Matthew R. Muenzen is the attorney at Muenzen Law, PLLC and has been practicing law since 2008. Prior to starting Muenzen Law, PLLC and tnjuvenilelaw.com, Mr. Muenzen worked in city government and at the law firm of Freeman & Fuson located in Nashville.
Additionally, Mr. Muenzen was previously employed by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services for nine years. He left the Department as the Special Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner and Director of Community Partnerships in the Office of Child Safety. He previously served as Regional General Counsel and Supervising Attorney in Davidson County and as Assistant General Counsel in Wilson County and Montgomery County. While with the Department, Mr. Muenzen litigated child abuse and neglect cases, termination of parental rights cases, and child abuse registry appeal cases.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Muenzen was employed as a police officer in New Jersey for six years. While working as a full-time police officer, Mr. Muenzen received a M.A in Human Resources Management and Training from Seton Hall University in New Jersey and a J.D. from Pace University in New York.
Mr. Muenzen regularly presents at conferences and to various groups, agencies, and universities on topics related to child abuse and neglect in Tennessee. He has previously worked alongside the Administrative Office of the Courts in the drafting of the Judicial Benchbook for the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). In addition, he was a member of the Delinquent/Unruly Subcommittee and Dependent/Neglected Subcommittee for the Revision of the Tennessee Rules of Juvenile Procedure.
Mr. Muenzen is certified as a specialist in Tennessee for Juvenile Law - Child Welfare Law through the National Association of Counsel for Children. He has over a decade of juvenile court trial experience, is in juvenile court almost every day of the week, and knows what it takes to win a case.