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Joseph Warren Fuson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   16 reviews

Licensed for 17 years

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE OR PERSONAL INJURY? BETTER KNOW JOE.

I spend my days in court fighting for people who have been accused of a crime and representing people who have been severely injured. In the criminal arena, I have been defending citizens accused of crimes for over a decade, and I know what it takes to handle tough cases. Regardless of the issue, I am a trial lawyer who puts the needs of my clients first. A large part of my criminal practice is focused on drug and alcohol cases - Specifically, marijuana defense and DUI defense.
I am an active member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a graduate from the TACDL Trial Attorney’s College and Advanced Trial Skills College. I know the law and will apply the law to your facts to develop a specific litigation plan that I will execute. I will spend time with you and get to know you and your situation and help you manage the case.

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Licensed for 17 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/19/2022

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Posted by Kim | February 16, 2022
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Cannabis law expert and caring juvenile court representation
Mr. Fuson helped our family navigate a very scary Zero Tolerance Offense with our county school board and a petition with the juvenile court. From the very first call to his office, we knew we had found the right team to represent our son. Mr. Fuson immediately understood our unique situation (legal hemp possession charged as a marijuana offense) and gave us excellent guidance from day one. Mr. Fuson’s unrivaled expertise with the current and constantly changing TN cannabis law and grace and eloquence handling our school board appeal resulted in the best outcome we could have hoped for. The entire office demonstrated kindness and professionalism which was reflected in their good relationships with the court and opposing counsel. Not only did he provide excellent representation for our son, but he was also able to inform and educate the school board and even the court about the nuances of hemp and marijuana law. He truly changed the course of our son’s future.
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Posted by Adam | August 10, 2021
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Best DUI Defense Layer in Nashville
As a first-time DUI defendant, having Joey on my side made me feel at ease throughout the process and he truly did deliver during my hearing. He is honest, easy to work with, and genuinely cares for his clients. He will do everything for you to reach the best possible legal outcome regardless of your offense.
Posted by Stephen | February 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Solved my case!
I had a Tennessee hand gun carry permit application denied by Homeland Security because they said I was disqualified due to a felony from 1996 in another state. My charges had been reduced to a misdemeanor, so I didn't know why it was denied. I went down to my local General Sessions Court to inquire and show proof that my charges had in fact been reduced. Little did I know that the clerk was going to set up a date for me to sue the State. The clerk said I should get legal advice on whether I need an attorney to represent me. My neighbor, who is an attorney, recommended Joey Fuson. I gave a call and he and Paige got on it right away. When the court date arrived, I met with Joey, and he had already had a conversation with the D.A. and said the State would sign off on the permit if there were certified copies from the other state showing the reduction in charges. Turns out the other state involved was somewhat unresponsive, and took a little while to produce the documents, which was not too surprising since the case dated back 24 years. I did receive regular updates from Joey, Paige and Nicholas. Flash forward 5 weeks, I received an email from Nicholas stating that all documentation had been received and Tennessee Homeland Security had updated my application to Approved! I am so pleased to have chosen and worked with Joey Fuson. He and his stellar team worked hard to help me with my hand gun carry permit issue. I really could not recommend them enough. Thank you Joey, Paige and Nicholas!
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Posted by Jack | August 7, 2019
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Harsh Charges, Easy-To-Swallow Sentence
Rutherford Co. Sheriffs wasted 3 months of their time investigating me, watched my (legal) online business, saw (legal) packages coming in and out of my house, assumed the worst and raided my house to find 2 oz of personal use pot and my family's heirloom firearms. They charged me harshly with four felonies, and threatened up to three more, as well as, threatened to charge my wife (who didn't even smoke pot) with a felony. Joey got two charges dropped, two knocked down to misdemeanors and made sure my wife was not charged. He took what could have been a lengthy stint in jail and turned it into 23 months probation, with only a small part of that being supervised. His "bedside manner" was excellent, and though he is a busy man that can be hard to reach sometimes, he always made me feel that I was important as his client. I would hire Joey again in a heartbeat. He took what could have been a horrible situation and made it pan out as best as it could possibly have.
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Posted by Richard | October 17, 2016
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Great job
We are from Ohio and got stopped in Tennessee. Joey defended my 18 year old son against 5 charges including DUI and possession. Actually got all but one charge dismissed which was reckless operation. Unbelievable. Unsupervised 32 hours community service and will be expunged. Don't hesitate to hire him. He is amazing and a great guy.
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Posted by Matthew | February 11, 2016
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Joey Fuson Believed In Me
I hired Joey for a domestic violence case. It was a little different as in my girlfriend didn't call the cops, undercover cops were following us in downtown Nashville and thought they saw something they did not. After making a few calls to other attorneys and not feeling very confident, I called Joey and felt at ease. I had a lot riding on the outcome of this case and he understood that. After speaking to my girlfriend and myself, there was never a doubt in my mind that he didn't believe us. It felt like he wanted to get to know us as a couple and individually. He made a very stressful situation become bearable and was able to get all charges thrown out quickly. Joey Fuson isn't just a great attorney, he's an admirable person that truly cares about his clients.
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Posted by Jon | December 16, 2015
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Criminal Defense
Mr. Fuson has been representing my partner over the last year. He and his team were able to work out a very satisfactory settlement after many delays and roadblocks put forth by the state.
Posted by Jennifer | November 11, 2015
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Fantastic attorney and great communicator
Mr Fuson was my attorney for multiple cases and what I can say I most appreciated was how simple he made it to communicate. This left me never ill at ease with where things stood. He is knowledgeable and certainly experienced in Williamson County. There really is nothing more I can say except hire him!!
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2015
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Child Custody Case
I was extremely pleased with Mr. Fuson in my child custody case. I didn't feel like just a client. I could tell that he actually cared and did a great job fighting for me and my little girl. I would (and have) gladly recommend him to anyone that would listen. I had a lot of questions and he was excellent and responding to me in a timely manner. He went above and beyond and I was very pleased.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2015
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Joey is awesome!!!
This attorney is fantastic and on point! I got a simple possession citation in a tough small town, while it was pending I got another simple possession and paraphernalia in a different county heading to a concert (sounds dumb I know but it can happen to you too!). Joey was able to keep the two counties from finding out about each other and one county completely dismissed the charges and expunged them and I didn't pay a dollar for it. Joey is VERY affordable and he knows his stuff and is dedicated to the cause. His fees are way less than any other attorneys around and he will get you great results!! In one of my cases the officers lost my ticket in their booking office and bc of this a warrant went out for my arrest. The cop showed up at my work at 10:30 at night and when I called Joey he responded immediately and talked to the officer and talked me through the whole way convincing the officer to let me stay at work. I highly recommend this attorney and will be using him again for any issues I may have in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2015
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Knowlegable and Curteous!
I would recommend Joseph Fuson to anyone that is in need of legal assistance. You can tell very quickly that he really cares about his clients. He addressed all of my questions and concerns in a very professional and courteous manner. As long as Joey Fuson is practicing law he is the lawyer i will be calling when I need legal help.
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Posted by John | October 13, 2015
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Drug case
Back in 2009 I was charged with 5 felonies. Several drug charges and a gun charge. I hired Joseph Fuson for my attorney and hel couldn't have been more helpful for my case! He's extremely professional and works hard for his clients! I would definitely recommend Joseph for anyone
Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2015
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Honest, Ethical and Talented
I hired Joey Fuson to work a case where my son was caught with over 30 grams of Marijuana which is a federal offense in Tennessee. Joey did a great job of working with the district attorney and getting the charge reduced to a misdemeanor and was able to get a 12 month diversion without any supervision. Joey Fuson is friendly, honest, professional and talented attorney. His office staff is also very friendly, professional and was able to help greatly during the process.
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Posted by John | October 13, 2015
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Joseph Gets Results!
Approximately one year ago I was unfortunately pulled over and arrested for DUI in Davidson County. Having never been arrested before this was a new and terrifying experience. Knowing the implications and consequences that a DUI conviction can have on someone, I knew that I needed the best attorney I could get. Based on a referral from a friend who have a great experience on a similar matter I called Joseph and asked if he could help. From the second I walked into his office I knew I was in good hands. He and his staff were extremely professional and I was assured that he was going to fight to win my case. To make a long story short Joey walked me through the process better than I could've expected and I got the best result I could ask for! NO DUI and I kept my drivers license which was very important because I need my car for work! I would highly recommend Joey and his team for any criminal matters especially DUI.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2015
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Got the job done, plus some
I hired Attorney Joe Fuson for a simple possession misdemeanor charge. The rate was affordable, and his service was perfect. Charges were dropped, and my record is clean. This would not have been the case if I tried to combat the charges alone.
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2014
Worth every penny!
I received a citation charge while on a short vacation in Nashville. Joey with me first thing the next morning. After meeting with him I was positive I had chose the right lawyer. He was very easy to talk to and made me very confident that I had nothing to worry about. With his help in court my case was dismissed. The judge even told me that I had hired a very good lawyer!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bonaroo Music Festival - Attorney
  • 2006 - Present
  • Lead Partner
  • Hemp Law Group
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Partner
  • Freeman & Fuson
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Fuson Law, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Paralegal
  • Bass Berry & Sims
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Clerk
  • Neal & Harwell
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Case Manager
  • Law Office of Tom Nebel
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Clerk
  • Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan
  • 1997 - 2000
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Education

  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Tennessee
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • CDL SPEEDING VIOLATION
  • DISMISSED
  • DAVIDSON COUNTY FELONY POSSESSION, PARAPHERNALIA AND NO DRIVERS LICENSE
  • DISMISSED ON FIRST COURT DATE
  • RUTHERFORD COUNTY VIOLATION OF EXPARTE ORDER OF PROTECTION
  • DISMISSED

Associations

  • Tennessee Growers Coalition
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 3 Best Lawyer in Nashville
  • Nashville Scene Readers Poll
  • 2009
  • Top 3 Best DUI Lawyer in Nashville
  • Nashville Scene Readers Poll
  • 2008
  • Moot Court Award
  • Nashville School of Law
  • 2006
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DUI & Felony Drug Offense
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joey is not only an excellent lawyer, but a generous mentor to his fellow attorneys. He puts his years of experience to work for every one of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joey for many years and he is an outstanding advocate for his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am known Joey for over 20 years. He is very skilled and passionate about his work. Great work ethic and great guy."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Fuson was opposing counsel on a divorce case in Davidson County, Tennessee. He was a formidable opponent and worked diligently to protect his client's interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph Fuson. Joe is an excellent attorney who cares about his clients. He is good to work with and great in the courtroom. You won't go wrong if you hire Joe!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joey Fuson is a great attorney. He is well liked by the community and other attorneys and works hard for his clients to negotiate the best settlement for their case or to try their matter before a jury."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a good guy and a skilled attorney. I recommend him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fuson is a great criminal defense attorney and seems to have a knack for being able to get his clients in and out of court quickly."
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Divorce and separation
Criminal defense