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My name is Joshua T. Crain and I was an Assistant District Attorney General in McMinnville, Tennessee for over six years before starting my private practice.  I focus primarily on criminal defense, but also handle juvenile delinquency cases, divorce, family law matters, and DCS actions.  


As a criminal attorney I have obtained aquittals by a jury in cases including felony murder, aggravated child abuse, and DUI.  I put my extensive criminal law experience to work for my clients everyday, whether it's through negotiations with the District Attorney General's office or in the courtroom arguing motions or conducting jury trials.  


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
    11 years
  2. Divorce: 5%
    4 years



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Betsy Leigh Crow

    Josh is a passionate attorney who I recommend frequently to those seeking help from a criminal defense attorney. He is professional and knowledgeable in the field and a well respected colleague.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Joshua. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Joshua T. Crain Attorney at Law

1819 Ward Drive
Suite 101
Murfreesboro, TN, 37129


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
America's Top 10 Animal DefendersAnimal Legal Defense Fund2011
Man of the YearMcMinnville Jaycees2011
Outstanding Executive Board Member - Moot Court Honor SocietyWidener University School of Law2004
Outstanding Service AwardWidener University School of Law2004
Deans ListWidener University School of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Joshua T. Crain, J.D., LL.M.2011 - Present
Assistant District Attorney GeneralState of Tennessee2005 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Phi Alpha DeltaMember2003 - 2004
Moot Court Honor SocietyPresident2002 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Tennessee v. Richard MooneyNot Guilty verdict after a three day jury trial.
State of Tennessee v. James FressoNot Guilty after jury trial
State v. Nathan McDowellNot Guilty of Aggravated Child Abuse
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Publication nameTitleDate
Progressive Farmer MagazineLaw of the Land2005
National AgLaw Center Research ArticleFarm Program Payments as Property of the Bankruptcy Estate2005
National AgLaw Center Research ArticleWisconsin Insurance Company Sued in Arkansas2005
The National Agricultural Law Research CenterOrganic Program Final Rule Challenged as Inconsistent with Organic Foods Production Act2005
The National Agricultural Law Research CenterMortgages Do Not Create Security Interest in Growing Crops2005
The National Agricultural Law Research CenterProperty Denied Qualification as Agricultural Land for Tax Purposes2005
The National Agricultural Law Research CenterProperty Used Directly in Production Process Exempted From Taxation2005
The National Agricultural Law Research CenterNonstock Cooperative Considered a “Farmer” Under Bankruptcy Code2005
The National Agricultural Law Research CenterRight to Crop Disaster Payment Is Property of Bankruptcy Estate2005
The National Agricultural Law Research CenterBoilerplate Language in Security Agreement Does Not Create Fiduciary Relationship2005
The National Agricultural Law Research CenterFarmer-Debtor Allowed to Convert to Chapter 72005
The National Agricultural Law Research CenterJoint Venture Farming Satisfies the Definition of Farmer2005
The National Agricultural Law Research CenterFarm Buildings Are Personal Property Under Ohio Law2005
The National Agricultural Law Research CenterFarmer Not Forced to Convert to Chapter 72005
National Agricultural Law Research CenterHorses and Heifers Considered Tools of the Trade2004
National Agricultural Law Research CenterBank's Security Interest in Government Payments Not Perfected2004
National Agricultural Law Research CenterSupreme Court Holds Formula Rate Best for Determining Cramdown Interest Rate2004
National Agricultural Law Research CenterDebtor Found to Have Converted Crop Insurance Proceeds2004
Agricultura Law UpdateBank's Security Interest In Government Payments Not Perfected2004
The National Agricultural Law Research CenterDebtors Allowed to Avoid Bank's Security Interest in Machinery, Equipment and Tools2004
The National Agricultural Law Research CenterPost-Confirmation Attorney Fees in Chapter 12 Case Denied2004
The National Agricultural Law Research CenterDebtor-Dairy Farmer's Payments Not Exempted Under Federal Garnishment Law2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas School of LawAgricultural LawLL.M - Master of Laws2005
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Animal Abuse and Effective Responses - Addressing a Public Safety IssueImproving Response and Handling of Animal Abuse Cases2014
2014 Fall CLE ConferenceTennessee Criminal Statute Update2014