Joy Day is one of only fourteen female lawyers in the State of Tennessee who is certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education. With more than 150 days of trial to her credit, Joy has significant trial experience in high-exposure, complex cases and is more than comfortable in the courtroom.
Joy has enjoyed a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating, the highest rating possible, since 2004. And she has been named a Mid-South Super Lawyer every year since 2009 -- only five percent of Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi lawyers are chosen each year.
Joy is licensed in state and federal courts in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan, and she has actively handled cases in each of those jurisdictions. Joy is also a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator.
Joy is actively involved with the Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society, where she currently serves as the organization's President-Elect and has previously held the position of Secretary. Joy served for six years on the Tennessee Commission for Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, where she was elected to both the position of Treasurer and Chair of the Commission. Joy also serves on the Content Review Board for the Tennessee Judiciary Museum.
Joy is a graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law Program, and she has also served on the Tennessee Bar Association's Youth Court Advisory Board. In addition, she helped co-organize a Wills for Heroes event in Williamson County.
She was a founding member of Belmont University's American Inn of Courts and is a member of the John Marshall American Inn of Court. She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association and Williamson County Bar Association.
Joy attended the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville. She received her Bachelor of Arts in 1992. She began her law school career at the University of Tennessee but later transferred to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1994, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Joy is married to John Day and is a mom to Kate Day and bonus mom to Sarah and Michael Day. She is an active volunteer at Scales Elementary. Because she is passionate about cooking, eating and drinking wine, she has also become quite fond of running and hiking.
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I have known Joy for over 10 years. During this time, I have witnessed the quality of representation she offers her clients. She is an exceptional attorney. Her ability in and out of the courtroom makes her one of the best attorneys in the state.
|KY||Authorized to practice law||2002||09/03/2013|
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1997||02/11/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Mid-South Super Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2014|
|Mid-South Super Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2013|
|Mid-South Super Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2012|
|Mid-South Super Lawyers||SuperLawyers||2011|
|Mid-South Super Lawyers||SuperLawyers||2011|
|Mid-South Super Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2010|
|Mid-South Super Lawyers||SuperLawyers||2009|
|Civil Trial Specialist||National Board of Trial Advocacy||2006|
|Certified Civil Trial Specialist||Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization||2006|
|Rule 31 Listed General Mediator||Tennessee Supreme Court||2005|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2004|
|Managing Partner||Sutter, O'Connell & Farchione Co., LPA||2002 - 2013|
|Partner||Reminger Co., LPA||2001 - 2002|
|Associate||Riley, Warnock & Jacobson||2000 - 2001|
|Associate||Reminger Co., LPA||1996 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Nashville Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Tennessee John Marshall American Inn of Court||N/A||2002 - Present|
|Kentucky Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Ohio Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Michigan Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Tennessee Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Williamson County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society||President||2013 - 2014|
|Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization||Past Chair||2011 - 2012|
|Belmont University Inn of Courts||Founding Member||2010 - 2012|
|Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization||Past Treasurer||2007 - 2011|
|Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society||Past Secretary/Treasurer||2007 - 2012|
|Rephan v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation||Defense Verdict|
|Gibson v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation||Defense verdict|
|Flax v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation||Verdict for Plaintiff reduced by post-trial motions and appeals.|
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|Cuyahoga County Bar Association||Sexual Harassment Litigation||1998|
|Crain's Cleveland Business||City's Law Advances Fight Against Job Discrimination||1997|
|Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of Tennessee College of Law||N/A||First Year Only||1994|
|University of Tennessee||Honors History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Tort and Insurance Advanced Practice Forum||Best Practices in Product Liability||2015|
|General Practice Dual Track CLE||Product Liability Law||2014|
|DaimlerChrysler Corporation Tier I Meeting||Dissection of Flax v. Daimler Chrysler Corporation||2005|