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Jones Hawkins & Farmer

Civil Litigation

We have an extensive civil litigation practice ranging from commercial litigation to personal injury to professional licensure to eminent domain cases. We seek the best practical solution and never forget that our greatest responsibility is to protect your interests.

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Public Policy

Our public policy practice provides in-depth advice from uniquely qualified partners who have held high positions in state and local government. Our partners have unmatched knowledge and experience that can be utilized to achieve the public policy results our clients seek.

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Criminal Defense

Facing a criminal charge is perhaps the most challenging and traumatic experience any person can have. We devote a significant part of our resources to criminal defense. With our substantial experience in both state and federal courts, our partners are well equipped to help our clients meet this challenge.

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In Memoriam

Kenneth Ray Jones, Jr., a founding member of Jones Hawkins & Farmer, PLC, died on March 1, 2015, at the age of 60. Ken was a 1980 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. In 2014, he was selected by his peers as a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation. He was a devoted husband and father.

Ken was a consummate lawyer who was often consulted by other attorneys for assistance on their most difficult cases. He was well known for his keen intellect, sound judgment, and incisive legal analysis. He held the highest ethical standards throughout his career, and maintained an unmatched standard of excellence in legal representation.

We will greatly miss him.


The partners at Jones Hawkins & Farmer, PLC are well known for experience, integrity and professionalism. With over 180 years of combined partner-level experience, we are a Nashville law firm committed to providing clients with excellent representation and advocacy. Our attorneys work to ensure that all of our clients receive personal, individualized advice and representation at reasonable costs.

Our firm's civil litigation team has extensive experience advocating for clients in dispute resolution and arbitration, business disputes, personal injury, and worker's compensation claims. Our public policy and government relations group includes partners who have served as elected and appointed officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Our criminal defense lawyers rely on decades of service in the Offices of the United States Attorney, Federal Public Defender, and Nashville Public Defender to achieve successful results in the defense of clients facing federal and state prosecutions or investigations.