Joshua R. Denton
Joshua R. Denton is a member of FBT’s Business Litigation Practice Group. He has spent nearly two decades counseling clients and litigating all types of business and real estate disputes. He has extensive experience handling land use and zoning matters, as well as trust and estate disputes. Josh has represented clients in jury and bench trials, appeals, and before numerous zoning boards. He also has handled complex electronic discovery matters, antitrust and trade practices litigation, debtor/creditor relations and bankruptcy proceedings, intellectual property litigation, and class action litigation over the course of his career. Josh continues to counsel a diverse range of clients – ranging from entrepreneurs and churches to large corporate entities – on a variety of topics including real estate matters, organizational and governance issues, and policies and procedures.
Josh is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts sitting in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
He has served as chairman of the board for the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center, which provides free and sliding-scale mediation services to those in need in Davidson County, Tennessee, and has served as chair of the Nashville Bar Association Chancery and Circuit Courts Committee. He remains active in that committee, as well as the Nashville Bar Association’s Real Estate and Federal Courts Committees. Josh also is a director and officer of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, Tennessee—a non-profit that has been promoting historic preservation and community development in that area for more than half a century.
Josh regularly speaks throughout Tennessee and Kentucky on a variety of topics, including real estate, zoning and land use planning, electronic discovery, social media, ethics and alternative dispute resolution. He has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Kentucky and the Nashville School of Law.
Josh earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he served as an associate editor of the Kentucky Law Journal and vice president of the Equine Law Society. He also graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in journalism and political science, where he was co-editor-in-chief of The Kentuckian. Josh and his wife, Susan, reside in Franklin, Tennessee, with their young son and daughter.
Highlights & Recognitions
- Nashville Bar Foundation, Fellow
- Kentucky Law Journal, Associate Editor and Outstanding Second Year Staff Member
- University of Kentucky College of Law: Best Oral Argument, Legal Writing Seminar; CALI Awards, Evidence and Family Law; and Vice President, Equine Law Society
- University of Kentucky, Alpha Lambda Delta and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Societies
- Congressional Intern, Kentucky’s Third and Sixth Districts
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Bar Association
- Tennessee Bar Association
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Nashville Bar Association (Member, Chancery and Circuit Courts Committee; Member, Real Estate Committee; Member, Federal Courts Committee)
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC; Planning Committee, Tennessee/Kentucky Idea Exchange, 2013; Co-Chair, September 2013)
- Nashville Young Leaders Council (Fall Class 57)
Civic & Charitable Organizations
- Nashville Conflict Resolution Center (Former Board Chair and Executive Committee Member; Member, Advisory Board)
- Historic Preservation—Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, Tennessee (VP of Sponsorship and Development; Member, Board of Directors; Member, Executive Committee; former VP of Preservation)
- Historic Preservation—Next Generation Heritage Foundation (former Member, Board of Directors)