Online consultations and mediations now available!
COVID-19 Announcement Due to the pandemic, courts have slowed down tremendously and although more in-person hearings are occuring, masks are required. Courts are also using video methods such as zoom and webex for less complicated hearings. Please keep your families safe and healthy during this time. My office remains open to help you through consultations and mediations by telephone or zoom.
. Kathy Rowell Child Welfare Law Specialist--Certified by the NACC Former DCS Attorney
Experience you can trust. You can depend on me for a prompt response. I have been a trial lawyer for 23 years and once you become my client, I will fight hard to get the results you want. I have an active practice in Hamilton County, TN, but can take cases in other counties if needed. The types of cases I handle are varied, and include the following:
custody--parent vs. parent, and grandparent vs. parent
abuse and neglect cases
sexual abuse cases
dependency and neglect cases
juvenile delinquency cases
administrative hearings, including DCS fair hearings and Tenn Care appeals
misdemeanor criminal cases
As a Child Welfare Law Specialist, I receive regular court appointments as a Guardian ad LItem in Hamilton County Circuit, Chancery and Juvenile Courts. In Tennessee, Guardian ad LItems are court appointed attorneys who advocate for the best interests of children during high conflict cases.
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