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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. 


Professional Activities 


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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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%



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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.


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Contact info

Law Offices Of John Day, PC

5141 Virginia Way
Suite 270
Brentwood, TN, 37027


KYAuthorized to practice law200209/03/2013
MIActive And In Good Standing199708/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mid-South Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Mid-South Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Mid-South Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Mid-South Super LawyersSuperLawyers2011
Mid-South Super LawyersSuperLawyers2011
Mid-South Super LawyerSuperLawyers2010
Mid-South Super LawyersSuperLawyers2009
Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2006
Certified Civil Trial SpecialistTennessee Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization2006
Rule 31 Listed General MediatorTennessee Supreme Court2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSutter, O'Connell & Farchione Co., LPA2002 - 2013
PartnerReminger Co., LPA2001 - 2002
AssociateRiley, Warnock & Jacobson2000 - 2001
AssociateReminger Co., LPA1996 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nashville Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Tennessee John Marshall American Inn of CourtN/A2002 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Ohio Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Michigan Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Williamson County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Tennessee Supreme Court Historical SocietyPresident2013 - 2014
Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and SpecializationPast Chair2011 - 2012
Belmont University Inn of CourtsFounding Member2010 - 2012
Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and SpecializationPast Treasurer2007 - 2011
Tennessee Supreme Court Historical SocietyPast Secretary/Treasurer2007 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rephan v. DaimlerChrysler CorporationDefense Verdict
Gibson v. DaimlerChrysler CorporationDefense verdict
Flax v. DaimlerChrysler CorporationVerdict for Plaintiff reduced by post-trial motions and appeals.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationSexual Harassment Litigation1998
Crain's Cleveland BusinessCity's Law Advances Fight Against Job Discrimination1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Tennessee College of LawN/AFirst Year Only1994
University of Tennessee College of LawHonors HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tort and Insurance Advanced Practice ForumBest Practices in Product Liability2015
General Practice Dual Track CLEProduct Liability Law2014
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Tier I MeetingDissection of Flax v. Daimler Chrysler Corporation2005