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Joy Burns Day

Litigation Attorney at Brentwood, TN

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 21 years
    Tennessee - TN 26 years
    Michigan - MI 26 years
    Ohio - OH 27 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1997
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joy

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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.  


Law Offices Of John Day, PC
5141 Virginia Way
Suite 270
Brentwood, TN, 37027
Law Offices Of John Day, PC
1639 Medical Center Pkwy
Suite 105
Murfreesboro, TN, 37129
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful!
Not answered a legal question I had (along with a few other attorneys ) and she seemed to have actually took time to think my question through and was very thorough with her answer. If we decide to pursue the situation, we will most definitely try to hire her for our case. Thank you, Joy!
Response from Joy Day October 9, 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words and the review. I hope your situation improves quickly so you can have some peace.
Posted by Chris | September 10, 2013
Joy Day review
I have used Joy as a defense attorney both for my employer (a property/casualty firm) under UIM coverage and as a defense attorney for our named insureds under BI coverage. She provides excellent service and normally gets back in contact regarding questions w/in 24 hours, which is a big plus for me. I hire many good attorneys in jurisdictions across the country: Joy is easily rated as among my top 10%.
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Posted by Phyllis | September 3, 2013
The best attorney I have ever had represent me and my company
Joy Day has represented me in several litigation matters and on several contract negotiations. She has been professional, honest and has always gotten the results that were in my best interest. She is in fact representing me presently in the biggest contract negotiations in the history of my company. She is responsive to my inquiries and to the other party in the contract negotiations.
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • 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
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  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • First Year Only
  • 1994
  • University of Tennessee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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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  • Nashville Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee John Marshall American Inn of Court
  • 2002 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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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

Speaking Engagements

  • 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

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (10)
Endorse Joy
Litigation Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joy is an exceptional lawyer with substantial trial experience and a long list of successes. She knows the law and is a great advocate for her clients. She has been recognized as a top lawyer by a number of national organizations for years. She is well-respected in the middle Tennessee area and serves her clients well. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
General practice Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Brentwood Litigation Lawyer Joy Burns Day
Joy Burns Day
Litigation Attorney
Brentwood, TN
Licensed for 27 years
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