Nicholas M. Tidwell

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Brentwood, Tennessee

Nick is a Partner at Fidelis Law, and he is licensed to practice in both Tennessee and Texas, as well as the United States District Courts for the Middle District and Western District of Tennessee.  However, he currently serves as a full-time Executive Pastor of a local church.  Although he has served clients with a variety of legal needs throughout the years, he now handles select estate planning, non-profit, automobile/personal injury cases, and contract matters due to his schedule.
Nick serves as a committee member for the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission’s Faith-Based Initiative. He is the Founder and President of Compassionate Counsel, a 501(c)(3) Christian legal aid ministry (

Nick earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Law in December 2004 and subsequently passed the February 2005 Tennessee Bar Exam.  While at UT Law School, he served as president of the law school’s Christian Legal Society chapter, assisted with the Pro Bono Homeless Project, worked as a research assistant to a professor, and clerked for a local attorney.  He received Academic Excellence awards for his work in Trial Practice and Advanced Ethics.

Nick graduated summa cum laude from Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2001, and he received an additional diploma from the University’s School of Honors.  Presently, he is pursuing a Master’s degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary through distance learning.

Nick is married to Kristin Tidwell, and they have three children.  They are actively involved in various ministry projects locally and mission work internationally.  Nick enjoys spending time with family, sports, and fishing.   

Areas of Practice

  • 20% Probate and Estate Administration
  • 20% Personal Injury
  • 20% Adoption
  • 20% Business Law
  • 20% Wills

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2007
  • Texas, 2011


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - December, 2004
    • Honors: Member and President, University of Tennesse's Christian Legal Society
    • Honors: Academic Excellence Award, Advanced Ethics and Trial Practice
  • Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA), Nacogdoches, Texas
    • B.B.A. summa cum laude - 2001
    • Honors: Member and President, Pre-Law Club
    • Honors: Associate Justice, University's Supreme Court
    • Major: General Business

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Christian Legal Society, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Murfreesboro Christian Legal Clinic
  • Compassionate Counsel


  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Alpha Chi