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Justin Cole Sensing

Criminal defense Attorney at Ashland City, TN

4.7   12 reviews

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About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    Misdemeanor and Felony Criminal Matters

    13 years, 500 cases

I am a dedicated criminal defense attorney that currently focuses on indigent criminal defense.

I am also passionate about writing and integrating technology into the practice of law to produce better and more cost-effective results for my clients.

Licensed for 12 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/19/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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23rd Judicial District Judicial Advocates
110 N. Main Street
Ashland City, TN, 37015


4.7 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Mr. Sensing did a wonderful job with my case. He got my case dismissed with all charges dropped, Thank God. He was understanding and when I had any questions he was ready and willing to answer them. Thank you Mr Sensing for doing a great job and helping me at a time that I was falling apart.
Posted by Toni | March 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Modification of Parenting Plan
I hired Mr Sensing to help in getting my current parenting plan modified. I had gone through another lawyer in the Clarksville area and they did not do their due diligence. Mr Sensing and his team were very responsive to any questions and concerns I had and seemed very knowledgeable. I wish I had gone through his office originally when I got my divorce. It would have saved me money by getting a quality parenting plan that actually worked for my family the first time. Unlike other lawyers I was able to get ahold of him very easily. Lastly, Mr Sensing is very experienced. He was able to get better results for me than I thought was even possible.
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Posted by Michael | August 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The absolute best
In dealing with an especially vindictive divorce case, Mr. Sensing went above and beyond the call of duty. Not only was my ex unreasonable and difficult, but I had moved out of state to remove my children from my ex's influence, so every appearance and meeting necessitated a plane ticket and all the attendant hassle of travel. He worked with me every step of the way, responded to my emails at unreasonable hours without comment, and never once failed to inform me of what I needed to know as soon as he knew it himself. During a turbulent time of my life, his patience and thorough understanding of the law steadied me when I felt overwhelmed, and I would absolutely recommend his services to anyone who needs a professional in their corner. Both he and his office staff are exemplars of their professions, and if all legal professionals performed their tasks with the diligence I was shown, lawyers as a profession would have a much better reputation in the world today. I cannot say enough good things about this individual and the caliber of his work.
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Posted by Michelle | June 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Sensing was my attorney for both my divorce and my custody case(relocation). He communicated well with me throughout the entire process and explained how things would work. He did his homework and came to trial extremely well prepared in order to get the results we came for. I would not hesitate to hire him again in the future or recommend people to him. He is very professional and extremely knowledgeable.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
knowledgeable and professional
I hired Mr. Sensing in a contested divorce. I was afraid to lose my son and my job. He was very professional. He explained to me the severity of my case. He was dedicated and focused on the case. He explained the long and painful process. Now, I am a happy father who is able to be in his kid’s life. Don’t give up hope.
Posted by Faith | February 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Results of my DUI case
Mr.Sensing was a very excellent lawyer. He worked consistently and diligently on my DUI case which ended up being dismissed and allowing me to continue my future in the military because of his hardwork. I would recommend defiantly to anyone. Him and his staff stayed in touch and on top with communication and was even lenient in payment plans. I'm very thankful I had him
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great job
DId an outstanding job on my case I would recommend Mr. Sinsing for your legal needs
Posted by Derawnte | September 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 stars
I hired Justin and since day one he’s been on top of my case. One good and important thing I can say about him is that he communicates any and all information he receives to make sure him and his client are on the same page. Thank you Justin you helped me to be able to have the relationship I want with my son.
Posted by David | September 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
divorce and custody
Justin Sensing was very professional with my case and intentive i was going thru a divorce and custody matter the ex-wifes attorney was massey from what ive heard is very hard to beat but Mr.Sensing won my case and got me what i want he is an awesome attorney and i recommend him to anybody going thru a divorce or custody matter he was always there for all of my concerns and question even though i felt like i was just bugging him too much but he never refused to any questions or to make time for me if you need a great attorney hire Mr.Sensing hes not like the rest he fights for you with everything hes got Bravo Justin THANK YOU
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2015
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We had a very difficult case that was clearly full of lies and deciet. Mr. Sensing was excellent at navigating us through the legal side of this and told us what to expect at the hearing. The outcome wasn't in our favor because sometimes lies win, but we would still recommend his firm tonanyone.
Posted by Aamie | September 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Most Satisfactory
Mr. Sensing handled my case with genuine care and utmost efficiency at a time when I was very vulnerable. I am very happy with the service he provided and have and will continue to recommend him to others in need of legal council.
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Didn't Get Anything Accomplished For High Cost
In 2012, I had just gotten out of an abusive relationship and sought out legal help to prevent my ex from getting full custody of our child. Justin told me that this was most likely not going to happen because "TN just doesn't do that" and that essentially there was no way I'd get full custody of our child even as her mother and despite evidence that my ex had spoken explicitly to younger females. Being fresh out of an abusive relationship, I believed him and settled for the family care plan he wrote. Essentially I paid 5k for him to file a family care plan and to NOT fight for me. I felt and still do feel completely swindled and have had to hire further legal help so that I can finally have full legal custody of my child. I would not recommend him at all.
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Response from Justin Sensing August 23, 2017
I am sorry to hear that you are disappointed in my performance on your case. Please feel free to contact me at (931) 906-0088 or [email protected], and I will do whatever I can to make things right for you.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney & Partner
  • Grimes, Sensing, & Clemons PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Sensing & Clemons PLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Phillips Law PLLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Of Counsel
  • Clemons Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Contract Attorney
  • Aldredge Law
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Research Assistant
  • Professor Iris Goodwinn
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Student Attorney
  • UT College of Law Advocacy Clinic
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Knox County Public Defender
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legislative Intern
  • Tennessee General Assembly
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Business Services Intern
  • Tennessee Department of State
  • 2008 - 2008
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  • University of Tennessee
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • United States v. Phillips
  • Acquittal


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Delegate - 2015 ABA Midyear Conference
  • 2015 - 2015
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Associate Editor - The Affiliate
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Montgomery County Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2014
  • American Bar Association
  • Assistant Editor - The Affiliate
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Montgomery County Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Nashville Bar Association, Nashville Bar Journal Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Tennessee Law Review
  • Research Editor
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Director's List
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division
  • 2014
  • Academic Excellence (top of class) - Copyright Law
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2011
  • Honors Graduate
  • University of Tennessee
  • 2011
  • Academic Excellence (top of class) - Wills/Estates
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2010
  • Academic Excellence (top of class) - Constitutional Law
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2009
  • Excellence in Bluebooking
  • Tennessee Law Review
  • 2009
  • SR 288 - Exemplary Service Commendation
  • Tennessee General Assembly
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Justice
  • Guest Speaker - Courts and Trial Process
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Justin
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin is always well prepared and fights for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Justin is a supersmart, hard-working attorney who is dedicated to his clients. I would absolutely use him as my attorney and recommend him to others."
Ashland City Criminal defense Lawyer Justin Cole Sensing
Justin Cole Sensing
Criminal defense Attorney
Ashland City, TN
Licensed for 12 years