Phillip Newman
Puryear Newman & Morton PLLC
P.O. Box 40
Franklin, TN 37065
Work Phone: (615)790-2444
Fax Phone: (615)790-2951
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Phil practices family law, including divorce and post-divorce proceedings, child support and parenting plan modifications, parental relocations, and juvenile court matters. He’s also listed as a Rule 31 mediator with expertise in collaborative divorce and collaborative practice. He has successfully kept more than 250 civil litigation and family cases out of court through mediation.

After earning his Tennessee law license in 1993, Phil tried cases at Manier, Herod, Hollabaugh & Smith in Nashville, TN. He and Mark Puryear founded Puryear and Newman in 1997, and PN+M Law was born in 2000 when the two recruited Chas Morton as a third member.

Phil handles cases in Williamson, Davidson, Maury, Dickson, Rutherford, Wilson, Cheatham and Montgomery Counties and has argued before the Tennessee Court of Appeals and Tennessee Supreme Court.

Raised in Brentwood, Tennessee, Phil and his wife Jude White now live in Nashville with their sons John Patrick and Joe. Phil loves great books, coaching youth sports, running, and spending Sundays at St. Patrick Catholic Church with his family.

University of Tennessee (Juris Doctorate, 1993)
University of Tennessee (B.S., 1988)
Brentwood High School

Additional Information

TBA Membership Status: Member : 2014 - 2015
Legal Education: Tennessee College of Law
Year Licensed: 1993
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 1993
Section Membership(s): Dispute Resolution Section, Family Law Section, TBA Members
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Family Law, General Practice, Insurance Law, Juvenile Law, Litigation - General Civil Practice, Litigation - Commercial, Tort & Personal Injury