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Joshua Ray Denton

Litigation Attorney at Nashville, TN

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  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 20 years
    Indiana - IN 23 years
    Kentucky - KY 24 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2000
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joshua

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Josh is a member of GSRM’s Litigation Section. He routinely represents clients in complex commercial litigation involving business torts, breach of contract claims, real estate disputes, land use planning and zoning matters, and intellectual property disputes. In addition, over the course of his career, Josh has handled complex electronic discovery matters, antitrust and trade practices litigation, debtor/creditor relations and bankruptcy proceedings, trust and estates litigation, and class action litigation. He has represented clients in jury and bench trials, appeals, arbitrations, mediations, and before numerous zoning authorities. Josh also counsels clients – ranging from entrepreneurs and churches to large corporate entities – on a variety of topics, including real estate matters, organizational and governance issues, and policies and procedures.

He is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Nashville Bar Association’s Chancery and Circuit Courts Committee, and also is a member of the Real Estate and Federal Courts Committees.  In addition, Josh serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center.  He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, as well as its Next Generation Board of Directors, both of which promote historic preservation in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. 

Josh regularly speaks throughout Tennessee and Kentucky on a variety of topics, including real estate, zoning and land use planning, electronic discovery, social media, ethics and alternative dispute resolution. 

Josh earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he served as an associate editor of the Kentucky Law Journal and vice president of the Equine Law Society. Josh also graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in journalism and political science, where he was co-editor-in-chief of The Kentuckian. Prior to joining the firm, Josh was a member of Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC and, before moving to Nashville 11 years ago, practiced with Stoll, Keenon & Park, LLP in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Josh and his wife, Susan, reside in Franklin, Tennessee, with their young son.


Gullett, Sanford, Robinson & Martin
150 Third Avenue South
Suite 1700
Nashville, TN, 37201

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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bass Berry & Sims
  • 2003 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Stoll Keenon & Park
  • 1999 - 2003


  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Kentucky
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member; Co-Chair, Chancery and Circuit Courts Committee
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  • Nashville Conflict Resolution Center
  • Board of Directors; Executive Committee, Secretary
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  • Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County
  • Board of Directors
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  • Next Generation Heritage Foundation
  • Board of Directors
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  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • Member
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  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member
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  • Nashville Young Leaders Council
  • Fall Class 57
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Honors and Awards

  • Fellow
  • Nashville Bar Foundation
  • 2015


  • Utah Law Review
  • Providing a Safe Harbor for Those Who Play by the Rules: The Case for a Strong Regulatory Compliance Defense
  • 2008
  • American Bar Association
  • State Antitrust Practice and Statutes, Tennessee chapter
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • New Lawyer Program
  • Social Media and the Law
  • 2015
  • Kentucky Law Update
  • Advantages and Pitfalls of Social Media
  • 2015
  • Chicago Title's West Tennessee Agency Seminar
  • Real Estate Law Update: Recent Cases and New Statutes
  • 2015
  • West TN Annual Agency Seminar
  • Tennessee Real Property Law Update
  • 2014
  • Tennessee Real Estate Law Conference
  • Real Estate Law Update: Recent Cases and New Statutes
  • 2014
  • ICSC Tennessee/Kentucky Idea Exchang
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • 2014
  • Guest Lectures
  • Eminent Domain and Zoning
  • 2014
  • Annual Convention
  • Kentucky Real Property Law Update
  • 2014
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Real estate Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Previously, in a Probate Estate, I hired Joshua Denton concerning a complicated real estate matter and I was impressed with his representation of the Estate and also with Mr. Denton's knowledge concerning this matter."
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Nashville Litigation Lawyer Joshua Ray Denton
Joshua Ray Denton
Litigation Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 24 years