Nashville Divorce Attorney William E. Tallent | Cordell & Cordell

William E. Tallent

Litigation Attorney

Nashville divorce attorney William E. Tallent

Family law is perhaps the single most emotion-fueled area of the law, and that is what led Nashville divorce attorney William E. Tallent to this particular practice area.

“I saw an opportunity to guide clients toward the balanced, level-headed solutions they often could not see for themselves,” Mr. Tallent said. “I also found the challenge of preserving the value of the marital estate in separation, and that of mitigating the negative impact on children caught in the middle, a rewarding experience.”

Mr. Talent possesses the ability to understand his client’s experiences and concerns, and then turn those things into real legal action.

“Our common goal is to protect what is most important to you: your family and your assets,” he said.

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Tallent is licensed to practice in Tennessee.


Mr. Tallent received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Classics and his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi where he graduated cum laude.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Tallent practiced divorce, custody, and other family law matters, in addition to probate, estate planning, and criminal defense. I also previously served as a child support enforcement attorney for Davidson County, Tennessee.


  • Tennessee Bar Association

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Continuing Legal Education Presentations:

  • Child Support: Traditional Scenarios, Co-presenter, July 2014
  • Child Support: Unconventional Scenarios, Co-presenter, July 2014
  • The Estate of Divorce: Protecting the Legacy of Your Clients After Divorce, Co-presenter, December 2016
  • Sovereign Citizens: Who They Are & How To Deal With Them, Presenter, August 2019