Grimes, Sensing & Clemons PLLC

Grimes, Sensing & Clemons PLLC

Grimes, Sensing & Clemons PLC is a modern law firm that specializes in divorce and family law, criminal defense, and civil litigation.

Firm Overview

At Grimes, Sensing & Clemons, our attorneys pride themselves in getting results for their clients through effective, aggressive courtroom experience. At the same time, we strive to provide clients with the most convenient and innovative means to participate in their case by utilizing the most cutting-edge technologies available.

Main Office

Main Office
120 S. 2nd Street
Suite 200
Clarksville, TN 37040


(931) 906-0088


(931) 906-0168


Free Initial Consultation?

We offer a free initial consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Contested and uncontested divorce; custody disputes (including parental relocation and petitions to enforce or modify parenting plans); criminal matters; orders of protection; and more

Hourly Rates


Office Information

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Sandy Williams

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken



We specialize in contested and uncontested divorce, military divorce, custody disputes, child support matters, paternity disputes, orders of protection, and adoptions.

Sensing & Clemons PLC is a Clarksville, TN law firm specializing in divorce and family law, criminal defense, civil litigation, and appeals.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

We specialize in family law, criminal defense, appellate litigation, and civil litigation because of two primary reasons: (1) We have found these areas of law affect our clients the most; and (2) We love being in the courtroom.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Our attorneys are among the brightest in Clarksville. Justin Sensing has been recognized by his peers as a leader in his field, holding leadership positions with the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and Montgomery County Bar Association. He has published articles in a number of publications, both state and national, and works tirelessly for his clients. Wayne Clemons graduated from the prestigious Vanderbilt University College of Law and has continued to distinguish himself among Tennessee bar's rising stars.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our firm is different from others because of the way we approach serving our clients. While we are traditional litigation specialists, we feature a number of ways that we make working with us easier for you. For example, for clients who prefer to work with us from their computer, we feature a secure client portal where you can check upcoming court dates, pay your bill, send/receive messages, and see all of the court filings and correspondence related to your case....all from the comfort of home.

We work hard to ensure that you not only get the best results possible at the conclusion of your case, but that you have access to all of the important information related to your case throughout the proceedings.

Wayne Clemons

Grimes, Sensing & Clemons PLLC

Jeffry Grimes

Grimes, Sensing & Clemons PLLC

Jeffry S. Grimes limits his practice to Tennessee state courts from General Sessions through the State Supreme Court. He has tried cases before a jury including First Degree Murder, attempted first degree murder, drug manufacturing, weapons charges, sex offenses, theft charges, and DUI. He has conducted hundreds of motion hearings, preliminary hearings, settlement hearings and bench trials in Circuit Court, General Sessions Court and Juvenile Court.

He has successfully defended and obtained dismissals or not guilty findings on numerous cases including attempted first degree murder, aggravated sexual battery, carjacking, especially aggravated kidnapping, rape of a child, especially aggravated robbery, possession of weapon on school property, DUI, aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, arson, domestic assault, felony and misdemeanor drug cases, to the most minor of charges such as criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. See case results for a listing of some results.

Admitted to Tennessee Bar, October 23, 1997.


Juris Doctor, May 16, 1997.
The University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, TN 1997.
Member of the College of Law's National Trial Team.
Member of the Moot Court Board.
Recipient of the Constitutional Law II Award for being the top student in Constitutional Law II.
Bachelor of Science, August 12, 1994.
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN.
Continuing Legal Education (Not a complete listing)

TACDL's Legislative Update & Case Law Review, Nashville, June 22, 2012. TN Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL).
Ethical Obligations of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Nashville, May 23, 2012. Nashville Bar Association. (NBA).
Legislative and Judicial Update, Clarksville, May 11, 2012, Montgomery County Bar Association. (MCBA).
TACDL's 2011 DUI Training, Nashville, October 20-21, 2011. (TACDL).
Criminal Legislation Update, Clarksville, Aug 11, 2011. (MCBA).
Forensic Toxicology for Attorneys 2011: Alcohol, Drugs, and How to Use an Expert, Nashville, July 29, 2011. Toxicology Labs, Inc.
Drug Court Update, Clarksville, July 14, 2011. (MCBA).
Legislative Update and Case Law Review, Nashville, July 24, 2011. (TACDL).
DUI Update, Clarksville, March 10, 2011. (MCBA).
Presenter: 2010 Fall Montgomery County General Session Primer: Special Training for New Attorneys, Clarksville, November 19, 2010. (TACDL).
Probation, Parole and the Sex Offender Registry, Clarksville, June 17, 2010. (MCBA).
Singing the Tune of Victory in Street Crime Cases, Memphis, April 2010, National Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) .
DUI Boot Camp, Tunica, Mississippi , October 2009 (TACDL).
DUI Update in Montgomery County, TN, Clarksville, August 13, 2009. MCBA.
Montgomery Co. General Sessions Court Training, Clarksville, May, 22, 2009, TACDL.
Understanding and Defending DUI Cases, Nashville, April 17, 2009, Fact Finder Investigations.
Anatomy of a Murder Case, Part I, Nashville, December 5, 2008, TACDL.
Orders of Protection, Clarksville, April 10, 2008, MCBA
The Sword of Suppression: Fighting at the Front with New Ideas, Motions & Cross Points, Nashville, December 7, 2007, TACDL.
Criminal Law update and relevant cases for the criminal attorney, Clarksville, Feb 8, 2007. MCBA.
Recent Developments in Tennessee Criminal Law with Public Defender Roger Nell, Clarksville, April 27, 2006. MCBA.
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification Course (NHTSA Course), Boerne, Texas, October 2005. Walden, Platt & Associates.
This training course certifies the attendee in the most current NHTSA approved SFST training curriculum. This is the same NHTSA SFST training course that law enforcement officers are trained in nationwide and testify to in court.
"Tricks of the Trade" DUI / Criminal Law Seminar, Clarksville, July 2005. Montgomery County Bar Association
Defense's Organization, Preparation and Strategies for a Criminal Trial, Nashville, December 2004, TACDL.
Ethics, Best Practices and Case Law Update in Juvenile Court Cases, Nashville, November 13, 2004, Tennessee Court Improvement Program.
The Rules of Evidence, A Trial Judges Perspective, Clarksville, October 3, 2002, Clarksville, MCBA.
How to Get the Right Expert, Nashville, November 30, 2001, TACDL.
Clarksville Criminal Law Seminar, Clarksville, November 8, 2001, Clarksville Seminars.
Clarksville Juvenile Justice Seminar, Clarksville, September 5, 2001, Clarksville, Clarksville Seminars.
28th Annual Meeting and Seminar, Nashville, August 23, 2001, TACDL.
TACDL's Second Annual Trial College, Memphis, June 6-8, 2001, TACDL.
Forensic Evidence in Criminal Cases, Nashville, March 1, 2001, Federal Public Defender Office.
Introduction to Criminal Defense, Nashville, March 14, 2001, Federal Public Defender Office.
Cops, Chemistry and Confusion, Clarksville, December 6, 2000, SBI Seminars.
Opening Statement and Jury Selection, Nashville, November 1, 2000, TACDL.
Annual Meeting & Trial Tactics Seminar: Getting Ready for the Next Hundred Years, Nashville, August 28-2

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