to Those in Need
My name is Charles, I am writing this letter to express my gratitude for the excellent service and commitment that I received as a client of Mark Freeman and his team of legal experts. 5 years ago on Father's Day, I found out I was being indicted on some FALSE charges in Nashville, Tennessee. These charges were very serious and I was facing 20 years in prison. That day was officially the worst day of my life... or so I was thinking. As you can imagine I went through some rough times, feeling like the world was against me, and nobody to lean on, it made life tough. I decided to turn myself in, and fight this head on, but I have a very strong belief in God, and would not give up. I believed I would be cleared of all charges, but had to deal with it head on.
I got to Tennessee, went down to the police station where they processed me and put me in handcuffs and then I was told that my bond was set at $50,000. My wife, church family, and friends raised my bond to get me out and the search for an attorney began. (I had previously spoken with Attorney Freeman about my case prior to turning myself in).
After contacting several attorneys (one of which saying that God was not in control of my situation, and the other wanting me to put a house up to retain him, the Lord blessed me with one of the best attorneys in Nashville, Tennessee who met with my wife (pregnant at the time) and I. He decided to work alongside us, and help me clear my name! That attorney was Mark Freeman. For 4 1/2 years, Mark and his legal team of experts worked to prepare me, prayed with me, and continued to encourage me to continue to fight. As my final trial date approached (APRIL 2015), I was in Nashville being prepped to stand trial. I spent countless hours being questions, examined, and cross examined by his team to ensure that I was ready for the big day! (Did I mention, the prosecuting attorney was the toughest DA in Nashville at the time)? As I was being prepped, Mark’s Office got a call saying that the DA (this same DA with a 98% conviction rate) could possibly be fired from his position. A few minutes later we got a call back saying that the he was fired.
The Turn of Events
After the DA was fired, they postponed my trial because the state needed to assign a new DA to my case. I returned home to my wife, and was contacted by my lawyer that my case had been re-scheduled for JUNE. I was in contact with Mark and his team (who by this time, I felt like was my team too) and they continued to encourage me and have faith with me. JUNE came, I went to court and before I could even sit down in the courtroom, the judge announced that ALL CHARGES WERE DROPPED!
I conclude this letter with informing all future clientele, if you want an attorney who is true to his word, consistent, hard-working, a Man of God, and someone who understand life and Family: Mark Freeman is the Attorney you need. Every day that I wake up and look at my wife, my children, and my freedom, I realize that God led me to Mark Freeman because he knew who would represent me in the right manner! I am grateful, and this is a REAL story. If you would like to contact me, you can e-mail me at C4mylife20@yahoo.com.
- Charles T. Burns III
I owe a debt of gratitude to Carolanne for walking through my divorce with me. I wanted a lawyer that would work towards a reasonable solution in a difficult situation. I very much appreciate the constant and consistent support and advice when I seemed to be riding a roller coaster. Carolanne was excellent at communicating updates with me and listening when I needed or wanted something. She helped me keep my daughter's best interest the focus during custody negotiations. She didn't let unreasonable requests from the other side change our focus or goals. She was a rock, and I'm grateful. In the end, we did work out a very reasonable solution for everyone involved. Words will never adequately express how thankful I am!
JUNE 3, 2015
I was charged with Simple Possession or Casual Exchange of Marijuana and Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia in Davidson County, Tennessee. I would just like to take a moment to say thank you! Your office has done amazing things for me. You were well worth the money and I greatly appreciate your service.
- Former Client
In 2014 I was charged with a DUI in Williamson County, Tennessee. I interviewed several attorneys and I’m very grateful that I chose Joey. Most attorneys would have simply walked me through the process of going to jail. But because of Joey the case was dismissed. During the process he proved himself to be very trust worthy, knowledgeable and aggressive in getting my case dismissed.
When you have something like this hanging over your head it creates a lot of stress and fear. Which in turn can cause one at times to doubt the attorney they chose. But with Joey there were no doubts, I listened, I did what he said, and he did everything he said he would do. The end result was case dismissed.
I was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia in Davidson County, Tennessee. Joey Fuson’s office has done amazing things for me! I would just like to take a moment and say thank you! Your firm was well worth the money and I greatly appreciate your service.
You fearlessly defended me against the government. Thanks to you we won.
I also want to thank you on behalf of myself, Mark and the entire SOS team for all that you and your team have done for us. Not just with this whole thing with ***** but everything over the years. I am very grateful that you are on our team. You clearly are a very good lawyer. Have a great rest of the week and again thank you.
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank Mark Freeman & Carolanne King of Freeman & Fuson! Even though we live in a world where divorce is becoming more and more common, it was not a world that I was familiar with at all. Now having gone through the process, I can tell you I wouldn't want anybody else by my side walking me through it every step of the way.
From the first time I talked to Mark on the phone to Carolanne tidying up those last details that seemed to never, ever end, they both immediately and consistently made me feel like everything was going to be ok. They were able to put me at ease during a time when I had no idea what to do or expect. That feeling of being at ease is priceless when you're going through something like this that makes you feel so uncertain and alone.
In case you're wondering about their communication, it was impeccable. Carolanne consistently kept me up to date and informed every step of the way. She constantly went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure I knew about everything as it was happening.
So not only did they make me feel completely comfortable and at ease, not only was there great communication, but they also fought and fought hard for me. They got me everything I deserved under trying circumstances. They tirelessly battled against a mentally unstable person that hired a really nasty lawyer...one of those lawyers that gives other lawyers a bad name. When the absolutely insane requests came in from her lawyer it was almost embarrassing. Carolanne is truly my hero for dealing with all of the absurdities with poise and grace. Carolanne, I am forever grateful for all you went through on my behalf!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!!
They didn't just represent me, they were my advocates that actually cared about what happened to me. Everybody I dealt with in their office was nothing short of amazing. These men and women are the good ones. I would never wish divorce on anybody but if it does happen to you, they are the ones you want in your corner from day one. You will not go wrong by hiring them...call them before your spouse does...you won't ever doubt that you made the right decision.
Thank you for helping me get a new beginning!
JULY 2, 2014
Attorney Joseph Fuson (Joey) represented me on DUI and Implied Consent charges resulting in a jury trial. Joey displayed passion and sincere effort towards winning my case. Joey spent selfless time discussing and preparing for trial. The fact he is well-liked within the law and court community helps immensely.
Joey handled the court process with expertise engaging jurors. He has the ability to explain and relate formal court proceedings to jurors in a manner that assists jurors to perceive the court proceedings in a manageable viewpoint. This helps the jurors understand their role in finding innocence. Joey effectively utilizes visual aids assisting him to successfully articulate his arguments and key points jurors should and must consider. As a result, Joey relates well to the jurors.
Joey continues to learn, and, in my world, if you do not continue to learn, you do not continue to have success. Joey will do what it takes to help your case and ensure success. He is flexible and has an open mind to discover the methods and tactics resulting in a win for you case.
His efforts and support resulted in a ‘Not Guilty’ verdict by the jury one once count and the judge on the other count. You can count on Joey to provide his undivided attention, creativeness, and passion towards your case.
- Anonymous but very thankful former client
Was on my way to Bonnaroo, and was illegally stopped and searched against my refusal. They found marijuana. I hired Joey and he handled my case quickly and professionally. The case was dismissed.
Before Freeman & Fuson:
I was confused in what needed to happen. I was emotionally afraid of the situation. I was frustrated of the lack of communication, lack of progress or understanding of the process. I was intimidated and afraid in the presence of my spouse. I feared the stigma of being divorced and just wanted it over. In JANUARY 2014 I had to change attorney's and that's when I met Joey and Carolanne.
After Freeman & Fuson:
Entering the building was intense, the staff gave me a warm welcome and that helped calm me. Walked in the office Jan 2014 and hope to finalize in May 2014.
The first meeting was great!! I will never forget how it felt to hear “You need someone to fight for you!” I knew at that moment I was in the right place.
All the meetings were on time and on point to the issues and very relaxed. I always left with a feeling of confidence and more informed about my case and the next step.
All the coordination was timely, professional and encouraging. I felt like I was the number one client and my concerns were very important. That gave me confidence and courage.
I called and or emailed any time and the response time was impressive. I knew what was happening and felt in control and able to make my own choices and decisions.
Joey did what he said, and then some… Through his fight for me and his team support - I was able to coordinate an agreement and settlement that left my daughter, her father and I in a state that we can move forward with the focus on sustaining the best possible relationship for our daughter’s future.
Joey, is easy to talk to, very motivational, he listens and advises this allowed me to make my own decisions and be confident in the course of actions I took. Words can not express the gratitude and satisfaction I have for both Joey and Carolanne. I have been blessed through what started as a mess.
Hello, my name is M. Flores and if you are reading this then you are in a similar situation that i was in. I was involved in a battle with a Giant over a small matter to most, but to me the whole world was crashing around me. Mr. Mark Freeman and his Associates were fighting the front lines for me and when we showed up to take on this Giant Mr. Freeman was very bold, yet very polite, in handling my case. VICTORY! Is what came out of his mouth as i walked away from the court room still not knowing what all just happened he assured me that this case was a VICTORY! I knew how hard this case was to defeat because of its 95% conviction rate, but on this day it just dropped to 94%.
Thank You So much,
- M. Flores
In August, 2013 I received a speeding ticket in Smyrna, Tn. I would like to write that Joe Fuson handled my ticket with professionalism and I would recommend Freeman & Fuson to any one who needs help in and around the Nashville, TN area.
The staff at Freeman & Fuson is just amazing. The respect and understanding they showed me in my time of need is just amazing.
Divorce is never easy with so many emotions between the two parties. It takes those that can understand really what you want and have the know how to make sure those wishes are expressed in a legal way. I feel all that was involved with my divorce gave it 100%.
I want to give a special thanks to Carolanne for never allowing me to give in on things that could have had long term effects on my life.
- Dan S.
My case was handled quickly and the outcome exceeded the expectation I'd been given and was even better than I'd been told to expect/than promised.
I had to travel from out of state on a very tight schedule. Joe settled my case in less than ½ a day and had me on my way as promised.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
I could go on and on about the experience i had when Mark Freeman was my attorney. Mark and his team were efficient, they kept me informed, and if i had a question, they didn't make me feel too intimidated to ask. They handled two issues for me at the same time and not once made it seem like an inconvenience, although I'm sure it was unusual. If I ever need an attorney again, Mark Freeman is going to be the first call I make! He should be yours too!
- Barry H.
JULY 08, 2013
I would like to thank you once again for handling my case in an efficient and more importantly, winning manner. You didn't delay in responding to all of the questions I had. You really helped me financially by having the issue resolved without me being present. After reading about the lack of success most defendents have with these cases, I felt helpless. You not only gave me a sense of optimism, you gave me hope that I would be rightfully acquitted of the charges. A tremendous burden has been lifted off my shoulders. I can now focus on my work again without being burdened by frivolous accusations.
- John H.
JUNE 2, 2013
I trust Mark implicitly. He is of very high character. Mark has represented our family and several of our companies over the years. Mark is an outstanding attorney who has a brilliant mind and is very detail oriented. He is always looking for what is our best interest; he is very conscious of what our total spend will be. Mark's mission is to get the very best outcome for our interests.
Mark also returns phone calls, text messages, and emails in a timely manner; he doesn’t hide from you. We have had the great misfortune of using a different attorney in the past who was a ghost and did not keep us informed on the progress of our case. In addition to all of the above attributes, Mark is a man who has a great family. Mark is a dedicated Father and Husband. He is good people. We are thankful to call Mark a friend.
- Jerry E.
MAY 31, 2013
After my felony arrest in 2011 I thought my life was over. I meet with several lawyers discussing my options but none of them were as knowledgeable and understanding as Mr. Fuson. He was there for me through all the preceding’s, made me feel comfortable and helped me make the right decision about my future. Mr. Fuson got my charge reduced to a Diversion case, where I was placed on probation for 2 years. I recently finished my probation and have since been able to have my charges expunged. During those 2 years I went back to school to further my education and since graduated with my Master’s degree, which I would not have been able to accomplish without the help of Mr. Fuson and his staff. With the second chance he provided me I have since been able to move forward with my life and career. I would recommend Joseph Fuson for any of your legal situations.
- Jennifer J.
MAY 22, 2013
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.
APRIL 25, 2013
Couple months ago I received a speeding ticket. At first I thought that I should pay the ticket and move over with my life but at a second thought I told to myself that I should hire a professional lawyer. I did a Google search and found Freeman & Fuson Tennessee Trial Lawyers (www.fusonlaw.com) which has traffic violations/tickets among multiple other practice areas. I called and spoke with the case manager Carolanne King who informed me that Joseph Fuson (Joey) will represent me. She also informed me that Joey will do his best to have the ticket dismissed if not reduced and no matter what, I should take the defensive driving course as that likely would prevent getting too many points which will lead to an increase of the auto insurance. I was extremely pleased upon our meeting where I found Carolanne and Joey to be very energetic, extremely friendly, and thorough in the review of my ticket.
When the court date arrived Joey was able to reduce the ticket coupled with the defensive driving course. I had some follow up questions after the court and Joey responded almost immediately to my inquires despite the fact that he had already received payment for the initial transaction and my case was over.
It is not often you are 100% satisfied with someone's services, but this is one of those cases. I would highly recommend calling toll free 1-888-498-2437 or local 615.298.7272 and draw your own conclusion.
Joey, thank you again for the hard work and the job well done. Kudos to Carolanne for always being so helpful and responsive; you guys take away the worries and hassles that come with traffic tickets and the courts. It’s a good thing to know, Freeman & Fuson are there when you need them.
APRIL 1, 2013
- Mark & Joey,
Just a note of thanks to you for the great work done in obtaining what I think is a fair settlement in my case.
I'd never been involved in any kind of lawsuit when I first reached out to multiple Nashville attorneys, several of whom had declined to take my case sighting the difficulty to win slip and fall cases, Joey was the first to tell me that he believed I had a case. When my wife and I came in to the office and met with Joey, then later with Mark, it further reassured us that we made the right decision in seeking representation.
Even though it was in no way a case that would benefit your firm in a substantial way financially, you decided that it was worth the time, and it was. Without your help there would have been NO WAY I could have recouped anything from what I'd paid in med bills. Also, and perhaps more importantly, our action may finally force the owner of the establishment to make some changes.
Thanks again for all of it! The legal profession, and those who practice it, would be more highly regarded if more attorneys were like you guys.
I also want to let you know what an amazing asset that your office has in Carolanne. Every interaction that we had with her throughout the process, in-person, phone and email, was fantastic! She's just a pleasure to deal with. Smart, extremely professional, friendly and warm.
My wife spent several years working in a lawyer’s office, and we're aware of how hard people work in jobs like Carolanne's, and how they often don't get a lot of credit or acclaim. She deserves both. Again, a fantastic asset to your business. I'm sure you already knew all of this about Carolanne, but I needed to tell you anyway!
Thanks again for everything!!!
- Daniel & Kerry B.
AUGUST 30, 2012
I was arrested on the charge of Domestic Violence. I didn't understand how serious the charge was until I spoke with a friend of mine, who happened to be a police officer. He referred me to Mr. Fuson, and I'm extremely thankful that he did.
Mr. Fuson made me feel comfortable in the initial consultation. He made my rights very clear to me, as well as the obstacles that faced me throughout my case.
Through his dependability, diligence and knowledge of the laws and the court system, he was able to provide the advice I needed, as well as the defense that I was so in need of.
My case had the positive outcome that I was hoping for, and I would not have been able to achieve this outcome on my own or with an attorney that lacked the experience of Mr. Fuson. If you are facing a criminal charge, I would strongly encourage you to retain the services of Joseph Fuson.
- William C.
JUNE 22 , 2012
Thanks for helping out with my son's difficulties this month. Although this was a relatively minor issue in the greater scheme of things, it loomed large for a college student who wanted very much to clear the charges, get back to his life, and do so with an unblemished legal record.
As a concerned parent trying to help from a distance, I found our discussions very reassuring. Your availability and cooperation gave me confidence that my son's interests were being well-represented, and that you would do your best to restrain the excesses of an overly confiscatory and punitive judicial system. When confronted with the reality that what's legal is not necessarily just, one needs the assistance of an attorney who knows the local system and who understands that a trivial amount of marijuana need not taint the future of an honest young man. Needless to say, we were both relieved when my son was able to return home without any further ado.
Thanks again for your responsiveness and assistance. I hope we have occasion to interact again, for more positive reasons.
- Robert, PhD, MD
JUNE 21, 2012
Mr. Mark Freeman:
Thank you for representing me in the recent case of having my driving license revoked due to a child support issue. I have never encountered someone with such genuine care and concern that went above and beyond to help me solve both issues.
Your work in both cases has lifted a major burden off of me, it has allowed me to regain my driving privileges and keep my job. If at anytime I can be of any service to you please don’t hesitate to call me. And if you ever need someone to recommend your services I will more than gladly do so.
- Thomas A. Curry Sr.
JUNE 15, 2012
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.
MAY 24 , 2012
You two did a great job getting my case ready in less then 48 hrs and we were from out of the state. I would highly recommend you two to any one out of state and in state. You left no stones unturned, very prepared for best and worst case of my case. And really important you were very honest and truthful and didn't just tell me what I wanted to here but what was true. I thank you very much me and my family, you have put use all back together again! And one last thing you guys did a great job communicate in with my other attorney and kept him in the process thur out. Thank u again
- Rico aka Mayor Johnson
MAY 22, 2012
Mark Freeman called me before I ever had to call him. He always kept me informed of the status of my case. His staff was always nice and I never felt like a bother. He helped me fight a wrongful medical bill from a hospital.
MAY 21, 2012
I found myself needing a lawyer after a Contractor that I had been working for decided he had better things to spend my money on rather than paying me for my loyal services. I spoke with a few lawyer friends of mine whom directed me to Mark Freeman. Referred by other lawyers, in my mind, seemed promising. While interviewing Mark Freeman, he made a statement that stuck with me and made him my choice. He said that he "loved to be in the courtroom". So many lawyers avoid the courtroom by cutting deals on the outside, leaving them with little actual courtroom experience. Not so with Mr. Freeman. It was very interesting to learn and watch how he handled the case in front of the court. He won my case, and has since gone on to win several other cases for people that I referred over, keeping his record, in my opinion, excellent and my referrals coming. If you have to go to court; go with the mindset that you may actually be "IN" a courtroom. You better have someone on your side who Loves it!
MAY 18, 2012
Fortunately for me Mark's expertise is in divorce/child custody,criminal law, and workmans comp. He worked on my divorce, for several months, including going to trial, with an outcome that was more than equitable. During this time frame I was under an order of protection, and my malicious ex. had me arrested falsely on four seperate occasions, and thanks to Mark not one of them went to trial, he got all four dropped, thus keeping my record untarnished. I was so impressed with Mark and his team, that I asked him to also handle a workers comp. case for me, and yesterday (Thu.5-17-2012) he secured a settlement that far exceeded my expectations. I whole heartily would reccommend Mark to anyone who needs representation, his integrity is unquestionable.
MARCH 15, 2012
I wanted to take a minute to thank you for your professionalism. As the president of a mid-sized company in Middle TN, I admire your follow-through and commitment to do what’s best for your client. Over the years, you have counseled and represented several friends and colleagues, and the result has always been that you consistently do the right thing- the right way. Thank you so much for all that you have to improve the lives of your clients.
- Jeff B.
MARCH 4, 2012
I am thankful to have been represented by Joey. With his expertise in the law, his unbelievably generous character, and his "get-er done" attitude, I could not have been more pleased with his representation. He showed up time and time again ready to fight for me in court. He showed patience and professionalism, while displaying Christian values. I highly recommend this guy, as I am confident he will take care of you as if you were family too.
- Robert D.
MAY 30, 2011
My name is Carlton Adams and my wife is Annie Adams. We are members of Pre-Paid Legal. We made a request for legal assistance on 2/13/06. We were given the name and contact information for Attorney Mark Freeman of Nashville. We spoke with Mr. Freeman by phone and he agreed to take our case. That was a God sent day because Mr. Freeman has been remarkable in working with us since that time.
The case had been pending for more than 5 years. This case was being prosecuted by the State Attorney General’s Office. Mr. Freeman came on board and familiarized himself with the case and its History and then began working, with us.
The case was heard on May 14, 2007 thru May 29, 2007. The verdict has not been handed down at this time. But, even though we do not know what the out come will be yet I am writing this letter to let you know that my wife and I believe that Mr. Freeman is one of the best young attorneys in the state of Tennessee. Unfortunately, we have had dealings with some of the so-call best attorneys in the state of Tennessee and for certain some of the most expensive in the-state. Mark Freeman has surpassed any that we have had contact with over the past 7 years
His preparation was thorough and ~ complete as possible. His court room practices; techniques and effectiveness were stellar. We do not feel that we could have been represented any better under the circumstances. Annie and I feel that Mr. Freeman provided us the best defense possible.
We felt that Pre-Paid Legal would want to know that Mr. Freeman represented the organization, himself, and his clients, Annie and me, exceptionally.
- Carlton Adams
AUGUST 22 , 2011
I am sending you this e-mail to let you know how pleased I am with the way you conducted yourself in representing me in an intolerable divorce against a malicious and unreasonable adversary, my now ex-wife and her attorney. This included having false charges, that were made out of revenge, and could very well have meant jail time, dropped. For someone who worked hard all is life, raised five boys all Eagle Scouts and honor students, and proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine, never had a legal problem, and had never been arrested, this would have been devastating. I will always remember and appreciate how you stood by me, keeping me calm and focused, especially during those times when I felt things unraveling and that it couldn’t get any worse, and it did. I want you to feel free to use me or this correspondence as a reference, verbally or in print.
- M. Sgarlata
AUGUST 10, 2011
Just a quick note to say “thanks” for a superb job in handling my case as a member of Pre Paid Legal Service.
Again, job well done.
- T. Barkley
SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
To Whom it may concern,
Mark Freeman counseled me on my best case and worst case scenarios and thought we had a great chance of winning the case. Mark was able to get me a just settlement plus attorney and court fees! I look forward to working with Mark on any future cases I may have. Mark helped me get justice!
- Jerry W.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
Thank you Mark for your expert services in resolving my legal matter.
As a business owner many times we find ourselves in challenging situations that are no fault of our own. When any legal matter needs to be handled it is critical to have competent people you can depend upon. I have found Freeman Law to be and excellent resource. They provided me the peace of mind I needed during this difficult time.
My needs were attended to with genuine concern and professionalism. Mark gave me the confidence I needed to get through this challenging legal matter – which fortunately did end in a positive outcome.
Thanks Mark for taking the necessary time to promptly answer all my questions, provide me the reassurance I needed and to execute our case successfully.
- James G.