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In the juvenile justice system in Tennessee, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.


The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around Tennessee, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.


Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.


Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.


NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.


The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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Joseph Fuson

Joseph Fuson
Freeman & Fuson
2126 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
Licensed for 13 years, Joseph Fuson is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended TACDL Criminal Defense College... read more >

Steven Oberman

Steven Oberman
550 W. Main St. Suite 730
Knoxville, TN 37902
Steven Oberman is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael K Walker

Michael K Walker
Michael K. Walker, Attorney at Law
341 Harrison St.
Nashville, TN 37219
Licensed for 9 years, Michael K Walker is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Nashville School of Law... read more >

Russell F Thomas

Russell F Thomas
Law Office of Russell F. Thomas
414 Union Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Licensed for 16 years, Russell F Thomas is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended The University of Tennessee... read more >

Marcos M Garza

Marcos M Garza
Garza Law Firm, PLLC
550 W. Main St. Suite 340
Knoxville, TN 37902
Licensed for 18 years, Marcos M Garza is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Tennessee Colle... read more >

Chelsea Nicholson

Chelsea Nicholson
Chelsea Nicholson, Attorney at Law
219 2nd Avenue North Suite 400, Market Street
Nashville, TN 37201
Licensed for 9 years, Chelsea Nicholson is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Nashville School of Law... read more >

Thomas Boyers

Thomas Boyers
Thomas Boyers V, Attorney At Law
150 West Main Street Suite 301
Gallatin, TN 37066
Licensed for 19 years, Thomas Boyers is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended The Nashville School of Law... read more >

R. Garth Best

R. Garth Best
Best Hayduk Brock, PLLC
1257 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Licensed for 11 years, R. Garth Best is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Nashville School of Law... read more >

J. Jeffrey Lee

J. Jeffrey Lee
The Law Office of J. Jeffrey Lee
1303 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Licensed for 12 years, J. Jeffrey Lee is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

M. Don Himmelberg

M. Don Himmelberg
Himmelberg & Associates
525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Licensed for 27 years, M. Don Himmelberg is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Nashville School of Law... read more >

Lee Martin

Lee Martin
The Law Office of Lee Martin
525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Licensed for 23 years, Lee Martin is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Mississippi College School of Law... read more >

Jeff Germany

Jeff Germany
Morton & Germany, PLLC
45 North Third Street Suite 201
Memphis, TN 38103
Licensed for 34 years, Jeff Germany is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended University of Arkansas School of Law... read more >

CLAYTON M. WHITTAKER

CLAYTON M. WHITTAKER
MCKOON WILLIAMS AND ATCHLEY, PLLC
633 CHESTNUT, SUITE 1300 REPUBLIC CENTER
Chattanooga, TN 37450
Licensed for 31 years, CLAYTON M. WHITTAKER is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John P Cauley

John P Cauley
Law Office of John Cauley
1550 West McEwen Drive, Suite 300, Box 19
Franklin, TN 37067
Licensed for 25 years, John P Cauley is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of Law... read more >

Tawanda Williams

Tawanda Williams
Tawanda Williams Law Office, PLLC
200 Poplar Suite 106
Memphis, TN 38103
Licensed for 11 years, Tawanda Williams is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Mississippi College School of Law... read more >

Joshua Brand

Joshua Brand
Law Office of Joshua L. Brand
211 Union St., STE 200
Nashville, TN 37201
Joshua Brand is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of Law... read more >

Andrew T. Daugherty

Andrew T. Daugherty
Law Office of Andrew T. Daugherty, PLC.
3411 Richards St.
Nashville, TN 37215
Licensed for 4 years, Andrew T. Daugherty is a Drug Crimes and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended TACDL - Criminal Defense Trial College... read more >

Luke Shipley

Luke Shipley
900 South Gay Street Suite 1704
Knoxville, TN 37902
Licensed for 7 years, Luke Shipley is a Family Law and Divorce lawyer who attended University of Tennessee, College of Law... read more >

Kurt W Bartlett

Kurt W Bartlett
Bartlett Law Offices
404 James Robertson Parkway Suite 1613
Nashville, TN 37219
Licensed for 8 years, Kurt W Bartlett is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Aquinas College... read more >

Anthony W. Kirby Jr

Anthony W. Kirby Jr
Law Office of Brian L. Hill
128 North Second Street, Ste. 101
Clarksville, TN 37040
Anthony W. Kirby Jr is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Belmont University College of Law... read more >

Patrick Slaughter

Patrick Slaughter
Law Offices of LaFevor & Slaughter
800 Gay St., SW
Knoxville, TN 37929
Licensed for 6 years, Patrick Slaughter is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School ... read more >

L. Carter Massengill

L. Carter Massengill
MASSENGILL, CALDWELL & COUGHLI
777 Anderson Street
Bristol, TN 37620
Licensed for 15 years, L. Carter Massengill is a Criminal Defense and Child Support lawyer who attended Mississippi College School of Law... read more >

Clifton B Sobel

Clifton B Sobel
Sobel Law Office
752 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Licensed for 24 years, Clifton B Sobel is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Nasvhville School of Law... read more >

Bruce Henley

Bruce Henley
The Law Office of Bruce Henley
5543 Edmondson Pike, Suite 20
Nashville, TN 37211
Licensed for 6 years, Bruce Henley is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Nashville School of Law... read more >

George M. Casey

George M. Casey
Casey, Simmons & Bryant, PLLC
449 East Baltimore Street
Jackson, TN 38301
Licensed for 14 years, George M. Casey is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law - The Univ... read more >

Joshua S. Reed

Joshua S. Reed
Law Office of Joshua S. Reed
5915 Casey Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
Licensed for 15 years, Joshua S. Reed is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Tennessee College of Law... read more >

Katie Klinghard

Katie Klinghard
Mathis, Bates, & Klinghard PLLC
412 Franklin St.
Clarksville, TN 37040
Licensed for 8 years, Katie Klinghard is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Nashville School of Law... read more >

Matt Brock

Matt Brock
Best Hayduk Brock PLLC
1257 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Licensed for 6 years, Matt Brock is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

Brock Parks

Brock Parks
The Brocklin Law Firm, PC
424 Church Street 5/3 Building, Suite 2000
Nashville, TN 37219
Licensed for 19 years, Brock Parks is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Nashville School of Law... read more >

Ashley L. Jackson

Ashley L. Jackson
Kane & Crowell Family Law Center
133 South College Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
Licensed for 5 years, Ashley L. Jackson is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Nashville School of Law... read more >

Dick Strong

Dick Strong
1308 Rosa L. Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
Licensed for 11 years, Dick Strong is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Mississippi School of Law... read more >

Michael A. Wrenn

Michael A. Wrenn
Freeman & Fuson
2126 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
Licensed for 5 years, Michael A. Wrenn is a Criminal Defense and Landlord-Tenant Law lawyer... read more >

Edward D Hastings

Edward D Hastings
Law Office of Edward D. Hastings
One Nashville Place 150 4th Ave North (20th F
Nashville, TN 37219
Licensed for 7 years, Edward D Hastings is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Perry A. Craft

Perry A. Craft
Law Office of Perry A. Craft, PLLC
402 BNA Drive Bldg. 100, Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37217
Licensed for 41 years, Perry A. Craft is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer... read more >

Daniel P. Ufford

Daniel P. Ufford
Law Offices of Daniel P. Ufford
217 Franklin Street Suite A
Clarksville, TN 37040
Daniel P. Ufford is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Gregory Paul Isaacs

Gregory Paul Isaacs
The Isaacs Law Firm
618 S. Gay Street Suite 300
Knoxville, TN 37902
Licensed for 31 years, Gregory Paul Isaacs is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

David Miller Eldridge

David Miller Eldridge
Eldridge & Blakney PC
400 West Church Ave Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37902
Licensed for 32 years, David Miller Eldridge is a Criminal Defense and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended WAKE FOREST... read more >

L. Carter Massengill

L. Carter Massengill
Massengill, Caldwell & Coughlin, P.C.
777 Anderson Street P.O. BOX 1745
Bristol, TN 37620
Licensed for 15 years, L. Carter Massengill is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Mississippi College School of Law... read more >

Daniel Lenagar

Daniel Lenagar
LENAGAR AND BARNES, PLLC
119 S Main Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38103
Daniel Lenagar is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of ... read more >

Alexander J. Winston

Alexander J. Winston
Winston Law Center
9215 Middlebrook Pike Suite 650
Knoxville, TN 37931
Licensed for 5 years, Alexander J. Winston is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of South Caro... read more >

David Scheel

David Scheel
Sexton and Wykoff
9145 Cross Park Drive #103
Knoxville, TN 37923
Licensed for 26 years, David Scheel is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Tennessee at Kno... read more >

David Sexton

David Sexton
The Sexton Law Firm
9145 Cross Park Drive #103
Knoxville, TN 37923
Licensed for 26 years, David Sexton is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Tennessee at Knox... read more >

Jason Collver

Jason Collver
Collver Law
234 Morrell Road Suite #301
Knoxville, TN 37919
Licensed for 4 years, Jason Collver is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Tennessee College of Law... read more >

Bryce W McKenzie

Bryce W McKenzie
Law Offices of Bryan E. Delius
124 Court Ave
Sevierville, TN 37862
Licensed for 11 years, Bryce W McKenzie is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Bruce D. Fox

Bruce D. Fox
Fox & Farley, Attorneys at Law
424 Church St., Ste. 2000
Nashville, TN 37219
Licensed for 43 years, Bruce D. Fox is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Sais Phillips Finney

Sais Phillips Finney
Phillips Finney Law
4235 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37215
Sais Phillips Finney is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Matthew J. Crigger

Matthew J. Crigger
Matthew J. Crigger PLC
5214 Maryland Way Suite 402
Brentwood, TN 37027
Licensed for 8 years, Matthew J. Crigger is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Margaret W. Wong

Margaret W. Wong
Margaret W Wong & Associates Co LPA
301 S. Perimeter Park Dr. Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37211
Licensed for 42 years, Margaret W. Wong is a Immigration Law and Naturalization / Citizenship lawyer... read more >

Mark Tribble

Mark Tribble
Tribble & Tribble
5 S. Jefferson Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38501
Licensed for 25 years, Mark Tribble is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University of t... read more >

Douglas A Trant

Douglas A Trant
Trant Law
625 Market Street Suite 700
Knoxville, TN 37902
Licensed for 40 years, Douglas A Trant is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University TN... read more >
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Board Certification

National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

TACDL provides training, education and networking opportunties to its members while advocating for a fair criminal justice system.



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