in the resolution of civil and family law cases.