Meet Attorney Brandon Fersten


Brandon Fersten

Brandon started with Barnes Law as a law clerk in 2017 and was hired on as an Attorney upon his graduation, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

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Brandon D. Fersten is an Associate Attorney at Barnes Law. Prior to joining Barnes Law as an attorney, Brandon worked for the firm as a law clerk for over two years.

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. Prior to law school, Brandon received his undergraduate degree in Political Science with a minor in Economics from the University of South Florida.

As a student attorney in UT’s Advocacy Clinic, Brandon received a limited license to practice law by the Tennessee Supreme Court. Some of Brandon’s accomplishments as a student attorney include: successfully drafting and arguing an appeal in Criminal Court, receiving multiple dismissals of criminal and delinquency charges in General Sessions and Juvenile Court, successfully arguing a motion for judgment as a matter of law during a contract dispute bench trial, and drafting a motion to dismiss on behalf of a tenant in a landlord-tenant dispute that ultimately resulted in a favorable settlement agreement for his client, among various other accomplishments that resulted in Brandon obtaining the CALI Excellence for the Future Award.

Brandon’s practice encompasses criminal defense, appellate work, business litigation and contract dispute representation of individuals and small businesses, and personal injury. Brandon heads up the firm’s business litigation and contract dispute practice, where he helps individuals and small business owners obtain the relief that they deserve.

When Brandon is not practicing law, he enjoys playing golf and softball, watching sports, and hiking in the Great Smokies with his girlfriend of four years, Taylor. He is a die-hard L.A. Rams and N.Y. Mets fan.

“John is more than a boss. He’s a mentor and a friend. He is a perfect example of what a great attorney should be.”

Regardless of whether you are facing criminal charges or someone has caused you physical and/or economic injury, Brandon will work with you in an endeavor to reach your legal goals. If you’d like to speak with Brandon about your legal issue, please give us a call at (865) 805-5703.


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