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The focus of my practice as a trial attorney is to represent people who have been hurt as the result of a car accident or due to the negligence of a business in having a defective and/or dangerous condition on their premises.  I also represent people in family law cases such as adoption, divorces, and child custody issues.    


I grew up in Mt. Juliet and graduated Cum Laude from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Criminal Justice Administration.  After graduation, I was employed by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a claims examiner and then subsequently worked for the Wilson County Sheriff's Department as a post-certified deputy before entering law school.  While attending the Nashville School of Law, I worked as a legal assistant for J. Stephen Brown P.C., and have practiced there since graduating in 2007. 


I believe that my prior career experience provides me with invaluable knowledge and experience in understanding the vast impact that my clients' injuries have on them and their families.  I am determined, perceptive, compassionate, and detail-oriented in my representation of my clients.


I currently serve as the President of the 15th Judicial Bar Association and am a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and  Tennessee Association for Justice.   I also volunteer with Tennessee Online Justice and the United Way as an allocations committee member.   


When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children as well as playing golf, softball, cooking, or being at the beach. 


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 40%
    9 years, 23 cases
  2. Divorce: 30%
    9 years, 58 cases
  3. Probate: 20%
    9 years, 22 cases
  4. Guardianship: 10%
    9 years, 17 cases



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Contact info

J. Stephen Brown PC

224 W Gay St
P.O. Box 792
Lebanon, TN, 37087-3519


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerJ. Stephen Brown PC2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Bar AssociTennesseeMember2013 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeMember2011 - Present
15th Judicial District Bar AssociationPresident2013 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Automobile AccidentSuccessfully resolved case with settlement in excess of $200,000.00
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Middle Tennessee State UniversityCriminal Justice AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Nashville School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced PropertyForeclosure 1012010