Amy R. Smith - A Cordell & Cordell Knoxville Divorce Attorney

Amy R. Smith

Senior Litigation Attorney

Knoxville divorce attorney Amy R. SmithKnoxville 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
  • The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers
  • New Hope Child Advocacy Center in Blount County, Tenn., Board Member


Ms. Smith is designated as a 10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.


Ms. Smith was named to The National Advocates Top 100 Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law list.

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