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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
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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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Phil Newman was recommended to me by a colleague at work. Phil was the attorney representing my colleague’s former spouse – if this is not the highest recommendation a lawyer can receive, I don’t know what is.  In my divorce case I was previously represented and that lawyer was incapable of moving my case forward, I was simply at the mercy of my ex-wife and stuck in a contested divorce with no end in sight.  The primary reason I sought out Phil was to get my case unstuck and minimize, as much as possible, the expense, time, and agony to resolve my case.  With his expertise and the help of the PN+M firm, they did exactly that and I am extremely grateful to him and his firm that all affected parties, especially the most precious to me, my son, can get on with their lives.

 

Many times Phil did not tell me what I wanted to hear. Instead, based on his expertise with the Williamson County legal establishment and his years of experience, he told me what I needed to hear so I could make the most informed decisions in my case.  Having a couple of children himself, Phil was a great advocate for the father-son relationship and did a great job to ensure I could spend as much time with my son as possible, both during the case and after.  Even though my case is long over, he genuinely cares about my son’s wellbeing and asks how he’s doing.  Phil and his firm do a great job at keeping the entire case in perspective.  That perspective is key as you struggle with all the conflict and bad-blood that develops in a contested divorce and many times blinds you of seeing the complete picture.  As a result, even though nobody “wins” in a divorce case, Phil and the PN+M team perform a great service by fairly keeping both sides of the case in focus and treating everyone with dignity and respect.

 

Were it not for Phil and the PN+M team, I know for a fact I would still be stuck in contested-divorce hell which would cost be enormously in the long run – from a financial and emotional standpoint, but also prolonging a difficult transition for my son. To end my divorce nightmare, his counsel was priceless.

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