Marissa L. Walters

Associate Attorney
Marissa L. Walters


Marissa brings a wealth of knowledge to her clients that is somewhat unique for lawyers. Marissa began her legal career working as a paralegal gaining valuable hands-on experience before representing her own clients.  This gave Marissa the ability to learn from experienced litigators, and she uses that knowledge to advocate for her clients in depositions, mediations, negotiations, and the Courtroom.  

Coming from a divorced family herself, Marissa brings a personal touch to her clients’ experience, and not only advocates for her clients in the litigation process, but also refers clients to other resources, such as family and co-parenting counselors, when necessary.   Marissa recognizes that divorce and custody cases do not just “end” when the litigation is over and strives to set her clients up for success after the litigation process. Marissa's passion for client advocacy leaves clients feeling heard and supported through a difficult period in their lives.  

Marissa’s experience and knowledge has gained her recognition as Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2020 through 2023.  

During Marissa’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her Husband, Nick; their two boys; their two dogs; and other family.  Marissa also enjoys volunteering in the community that she and her family love so much.


  • Charlotte School of Law, J.D.
  • The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, B.S.

Experience & Honors

  • SuperLawyers, Rising Star Family Law, 2020–present


The divorce process has been a new and stressful experience for me, as it also involves my children. I did my due diligence, as a first time candidate, and interviewed 3-4 attorneys to familiarize myself with the process, understand the expectations and see which attorney best met my expectations on knowledge, partnership and engagement. After meeting and speaking with Marissa on a couple of introductory/exploratory meetings, I was convinced that she will be a great lead and I can confidently state that she has been that and more. Marissa has been a sounding board and strong proponent of me throughout the process and her passion/compassion and knowledge has been on full display. I do highly recommend anyone going through such an unfortunate and stressful time to find the right legal partner - Marissa is that person!


After learning that my ex-wife had filed for divorce I began searching for an attorney to represent me. I spoke with multiple attorneys in the Franklin, TN area, and then I came across Marissa. During our consultation Marissa's knowledge of case law and her motivation to provide her clients the best possible outcome became obvious. After the consultation I retained Marissa and she gave me some very good insight as to what was going to happen each step of the way. Marissa was very professional and responsive. If something came up and I needed to speak with her I would always get a timely response. This divorce was a very stressful event for me and Marissa showed compassion and kindness throughout the whole process. Marissa cares about her client's well-being and she will fight to protect them. She is a very straightforward and truthful person. Marissa guided me every step of the way and gave me a realistic idea of what to expect. She would always go the extra mile when she was working on my case. Marissa was very strategic in the way she handled my case and the result was direct reflection of it. In the end, all of Marissa's hard work paid off with me receiving a great outcome that was very favorable on my behalf. Marissa is an outstanding attorney and I would recommend her to anyone.


Marissa was fantastic. Luckily my good friend introduced me to her at just the right time. She completely understood what I was going through and gave me the assurance that I needed. She is very knowledgeable, committed and confident which I believe makes for an excellent attorney. She is also very responsive. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. Thanks Marissa!


First of all, I got a response in less than 15 minutes from when I first tried to contact Marissa. We had initially explored the process with another attorney, who had the experience but for whatever reason took a week or more to answer the simplest question. Marissa and her staff were quick to answer questions and appropriately acknowledged they had received some information and set our expectations for what to expect next and when. It was obvious that Marissa had helped other families navigate this process before. We are thankful that we found her and would not hesitate to recommend Marissa to others or to work with her again.