Joseph S. Ozment earned his Juris Doctor in 1992 from Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee and has been practicing law in Memphis, Tennessee ever since. For over 20 years, he has represented clients in a variety of criminal and civil legal matters.
He attended and graduated from the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia in 1993. He and his office have represented thousands of individuals charged with various criminal offenses in Shelby County and throughout Tennessee. Joseph Ozment has successfully tried a significant number of jury trials ranging from misdemeanors to capital murder, in both State and Federal Court.
Mr. Ozment is Rule (13) qualified, pursuant to the rules of the Tennessee Supreme Court, to represent individuals charged with capital/death penalty offenses and also has extensive appellate experience in the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Tennessee Supreme Court and The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mr. Ozment is a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Tennessee Bar Association and the Memphis Bar Association. He is currently a board member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a board member of the Shelby County Drug Court Foundation and is a former president of the Criminal Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association.
In 1996, he was awarded one of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers highest honors, the Robert W. Richie Award, and in 2013, for his outstanding service to the organization, he was honored with the Tennessee Association of Defense Lawyers Work Horse Award.
In addition to representation of clients in all misdemeanor and felony cases in both State and Federal Court, Mr. Ozment and his associates represent individuals in a number of civil matters including, but not limited to, personal bankruptcy, personal injury, divorce and family law.
If you have a legal matter, criminal or civil, that you need assistance with, please contact the office, as Mr. Ozment and his associates can help you.