Attorney at Law
Brad Stephens joined McCarter|East, PLLC as an Associate Attorney in August 2023.
Brad started at the firm following a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Howard W. Wilson, Chancellor for Cannon and Rutherford Counties. During this clerkship, he researched U.S. and Tennessee constitutional law to prepare for motion hearings, drafted orders and jury instructions, and assisted in conducting court. A wide range of criminal charges came before the court, from felonies such as arson and kidnapping to misdemeanors like driving under the influence and simple drug possession. Brad watched firsthand how these cases are argued and decided.
While Brad’s clerkship focused on criminal law, he gained experience with civil law matters during his time at Belmont University College of Law. He interned with a local non-profit law firm, earning law school honors for his pro bono work. Brad also clerked for a metropolitan government, a federal agency, and a solo attorney practicing employment law. He was active within his class, serving as Managing Editor for the Belmont Entertainment Law Journal and as a peer mentor.
Prior to pursuing a legal career, Brad was a professional sports journalist in his native Kentucky. He attended Western Kentucky University, serving as sports editor for the school’s award-winning college newspaper. Brad then covered high school and college sports and horse racing for various publications. He won awards for writing, photography, and page design. Brad has covered the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, college football bowl games, and the Kentucky Derby.
Brad is married to Stephanie, an elementary school teacher and lifelong Murfreesboro resident. They live in Murfreesboro with Luna, their Dalmatian. In his spare time, Brad enjoys spending time outside with Luna, trying local restaurants, and following the Cincinnati Reds, Green Bay Packers, and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.