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Johnny Quitman Rasberry Jr.

Divorce and separation Attorney at Cordova, TN

4.0   12 reviews

About Johnny

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Johnny Rasberry is a keen legal strategist with more than 13 years of legal experience. He is an experienced litigator, negotiator and advocate on behalf of his clients. He has dedicated his practice to helping families untangle their most complex legal issues including divorce, custody, child support, adoption, relocation, modification, and the equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities.

Married for 18 years and the proud father of two, he is particularly focused on the needs of children in family legal battles. Mr. Rasberry was raised in the Memphis metropolitan area and is very familiar with legal practice in West Tennessee. He has successfully handled a wide range of cases including those that one might not immediately associate with the practice of family law, such as cases involving specific educational issues of children including serious disciplinary actions and the special needs of students as required by the law. He is an experienced advocate for his clients whether in mediation or at trial.

Mr. Rasberry is admitted to practice in the major courts of Tennessee including circuit, chancery, juvenile, and the United States District for the Western District of Tennessee. He is available to serve clients in Memphis as well as surrounding areas, including Germantown, Millington, Cordova, Bartlett, Arlington and Fayette and Tipton counties. Although Mr. Rasberry regularly practices in the West Tennessee area, he has traveled across Tennessee to represent and defend his client’s rights in family law matters-an endeavor he is willing and prepared to make should the case require.

He is a graduate of the Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut and the recipient of numerous awards for his legal studies. Mr. Rasberry earned the CALI for Excellence in the Use of Technology in the Practice of Law and was awarded the Deans Award for Academic Excellence. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Memphis before attending law school. Johnny has varied interests in his personal life, including chess, scouting, astronomy, developing home improvement skills and the study of several martial arts disciplines including Filipino Kali.

Mr. Rasberry enjoys any activity which helps to hone his ability to quickly anticipate an opponent’s moves or the needs and opportunities a particular situation presents. A wine and food enthusiast, he loves to cook and enjoys wine tastings. Prior to attending Law School, Mr. Rasberry both worked in and ran several fine wine stores and even worked as a Captain in Chez Philippe, the premier French restaurant in the Peabody Hotel.

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Licensed for 24 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/19/2022

Contact Johnny

Rasberry Family Law Group
8711 Oak Trail Lane
Cordova, TN, 38018

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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have used Mr. Rasberry for 10 years
Mr. Rasberry always represented me in a professional manner. Recently we had to file a order to protect my daughter while her father is dealing with mental health issues, Johnny worked nonstop for two days interviewing witnesses and drawing up papers in order to get this in front of a judge, where he worked with father's attorney to protect my daughter with her father's consent until a resolution can be reached. Mr. Rasberry is a magic worker and I am so thankful!
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Posted by Peggy S | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pitbull in the Courtroom
I met with Mr. Rasberry to discuss my pending divorce, we went over everything and I liked what he had to tell me. Mr. Rasberry was the best ......I was referred to his office by a friend that hired him for her divorce. He kept me well informed, was my guide, and wonderful council thru this terrible ordeal. I couldn't ask for better. If you are looking for someone to stand by you, and not back down, Johnny Rasberry is your man. Think Bruce Lee in a suit...
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Posted by Tiffany | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Review
Mr. Rasberry is an excellent attorney who was there with me through every step of the divorce process. He gave me all the information and help that I needed. Any questions I had he answered them and made sure that I understood. It was a difficult situation to be in as any divorce can be but he helped make the process as stress free as possible.
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Posted by Danita | December 10, 2014
He Helped Give Me My Life Back!!!
Mr. Rasberry helped me get away and stay away from my now ex husband, ultimately helping me get my life back. I was in an emotionally abusive marriage for twelve years and was struggling with getting this guy out of my life. He helped me get several orders of protection against my ex, even going to court with me. The divorce was handled very professionally and he meant business when it came to dealing with my ex husband. I did not have to do any foot work for the case, he did it all and he kept myself and my family up to date with the proceedings. I always felt comfortable and his staff were always very kind and considerate. If I would call Mr. Rasberry and he was out of the office, he returned my calls as soon as he could, I never felt put off the way some people do when dealing with attorneys. I wasn't just a client, I could tell he truly wanted to help me get out of my situation and be able to get on with my life and that made a world of difference to both myself and my family. I would highly recommend him for an attorney for both his professionalism and his humanism.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2014
Awesome lawyer!!!!
Mr. Rasberry was very professional and handling my case. I received timely updates on my case and how it progressed throughout the system. I would definitely recommend his services to close friends and family.
Posted by Patrick | May 23, 2014
There is no better professional to have leading your team - if you need help - call J. Q. Rasberry
My case was neither simple nor quick - and I knew this (as any Father does when struggling for custody) going into the battle. Johnny was thorough, complete, fair and lead a team of people to my defense. Openly communicated, keeping me informed and did not sugar coat the situation. Since I had to travel 800 miles to be in court - those were important, very important. Bottom line is I won custody of my children, as a Father who lived outside the state of TN. Need I say more?
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Posted by Lee | March 13, 2014
would highly recommend
I was divorced 2/2014. I originally hired another attorney. My case was going no where with him. I was having to do most of the work myself. I work full time and this was impossible for me to do. I thought this is what I had paid him to do. Being unhappy with my first attorney, I looked on line and found Mr. Rasberry. In my first meeting with him I felt totally comfortable with him and confident in him. He did all the foot work. All I had to do was provide necessary paper work. He worked very hard on my case and I was divorced 35 days after our first meeting. And on my terms.
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Posted by Rebecca | February 18, 2014
Someone you can depend on to do the job right !
My daughter was in an abusive marriage. My husband and myself were actually in fear for her life. Mr. Rasberry took on her case, getting an order of protection, getting him out of her house and doing the necessary work to keep her safe . My husband and I live in a different state and not only did Mr. Rasberry keep her well informed but also kept us informed. I would highly recommend Mr. Rasberry to anyone who might need a divorce lawyer. He is someone that you can trust and he is willing to give his clients the time and attention that they need and deserve.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2013
I recommend Mr. Rasberry
I highly recommend Johnny Rasberry to anyone in need of domestic legal advice or legal action. He handled my divorce and custody case with great expertise. Johnny and his staff were recommended to me because of the respect and compassion he has and displays for all parties involved, especially when young children are involved. My personal experience with him has proved this to be true. He is appropriately aggressive when necessary. On delicate matters, he has been quite effective and discrete. He has shown me he cares for me and my well-being, as well as my son.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Doesn't Listen - Unclear Communication - Disrespectful
I reached out to Mr. Rasberry for a consultation on divorce and he didn't listen to a word I said. He responded to my questions with unrelated information emphasizing just how little he listened to me. Even though he clearly didn't care about me or my case he made sure to talk down to me during the entire conversation. to boot he frequently interrupted me and spoke disparagingly about my situation. After seeing his history of reprimand and the annual disciplinary actions taken against him it is clear he should explore a new industry. Perhaps one where he doesn't have to interact with others as sympathy, empathy and sheer humanity are severely lacking in his skill set. There are many other lawyers in TN, keep searching.
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Response from Johnny Rasberry May 19, 2020
I am not sure who the reviewer is or what their question was from the comments left. I will say that many times people find themselves in very difficult situations whether through their own fault or not. We attorneys that respond to the question posed on this site are not compensated for our time answering the questions. Many times it takes research before responding to questions asked, such as double checking statutes applicable to the questions asked. I can tell from the review that I responded, made contact and attempted to answer the questions this reviewer had, all at no cost. From time to time, we attorneys do have ask very tough questions in order to see how we can assist a person from a legal standpoint. Many times, people who are not attorneys may have very good moral and emotional questions about their situation and see this as irrelevant interruptions. However, I would be remiss in failing to ask pointed and relevant questions as it pertains to their situation to offer the best options to address such concerns. I am sorry this reviewer was unhappy with the free consultation. I invite the reviewer to contact me again to better understand what specific complaints he or she had. I will also say, that before I end a consultation I always ask if there are any more questions the person has before I end the consultation. The field I practice in is very emotional and fraught with situations for which the law simply cannot address and it would be unethical not to tell someone the truth as I see it, that would be a disservice to both the questioner and the practice. I invite this reviewer to contact me again and allow me a chance to clear up any misunderstandings I may have inadvertently caused. I wish the reviewer the best with whatever their situation and concerns are, but as I stated previously, I cannot tell from the review what those concerns are.
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Posted by Robert | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very unprofessional
Mr. Raspberry is extremely hard to get in touch with. I met with him at his office for my first initial visit and after that I could hardly get a hold of him. Instead of mailing my divorce papers off he emailed them to my ex-wife and I ended up having to print them off and mailing them by certified mail myself. After he got the paperwork back it took him 3 weeks to get them to me for me to sign them and get them notarized. After I got them signed and notarized I contacted him so that he could file them. He told me he would call me so we could meet on my break. I called and he didn't answer. I have sent text messages and left voice mails and he still hasn't returned my phone call. Right after I called him from my phone and he didn't answer I called him from my friend's phone and he answered on the first ring. I now have to take off work to go and file my own divorce papers. If I would have known that I would have to do all of this myself I would have just did it myself from the beginning and saved $500. After I posted this review Mr. Raspberry contacted me stating that he was ready to file the paperwork. At this point I did not trust him to do anything, so I sent the paperwork off myself and filed it and received my court date. The lesson here is if you don't have any children and no one is disputing the divorce just do it yourself. A lot of these attorneys are just money hungry and do not have your best interest at heart. I had to buy this lesson, but it most definitely will not happen again. You should not have to out people to get them to do what they were paid to do in the first place.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Buyer beware.....as is no warranty
Oct 2014 I had a consultation with Mr. Raspberry and he amazed me with his knowledge in the legal system his hand shake wasn't firm but I was impressed so I hired Mr. Raspberry. 1 month later when the soon to be ex-wife found an attorney it was down hill from there, each time we went to court Mr. Raspberry just sat there and said nothing and when he did speak it was nothing relevant to what was going on in the court room, I actually wondered if he was on drugs...needless that court appearance didn't go well at all. I had issues where the kids was purposely being kept from me, I contacted Mr. Raspberry he never called me back, I was attacked at my kids school by soon to be ex wife, I called Mr. Raspberry I heard from him a week later after they filed an order of protection against me when I called Mr. Raspberry from the scene. Long story short is that Mr. Raspberry is not reliable at all it got so bad I paid Mr. Raspberry in full and he had to be fired and yes I lost my money but I was losing alot more. Ms. Jodi is paralegal is just as bad she will say I'll call Mr. Raspberry or I'll text him, and in closing the ex stole the tax money from me and Ms. Jodi the paralegal stated " is that really a big deal" thats when I knew they didn't care about what was important to me. this is now Aug 2015 I'm still dealing with these issues he left for me so use him at your own risk!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
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AVVO RATING 6.0 (Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017.

Censured issued in TN, 2017
updated on 10/06/2017

When an attorney is censured it means he or she did something wrong but may still practice law. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Censured issued in TN, 2016
updated on 09/20/2016

When an attorney is censured it means he or she did something wrong but may still practice law. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Temporary Suspension issued in TN, 2015
updated on 06/21/2016

Temporary suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice during a disciplinary investigation. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Rasberry Family Law Group
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Thorp & Fones
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Sisson & Sisson
  • 1997 - 1998

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 4.9 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Divorce Attorney
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • PRR
  • Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • 2012 Best of Memphis Awards in the Attorneys category
  • Memphis Award Program
  • 2012
  • PRR
  • Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • PRR
  • Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • PRR CV
  • Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Peer Rated CV
  • Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Peer Rating CV
  • Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • The University of Memphis C.C. Humphreys School of Law
  • 1997
  • The Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • 1997
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Publications

  • Memphis Business Quarterly
  • Power Players Family Law
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • South East Memphis Betterment Association
  • Law Rules. The Importance of the American Legal System
  • 2012
  • Memphis Urban Debate League City Championship
  • Law Rules The Importance of the American Legal System
  • 2012
  • Glenview Community Center
  • Law Rules The Importance of the American Legal System
  • 2012
  • Advisory Council of the Aging Commission of the Mid-South
  • Law Rules The Importance of the American Legal System
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (37)
Given (14)
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Rasberry is truly a brilliant legal strategist and a fierce advocate for his clients. He is very experienced in family law matters and knows the means to meet his client's goals. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer he is a true professional"
Child custody Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is very knowledgeable and insightful. I would recommend this lawyer to someone looking for quality legal representation."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse this lawyer since he is thoughtful and competent"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Johnny is a talented, driven, client-focused attorney. I wouldn't hesitate to send someone his way."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer provides excellent services to clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Rasberry is a frequent contributor on AVVO. His answers are always well thought out and helpful. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rasberry is well known in Memphis as a very skilled family law advocate. Although I have not had the opportunity to work with him personally, I know of his reputation in the legal community and have enjoyed attending continuing legal education seminars where Mr. Rasberry was an excellent speaker. I have also observed that Mr. Rasberry gives very sound legal advice in his responses to legal questions on this web site."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rasberry demonstrates experience and good common sense with his legal advice. Folks would be well served to hire this man as their attorney."
Adoption Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Johnny. Highly respected in the legal community. A skilled lawyer with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
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