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 for four years 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 from the Bergstrom Foundation, Equal Justice America, and the University of Michigan in support of his Child Advocacy and Public Defense internships. He is also the owner and founder of ALDADLA Enterprises (a real estate partnership), is an Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), has traveled to hundreds of cities in dozens of countries, and has competed in six Magic: The Gathering Pro Tours.
Dustin is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and a Life Member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He regularly volunteers as a judge at local high schools through Davidson County Youth Court and occasionally serves as a Juvenile Justice Clinic supervisor through Nashville School of Law. 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