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With convenient office locations in Clarksville and Springfield, Tennessee, Batson Nolan specializes in providing the quality of a big-name law firm with the personal, individualized attention of a smaller practice – a unique combination that is extremely rare in today’s legal industry. Since our founding in 1860, we have garnered a reputation throughout Tennessee and Kentucky as a leader in ethical and effective legal practice. We are committed to carrying on this tradition of excellence well into the future. Our entire staff of experienced attorneys and knowledgeable legal professionals take pride in constantly improving the ways in which they can help clients satisfactorily resolve each and every one of their law-related needs and concerns.More About Batson Nolan
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At Batson Nolan, we understand the inherent stress and confusion our clients face when dealing with an unforeseen personal injury lawsuit. Our mission is to assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve and get your life back in order as soon as possible. Whether it’s a matter of submitting a medical malpractice claim, negotiating with insurance representatives, or litigating a premises liability claim, our experienced attorneys approach every case with a determined mindset to zealously advocate on your behalf. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, this means you will not pay any legal fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. Let one of our knowledgeable attorneys analyze your case today.
If you require insightful legal counsel pertaining to a family-related issue, you deserve a law firm with a proven track record of successfully assisting its clients in resolving a wide variety of disputes from simple to complex. Whether you are facing a divorce, military divorce, child support issue, adoption or a child custody case, our family law attorneys understand the sensitive nature of such legal issues, and are committed to helping you. In each and every family law case, the attorneys at Batson Nolan will engage in a detailed review of your specific circumstances and craft a personalized plan of action to achieve your desired outcome.
It is an inevitable fact of life that we will all eventually pass away. So it is important to be proactive in making sure your affairs are in order, well in advance, to ensure your loved ones receive the benefits they deserve. Batson and Nolan provides a comprehensive range of estate planning services, including drafting and revising wills, creating and designating power of attorney, establishing and organizing trusts, and much more. Don’t leave your assets to be distributed by a judge according to the laws of intestate succession. Decide for yourself where your assets will go, and make sure your wishes will survive scrutiny in probate court.
Probate law is notoriously complex and requires an experienced attorney to successfully navigate the various legal processes associated with this specialty. Whether you are acting as the personal representative for a decedent or are the beneficiary of a loved one’s estate, it is essential that you consult a knowledgeable probate attorney. The Clarksville probate attorneys at Batson Nolan PLC handle end-of-life legal matters with the utmost dignity and integrity. We will provide legal advice tailored to your specific needs.
The Batson Nolan Real Estate Group is a highly trained and experienced group of attorneys, real estate paralegals and support staff who are equipped to handle all aspects of commercial and residential real estate. Regardless of whether you are sorting out transactional matters or need negotiation assistance, you can rest assured that we will be with you every step of the way until all of your real estate concerns are satisfactorily resolved.
The Business and Corporate Law Group at Batson Nolan has years of experience representing businesses of all sizes, from sole proprietorships to corporations, in a wide range of commercial law matters.
We understand that managing a farm is hard and stressful work. Our agricultural lawyers are here to make your life less complicated. If you have a need for crop leases, conservation planning, or crop insurance disputes, where are here to help.
Our mediation services offer an alternative to long drawn out trials or costly court proceedings. Our attorneys’ training and decades of civil litigation experience can result in successful conflict resolution.
A native of Clarksville, Tennessee, Richard H. Batson has been practicing law as part of Batson Nolan since 1957. Over the course of decades of legal experience, Mr. Batson has been involved primarily in the fields of litigation and defense related to matters involving personal injury, products liability, libel, slander, and commerce. Mr. Batson currently focuses on General Business/Corporation Law issues as well as Industrial Development concerns. His previous experience also includes organizing and providing legal counsel to a number of non-profit entities.
Mark was born and raised in Clarksville. He graduated from Clarksville High School before attending Austin Peay State University and the University of Tennessee, where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. Mark then attended law school at Mississippi College of Law. Mark has been with the firm of Batson Nolan, PLC over 25 years now, having clerked during law school and then beginning his practice full time in 1992. He currently serves as Managing Member of the firm.
Christy is a Springfield native and a graduate of Springfield High School. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She attended the law school at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. While in law school, she was a member of Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure, and authored Anastoff v. United States: Precedence of Unpublished Opinions.
John Crow joined Batson Nolan as an associate attorney in 2009 after earning his law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Crow graduated high school from Clarksville Academy and attended Vanderbilt University where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History.
Jamie Durrett is a native of Clarksville. She graduated from Montgomery Central High School the stayed in Clarksville to attend Austin Peay State University where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Sciences in Languages in Literature in 2004. During her time at Austin Peay, Jamie was a charter member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority chapter on campus.
Matthew was born in Clarksville and raised in nearby Cedar Hill, Tennessee. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Navy. After his service, he returned home to attend Austin Peay State University. He graduated in 2000 and went on to attend law school at The Vermont Law School. Upon graduation in 2004, Matthew began his practice with Batson Nolan.
Jon is a native of Logan County, Kentucky and a graduate from Logan County High School, in Russellville. He graduated from the University of Kentucky, at Lexington with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics with a Minor in Business Management. He is a 2015 graduate from the Nashville School of Law. While in law school, Jon was a scholarship recipient, and NSL representative to the 2014-2015 Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
Tracy Provo Knight joined Batson Nolan as an associate attorney in 2018. Ms. Knight was born and raised in Clarksville, and is a fifth generation Clarksvillian. She attended Clarksville Academy from kindergarten through high school, and attended Austin Peay State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. She then attended Middle Tennessee State University, Jennings College of Business where she earned a Master of Business Administration. Tracy later earned her Juris Doctor from the Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law, where we she was a Law Review contributor.
Suzanne G. Marsh is a Member of the firm. She attended college at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1989. After graduating from Austin Peay, Suzanne attended law school at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. During her time at Cumberland, she served as Associate Editor of The Cumberland Law Review, as an Associate Justice for the Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board, and as a Cordell Hull Teaching Assistant. She is also a member of the Order of Barristers.
Matt Miller was raised in Brentwood, Tennessee. He attended college at David Lipscomb University graduating in 1993 with a B.S. in Biology. He attended law school at the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, earning a J.D. in 1998. During law school, Matt was selected to the University of Memphis law review and the Moot Court Board where he served as an associate editor and judge. Matt also received the Glencoe McGraw-Hill Award for the most outstanding graduate paper in the nation, and was inducted into the American Inns of Court and is published as an author in law reviews and legal treatises.
Philip M. Mize is a Member of Batson Nolan PLC and he primarily practices in the areas of Serious Personal Injury & Wrongful Death; Insurance Defense; Commercial Law; Construction Law, and Family Law.
Dan was raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He attended college at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Dan stayed in Knoxville to attend law school at the University of Tennessee. He graduated with his law degree in 1965. He then practiced law briefly in Maryville and Knoxville, Tennessee before moving to Clarksville to join the firm, known then as Daniel, Harvill & Batson. Dan became a Member of the firm shortly thereafter and has practiced here ever since then.
Lauren is a native Tennessean who was raised in Nashville. She attended the University of Tennessee where she majored in Political Science and graduated magna cum laude. As an undergraduate, Lauren was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society, and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.
Sam Short is a native of Lawrence County and a graduate of Lawrence County High School. After high school, Sam entered the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and joined the Volunteer family as a freshman. After four years of study, he graduated cum laude with a degree in Political Science and History and membership in the Golden Key International Honour Society, Phi Eta Sitma, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Lambda, and Phi Sigma Theta academic societies.
John Stephens is a native of Dickson, TN. He attended Austin Peay State University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. During that time, he served as president of the local chapter of Psi Chi, a national honor society.
Austin is of counsel with the firm, and has been practicing law since 1993. Austin graduated magna cum ladue from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Political Science. He went on to obtain his J.D. from the University of Tennessee in 1993.
In addition to working hard to represent their clients’ interests, the attorneys at Batson Nolan understand the importance of serving and giving back to the local community. We are proud to serve, give to, or otherwise be a part of the following organizations:
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