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James R. Owen
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Tennessee Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience

After Graduating from the University of Memphis Law School in 1997, James R. Owen moved back to East Tennessee and started practicing law, focusing mainly in the area of Criminal Defense and DUI/DWI defense. He has... Read More »
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Marcos M. Garza
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Tennessee Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience

Marcos Garza is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee College of Law. After serving as a Judge Advocate in the Marine Corps as a Captain, he started his firm in December, 2007. He has... Read More »
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John C Barnes
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Professional Client Service. Proven Results.

Barnes Law takes great pride in providing top quality client service to make the most stressful and difficult times easier and still delivering cutting edge litigation strategy and execution, in and out of the courtroom. Read More »
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Bradley L. Henry
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Tennessee Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience

Bradley L. Henry is a leading white collar and federal criminal defense attorney with extensive experience handling complex criminal matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country,... Read More »
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Lauren R Biloski
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Anderson County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(865) 264-4887 1710 Oak Ridge Highway
Clinton, TN 37716
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Lauren Biloski is a 2000 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, a 2003 graduate from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and obtained her J.D. degree in 2006 from Indiana University. Lauren returned to East Tennessee to practice in East Tennessee and provide assistance to a community that allowed her to flourish. In 2006, Lauren was admitted to practice law in Indiana and Tennessee after successfully taking and passing two bar exams in July. Lauren's passion for the law developed with her internship with Child Advocates, Inc. and the Hamilton County Prosecutor's office. After discovering...
Jonathan S. Edwards
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Anderson County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(865) 482-7734 109 W. Tennessee Ave.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Jonathan is a graduate of the prestigious National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute. Furthermore, Jonathan has been nominated as 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in Criminal Law and DUI/DWI by the American Institute of Criminal Law and DUI/DWI Attorneys, respectively. Jonathan was also invited to be a member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys. Jonathan is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. Jonathan is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the American Association for Justice. Jonathan is also a member of the...
Joe R. Judkins
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Anderson County, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(865) 482-7877 1143 Oak Ridge Turnpike
#202
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Nicholas H. Armes
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Anderson County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(865) 482-7877 1143 Oak Ridge Turnpike
#202
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Appalachian School of Law
Anderson County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 457-7875 100 N Main St
Clinton, TN 37716
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Jedidiah 'Jed' McKeehan
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(865) 588-1096 1111 N. Northshore Drive, Suite N-290
Knoxville, TN 37919
Free ConsultationKnox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Samford University
There is probably no worse feeling then the moment that this thought crosses your mind, "I think I need an attorney."

You are immediately thrust in to a world you know nothing about, relying on someone you don't know to help you through one of the most critical situations in your life. Scary stuff.

Or maybe you find yourself in need of an attorney on your side to take care of business so you can keep growing your business. Whether it is landlord-tenet disputes, legal contracts, or other sensitive situations, having someone you know and trust is essential in the current...
James Cortney 'Cort' Sikes
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(865) 320-9444 135 Fox Road, Suite A
Knoxville, TN 37922
Free ConsultationKnox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
I am a trial attorney and Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator based in Knoxville, Tennessee. I represent clients in counties throughout East Tennessee and the Mid-State. I focus my practice on helping clients pursue their Social Security disability benefits, serious personal bodily injury cases (including car, motorcycle, truck, and premises liability), all areas of family law (child support cases, child custody, divorce cases, visitation cases, and family law mediation) bankruptcy, estate planning and probate, and criminal defense.

I began my practice in 2005 and since that time have fought for clients in jury trials, bench trials, and administrative hearings. I...
Alexander J. Winston
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(888) 971-9646 P.O. Box 51907
Knoxville, TN 37950
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
University of South Carolina School of Law
Alex Winston has handled a variety of matters for the firm, including: Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, etc.); Estate Administration (Probate); Business Transactions; Business Formation (LLC, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.); Debt Collection; Personal Injury; Landlord Tenant Disputes and Detainer Warrants; DUI; Simple Possession Casual Exchange; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Drugs: Manufacture, Sale, Delivery or Possession; Theft (misdemeanor and felony); Speeding; Texting While Driving; Seat Belt Violation; Lane Violation; Aggravated Assault; Domestic Assault; Vandalism; Shoplifting; Driving While Privilege Revoked or Suspended; Public Intoxication; Underage Consumption of Alcohol; Failure to Provide Evidence of Compliance with Financial Responsibility Law (Insurance Violation);...
Kelly D. Tanner
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(865) 546-2141 2125 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37921
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law
Kelly Tanner is a Knoxville DUI attorney and Knoxville Car Wreck attorney. Before attending the Duncan School of Law, Kelly served as a law enforcement officer in Knoxville, TN. In fact, Kelly is highly skilled in the area of FIeld Sobriety Testing, having received countless hours of training in both administration and interpretation of these tests, and has been a part of actually training the police officers who administer them. To say that he has knowledge of how the prosecution makes their cases is an understatement. He knows the system from both sides.

His former career as a Law Enforcement Officer...
Jason S Collver
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(865) 770-3470 234 Morrell Road, #301
Knoxville, TN 37919
Free ConsultationKnox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Tennessee College of Law
Jason Collver zealously represents individuals who are charged with a criminal offense such as driving under the influence, simple possession, public intoxication, and much more; individuals hurt in car accidents; couples seeking agreed divorce; and other general litigation matters.

He started Collver Law in 2018 to offer client centric representation, custom tailored to the client’s unique legal situation. Each case is different and should not be treated in a cookie cutter manner. Mr. Collver’s goal is to take as much stress out of the legal process as possible, while providing representation at an affordable rate.

Mr. Collver was a member the...
Mike G. Nassios
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Tennessee Criminal Law Lawyer

University of Tennessee College of LawTennessee
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Jedidiah 'Jed' McKeehan
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Tennessee Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

There is probably no worse feeling then the moment that this thought crosses your mind, "I think I need an attorney." You are immediately thrust in to a world you know nothing about, relying on someone you don't know to... Read More »
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Mike G. Nassios
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 637-4223 6200 Baum Dr
#103
Knoxville, TN 37919
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
John C Barnes
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(865) 409-1043 5401 Kingston Pike
Suite 500
Knoxville, TN 37919
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
We care about doing a great job and making sure our clients are well informed and well taken care of throughout the legal process. Being charged with a crime, suffering an injury, or getting divorced are stressful experiences. The last thing you need is to worry about what your lawyer is doing with your case. We promise to be responsive, open, and honest about every aspect of your legal matter. The Barnes Law Firm is committed to providing you a first class defense at a cost people can afford. We regularly practice in courts in...
Timothy M. McLaughlin
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(865) 637-4223 6200 Baum Dr
#103
Knoxville, TN 37919
Free ConsultationCriminal, Asbestos, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
University of Tennessee College of Law
Andrew Scott Roskind
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 769-6969 705 Gate Lane, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37909
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family and White Collar Crime
University of Tennessee College of Law
Andrew S. Roskind came to Knoxville from San Diego, California after serving six years in the United States Navy. While on active duty, Andy received several awards including the Navy Achievement Medal, Letters of Commendation, Honorable Discharge, and the Southwest Asia Service Medal for service during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. After settling in East Tennessee with his wife, Jodi, Andy attended the University of Tennessee where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Jurisprudence Degrees. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Roskind has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law teaching Negotiations...
John David Haines
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 588-1096 1111 N. Northshore Dr Ste N-290
Knoxville, TN 37919
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Divorce and Personal Injury
Before I went to law school, I served on active duty for five years in the United States Navy. During that time, I was forunate enough to travel the world, and meet many different people from every imaginable walk of life. What I learned was that everyone has a story, everyone knows something you don't, and occasionally, everyone needs a little help. After I left the military, I found that I had a natural affinity for the law, and could use that skill to help people through what may be one of the most stressful times in...
Chris Beavers
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 546-2141 2125 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37921
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Chris Beavers, an associate with Banks and Jones, joined the firm upon graduation from law school. Chris primary areas of practice are workers' compensation, family law, personal injury, criminal defense, and estate law.
Terence Scott Jones
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(865) 546-2141 2125 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37921
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Lifelong Knoxville resident T. Scott Jones believes in taking risks, but only when they benefit his clients. Active with the Shriners, he emphasizes the importance of community service to each member of the firm. Attorney Jones demonstrates this by undertaking numerous pro bono cases each year. In addition to being a fierce trial attorney, he is also a Rule 31 Mediator in the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Charles M Torres
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 558-6161 6906 Kingston Pike suite 106
Knoxville, TN 37919
Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Robert Lee Vogel
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(865) 357-1949 101-106 Sherlake Ln
Knoxville, TN 37922
Free ConsultationCriminal, Consumer, Divorce and Personal Injury
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
I am a trial lawyer. My clients are people who have been injured in any way - a car accident, at work, out at a store, by a faulty product or bad medicine or medical treatment, who are falsely accused of a crime, suffered abuse, had their civil rights violated, were bullied at school or at work, were ripped off by a business and the like. I have over ten years of trial experience and recently attended advanced training at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College in Dubois, WY. I have several other attorneys who work with me. Together, our...
Michael Barrett Menefee
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(865) 357-9800 9724 Kingston Pike
Suite 505
Knoxville, TN 37922
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Mr. Menefee focuses his practice in the areas of family law, mediation, criminal defense, business litigation, and collections. Before college, he joined the United States Navy, where he worked as an Operations Specialist on board the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. During law school, Mr. Menefee worked as a student instructor teaching Advanced Appellate Advocacy and coached a University of Tennessee mock trial team. Mr. Menefee has appeared on behalf of clients in nearly every county in Tennessee. Mr. Menefee represents individuals and companies at both the trial and appellate levels. His practice ranges from state court cases to...
Tommy K. Hindman
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Tennessee Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience

Tommy Hindman handles many types of cases such as DUI, white-collar crime, and any other criminal case that demands a high level of expertise and professionalism. He is a member of "Top 100 Trial Lawyers of America"... Read More »
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Scott A. Lanzon
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Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Scott A. Lanzon was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where his father was serving in the United States Army, 101st Airborne. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, Scott graduated from the University of Montana in 1998. After... Read More »
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Mark Edwin Brown
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 357-9800 9724 Kingston Pike
Suite 505
Knoxville, TN 37922
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
After working as an award-winning television sports anchor at WVVA Television Bluefield, West Virginia, Mr. Brown attended law school and now focuses his practice in the areas of federal criminal defense, personal injury, business litigation, business transactions, and general civil litigation. During law school, Mr. Brown served as a teaching assistant for the Research and Writing program and was a member of his law school's Moot Court board. In addition to his practice, Mr. Brown is a guest lecturer for the National Business Institute where he conducts continuing legal education for attorneys and other professionals.
Knox County, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(865) 971-4330 1410 N Broadway St
Knoxville, TN 37917
Criminal, Business and Employment
John Marshall L.S. (Atlanta)
Knox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 522-4964 1816 W Clinch Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Roane County, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(865) 376-2145 1008 Bradford Way
Kingston, TN 37763
Criminal, Administrative, Employment and Workers' Comp
Knox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 584-4040 1111 N Northshore Dr
Knoxville, TN 37919
Criminal, Business, DUI and Real Estate
Roane County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(865) 405-6180 718 Cumberland St
Harriman, TN 37748
Criminal and DUI
Knox County, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(865) 588-1096 1111 N. Northshore Drive
Landmark Center North Tower Suite N-290
Knoxville, TN 37919
Criminal
Knox County, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(865) 546-2141 318 N Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37917
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Knox County, TN Criminal Law Attorney
10605 Sandpiper Ln
Knoxville, TN 37922
Criminal and DUI
Knox County, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(865) 637-2900 #10 Emory Place
Knoxville, TN 37917
Criminal and DUI
Timothy M. McLaughlin
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Tennessee Criminal Law Attorney

University of Tennessee College of LawTennessee
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 337-8212 1522 Highland Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916
Criminal
Bradley L. Henry
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(865) 670-8535 900 S. Gay Street
Ste 1950
KNOXVILLE, TN 37902
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Securities and White Collar Crime
University of Tennessee College of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law
Bradley L. Henry is a leading white collar and federal criminal defense attorney with extensive experience handling complex criminal matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, including in the United States Supreme Court. Brad’s practice includes the representation of executives and other individuals in connection with a variety of federal and state offenses, including computer fraud and abuse, tax fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, money laundering, export violations, environmental crimes, bribery of government officials and theft of trade secrets.  In addition to his white collar practice, Brad also represents individuals charged with...
Marcos M. Garza
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(888) 384-2255 Bank of America Building
550 W. Main Street, Suite 340
Knoxville, TN 37902
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Nursing Home and Traffic Tickets
University of Tennessee College of Law
Marcos Garza is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee College of Law. After serving as a Judge Advocate in the Marine Corps as a Captain, he started his firm in December, 2007. He has become known as the "go to" guy in the field of dui, criminal defense, and personal injury law in East Tennesee. The Garza Law Firm strives to treat "Clients like Family," so you can be assured of the very best customer service. With a team of five attorneys with approximately 100 years of legal experience, you can feel...
James R. Owen
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(865) 440-6345 Kingston, TN 37763
Free ConsultationRoane County, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
After Graduating from the University of Memphis Law School in 1997, James R. Owen moved back to East Tennessee and started practicing law, focusing mainly in the area of Criminal Defense and DUI/DWI defense. He has successfully defended thousands of citizens accused of crimes. He prides himself in investigating not only the facts of his case but also getting to know his clients on a personal level, so he can address any underlying personal issues that may have led to the criminal charges. This holistic approach often leads to a better outcome in the legal system, but also a...
Jeffrey Charles Coller
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(865) 281-1000 Bank of America Building 550 Main Street SW
Suite 775
Knoxville, TN 37902
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Jeffrey Coller provides aggressive and dedicated legal representation to those who face criminal and DUI charges and to victims of personal injury cases. He strives to put clients at ease during even the most difficult circumstances.

Whether it means taking on law enforcement or an insurance company that will not pay, Jeffrey has a reputation for going above and beyond for his clients. Comfortable in the courtroom, he listens and takes time to explain each phase of your case, and he will fight to get the result you want. He focuses on cases involving search and seizure, suppression of evidence, and...
Norman D. McKellar
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(877) 482-9767 625 Market Street
7th Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902
Free ConsultationCriminal, Tax and White Collar Crime
University of Tennessee College of Law
Norman D. McKellar practices law in the areas of IRS tax resolution and federal criminal defense, with an emphasis on tax fraud and white collar federal crimes. Mr. McKellar has successfully defended clients in criminal cases in both federal and state courts and in U.S. Tax Court. Mr. McKellar was voted by his peers as a “Top Attorney” by Knoxville’s CityView magazine in its 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 editions. In 2014, Mr. McKellar was selected as a member of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers, and he also received this...
Michael Joseph Rocco
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Cumberland County, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(931) 837-2050 Tyler S. Davis
69 East First Street, Suite 203
Crossville, TN 38555
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Landlord Tenant
Albany Law School
Michael Rocco earned his J.D. from Albany Law School in 2006. He has interned for the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, in Brooklyn where he conducted legal research for the justices of the Court and readied opinions for publication. After being admitted to the New York State Bar in 2007, Mr. Rocco joined Neil H. Kupferman, Esq., P.C. in Brooklyn, New York, where he represented clients in multi-million dollar commercial and residential real estate transactions, represented both private and institutional mortgage lenders, and practiced general business law. In 2009 he moved to Tennessee where he was admitted...
Robert R. Kurtz
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Knox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(865) 896-9779 422 S. Gay Street, Ste. 301
Knoxville, TN 37902
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Robert R. Kurtz is the founding lawyer of the Knoxville criminal defense law firm, Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1995, and his Juris Doctorate degree with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2000. Mr. Kurtz is a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Knoxville Bar Association, and a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee,...
Brandon S. Griffin
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Cumberland County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(931) 837-2050 Tyler S. Davis
69 East First Street, Suite 203
Crossville, TN 38555
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Brandon Griffin was born and raised in Sparta, Tennessee. He graduated from White County High School in 2006. He went on to graduate from Tennessee Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, where he earned high honors. Mr. Griffin graduated in the top 25% of his class from the Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law in May 2013. He is an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Division.
Federico A Flores
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(865) 673-8516 800 South Gay Street, Suite 1400
Knoxville, TN 37929
Free ConsultationKnox County, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and Insurance Defense
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Federico A. Flores is an associate attorney in Spicer Rudstrom’s Knoxville office. He is formerly a state prosecutor. His practice focuses on appellate litigation, automobile liability, civil rights litigation, insurance defense litigation, premises liability, workers’ compensation, criminal defense, and immigration.

Federico is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where he received his bachelor of arts degree in political science and a minor in economics. He earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Federico is also fluent in Spanish.

While a student at Penn State, Federico worked as a law clerk for the...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.