John A. Stephens

John A. Stephens

Associate since 2016
Clarksville, Tennessee

Attorney John A. Stephens is a recent graduate of Belmont University College of Law, joining Goble & Yow, PLLC as an associate in 2016. Before law school, he attended Austin Peay State University, working full time in pharmacy while earning a B.S. in Psychology and graduating magna cum laude.

During law school, Mr. Stephens assisted former U.S. Attorney General and current Dean of Belmont University College of Law Alberto Gonzales in the drafting of, "Advising the President: The Growing Scope of Executive Power to Protect America," published in Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, while also serving as an officer for the Belmont Criminal Law Society. Additionally, during his final two years in school, Mr. Stephens interned for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), assisting both the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) as well as the Drug Investigation Division (DID).

Mr. Stephens has worked with juveniles at risk of being placed into state custody, often appearing at courts to advocate for the child to remain with their family. Mr. Stephens frequently collaborated with other agencies, including DCS, CPS, and numerous mental health agencies to promote the best interests of the child.

Mr. Stephens is a married father of one. His wife, Ashley, is an elementary school teacher, having formerly taught in Ocala, FL as well as Nashville and Brentwood, TN. Mr. Stephens and his wife are both active in elementary school debate, with his wife coaching her school debate teams to three consecutive district championships.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Social Security / Disability Law

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2015


  • Belmont University College of Law, Nashville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 2015
  • Austin Peay State University
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 2009
    • Honors: Outstanding May Graduate in Psychology – May 2009
    • Major: Psychology

Past Employment Positions

  • Belmont Criminal Law Society, Officer
  • Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), Intern


  • English


  • Psi Chi