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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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Bill to Create State-Wide School Chartering Authority Passes Senate

On March 20, 2014, the State Senate passed legislation creating a state-wide chartering authority for public charter schools.  This legislation passed the House of Representatives in 2013 but was side-tracked…read more

JH&F For The Defense


Assault Conviction Overturned Due to Erroneous Jury Instruction

The Court of Criminal Appeals has issued a decision that provides a good reminder about the level of “intent”…read more

JH&F Tennessee Litigation Notes


Wage and Hour: Salary Employees Have Right to Overtime Compensation under Certain Circumstances

Many salaried workers believe they are not entitled to overtime compensation because of their status as a "salaried" worker. This proves to be incorrect time after time.read more

JH&F Overview

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.