150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Philip E. Smith

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Contact Information

607 Metropolitan Courthouse

Nashville TN 37201
Work (615) 862-5910
Fax (615) 880-2553

Practice State



Currently serving as Judge of the Fourth Circuit Court for Davidson County, Tennessee.


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University of Tennessee, J.D., 1988

Legal Organizations

Nashville Bar Association, Member of the Family Law Section; Tennessee Bar Association, Member of the Family Law Section; American Bar Association. 2005-2008 Hearing Panel Member, Tennessee Supreme Court Board of Professional Responsibility. Fellow in the Nashville Bar Foundation. Currently serving as a Master of the Bench in the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court. Member of the Tennessee Judicial Conference and the Tennessee Trial Judges Association.


Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for 2007 and 2008, Family Law Category. Selected for Mid-South Super Lawyers in 2008. Board certfied as a Family Law Trial Advocate in 2009. In 1999, Judge Smith served as counsel for the Davidson County Juvenile Court Oversight Commission. In 1998, he served on the Davidson County Juvenile Court Evaluation Committee which was charged with evaluation of candidates for positions as Juvenile Court Referees. 1988-1990, Judge Smith served as Assistant District Attorney for the Office of the District Attorney General for Davidson County, Tennessee.

CLE Presentations

Nashville Bar Assn., “Family Law Institute, 2007”, “Family Law Institute; Updates and Practice Tips, 2005”, “Back to School: Family Law Institute, 2003”; “Tips on Making the Most of a Deposition, 2002, Legal Aid Society; “Recent developments in Tennessee Family Law, 2000”, Barristers ; “Child Custody and Visitation, 1995”, NBI, Incorporated.

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