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Matthew R. Muenzen

Juvenile law Attorney at Franklin, TN

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Matthew R. Muenzen is the attorney at Muenzen Law, PLLC and has been practicing law since 2008. Prior to starting Muenzen Law, PLLC and , Mr. Muenzen worked in city government and at the law firm of Freeman & Fuson located in Nashville.

Additionally, Mr. Muenzen was previously employed by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services for nine years. He left the Department as the Special Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner and Director of Community Partnerships in the Office of Child Safety. He previously served as Regional General Counsel and Supervising Attorney in Davidson County and as Assistant General Counsel in Wilson County and Montgomery County. While with the Department, Mr. Muenzen litigated child abuse and neglect cases, termination of parental rights cases, and child abuse registry appeal cases.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Muenzen was employed as a police officer in New Jersey for six years. While working as a full-time police officer, Mr. Muenzen received a M.A in Human Resources Management and Training from Seton Hall University in New Jersey and a J.D. from Pace University in New York.

Mr. Muenzen regularly presents at conferences and to various groups, agencies, and universities on topics related to child abuse and neglect in Tennessee. He has previously worked alongside the Administrative Office of the Courts in the drafting of the Judicial Benchbook for the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). In addition, he was a member of the Delinquent/Unruly Subcommittee and Dependent/Neglected Subcommittee for the Revision of the Tennessee Rules of Juvenile Procedure.

Mr. Muenzen is certified as a specialist in Tennessee for Juvenile Law - Child Welfare Law through the National Association of Counsel for Children. He has over a decade of juvenile court trial experience, is in juvenile court almost every day of the week, and knows what it takes to win a case.

Licensed for 15 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2022
Updated 02/12/2023
State TN
Status Surrendered
Acquired 2008
Updated 01/17/2023

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Muenzen Law, PLLC
P.O. Box 680865
Franklin, TN, 37068


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Muenzen Law, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • City Of Franklin, Tennessee
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Freeman & Fuson
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Special Advisor & Director of Community Partnerships
  • Tennessee Department Of Children's Services
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Regional General Counsel/Supervising Attorney
  • Tennessee Department Of Children's Services
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Tennessee Department Of Children's Services
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Police Officer
  • Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department
  • 2000 - 2006
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  • Pace University School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (JD)
  • 2007
  • Seton Hall University
  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • 2003
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • 1996


  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present


Speaking Engagements

  • TCCY Fall Conference
  • DCS Response to Human Trafficking of Minors in Tennessee
  • 2016
  • Annual CASA Conference
  • Dependency and Neglect Proceedings in Juvenile Court
  • 2016
  • DCS Legal Conference
  • Legal Issues Pertaining to the Office of Child Safety and the General Counsel
  • 2014
  • Connecting for Children’s Justice conference
  • Dependency and Neglect Proceedings in Juvenile Court for Non-DCS Personnel
  • 2014
  • DCS Legal Conference
  • Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
  • 2013
  • Connecting for Children’s Justice conference
  • Dependency & Neglect Proceedings in Juvenile Court
  • 2013
  • CLE Webinar
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Indication Appeals Hearing
  • 2012
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Juvenile law Attorney | Oct 13
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"Matthew is a fantastic lawyer. He's been in the fight for children for years. His experience brings him great insight in not just children and juveniles lives, but in any trial or courtroom setting. His advocacy knows no limits. He's intelligent, articulate, passionate, and committed. It's a pleasure to work with him, against him, or right beside him. Humbly endorse."
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