Ponce Law in the Community

At Ponce Law, our service to the community doesn’t stop at the office. We have deep roots in Tennessee—many of our attorneys grew up in the area, and we now raise our families here. Whether we’re fundraising for a local charity event or donating our efforts to help area children, we’re dedicated to helping our neighbors make the Nashville area a better place to live.

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December 2014

Christmas carolling with Ponce Law
Holiday Caroling with Ponce Law

What better way to spread holiday cheer than caroling? Accompanied by a piano, two guitars, and a banjo, the Ponce Law crew stepped it up this season with some fun renditions of our favorite holiday tunes!

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Secret Santa Luncheon

The holidays are all about giving. Here at Ponce Law, our annual Secret Santa Luncheon gives our hardworking staff a chance to unwind, exchange gifts, and enjoy some great food!

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Ponce Law Presents Check to Nashville Rescue Mission

Ponce Law presented a check for $1,000 to the Nashville Rescue Mission, an organization that helps the hungry, homeless, and hurting by offering programs that focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, and life-recovery.

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Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk for Arthritis

November 2014

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Thanksgiving at the Ponce Law Office

At Ponce Law, we pride ourselves on treating our clients—and our coworkers—like family. As

our law firm continues to grow every year, so does the anticipation of our annual Thanksgiving celebration at the office. Turkey and all the fixin’s were dished out, and a great time was had by all!

October 2014

Halloween at ponce law

Things we don’t take lightly at Ponce Law include: our commitment to client service, our dedication to supporting great causes in Middle Tennessee, and Halloween! From the Wild West to the crazy fashions of the Eighties, our staff’s costumes were something to behold!

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Charity of the Month: Room in the Inn

Michael Ponce paid a visit to Room in the Inn, our October Charity of the Month. This Nashville organization provides programs that encourage human development and recovery to homeless individuals by providing education, self-help, and work.

Ponce Law donated $1 to Room in the Inn for every new like we received on our Facebook page throughout October.

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Ponce Law Presents Check to Proverbs 12:10

Michael D. Ponce presented a check for $2,000 to Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue, an organization that works to find forever homes for pets that have been abused, abandoned, surrendered, or scheduled to be euthanized by crowded shelters.

Proverbs 12:10 holds a special place in the Ponce family’s heart—Michael and his family adopted their own dog, Lucy, from the organization! Check out pictures of Michael and his wife, Kim, reuniting with Proverbs 12:10 volunteers at an adoption event held at the Bellevue Petco in September.

Bowling Night!

Nothing keeps things rolling after a long day at the office like bowling with our coworkers and families!

Bike MS: Jack Daniel’s “Bike to Jack and Back”

Ride Ponce Law has consistently supported and participated in the Bike to Jack and Back bicycle ride, sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The ride starts in Franklin, Tennessee, and makes its way to Lynchburg, Tennessee—home of the Jack Daniel’s distillery. Riders return to Franklin the next day. Funds raised support research to find a cure for multiple sclerosis and fund programs and services to help people with the disease live more fulfilling lives.

September 2014

Titans day at Ponce Law
Titans Spirit Day

The air is getting chillier, and the days are getting shorter. That can mean only one thing—football’s back! Every Friday before a home game, the Ponce Law team shows their support for our hometown heroes, the Titans.

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Volunteering at Nashville Rescue Mission

Michael headed to downtown Nashville to help out volunteers at the Nashville Rescue Mission. Check out that hairnet!

August 2014

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The Justice League

Our firm softball team, The Justice League, played two hard games in a row. We beat the first team by about 20 runs! Bats were hot and defense was on point during the first game, and we beat our competitors by about 20 runs!

In the championship game, we were down to 9 players due to an injury. Even so, we only lost by 2 runs! We had a great team with great players, and we can’t wait to return to the field next summer!

July 2014

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Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award

Michael Ponce & Associates is proud to receive the 2014 Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award. The award is given only to law firms that earn a Client Review Rating of at least 4.0 (out of 5). Less than 1% of 900,000 registered firms qualify for this award.

Michael Ponce writes, “On behalf of our team, I am very proud to receive this award. Our attorneys, Allen Smith, Nina Parsley, Brian Dunigan, Jeff Kovalski and Marshall (Trey) McClamon, recognize that service comes first. People want to know they can trust their attorney, and that their attorney will be there for them. It’s something that we emphasize every day to our entire team.”

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Ponce Law Presents Check to Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America

At the Boxwell Scout Reservation in Lebanon, Michael presented a check to Danny Sutherland of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

December 2015

Ponce Law caroling
Ponce Law Goes Caroling

The Ponce Law family broke out their instruments and brought holiday cheer to the great people at Brooksdale Senior Living. There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than caroling with friends and family!

October 2015

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October Charity of the Month

Ponce Law partnered with the Nashville Rescue Mission for October’s Charity of the Month. The Nashville Rescue Mission is dedicated to providing food, shelter, and clothing to the homeless in Middle Tennessee. For every “Like” we received on our Facebook page, we donated $1 to the Nashville Rescue Mission and raised $400!

September 2015

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September Charity of the Month

Ponce Law partnered with the Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance for our Charity of the Month in September. Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance works to reduce the amount of abandoned pets in shelters by providing affordable spay and neuter services in the community. For every “Like” we received on our Facebook page, we donated $1 to the Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance.

August 2015

Ponce Law donates to Volunteer Equine Advocates
August Charity of the Month

For our August Charity of the Month, we partnered with Volunteer Equine Advocates (VEA). VEA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of neglected equine animals in Tennessee. Ponce Law presented VEA with a $250 check to support their mission.

July 2015

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July Charity of the Month

Ponce Law partnered with VFW Post 9851 for our July Charity of the Month. VFW Post 9851 is dedicated to supporting veterans in the Hendersonville area. By donating $1 for every “Like” we received on our Facebook page in July, Ponce Law was able to present VFW Post 9851 with a $300 check.

June 2015

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Supporting Veterans in the Community

Ponce Law visited VFW Post 9851 during their Food Pantry giveaway for veterans and their spouses in Sumner county.

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June Charity of the Month

Ponce Law partnered with Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands for our June Charity of the Month. Legal Aid Society’s mission is to defend legal rights of low-income and vulnerable families throughout the community. For every “Like” we received on Facebook this month, we donated $1 to Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands.

April 2015

Thistle Farms April 2015 Charity of the month
April Charity of the Month

For our April Charity of the Month, we partnered with Thistle Farms. Thistle Farms is a local organization run by the women of Magdalene, a residential program. They create bath and body products that are good for you and the earth. Ponce Law donated $1 for every “Like” we received on our Facebook page during the month of April.

March 2015

Ponce Law donates to HomeSage Inc
March Charity of the Month

Ponce Law partnered with HomeSafe Inc. for our March Charity of the Month. Home Safe Inc. is dedicated to providing emergency service to people experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Ponce Law donated $1 for every “Like” we received on our Facebook page. At the end of the month, we presented Home Safe Inc. with a $300 check.

February 2015

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February Charity of the Month

Ponce Law partnered with Agape Animal Rescue for our Feburary Charity of the Month. Agape Animal Rescue works to place homeless dogs with families that will love and care for them. Ponce Law presented Agape Animal Rescue with a $400 check to support their mission.

January 2016

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Second Harvest Food Bank

The Ponce Law family volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee during the month of January. Second Harvest works to distribute food to hungry people in Tennessee and solve hunger issues in the community.

February 2016

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Ponce Goes Bowling!

This February, we laced up our bowling shoes and spent the evening at Hendersonville Strike and Spare and Circus World. The Ponce Law family had a blast!

March 2016

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Pedal for Paws

This March and April, Ponce Law will be sponsoring the 6th Annual Pedal for Paws cycling event. This event benefits Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance and features four cycling courses for participants at any skill level!

April 2016

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

We held a cookout for the Ponce Law staff to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day. We rely on each other to serve our clients every day and this event was a great way to get together and appreciate our team’s hard work.

July 2016

July Music with Ponce Law
Ponce Law at Music on Main

The Ponce Law team took part in Goodlettsville’s summer concert series, Music on Main. We handed out giveaways and spent time talking with the local community. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our tent!

September 2016

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Ponce Law "Top Firm" Award

We are proud to receive a Toast of Music City award and be considered one of the top law firms in Nashville! A special thanks to our clients and friends, and especially our team at Ponce Law.

February 2017

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Second Harvest Food Bank

The Ponce Law family volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. In just a couple of hours the group, along with 9 other volunteers, sorted 5,296 pounds of food! That equals 4,431 meals for people in need in Middle Tennessee. There is nothing more gratifying than being able to serve the community!

May 2017

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Main Street Awards-Best of Sumner County

Ponce Law was named a top 3 Finalist Attorney for this year’s Main Street Awards – Best of Sumner County. With more than 100,000 votes cast, it was an honor to be selected as a finalist. We’re thankful for our clients’ support and votes, and we’re glad to be part of this community. We enjoyed celebrating all of Sumner County’s wonderful businesses and individuals!

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BBB Middle TN’s Torch Awards for Ethical Commerce

We were thrilled to represent Ponce Law at the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Awards for Ethical Commerce. We seek to create a positive and trustworthy environment for our employees and clients, and it was an honor to be recognized for these efforts.

June 2017

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Ponce Law Family at the Nashville Sounds

Our staff and their families enjoyed a fun evening at a Nashville Sounds baseball game.

October 2017

Ponce Law winner of Best Law Firm
Ponce Law Wins Best Law Firm in Middle Tennessee 2017

We were recently named Nashville’s Best Law Firm by Middle Tennessee’s Toast of Music City Readers’ Choice Awards. 2017 marks the second year in a row that we’ve received this award.

November 2017

Ponce Law is a proud sponsor of this year’s Caldwell Classic Color Run taking place tomorrow at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville.

December 2017

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Ponce Law Giving Back for the Holidays

While our law firm supports many charities throughout the year, the Nashville Rescue Mission has always touched our hearts. Our firm volunteers every year at the main campus to serve food to the homeless. We are hoping you will consider helping out the Nashville Rescue Mission by volunteering or sending in a donation. The temperatures have been dropping, making it even tougher for the homeless. Please pray for those in need during the holiday season.
Michael and Kim Ponce

ponce law firm christmas

It was great to bring a little Christmas cheer this holiday season to our local assisted living center. I love our legal team.

May 2018

brian dunigan million dollar advocate

We are proud to announce that our attorney, Brian Dunigan, has been certified as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
The Million Dollar Advocate Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards, and settlements. Fewer than one percent of U.S. lawyers are members, and we are beyond proud to say Mr. Dunigan is one of them.

July 2018

ponce law firm grand opening

The Ponce Law family is ready for a new chapter at our new location.#poncelaw #grandopening #family #newhome

ponce new building

What better way to celebrate the new building than to have a cookout and invite our neighbors?

October 2018

breast cancer awareness

Our office wore pink today in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you would like to donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, click on the link below.

November 2018

Ponce donates to veterans

Never Forget…the staff at Ponce Law came together to gather donations for our Veterans. We were excited to be able to give back, as so many on our staff have family serving in the military or who have served. The donations were delivered on Friday, November 9th.

Ponce Law Firm nashville rescue mission volunteers

We had a rewarding night of volunteering at the Nashville Rescue Mission. (We were able to feed over 400 homeless people Friday night). Thanks to all of the Ponce Law volunteers.

December 2018

brookdale nursing home

Ponce Law loves this time of year, especially when we have the opportunity to go caroling at the Brookdale nursing home. This has become a yearly tradition for the Ponce Law family. We are so blessed to be able to spend some time with amazing people and bring smiles to the residents of Brookdale.

nashville rescue mission

As you may know, last month our office volunteered at the Nashville Rescue Mission and helped feed over 400 homeless people. Today our office donated $1,000 to this amazing organization. They not only offer a hot meal to those who are less fortunate, but they also offer a safe shelter for single women. They also help men and women prepare for employment and provide counseling for those in need. They do so much for our community, and we are more than happy to be able to contribute to such an amazing cause.

christmas spirit

Ponce Law recently shared some Christmas Spirit at the Old Center Elementary School In Goodlettsville. We were happy to help out the school with their Christmas toy drive. We appreciate our staff coming together to make the holiday a bit brighter for some of the children. We were greeted at the school by Ellie Stenberg, the EL teacher, and later met Principal Brenda Steele who appreciated us partnering with the school on this event. We brought the gifts in to the library where we were able to get a group picture with the Librarian. Rita Duffy from Ponce Law coordinated our efforts and is pictured in the Santa Hat. Also present were the librarian, Tia Tate, Principal Brenda Steele, Michael & Kim Ponce, Rita Duffy and Ellie Stenberg.

February 2019

brookdale nursing home

For the last couple of weeks, the Ponce Law family got together to make handmade Valentine’s Day cards for the residents of the Brookdale Nursing Home in Goodlettsville. We love being able to do something special for our community on this special day. Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone.

sumner county sheriff

We love giving back to our community! Being able to contribute to local programs that help out our community is something that is very dear to our heart. Today, Ponce Law made a donation towards the Sumner County Sheriff’s CHAMP CAMP program. CHAMP CAMP is a character-building, fun, one-week camp offered twice in June.

April 2019

Pedals for Paws

Our office was proud to support Pedal for Paws. It was great to have so many riders, volunteers brave the rainy conditions to support Sumner Spay and Neuter Alliance.

May 2019

Outstanding Teacher Contest: 1st Place Winner

We would like to congratulate the first place winner of our Outstanding Teacher Contest, Ms. Savannah Redferrin from Dickson Elementary. Ms. Redferrin was awarded $1,000 and her school was awarded $1,500. Congratulations!

Outstanding Teacher Contest: 2nd Place Winner

We would like to congratulate the second place winner of our Outstanding Teacher Contest, Mr. Columbus Cody from Head Middle Magnet School. Mr. Cody was awarded $500 and his school was awarded $1,000. Congratulations!

July 2019

Ponce Team goes to a Sounds Game
Back to School: Rivergate Mall

We had a fantastic community event at Rivergate Mall. We gave away a ton of school supplies, and office swag. We got to meet a lot of wonderful families and gave one family very happy a 4K flatscreen smart TV. Thanks so much to Rita Duffy, Crystal Tayes, Brandon, Kenny Major, and Kim Ponce.

Activa Nashville Back to School Event

The Ponce Law team gave away school supplies, and one lucky winner received a 4K flatscreen smart TV, in south Nashville at the Activa Nashville Back to School event. We love to be able to participate in events like this, it is a very rewarding experience to be able to serve our community and give back to them.

September 2019

Lawyer Monthly Magazine

Michael Ponce was recently interviewed and spotlighted in Lawyer Monthly magazine. Michael spoke about both the perks and challenges of owning his own firm, what makes his job as a lawyer interesting, and why practicing in Tennessee—and dealing with its one-year statute of limitations—makes it different than practicing in other parts of the country. He also discussed what motivated him to start a personal injury law practice, his most challenging truck accident case, and the pride he feels when seeing a high level of morale at the office.

January 2020

Nashville Rescue Mission - 1

Ponce Law helped out at the Nashville Rescue Mission this January, helping to serve 450 meals.

Nashville Rescue Mission - 2

In 1954, the Mission opened its doors to provide food, clothing, and shelter to homeless men in the Nashville community. In 1968, the Mission expanded to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of homeless women and children in the community.

Nashville Rescue Mission - 3

At Ponce Law, we love being able to support the organizations that are making a difference every day in our community.

May 2020

Outstanding Teacher Award Winners

We would like to congratulate the winners of our Outstanding Teacher Contest! The 1st – 5th place winners received $500 each and the 6th – 10th place winners received $100 each. Congratulations!