Amy McLaughlin

Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
McLaughlin Law Firm
683 Emory Valley Rd, Suite A
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 685-0177

Knoxville divorce attorney Amy R. Smith practices family law because of her belief that family is the bedrock for all of our experiences and our frame of the world.

“Family law issues are typically charged with emotion and fraught with uncertainty,” Ms. Smith said. “It is an honor to assist clients with navigating those turbulent waters, protecting their interests, and obtaining the best possible results in the end.”

Divorce typically involves a lot of emotional highs and lows. With that being the case, Ms. Smith focuses on bringing a balanced approach to each case.

“I try to approach each case with the perfect blend of top-notch skill, understanding, advocacy, efficiency, and professionalism,” she said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Smith is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Mississippi.


Ms. Smith received her Bachelor of social work from the University of Southern Mississippi. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law. She is also designated as a Child Welfare Law Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children and Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

Professional Experience

Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Family and Civil Law
Mississippi Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, Court Administrator
State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services, Assistant General Counsel-Juvenile/Child Welfare/Custody Law


Tennessee Bar Association
East Tennessee Law Association for Women
Knoxville Bar Association
Tri-Cities Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Association
National Association of Counsel for Children