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Nashville Scene - Best DUI Attorney
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Testimonials - 2019

Client Satisfied With End Result

OCTOBER 18, 2019

Fair pricing, great people who will keep you up to date on any ongoings. I had Mr. Fuson. Very good people at this firm.

- S.G.

Divorce Turned Contested

OCTOBER 1, 2019

Freeman and Fuson did a phenomenal job representing my legal needs. My attorney was very knowledgeable and thorough throughout the process and she maintained exceptional communication. I highly recommend this legal firm and would definitely seek their services if I need additional legal support.

- S.B.

Post Divorce Matter/Modification of Parenting Plan

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

Carolanne King was my attorney and she was good to work with and upfront with answers to my questions. I would contact her again in the future (if need be).

- S.K.

Foreign Adoption Handled in a Few Easy Steps

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

Freeman and Fuson made the adoption of our son easy and worry free!

- K.W.

Charged with a DUI, Excellent Outcome

SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

I want to give my opinion of lawyer FUSON. I thank you immensely for representing me in this difficult case of DUI. I am very satisfied with my result! He represented me hard and managed to get a very good deal. I am eternally grateful. It was a light at the end of the tunnel. I recommend 100%!

- D.N.

Contested Divorce Settled in Mediation

AUGUST 16, 2019

Carolanne and Paige made a great team! Divorce is pretty awful. But, I felt like I had a strong team (they had my back), while going through this process. Both were super responsive to my many emails/requests. Paige also proved to be quite a wordsmith. She was able to streamline/edit/clean-up my responses. Hopefully you never need a divorce lawyer. But if you do need one, Paige and Carolanne are honestly pretty great. Carolanne sat in mediation, for many hours, with me. She really helped me through a very difficult process. I give them both very high marks. Thanks again!

- B.M.

Unsupervised Probation for Felony Charges

AUGUST 7, 2019

A particular county wasted three months of their time investigating me, watching my (legal) online business, seeing (legal) packages coming in and out of my house and assumed the worst. They raided my house only to find 2 oz of personal use pot and my family's heirloom firearms. They charged me harshly with four felonies and threatened up to three more as well as threatening to charge my wife (who doesnt even smoke pot) with a felony. Joey got two charges dropped, two knocked down to misdemeanors and made sure my wife was not charged. He took what could have been a lengthy stint in jail and turned it into 23 months of probation. His "bedside manner" was excellent and though he is a busy man, he always made me feel that I was important as his client. I would hire Joey again in a heartbeat. He took what could have been a horrible situation and made it pan out as best as it could possibly have.

- J.B.

Criminal Charges Handled and Reduced Prior to an Appearance at Court

AUGUST 6, 2019

I hired Joey to handle a marijuana case in a rural county south of Nashville. Joey arrived early and spoke to the DA before court even started. Joey has tons of experience handling marijuana cases and it showed. He got the case retired with a small contribution to a local fund, court costs and I was out by 10:00 a.m. No probation and no criminal record. Huge weight lifted off my shoulders.

- Will P.

Criminal Charges Reduced After Assisting with InPatient Rehab

JUNE 20, 2019


Thank you and your team for everything. Being honest when I came to court last time and you told me they didnt want to budge off of the 30 days. The devil was really really on me and wanting me to give up. But for you to have so much confidence and faith in me, more than I have in myself; you did not know me from a can of paint but I did not want to let you down. I wanted to get clean more than anything but I did not believe I had the strength to. Staying clean has been the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Thank you Joey for believing in me and doing this from your heart. I did not want to let you down and make you feel like you are wasting your time as well as my family but most of all you because you understand my struggle. This is what has kept me fighting this long. You did not judge me. You were sincere with believing I can do this and that means a lot. I am not overly confident and I know slip ups happen but I will continue to put 100% into my sobriety. Hopefully I wont fall weak but I have learned some great tools to get me right back on track if it happens.

- A Former Client

Uncontested Divorce Handled with Ease and No Appearance From Client

FEBRUARY 13, 2019

I would highly recommend Freeman and Fuson for legal needs. The associates at this firm are extremely responsive and answered all of my questions in a caring and informative manner. They took a difficult situation and made it as painless as possible.

- E.P.

General Sessions Case AND Tennessee Security Administration (TSA) Matter Dismissed Without Appearance from Client

FEBRUARY 7, 2019

I am from out of state and found myself in a very unlucky and unfortunate situation in which I needed serious help from an attorney. Mr. Fuson was referred to me by multiple out of state lawyers literally as "The best in all of Nashville and Tennessee." Freeman and Fuson was the first and only firm I contacted about my situation. Everyone who I spoke with was fantastic. Their entire staff listened to me in a unbiased way and did their best to answer all of my questions and concerns in the quickest way possible. Mr. Fuson himself was everything I had hoped for. He was able to relate to me and understood how I got in my current situation. My case was different and outside of the norm as it dealt with multiple entities on multiple levels.

He took complete control of the situation and worked with each group to find common ground. He and his staff made this ordeal as simple for me as possible and they worked incredibly fast to get everything resolved. They made it as painless and simple for me as possible. Everything was done incredibly efficiently and in such a timely manner even after the things were resolved. They start what they finish. Everything they did was in my best interest and they took charge of the entire process. I cannot thank them enough for their exceptional work.

They truly care about their clients and do everything possible to get things accomplished in a fair, reasonable way. Mr. Fuson and his staff was worth every penny and to this day, I still cannot thank them enough for what they have done for me. Their peers were right, they are the best!

- A.P.

Grandmother's False Accusations Result in a Win and Dismissal for Client

FEBRUARY 3, 2019

Carolanne King was my attorney and she was amazing. I was facing a custody/visitation dispute with my mom, and Carolanne really took the anxiety out of the equation for me. She gave me a good breakdown of what to expect and fully prepared me for the trial. The whole case was dismissed thanks to her help. Don't face family disputes yourself, get Carolanne!!!

- S.H.

1 Year Old Failure to Appear (FTA) Case Handled and Dismissed Without Client Appearing

JANUARY 16, 2019

When I began calling lawyers for my case, I usually got off the phone upset and panicked. That was until I called Joey. He made me feel so much better. He was sincere, easy to talk to, and extremely knowledgeable. His staff maintained communication with me through the whole process and answered any questions I had along the way. My case ended up getting dismissed. I couldn't be more grateful. Thanks Joey!

- P.F.

Client Reviews
I loved working with Sarah and Joey. They are very kind people who made sure I understood every step of the process. They treated me with kindness continuously and I would definitely use them again! Taylor
Joey is a talented lawyer who cares about his clients. Sarah his assistant is a true professional, but more than that they care about you as a person first. I would highly recommend the team. Bill Hoskinson
Relief! Mark Freeman is the best lawyer I have ever had. He took care of my Criminal Case in one day. Answered all phone calls and returned them all as well. He didn't hesitate to answer any of my questions. I am very thankful he had my case dropped! Not many lawyers can do that. I highly recommend him. He treats you as more so family than a client. If I ever have another case Mark Freeman will be my lawyer. Peter P.
Joey: Just wanted you to know how appreciative I am to be represented by such an outstanding attorney. You did an awesome job. Thank you for your help and support throughout. I have NEVER gotten so much for my money with any other attorney before. I'm looking forward to referring you as much as possible in the future. Thanks again buddy. Charles G.
I just want to say that Mrs. Carolanne King is the greatest lawyer I have ever had. She is truly amazing and knows how to get the job done. She walked with me through the whole court process and worked for me when everyone else said that they could not help me. I am truly grateful for the law firm of Freeman and Fuson. D.D