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TennesseeJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Tennessee

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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Jeffrey James Mueller

Jeffrey James Mueller
Mueller & Ellis
PO Box 3146
Jackson, TN 38303
Jeffrey James Mueller is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University MISSISSIPPI... read more >

Charles Irvin Poole

Charles Irvin Poole
Charles Poole & Associates PLLC
118 Court Avenue Suite 1
Sevierville, TN 37862
Charles Irvin Poole is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University FL... read more >

Mark Christopher Scruggs

Mark Christopher Scruggs
Johnson, Scruggs & Barfield
95 White Bridge Road Suite 508
Nashville, TN 37205
Mark Christopher Scruggs is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Tennessee College of Law... read more >

Richard Lewis Tennent

Richard Lewis Tennent
Bell Tennent & Frogge, PLLC
Bank of America Plaza
Nashville, TN 37219
Richard Lewis Tennent is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Vanderbilt Law School... read more >

Daniel Logue Ellis

Daniel Logue Ellis
Law Firm of Martin L. Ellis, P.C.
190 B Marketplace Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37922
Licensed for 10 years, Daniel Logue Ellis is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Edward Stephen Ryan

Edward Stephen Ryan
May & Ryan
214 2nd Ave N Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37201
Licensed for 24 years, Edward Stephen Ryan is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Anthony Philip Lomonaco

Anthony Philip Lomonaco
800 S. Gay Street Suite 2610
Knoxville, TN 37929
Licensed for 34 years, Anthony Philip Lomonaco is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Tenn... read more >

Patricia Louise Snyder

Patricia Louise Snyder
Law Office of Patricia L. Snyder
2401 White Avenue
Nashville, TN 37204
Licensed for 19 years, Patricia Louise Snyder is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

William Lamar Aldred Jr.

William Lamar Aldred Jr.
Aldred Law Office
221 South 2nd St.
Clarksville, TN 37040
William Lamar Aldred Jr. is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

M. Keith Davis

M. Keith Davis
Austin, Davis & Mitchell
109 Cherry Street
Dunlap, TN 37327
M. Keith Davis is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

C. Leland Davis

C. Leland Davis
Davis & Hoss, P.C.
508 East 5th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
C. Leland Davis is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

T. Clifton Harviel

T. Clifton Harviel
Harviel Law Office
140 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
T. Clifton Harviel is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Randall Eugene Reagan

Randall Eugene Reagan
The Law Office of Randall E. Reagan
706 Walnut St Suite 905
Knoxville, TN 37902
Licensed for 41 years, Randall Eugene Reagan is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Robert R Kurtz

Robert R Kurtz
422 S Gay St Suite 300
Knoxville, TN 37902
Robert R Kurtz is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Tennessee... read more >

Terry Andrew Fann

Terry Andrew Fann
Waldron, Fann & Parsley
202 W Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Licensed for 31 years, Terry Andrew Fann is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Memphis State Univ... read more >

Samuel Aaron Wooden

Samuel Aaron Wooden
Samuel A Wooden
PO Box 121941
Nashville, TN 37212
Samuel Aaron Wooden is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael Edwin Scholl

Michael Edwin Scholl
The Scholl Law Firm
4th Floor
Memphis, TN 38103
Michael Edwin Scholl is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law - The University of Me... read more >

Raymond Wilford Fraley Jr.

Raymond Wilford Fraley Jr.
PO Box 572
Fayetteville, TN 37334
Licensed for 46 years, Raymond Wilford Fraley Jr. is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Sara E Compher-Rice

Sara E Compher-Rice
The Oberman & Rice Law Firm
550 W Main Ave Suite 730
Knoxville, TN 37902
Sara E Compher-Rice is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Leslie Irwin Ballin

Leslie Irwin Ballin
Ballin, Ballin & Fishman
200 Jefferson Ave #1250
Memphis, TN 31803
Leslie Irwin Ballin is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Donald A Bosch

Donald A Bosch
The Bosch Law Firm
712 South Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37902
Donald A Bosch is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joe Henry Byrd

Joe Henry Byrd
Byrd & Byrd, Attorneys at Law, PLLC
116 N. Church St 4th Floor
Jackson, TN 38301
Licensed for 37 years, Joe Henry Byrd is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jack L Byrd

Jack L Byrd
Law Office of Jack Byrd, PLLC
1161 Murfreesboro RD Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37217
Licensed for 14 years, Jack L Byrd is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Clifton L Corker

Clifton L Corker
Clifton Corker Law Office
205 W. Walnut Street
Johnson City, TN 37604
Clifton L Corker is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Wade V Davies

Wade V Davies
Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson, P.C.
606 W. Main Street Suite 300
Knoxville, TN 37902
Wade V Davies is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Charles W B Fels

Charles W B Fels
Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson, PC
606 W. Main Street Suite 300
Knoxville, TN 37902
Charles W B Fels is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Patrick G Frogge

Patrick G Frogge
Bell, Tennent & Frogge
414 Union Street Suite 904
Nashville, TN 37219
Patrick G Frogge is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Bob McDaniel Green

Bob McDaniel Green
Bob McD. Green and Associates
2203 McKinley Road Suite 136
Johnson City, TN 37604
Licensed for 59 years, Bob McDaniel Green is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Bryan Henry Hoss

Bryan Henry Hoss
Davis & Hoss, PC
508 East 5th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Bryan Henry Hoss is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

T. Scott Jones

T. Scott Jones
Banks & Jones
2125 Middlebrooke Pike
Knoxville, TN 37921
Licensed for 28 years, T. Scott Jones is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Martin J Levitt

Martin J Levitt
Levitt & Levitt
312 Vine Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Martin J Levitt is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mike A Little

Mike A Little
Mike A. Little, Attorney at Law
701 Cherry Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Mike A Little is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Daniel Joseph Ripper

Daniel Joseph Ripper
Luther-Anderson PLLP
PO Box 151
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Licensed for 27 years, Daniel Joseph Ripper is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Marya Lynn Schalk

Marya Lynn Schalk
Summers & Wyatt
735 Broad Street Suite 800
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Licensed for 14 years, Marya Lynn Schalk is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ann C Short

Ann C Short
The Bosch Law Firm
712 S. Gay Street
Knoxviller, TN 37922
Ann C Short is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William J Steed III

William J Steed III
Jones Hawkins Farmer, PLC
150 Fourth Avenue North Suite 1820
Nashville, TN 37219
William J Steed III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew P Stephens

Matthew P Stephens
Law Office of Matthew P. Stephens
The Tower Suite 3017
Nashville, TN 37203
Matthew P Stephens is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Laura L Wood

Laura L Wood
Law Office of Laura L. Wood
541 North Mt Juliet Road Suite 2203B
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Laura L Wood is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Brent Owen Horst

Brent Owen Horst
3925 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
Brent Owen Horst is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University TOLEDO... read more >

Paul Hensley

Paul Hensley
The Law Office of Paul Hensley
800 South Gay Street Suite 1810
Knoxville, TN 37929
Paul Hensley is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

G. Scott Kanavos

G. Scott Kanavos
121 Broad St
Cleveland, TN 37364
G. Scott Kanavos is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Jennifer Lynn Thompson

Jennifer Lynn Thompson
3200 West End Ave Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37203
Licensed for 23 years, Jennifer Lynn Thompson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Bradley Henry

Bradley Henry
Breeding & Dothard, LLC
117 Center Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
Bradley Henry is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David W Willis

David W Willis
The Willis Law Firm
8 South Third St Suite 501
Memphis, TN 38103
David W Willis is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Stephen Douglas Thurman

Stephen Douglas Thurman
May & Ryan, PLC
214 Second Ave North Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37201
Licensed for 19 years, Stephen Douglas Thurman is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

David G Ridings

David G Ridings
Ridings Law Group, P.C.
211 Union Street Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37201
David G Ridings is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Nathaniel Evans

Nathaniel Evans
Bernstein, Stair & McAdams LLP
The Weston Building 4823 Old Kingston Pike, S
Knoxville, TN 37919
Nathaniel Evans is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Richard Marshall Brooks

Richard Marshall Brooks
Richard M. Brooks, Attorney at Law
130 Third Ave W
Carthage, TN 37030
Licensed for 43 years, Richard Marshall Brooks is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Cynthia C Chappell

Cynthia C Chappell
Dodson, Parker, Behm & Capparella, PC
1310 6h Avenue N
Nashville, TN 37208
Cynthia C Chappell is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Glenn Jeff Cherry

Glenn Jeff Cherry
Lowery, Lowery & Cherry, PLLC
150 Public Square
Lebanon, TN 37087
Licensed for 18 years, Glenn Jeff Cherry is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Juvenile Defense Specialty Areas

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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