K. Justin Hutton
Justin graduated from East High School in 1994 and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. At 18 years of age he chose to sign the ultimate contract and challenge himself to become one of the few. His willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice and ensure the safety of his friends, family, and country evidences his strength of service to his clients and his staunch determination to succeed. He served our country with honor and distinction in the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, at the Strategic Weapons Facility in Bangor, Washington, at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, and at Camp Swab in Okinawa, Japan.
After seeing the world, Justin rotated out of the Marine Corps and chose to pursue his education here in East Tennessee. By applying the lessons he learned in the Marine Corps, he excelled in obtaining his education receiving an Associate Degree from Northeast State Community College and his Bachelor’s of Science Degree from East Tennessee State University in Criminal Justice.
Despite being successful in his military career and in his educational goals, Justin continued to challenge himself by pursuing a Post-graduate Degree in legal studies. He continued to excel in his education studies and was awarded a merit based scholarship and a position as a research assistant, at which time he assisted in the publishing of several articles. He graduated from the Appalachian School of Law in the top 25% of his class in 2007 and moved back to his home town here in East Tennessee.
Even while his educational demands were high, he found time both in undergraduate and during his law school career to serve as the youth director in his local church. Additionally, he was voted in as chairman of the Christian Legal Society at his law school.
After graduating from Appalachian School of Law in 2007, Justin began his legal career at the Public Defenders’ Office in Sullivan County gaining invaluable litigation experience. He moved on from that position and has litigated with honor and professionalism in both the State and Federal Courts of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Over the course of his legal career, Justin has handled a variety of cases in a variety of environments.
Herndon, Coleman, Brading, & McKee is delighted that Justin decided to join our firm at the end of 2017. His litigation skills and experience in both Criminal and Civil matters in both State and Federal Courts are invaluable and an asset to our firm. As an Associate at Herndon, Coleman, Brading, and & McKee he will continue his career as a litigator in the Medical Malpractice field, as well as continuing to litigate a wide variety of matters for which he has extensive experience, including both State and Federal criminal matters. He continues to give his time serving on the Tennessee Bar Association’s House of Delegates and serving his local church. During his leisure, he enjoys spending time with his two sons in Cub Scouts, motocross, and hunting. He also enjoys hiking and canoeing with his wife.
Justin’s assistant, Terri Grigsby, can be reached at 423-434-4706 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.