Kristen Amonette

Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
Lindsey + Amonette, PLLC
3100 W End Ave Ste 860
One American Center
Nashville, TN 37203-1374
(615) 313-3991

An experienced family law attorney and mediator, Kristen is always prepared.  She is a tenacious advocate with a practical, down-to-earth problem solving approach.

Kristen works for her clients to generate solutions designed to provide for and protect their children, preserve their accumulated wealth, and build a secure financial future.

Kristen draws on her background in general civil litigation, business law, contracts, estate planning, and probate in representing clients with a variety of interests, some fairly straightforward and others complex.

Kristen was recently named a Top 10 under 40 Family Lawyer in Tennessee by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, a Top 40 under 40 Family Lawyer in Tennessee by the American Society of Legal Advocates, and a Top 40 under 40 Trial Attorney by The National Trial Lawyers.


While litigation may be necessary or inevitable, years of trial work have strengthened Kristen?s commitment to alternative dispute resolution, as it increases client involvement and control in the overall outcome.  Kristen is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 listed family law mediator and she regularly mediates family law matters. She is also a founding member of the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance and has an active, successful collaborative family law practice.

Kristen?s practice includes all areas of family law, including international and domestic divorce and custody matters, post divorce matters including modifications of alimony, child support, and parenting plans, orders of protection, terminations of parental rights and adoptions, parentage matters, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic partnership agreements, juvenile law, dependent and neglect matters, probate law, and estate planning.


Kristen serves as the Co-Chair for the Domestic Relations Committee of the Nashville Bar Association. She is a past board member and past chair of the membership committee of the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance. She produces continuing legal education seminars regarding hot topics in family law and is also a writer and speaker on timely family law, estate planning, and probate issues. She is the co-editor of Volume 15, Chapter 2 of the Tennessee Practice Series on Separation and Marital Dissolution Agreements.

Kristen is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators, the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance, the International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners, the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, the American Society of Legal Advocates, and The National Trial Lawyers.

Prior to forming Lindsey + Amonette, PLLC, Kristen practiced law at Nashville law firm Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella PC and also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marietta Shipley, former judge of the Second Circuit Court for Davidson County, Tennessee.

A Tennessee native, Kristen enjoys living and practicing law in middle Tennessee.  Born in Memphis, Kristen graduated from St. Mary?s Episcopal School and Rhodes College before attending the University of Tennessee College of Law and moving to Nashville.

She and her husband, attorney, Andrew Amonette from Portland, TN, are active members of Christ Presbyterian Church and have two children.