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The following list was determined using a number of factors including both objective and subjective criteria. Lawyers were selected based on their career accomplishments, high profile and famous cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications. This list represents some of the most highly accomplished lawyers currently practicing in Tennessee.

When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • It is impossible to accurately determine a statewide shortlist of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing law.
  • It is difficult to compare lawyers who practice in different areas of the law.
Joseph Fuson
Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense Lawyer
Nashville, TN
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George Lawrence Rice III
Divorce and Child Custody / Visitation Lawyer
Memphis, TN
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Jonathan L. Griffith
Personal Injury Lawyer
Nashville, TN
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Michael K Walker
Criminal Defense and Family Lawyer
Nashville, TN
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R. Garth Best
DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Chattanooga, TN
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Marcos M Garza
DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Knoxville, TN
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Mark Tucker Hurt
Motor Vehicle Accidents and Social Security Disability Lawyer
Abingdon, VA
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Bradley A. Farmer
Personal Injury and Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer
Knoxville, TN
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Jonathan Williams
Personal Injury Lawyer
Nashville, TN
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Shalondra Grandberry Pickford
Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyer
Memphis, TN
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Martin Wayne Lester
Immigration Law and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Chattanooga, TN
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Marlene Eskind Moses
Family Lawyer
Nashville, TN
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Tennessee Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

Tennessee Bar Association - Committed to the professional growth and service of Tennessee lawyers since 1881, the Tennessee Bar Association is a voluntary organization for members of the legal profession across the state. The purpose of the association is to maintain the honor and dignity of the profession, enhance performance, cultivate a high standard of ethics throughout the organization, provide a forum for fellowship among its members, and advocate responsible relationships between the legal profession and the public.
TTLA - Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association - The TTLA is a nonprofit professional association of attorneys who represent plaintiffs in personal injury and other civil cases throughout Tennessee. The organization provides networking opportunities and educational resources to its members including Continuing Legal Education (CLE) events. The Tennessee Association for Justice (TTLA) advocates for fair access to the civil justice system in Tennessee and the Constitutional right to a civil jury trial.
TACDL - Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - The Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL) provides a unified and credible voice for those who defend people accused of criminal offenses. Since 1973, the TACDL has provided support for Tennessee criminal defense lawyers through different networking and training opportunities. The TACDL is an affiliate organization of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACD).

Law Schools in Tennessee

Belmont College of Law - Belmont College of Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 2011, Belmont College of Law is a Private school with approximately 335 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile for this law school to learn more.
Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law - Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Founded in 2009, Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law is a Private school with approximately 276 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile for this law school to learn more.
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law - Memphis Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1962, The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is a Public school with approximately 347 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.
University of Tennessee College of Law - UT Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Founded in 1890, University of Tennessee College of Law is a Public school with approximately 369 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.
Vanderbilt University School of Law - Vanderbilt University School of Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 1874, Vanderbilt University School of Law is a Private school with approximately 557 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

Tennessee Government and Court Resources

Tennessee Attorney General & Reporter

Tennessee Attorney General & Reporter - The Tennessee Attorney General & Reporter serves as the chief legal officer for the state and is appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court. This office is responsible for providing legal counsel to state agencies, representing Tennessee in legal matters, and overseeing law enforcement. The Attorney General plays a crucial role in prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, issuing legal opinions, and addressing a diverse array of legal issues, including consumer protection, public safety, and environmental concerns.

Tennessee Department of Children's Services

Tennessee Department of Children's Services - The Tennessee Department of Children's Services (DCS) is responsible for overseeing and ensuring the well-being of children and families across the state. DCS manages child welfare services, including investigations into reports of child abuse or neglect, providing interventions and support services to families, and overseeing foster care and adoption programs. The department focuses on safeguarding children's safety and permanency, aiming to place them in stable and nurturing environments. Additionally, DCS collaborates with community partners, offers family-centered services, and advocates for children's best interests, working to protect vulnerable children and promote family stability throughout Tennessee.

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Regulation

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Regulation - The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Regulation is responsible for overseeing and implementing labor and workforce-related policies and regulations in the state. This department plays a crucial role in fostering a fair and safe work environment, ensuring compliance with labor laws, and promoting workforce development initiatives. It is involved in areas such as occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance, and job training programs. By upholding these standards and facilitating opportunities for skill development, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Regulation contributes to the well-being of Tennessee's workforce and the overall economic prosperity of the state.

Tennessee General Assembly

Tennessee General Assembly - The Tennessee General Assembly operates under a bicameral system, consisting of the Tennessee Senate and the Tennessee House of Representatives. The Senate has 33 members serving four-year terms, while the House comprises 99 members serving two-year terms. The Legislature is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and public safety.

Tennessee Indigent Defense program

Tennessee Indigent Defense program - The Tennessee Indigent Defense program was established to provide legal representation for individuals who cannot afford their own attorneys. It was formed to address the need for equitable access to justice within the state. The program's main responsibilities include offering defense services, legal counsel, and advocacy for those facing criminal charges or legal proceedings. The Tennessee Indigent Defense program collaborates with skilled attorneys, and ensures the protection of constitutional rights to counsel.

Tennessee State Courts

Tennessee State Courts - The Tennessee State Courts are entrusted with the vital role of administering justice within the state. Their duties include interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, safeguarding individual rights, ensuring due process, and overseeing family law matters like divorce and child custody. The state's judiciary also addresses specific legal issues relevant to Tennessee, including matters related to its diverse communities and industries.

Tennessee Supreme Court

Tennessee Supreme Court - The Tennessee Supreme Court serves as the highest appellate court in the state, responsible for interpreting and applying the law. Its primary duty involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the correct interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court hears a diverse range of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners throughout Tennessee. Additionally, the Tennessee Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and ensuring the professionalism and ethical conduct of lawyers statewide.

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