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Since 1983, J. Steven (Steve) Anderson has represented men and women in all types of family law matters including divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support (alimony), property division, modification proceedings, paternity, premarital and post-marital agreements, and grandparent’s rights. Steve knows that the “end result” is what matters when you are faced with the breakup of a marriage. Divorce is never pleasant, but it need not be the disaster that one often hears about.

Divorce is a process. Like any other process, how it begins has a great deal to do with how it will end. It is essential that your lawyer has the experience and expertise to help you avoid making mistakes that can have a harmful, long-term effect on your life and the life of your children.

Attorney Profile

J. Steven Anderson


Steven (Steve) Anderson has practiced in the area of Family Law and Litigation since 1983. He is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He founded the J. Steven Anderson Law Firm to specialize in family law after having been a partner in two larger law firms. Mr. Anderson’s goal is to protect your interest in premarital, divorce, post-divorce and other situations where specialized experience and expertise in family law is essential. His experience and ability to work closely with other professionals specializing in finance, estate planning, and business transactions offers you the advantage of a broad perspective in determining how to best approach the complex issues associated with premarital, divorce and post-divorce matters. He has been trained in general mediation and has received specialized training for mediation Family Law issues.

Mr. Anderson assists men and women in negotiation, mediation and litigation of:

Premarital and Post-marital Agreements: including consultation, negotiation of and drafting valid and enforceable agreements, and review of existing agreements to determine if they are valid, enforceable and in his client’s best interest.

Divorce: including “no fault,””uncontested,” “contested,” and “high conflict” divorce, financial planning in anticipation of divorce, property division, spousal support (alimony), parenting privileges and obligations (custody and child support).

Post-Divorce Issues: including modification of existing court orders regarding spousal support, child support, child custody, child relocation and others.

Mr. Anderson has presided as Special Judge in the General Sessions Court and Chancery Court of Shelby County, Tennessee. He is a member of the Memphis and Shelby County Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association, and is a member of the Family Law Section of both bar associations. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section for the Tennessee Bar Association. He is a former Co-Chairman of the Memphis Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Committee. He was appointed to serve as a member of the Enhanced Child Support Enforcement Committee for the Tennessee Department of Human Services. He has been honored by being chosen as a Fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation. He has served as President of Germantown-Nonconnah Exchange Club and as member and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at one of Memphis’ finest independent schools.

Mr. Anderson has written and lectured on various topics related to Family Law at seminars presented by Barrister’s Educational Services, Family Law Practice in Tennessee, 2004; The Children: Custody, Visitation, Paternity and Child Support; Sterling Education System: Family Law Update, 2003; Family Law Update in Tennessee, 2008, 2009; National Business Institute Seminars: Overview and Background of Prenuptial Agreements, Drafting and Litigating Prenuptial Agreements in Tennessee, 1996, 1998; Determining and Dividing Marital Assets, Effective Family Law Practice in Tennessee, 1996; Drafting and Attacking Premarital Agreements, Domestic Law in Tennessee, 1999; Premarital Agreements and Divorce Procedure, Domestic Law in Tennessee, 2000; Litigating and Enforceability of Premarital Agreements, Family Law Litigation in Tennessee, 2001, 2003, 2007; and Child Custody and Support, Complex Issues in Divorce for the Tennessee Practitioner, 2002, 2003, 2004; Effectively Arguing Contempt Issues and Advanced Child and Spousal Support Issues, Advanced Family Law, 2013.

Mr. Anderson received his Bachelor’s Degree from Lambuth College in 1980. He received his Juris Doctorate (Law Degree) from the University of Memphis in 1983.


Jill Lee


Jill Lee joined J. Steven Anderson Law Firm, PLLC in 2011.  She and her family relocated to the Memphis area in 1999.  She attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  Clients benefit from Jill’s extensive family law and litigation support experience with over 25 years diverse experience as a paralegal.  Jill handles multiple case management responsibilities through entire litigation cycle for a busy practice.  She is the day-to-day point of contact for our clients. 

In her free time, Jill enjoys traveling, time with family and Alabama football. 

I hired Mr. Anderson to handle my divorce (with children) recently. During my initial consultation, I was immediately struck by his calm and kind demeanor which instilled in me a sense that everything was going to be all right. He has proven to be a man of integrity with extensive experience and a high level of professionalism. He has always kept my budget in mind and has attempted to keep costs down whereever possible while still striving for quick resolution (which was difficult in our case due to no fault of our own!) He and his paralegal have always been quick to respond with updates and answers to my questions/concerns. They have been great to work with and I would recommend him highly!


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