Joseph W. Fuson, Esq.Partner/Attorney
Nashville Criminal Attorney Joseph Fuson began working in Tennessee law firms at the age of 20 and has dedicated his professional life to being a trial attorney for those charged with crimes. He was born and raised in Middle Tennessee, went to high school in Middle Tennessee and graduated from University of Tennessee – Knoxville Cum Laude in 2000. Mr. Fuson continued working after college at a civil litigation firm and attended law school at Nashville School of Law. Mr. Fuson was licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee in 2006, partnering with Mark Freeman shortly thereafter and forming Freeman & Fuson in 2009.
Criminal Lawyer Joey Fuson spends his days in court fighting for people who have been accused of a crime and representing people who have been severely injured. In the criminal arena, Mr. Fuson has been defending citizens accused of crimes for over a decade and knows what it takes to handle tough cases. Regardless of the issue, Mr. Fuson is a trial lawyer who puts the needs of his clients first. A large part of his criminal practice is focused on drug and alcohol cases. Specifically, marijuana defense and DUI defense. Mr. Fuson is the founder of Hemp Law Group, Tennessee's only law firm dedicated to representing individuals and businesses in Tennessee's growing legal cannabis industry.
Criminal Attorney Joey Fuson frequently represents students from local colleges on criminal citation cases in Nashville, TN. This includes students charged with crimes from Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Lipscomb University and Tennessee State University.
Mr. Fuson is an active member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a graduate from the TACDL Trial Attorney’s College and Advanced Trial Skills College. Mr. Fuson knows the law and will apply the law to your facts to develop a specific litigation plan that he and his team will execute. He will spend time with you and get to know you and your situation and help you manage the case.
Mr. Fuson and his team know that good people can find themselves in tough situations. When this happens, better know Joe.
Mr. Fuson and his team will work with you and make sure your needs are met at all stages of the process.
Joseph Fuson's practice is focused on representing individuals in the following counties/cities in Middle Tennessee:
- Davidson County - Nashville
- Williamson County - Franklin/Brentwood/Fairview
- Rutherford County - Murfreesboro/Smyrna
- Robertson County - Springfield
- Cheatham County - Ashland City
- Sumner County - Gallatin
- Robertson County - Springfield
- Wilson County - Lebanon
- Maury County - Columbia
- Coffee County- Manchester
- Putnam County- Cookeville
* Mr. Fuson has traveled to over 30 different counties in over a decade of practicing law and will travel for specific cases.
Tennessee Criminal Defense College, 2012
J.D., Nashville School of Law, 2006
Political Science Honors Program, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, 2000
U.S. Federal Court, Middle District, 2007
Nashville Bar Association
Williamson County Bar Association
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (TACDL)
NORML Legal Committee Member (NLC)
Ticket Void Referral Attorney
Tennessee Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2017 TACDL Advanced Cross Examination College
2014 Top 40 Under 40 - The National Trial Lawyers
2013 NIHTSA DWI Detection and Standard Field Sobriety Testing Course (24 hour)
2012 TACDL Tennessee Criminal Defense College
2009 Best Attorney in Nashville – Nashville Scene
2008 Best DUI Attorney in Nashville – Nashville Scene
2006 Moot Court Award – Nashville School of Law