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Brandon D. Fersten

DUI and DWI Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   21 reviews

Licensed for 4 years

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About Brandon

Learn Brandon’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    34%

  2. Criminal defense
    33%
    misdemeanor, felony, federal, white collar, DUI, juvenile, drugs, violent crimes, theft

  3. Juvenile law
    33%
    misdemeanor, felony, federal, white collar, DUI, drugs, violent crimes, theft

PROTECTING YOUR FUTURE FROM THE ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES OF A MISDEMEANOR OR FELONY CHARGE IS MY TOP PRIORITY DURING YOUR MOST DIFFICULT TIMES.

Brandon D. Fersten is a partner at Barnes & Fersten, PLLC who focuses exclusively on criminal, DUI and juvenile defense by regularly appearing in general sessions court, criminal court, and juvenile court to defend our clients. Brandon has successfully argued an appeal in Criminal Court that resulted in a reversal of the trial court's ruling. Brandon fights for our clients everyday in criminal cases that result in countless dismissals and favorable outcomes of criminal and juvenile delinquency charges through negotiations, hearings, bench trials and jury trials. Brandon's passion in representing his clients resulted in Brandon being awarded the Top 40 Under 40 award by The National Trial Lawyers and being named Best Lawyers' Ones to Watch.

Brandon graduated Magna Cum Laude with a concentration in Advocacy & Dispute Resolution from the University of Tennessee College of Law. During law school, Brandon made the Dean’s list three years in a row and he was awarded the prestigious CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advanced Criminal Law, Advocacy Clinic and Negotiation. In 2020, Brandon was awarded the Jerry. P. Black, Jr. Student Clinic Attorney Award. Prior to law school, Brandon received his bachelor's degree in Political Science with a minor in Economics from the University of South Florida.

When Brandon is not practicing law, he enjoys playing softball and golf, watching sports and hiking in the Great Smokies with his wife, Taylor. If you see Brandon somewhere on the weekend, you will most likely see him accompanied by his first daughter Lilly, an English Golden Retriever, and his newborn son Colton Dallas.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2020
Client's Choice
2022 2020

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Licensed for 4 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2019
Updated 01/17/2023

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

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Brandon D. Fersten

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Brandon received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Austin | August 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brandon was amazing!!!
Brandon was amazing throughout the entire process. I was losing faith and wanted to give up but Brandon kept encouraging me and fought really hard on my behalf, his hard work and dedication to my case got my DUI 1st offense charge downgraded to Reckless driving. I will forever be thankful for what he did for me. Thanks Brandon!!
Posted by Jackson | September 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job and provided clarity
Brandon was very supportive throughout The whole process and provided clarity in an important time. Great job by Brandon working out a deal and working with me the entire time.
Posted by Kayla | February 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Case
Brandon was absolutely phenomenal in taking care of a very new and unsettling situation I had encountered. I highly recommend him to take care of any legal work you have, because he is honest, courteous, and timely. Thanks so much!
Posted by Daryel o brien | January 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
Brandon was extremely easy to deal with. He walked me through every step and answered every question I had promptly. He made me feel at ease throughout the whole process and along with Lauren they were the most professional outfit I have ever had dealings with. Top notch all the way
Posted by Will | January 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not a better lawyer in the state!
Brandon was one heck of a guy! Very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable in his field. I would recommend Barnes for anyone! Came in and did everything he said he would and got me through it all with best possible outcome! I thank you tremendously Brandon!
Posted by Mark | October 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Barnes Law Firm Review
I was very pleased with the Barnes Law Firm, my lawyer Brandon Fersten was very professional and efficient on winning my case. Lauren and Tim were very helpful too. I would highly recommend them for any legal matters.
Posted by Marjine | May 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent with details!!!
Brandon, he is an amazing person , he listened every time I talked to him about our situation and paid attention to detail. He was always very motivational with his words towards my son and his situation. He took the time to get to know my son and connect with him to make him feel comfortable for court.
Posted by AJ | April 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
I had an unfortunate at fault situation involving 3 cars and 5 people about a year back and I consulted Brandon from Barnes Law Firm and agreed for him to represent me. Every single transaction from that day till the closure (about 11 months it took) was in line with my expectations. Very professional, personable and easy to converse with. He ensured I was aware at every step of the way, what to expect and what the potential consequences would be. More than anything I had a feeling that I was in safe hands with my case. It is not easy, especially with multiple parties involved in the case to have the clarity that was brought. Brandon was of great help to achieve a result that was reasonable, given the gravity of the matter and more than anything else, it was easy to work with him in a straightforward manner. I am happy that I chose him to represent me, and I am grateful for all the assists. While I would not wish you any day anything unfortunate run in with law, but in such a case I would any day recommend Barndon as your first consideration.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2022
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Best Lawyer!
In a general sense, I was scammed into buying a car from a small dealership that did not work. Brandon assisted with our case to get this company to buy back the car and avoid going to court over it. He and his team were extremely helpful and we ultimately were able to get the dealership to buy back the car. We could not have asked for better representation and I am thankful for all the time and communication put towards this case. I recommend his firm for anyone needing assistance! My family and I are very appreciative.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent for Juvenile criminal representation !
All these previous 5 star reviews are truthful. I retained this law firm for a very serious potential felony juvenile case. Brandon represented our child, took the time to answer any and all questions we had, and provide us legal advice that went above and beyond his retainer. He truly wanted what was best for our child and to represent our child to the best of his ability. Lauren, who is the office manager is very kind, responsive, and takes her time to listen and answer any questions or concerns. Both Brandon and Lauren working together made us feel at ease through the stressful process. They will truly be missed as I feel they are an extension of our family. I recommend Brandon to represent your child in any juvenile criminal case. Call their office and speak to Lauren, you will quickly feel like a valued potential client. Our case was resolved with a very positive outcome for our child.
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Posted by Greg | October 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MASTERFUL KNOWLEDGE!
Brandon listens intently with care and compassion. I was being charged with an offense of domestic assault which I did not commit. He explained everything in clear detail and stayed in contact with me throughout the process and was always respectful to me. Brandon got the charge dismissed after one year with unsupervised probation. He is a paragon of what an outstanding attorney should be!
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Posted by Tara | April 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I am incredibly grateful for the work of my attorney Brandon Fersten. He is a genuinely good person and that’s a rare find. Being accused of a felony crime was beyond humiliating and devastating for me. The people at John Barnes Law (thank you Lauren!) were incredibly nice and supportive and Brandon practically held my hand every step of the way and patiently answered the millions of repetitive questions I asked him. He made this nightmare survivable and as painless as possible. Thank you Brandon and congrats on your upcoming nuptials!! I HIGHLY recommend JBL to anyone needing someone their corner. I can’t thank you enough.
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Posted by David | February 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brandon was very professional and up front from the first day we talked. He worked hard to get me the best possible outcome.
Brandon worked with the insurance company as well as the health insurance to get the best possible outcome for me. I feel I’ve made a friend because of his concern for my well-being.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Brandon was kind and easy going. He was quick, smart, and handled everything perfectly. He far exceeded my expectations. I cannot say enough good things.
Posted by Lauren | October 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Defense
Mr. Barnes was my attorney but Brandon was by his side through it all and was there to answer any questions. This is a great team and they fought for me and won. I would highly recommend them for any of your legal needs
Posted by Safa | September 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed
I am very happy for the work Brandon did very professional friendly and respectful attorney he did a great job very trustworthy place absolutely 5+star If you wanna get the job done then he is the one I will recommend him to anyone 100% thank so much
Posted by Terry | July 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fall and Settlement.
Brandon was a highly educated lawyer that went above and beyond to help me reach a settlement with a restaurant that caused me pain and suffering. I would recommend Brandon for getting back what you are owed due to no fault of your own. Very professional and friendly. Would recommend him to anyone needing a settlement.
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Settlement won
Brandon was excellent in researching and gathering facts pertinent to my case, keeping me informed as the case progressed, and working with me to address my concerns throughout the process. I was very satisfied with the outcome of my interactions with Brandon and my settlement.
Posted by Howard | May 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Brandon Fersten
Brandon is the brightest, most competent young lawyer I have ever worked with!! He researches the area of interest until he masters the relevant statutes so the client can be totally confident that ALL legal avenues are explored and evaluated realistically and pragmatically. He also involves the client in the decision making process so there are a minimum of surprises! He has also proven to me that his negotiation skills are OUTSTANDING! Brandon provided me with results in my case that surpassed my expectations! When I had a question he responded quickly and professionally. I will definitely use Brandon again in any legal scenario I might get involved in! I profoundly recommend Brandon to ANYONE seeking legal assistance in any field! He will prove to be a major asset to any legal proceeding!!!
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Posted by David | January 22, 2020
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Prompt and excellent legal advice
A couple weeks ago I was involved in a circumstance where I felt as though a company was at fault for the damages caused to my vehicle. It was a stressful and complicated situation but after working with Brandon I felt at ease. He was very transparent in the way he explained what my options were, while at the same time ensuring I understood what each option really meant. He was extremely prompt in responding to my request for legal advice. Overall great experience and would not hesitate to see Brandon for any and all future legal matters
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Barnes Law Firm
  • 2019 - Present
  • Student Attorney
  • University Of Tennessee College Of Law
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Law Clerk
  • Mcdonald, Levy & Taylor
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Law Clerk
  • Barnes Law Firm
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Law Clerk
  • Patrick L. Looper- Attorney at Law
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • The Law Office of Burroughs & Capps
  • 2017 - 2017
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Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor: Magna Cum Laude
  • 2019
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts: Political Science & Economics
  • 2016

Legal Cases

  • LE v. JJ
  • Settled car accident case for ten times (10X) the initial settlement offer.
  • John Doe v. GW & CK
  • Settled: $108,000 Negligent shooting case
  • TH v. FG LLC
  • $85,000 settlement in premises liability resulting from a slip & fall in a restaurant
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Associations

  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Attorney
  • 2019 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Attorney
  • 2019 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Jerry P. Black, Jr. Student Clinic Attorney Award
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2020
  • Excellence for the Future Award: Advocacy Clinic
  • CALI
  • 2019
  • Excellence for the Future Award: Negotiation
  • CALI
  • 2018
  • Excellence for the Future Award: Advanced Criminal Law
  • CALI
  • 2018
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Publications

  • Amazon
  • Criminal Defense in Tennessee: Straight Answers About Your Rights and What to Expect Next
  • 2020
  • Amazon
  • Juvenile Defense in Tennessee: Straight Answers About Your Rights and What to Expect Next
  • 2020
  • Barnes Law
  • The Citizen's Guide to Lawsuits in Knoxville and East Tennessee
  • 2020
  • UT College of Law
  • The U.S. Supreme Court Or Congress Should Eliminate Major League Baseball's Antitrust Exemption To Scrutinize Major League Baseball's Constitution: An Evaluation of City of San Jose v. Office of Commissioner of Baseball
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity
  • 2021
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 404(b)
  • 2020
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Brandon
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Fersten was opposing counsel on an eviction case. He was very prepared, did his research, and was very professional. His spot on legal arguments were frustrating for me at the time, but give me hope for the future of the legal profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I met Brandon after his first year of law school, and even that early in his education it was immediately apparent that he had great potential as a lawyer. Since then I've seen him build on that potential to become a fantastic young attorney. It is exceedingly hard to find the combination of intelligence, work ethic, and ability to communicate well with clients, attorneys, and judges that Brandon has. The satisfaction he gets from a job well done helping people through difficult times, along with those other qualities, made me certain that I wanted to work alongside him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of working with Brandon on several criminal and juvenile cases. Brandon is fantastic lawyer who goes above and beyond for his clients. He is not only exceedingly hard-working, but he also takes the time to get to know his clients and connect with them on a personal level. One of Brandon's greatest strengths as a lawyer is the amount of hard work and effort that he puts into his case preparation. I highly recommend Brandon for anyone in need of legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brandon is a great lawyer who works tirelessly to ensure his clients get the best results. He takes the time to listen to his clients and then develops solid case strategies based on the unique facts of every case. If you’re looking for an intelligent and aggressive lawyer to help you fight your criminal charges then Brandon is the lawyer for you. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Brandon for a number of years. Even in law school, Brandon showed exceptional promise. As a practicing attorney, Brandon is ever the professional with judges, clients, and other attorneys. If you want to hire a client-focused, results-oriented attorney, Brandon is your man."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been practicing in the area of Criminal Defense for almost 30 years and I have seen a number of lawyers - some good, some not so - come and go. I couldn't have a better opinion of Brandon Fersten and his potential to be a truly great lawyer. I have observed him come up over three years as a law student, and I have seen first hand the time and effort he puts into any project. His work product is consistently thoroughly researched, well organized, and completely thought out. In simple terms, his work is first rate. In addition, Brandon has a genuine "down home" manner about him that clients find extremely comforting and appealing. I have no doubt that Brandon will be one of the most sought after lawyers in the area in just a few years."
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