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Mark L. Puryear III, Phillip R. Newman, and Charles E. Morton IV created Puryear, Newman + Morton in 2001 as a full-service law firm dedicated to serving the needs of its clients in a professional, ethical and caring manner.

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Mark Puryear
Mark L. Puryear III
Founding Member

With more than 22 years of experience, Mark Puryear’s practice focuses on defending clients charged with criminal offenses in Williamson and surrounding counties.

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Phillip R. Newman
Founding Member

A civil litigator and Rule 31 mediator, Phil Newman’s practice focuses on family law, personal injury, and mediation. He was raised in Brentwood, TN and is president of the 21st Judicial Drug Court.

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Chas Morton
Charles E. Morton IV
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Chas’s practice focuses on real estate, probate, and corporate matters. A native of Franklin, TN, he’s a Rule 31 mediator and an extremely fast swimmer.

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Alisha Warner
Alisha Guertin Warner
Attorney

Alisha practices family law, including divorce and child support proceedings and juvenile court matters. She also represents small businesses in Williamson County in transactional and collection cases.

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Abigail E. Ruiz
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When I needed an attorney, I reached out to friends and colleagues for recommendations. Phil was recommended to me by two different people.  I interviewed several attorneys that would be willing to work with my husband and me on an amicable divorce.  In my initial meeting with Phil, he told me that we were interviewing each other…I wasn’t just interviewing him.   It was a difficult decision, but I decided to work with Phil because he kept using the phrase “what’s in the best interest of the children” during our meeting.

I didn’t always like what Phil recommended to me, but I believed it was fair and in the best interest of my family.   Our divorce was fairly simple and quick.  Phil and my ex-husband’s attorney worked extremely well together and were able to advise us and work with us to come to agreement outside of mediation or court.

Phil’s value was made abundantly clear after the divorce. Several days after our divorce was final, my ex-husband notified me he was leaving for inpatient rehabilitation for alcohol abuse, which had not been disclosed during the development of the parenting plan or marital dissolution agreement.  Phil went above and beyond to help navigate the situation with my children during and after treatment.  He continues to do what is in the best interest of my children, and in turn me, even months after our divorce was finalized.

When selecting the attorney I was going to work with on my divorce, I didn’t realize I would work with this person for years to come. Phil and I will work together for another 8 years, until my youngest child is 18.  I am more comfortable with the decision to work with Phil and his team now more than ever.  I have since recommended Phil to friends in need and intend to work with his partners on other Family Law issues, such as wills and trusts.

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