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Anthony Cain

Attorney at Law

Associate Attorney

Tony Cain joined McCarter | East, PLLC as an Associate Attorney in June of 2019.

Tony grew up in Cannon County, Tennessee. After graduating from Cannon County High School, he enlisted in the United State Marine Corps where he served 4 years of active duty and 4 years of reserve duty. During his time in the Marine Corps, he was deployed to various locations throughout the world, including a combat tour to Iraq. For his service, Tony was awarded several medals and ribbons, and he was honorably discharged in 2008. Tony credits his service in the Marine Corps for his tremendous work ethic and discipline. He is accredited by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to represent and assist veterans in submitting VA disability claims.

After discharge from active duty, Tony worked as a railroad conductor for a Class I railroad. While in this capacity, he supervised the safe movement and security of trains. He was also an active member in the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART) Union where he participated in numerous disciplinary hearings. This experience gives him a unique perspective in solving labor and management disputes.

After working in the railroad industry for several years, Tony decided to follow a lifelong dream and attend law school. He enrolled in the Nashville School of Law. During his third year of law school, he interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, where he assisted the office in the prosecution of federal criminal cases and representing the United States in civil cases. During his fourth year of law school, Tony was awarded John B. Downey, Jr. scholarship. He was also a member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court.

Prior to joining McCarter | East, PLLC, Tony worked as the Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Royce Taylor of the Circuit Court of Rutherford and Cannon County, Part IV. During this time, he was able to gain experience working in the Circuit Court and routinely participated in jury trials of serious felony crimes and bench trials of various civil matters.

Currently, Tony maintains a diverse civil litigation practice where he represents clients throughout Middle Tennessee in General Sessions, Circuit, Chancery, and Juvenile Court matters such as divorce, child custody, contract disputes, real property disputes, probate, and personal injury. He has tried cases throughout Middle Tennessee and is known for his thorough preparation and attention to detail. Additionally, Tony represents several local businesses and financial institutions.

Tony also maintains a criminal law practice where he is known for his tenacity and zealous representation of his clients. He has represented clients accused of various crimes ranging from minor misdemeanors to murder.

Tony is an active member of the Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association, Disabled American Veterans, and American Legion Post 279. He is admitted to practice law in all Tennessee state courts and U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Tony is married to Stephanie Cain, and they have three (3) children. They attend The Experience Community Church of Cannon County. In his free time, Tony enjoys coaching basketball, reading, hunting, cooking, playing guitar, volunteering in the community and spending time outdoors with his family. He is also a diehard Indiana Hoosiers fan and routinely attends basketball and football games.

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee


  • J.D. — Nashville School of Law