Dustin Faeder practices Criminal Defense and Juvenile Law in Middle Tennessee. He is a native Tennessean who grew up in Knoxville, where he was an Eagle Scout, a National Merit Scholar, and Valedictorian of Bearden High School.
Dustin attended Vanderbilt on the prestigious Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Full-Tuition Honors Scholarship, graduating with majors in German Studies and Philosophy, as well as a minor in Economics and six distinct honors. He then earned a Philosophy Masters from Tufts University, where he specialized in Value Theory, and subsequently taught philosophy for half a decade at various colleges and universities.
Dustin earned his law degree from the University of Michigan, which is widely regarded as having one of the world's finest law schools. During and after law school, Dustin received grants supporting his Child Advocacy and Public Defense internships from U of M, Equal Justice America, and the Bergstrom Foundation.
Dustin is an Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has traveled to hundreds of cities in dozens of countries and competed in six Magic: The Gathering Pro Tours. Along with his wife, Dustin is also founder and owner of real estate partnership ALDADLA Enterprises.
Dustin is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and a Life Member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is admitted to practice in the Federal Court for the Middle District of TN. Since 2016, Dustin's commitment to public service has been annually recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court, which repeatedly names him an "Attorney for Justice."
In 2017, Dustin authored Philosophy Without Reference: An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy, found here: https://sites.google.com/view/philosophywithoutreference/home