Joshua Louis Brand was born and raised near Detroit, Michigan. While attending the University of Michigan and Michigan State University College of Law he developed a deep love of the five-string banjo, a passion he followed to Music City. Shortly after his arrival Joshua linked up with another banjo playing lawyer (which only happens in Nashville) and began to learn to navigate the courthouses downtown.
Joshua’s practice is dedicated to representing individuals in a wide variety of legal matters. His early career was as a dedicated Criminal Defense attorney, and he has vigorously defended individuals accused of all manner of crimes–from DUI and Simple Possession to First Degree Murder. This representation often requires intense courtroom advocacy, and Joshua considers himself a trial lawyer first and foremost. As a graduate of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Trial College, he views the ability to tell a client’s story as one of the most important roles of an advocate. This holistic approach to advocacy is present in all stages of a case, from the initial client meeting to the final closing argument.
As Joshua’s practice and experience expanded, he has been able to apply his courtroom skills to a wide variety of legal areas. The storytelling approach has helped to enrich a thriving family law practice, where clients often need assistance navigating difficult divorce, child custody, or post-divorce issues. Crisp attention to detail has also proven an asset in both simple and complex civil litigation. In plaintiff’s and defense work, Josh has found that creativity, communication, and diligence are the key ingredients to obtaining favorable results for his clients.
Through the years Joshua has honed his skills as a writer and developed a strong appellate practice. He has successfully argued before the Court of Criminal Appeals, and handled complex appeals on both civil, criminal matters, as well as requests for post-judgment relief. Most notably, Joshua was part of the team that represented John Jay Hooker in his lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of “aid-in-dying,” or assisted suicide.
Joshua is licensed to practice in both State and Federal Court, and is familiar with courtrooms all over Middle Tennessee. He seeks to help individuals and business address their legal needs in a wide variety of matters. Service is the number one priority of the Brand Law Office, and Joshua seeks to tailor solutions to the individual needs of each and every individual client.
Tennessee Supreme Court
United States 6th Circuit, Middle District of Tennessee
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. Magna Cum Loude
University of Michigan, Bachelors in Cultural Anthropology
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (TACDL)
Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society
Graduate of the TACDL Trial College (2011)