Who is Joshua T. Crain?

Joshua T. Crain


  • Award Winning Courtroom Advocate
  • Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney
  • NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
  • USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Tennessee Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Tennessee Licensed Armed Security Guard
  • Tennessee Certified Armed Guard Instructor
  • AHA First-Aid/CPR/AED Certified Instructor
  • Active Violence Emergency Response Training (AVERT) Certified Instructor
  • Reserve Deputy – Cannon County Sheriff’s Department



My name is Joshua T. Crain and I have been an attorney since 2005. I am licensed in Tennessee and am admitted to practice in all State courts in Tennessee as well as in the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. I am a criminal trial attorney. I spent the first approximately 6 years as an Assistant District Attorney General (Prosecutor) for the State of Tennessee where I gained a lot of valuable trial experience. I have been in private practice since about 2011.

I was born in Alexandria, Louisiana and was raised in Tennessee. I lived most of my life in the Rutherford County (Murfreesboro) area and am currently a resident of Cannon County. I graduated from Riverdale High School in Rutherford County in 1994. I went to Middle Tennessee State University in Rutherford County and graduated with a degree in Animal Science. I then attended the Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, PA, graduating in the top 1/3 of my class and serving as the President of the Moot Court Honor Society. I then obtained my Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, AR.

I have been married since 2000 and have three children. When I was growing up, I worked in production agriculture (hay and small grains) in Rutherford County and worked for the Rutherford Farmer’s CO-OP while I was going to college. I have always been an outdoors kind of person and that is what drew me to study agriculture. When I got my first job at 15 years old working on a hay farm, I fell in love with agriculture. I loved everything about it. And it is truly the best and most satisfying work I’ve ever done. I started riding bulls around 1995 or 1996 and rode for a few years around Tennessee and Texas. I’ve always loved camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and anything else outdoors.

Since I started practicing law, I have been able to pursue some of my other interests, as I am always wanting to learn new things. I obtained my Student Pilot’s License as well as my SCUBA Certification in my pastime and as an outlet to get rid of stress that comes with practicing law.

When I’m not at the office or in the courtrooms, I love to be engaged in my other interests. I am a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and find that jiu-jitsu has been the single most important health and wellness activity I have ever been involved with. I have competed twice (losing both times) but enjoyed the experience. I started a company in 2022 called Crain Defense Solutions, LLC where I and my team offer training in Defensive Tactics (Hand-to-Hand), Firearms, and Emergency Medical.

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Crain Defense solutions

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Crain Defense Solutions offers comprehensive preparedness services for self-protection, understanding that there are three key elements for staying safe. The emphasis is not just about defensive tactics and firearms---though these are certainly important components, Crain Defense Solutions also recognizes the fact that medical emergencies are far more likely to occur than violent incidents. That's why Crain is committed to providing training in medical emergency care in order to ensure complete preparedness against potential risks, both physical and medical. With a combination of education and skill, Crain Defense Solutions can help provide you with the peace of mind that comes from being truly prepared for whatever life throws your way.

Crain Defense Solutions is committed to comprehensive preparedness, which is why we recognize that having knowledge and skills across all three pillars of self-preservation is so important. We provide not only quality firearms training and defensive tactics instruction, but also medical training that gives our clients the confidence to handle life’s unexpected events. While it can seem intimidating to most, Crain Defense Solutions takes the fear out of being trained and provides an inviting atmosphere with authoritative instructors who have a warm bedside manner. Now more than ever, Crain Defense Solutions is your go-to for holistic personal protection.



I’m very excited to announce the launch of my first non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote men’s health, both physically and mentally! Each member of the board were hand-selected by me as men I knew would believe in the mission because they already LIVE THE MISSION on a daily basis, and men that are already passionate about pushing other men to NOT SETTLE FOR MEDIOCRITY! There is no other non-profit in our area like this one!

We are MEN, supporting other MEN, to be the best MEN they can be in a world that’s increasingly telling them not to be MEN!!!!

Blow the dust off your toolboxes boys!!! It’s time to rebuild some MEN!

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