Columbia, Tennessee Criminal Lawyers

Jonathan Turner
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Former VA. Prosecutor who will aggressively Fight for Your Rights

Jonathan Turner is a former Virginia prosecutor and an experienced trial, criminal defense, DUI, and family law attorney. He has successfully handled a wide range of cases from DUI, drug offenses, probation violations,... Read More »
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Joseph W. Fuson
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(615) 298-7272 2126 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Family and White Collar Crime
Nashville School of Law
Michael Colavecchio
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(615) 242-3333 343 Harrison Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Nashville School of Law
Michael is a trial lawyer and concentrates his practice on protecting the rights of people who are accused of all sorts of crimes. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1979. In 1996, he was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from the Nashville School of Law. He was admitted to practice in 1997 and has been a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Nashville Bar Association since 1997. Michael has successfully assisted hundreds of clients in navigating the difficult court system. Michael has always concentrated his law...
Talor Bearman
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(615) 852-5276 901 Woodland St.
Nashville, TN 37206
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Vanderbilt University Law School
Talor Bearman represents individuals accused of crimes and related offenses throughout the State of Tennessee. Attorney Talor Bearman is devoted to providing exceptional legal representation to people charged with DUI, drug-related offenses, domestic violence, or any offense where you need an attorney to fight for you! Each case is handled with the personal attention that clients deserve in their hour of need. No one wants to need an attorney, but when you do, the Law Office of Talor Bearman will provide the zealous advocacy you require.
Amanda J. Gentry
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(615) 604-6263 4117 Hillsboro Pike
#103-134
Nashville, TN 37215
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Nashville School of Law
Dedicated, Aggressive, Compassionate Attorney fighting for your rights.
Joe Mason Brandon Jr.
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(615) 890-2399 119 North Maple Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Nashville School of Law
I am an attorney with extensive experience in meeting clients' needs. I would appreciate an opportunity to listen to your legal issues, help you identify your goals, and help you achieve those goals.
Parrish B. Stanton
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Brentwood, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(615) 545-2891 205 Powell Place
Brentwood, TN 37027
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Brent Hessel
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(615) 379-8472 2200 21st Avenue South
Suite 305
Nashville, TN 37212
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Immigration
American University
I am a great advocate of the essential place immigrants have in this country. Not only is immigration the foundation of our history, but it is the cornerstone of our future success. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council. I have represented dozens of clients before the Immigration Courts, USCIS, the Department of Labor, and U.S. Consulates in many foreign countries before the full range of immigration matters. I approach every client creatively, finding solutions to their problems while making sure that each client and their families understand their options and the consequences...
Brent Horst
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(615) 403-2971 315 Deaderick St
#1550-11
Nashville, TN 37238
Criminal
University of Toledo
Brent Horst is a criminal defense attorney serving clients throughout Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Memphis Tennessee. For more than 25 years, Brent has dedicated his legal career to defending the rights of those who have been falsely charged with crimes by the government. Common cases Brent takes on involve sex offenses, domestic violence, DUI/DWI, drug crimes, white collar crimes, probation violations, and more. Today, Brent is known as a well-respected attorney among both his fellow peers and his clients as he fully commits to helping individuals defeat their charges or receive lesser sentences. If you are in need of a...
Byron L. Pugh
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(615) 255-9595 214 2nd Ave N
#206A
Nashville, TN 37201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Byron Pugh is a criminal defense and family law attorney in Nashville, Tennessee. Byron represents individuals who are charged with a crime, the subject of a criminal investigation, seeking a divorce or engaged in a child custody dispute. He serves clients throughout Middle Tennessee including Williamson, Davidson, Rutherford and Sumner counties.

Byron began his legal career in the courtroom as an Assistant District Attorney in Davidson County. He was first assigned to the domestic violence team where he prosecuted domestic assault, stalking and harassment cases. There he earned a reputation as a dedicated and effective advocate for domestic violence victims. Byron...
Kevin Bragg
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(615) 617-3490 119 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationCriminal, Estate Planning and Probate
Nashville School of Law
Mr. Bragg has been working in the legal field off and on since the age of 16 and exclusively the last four (4) years. Starting off as an office assistant at Bragg, Mansfield, and Stegall, there Mr. Bragg got his first exposure to the legal system. During his employment at BMS he helped mainly in the area of real estate law. Mr. Bragg has also worked for the Honorable J. Mark Rogers during the Summer of 2006. After attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and graduating in 2006, Mr. Bragg enrolled at the Nashville School of...
Chelsea Nicholson
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(615) 913-3932 219 2nd Avenue North, Suite 400
Market Street Building
Nashville, TN 37201
Free ConsultationCriminal and Cannabis Law
I am a criminal defense lawyer in Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area. I represent clients charged with general misdemeanors, felonies, DUI, drug offenses, seizures and forfeitures, probation violations, orders of protection, and within appeals.
Lawrence James Arnkoff
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Brentwood, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(615) 933-5182 5115 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Miami
Michael Teague Fort
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Franklin, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(615) 794-0004 509 New Highway 96 West, Suite 201
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Juvenile
Michael Fort provides aggressive and experienced representation in divorce, custody, alimony, criminal and personal injury cases. Prior to becoming an attorney, Michael Fort clerked for the 21st Judicial District's Circuit Court Judges Office. After graduating in the top ten percent of his law school class, Michael was invited to work as an associate attorney at the law firm of Schell, Binkley and Davies. After successfully litigating hundreds of cases, Michael Fort accepted a partnership at Schell and Davies.
Kenneth Quillen
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(615) 810-8159 336 46th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37209
Criminal
Nashville School of Law
Exclusively criminal defense.
John David Drake
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(615) 900-4529 120 East Main St. Suite #310
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
John David Drake is an experienced trial attorney. John is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Law School. He served 5 years in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. There he gained significant general legal and trial practice. Since 1992 he has provided litigation services to the people of Murfreesboro, Rutherford and surrounding counties. His areas of practice include: DUI, Criminal Law, Divorce and Child Custody, Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury.
Jenna D'Agostino
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(615) 298-7272 2126 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Belmont University College of Law
Jenna is a native of New Jersey, who moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University in 2009. She graduated from Peabody College at Vanderbilt, where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority’s Zeta Rho chapter. Jenna is still an active member of the Nashville Alumnae Association.

After graduating, she stayed in Nashville to attend law school at Belmont University. During her time at Belmont, Jenna was a founding member of the Family Law Society, in which she was later elected as President of the organization. She was able to enhance her family law knowledge through a summer internship...
Leonard Gonzalez Belmares II
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Dickson, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(615) 441-3581 104 S. Main Street
Dickson, TN 37055
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
St. Mary's University School of Law
I am the founder of Belmares Law, PLLC. I focus primarily in the area of Criminal Defense, but also handle some Civil Litigation. I handle cases in General Sessions and Circuit Court throughout the Middle Tennessee region, including but not limited to Dickson, Charlotte, Erin, Ashland City, Waverly, White Bluff, Clarksville, and Nashville.
Whitney Henderson Raque
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(615) 848-9090 218 W Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Criminal, Divorce, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Nashville School of Law
John Palmer Webb
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Brentwood, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(615) 933-5230 5115 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Criminal and DUI
Samford University
Ms. Julia Elizabeth Stovall
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Franklin, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(615) 330-7948 136 Fourth Avenue South
Suite A
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Nashville School of Law
Julia E. Stovall has been serving Middle Tennessee with high-quality legal services since 1988. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN in 1981. In 1986, she earned her J.D. from Nashville School of Law in Nashville. Ms. Stovall is committed to delivering client-centered counsel. She gets to know each client personally to understand their case and their needs. From criminal defense and personal injury to divorce, Ms. Stovall is equipped to tackle any type of legal matter. Learn what her 25+ years of legal experience can do for you.
Joshua T. Crain
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(615) 848-2088 1819 Ward Drive
Suite 101
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of Arkansas School of Law and Widener University
John David Schwalb
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Franklin, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(615) 794-7100 741 Cool Springs Blvd
#104
Franklin, TN 37067
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Employment
If you’re looking for distinction among attorneys in Franklin, TN, and surrounding areas, you’ll find it in John D. Schwalb, PLLC. Recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyer by the Law and Politics Magazine, John D. Schwalb ranks among the top five percent of lawyers. His firm received and maintains an AV®-rating for providing exceptional legal services. After 30 years of experience in all aspects of the law, John D. Schwalb, PLLC, is qualified to supply superior legal knowledge and litigation skills to all in the Franklin, TN, area. We are prepared to assist you with family law cases, bullying...
Jesse Lords
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(615) 418-9814 222 2nd Ave. N.
Suite 416
Nashville, TN 37201
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family and Probate
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
I grew up in a military family, moving often, until settling in Pensacola Florida for the majority of my youth. On September 18, 2001 I decided to join the Army. I completed my basic training at Ft. Benning Georgia and my military job training at Ft. Gordon Georgia. Following military school, I was stationed at Ft. Campbell Kentucky in 2002. While serving I was deployed to Iraq twice, once in 2003 and again in 2005. While on my second deployment I decided that I wanted to get out of the military, go to school, and become an attorney. Upon returning...
Richard Ashe House
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Franklin, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(615) 550-2191 1550 W. McEwen Drive, Ste. 300
Franklin, TN 37067
Criminal, Divorce, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Nashville School of Law
It's all about the relationship with my clients — meeting their needs and helping to solve their problems.

Working with clients to navigate the ins-and-outs of their legal matters with confidence is where my 18+ years of courtroom and practice experience come into play.

My goal is to empower you to take full control of your case — before the legal system does.

My practice areas are limited to criminal defense, divorce and family law, personal injury, social security disability, and worker's compensation. I also limit the number of clients I work with at any given time, so that I can dedicate my...
Jeffrey Gruber
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(615) 796-6529 8 Public Square N
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Jason Reeves
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Shelbyville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(931) 684-6444 704 N. Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 910
Shelbyville, TN 37162
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
The Reeves Law Firm was started in 2001 by attorney Jason Reeves. Mr. Reeves began his practice in 1999 with the law firm then known as Norton & Smith in Shelbyville, Tennessee. After one year of outstanding service to the firm, Mr. Reeves earned the position of managing partner at the firm whose name was changed to Norton & Reeves, P.C. After serving in this capacity for one year, Mr. Reeves fulfilled his career goal of owning his own law firm in 2001. Mr. Reeves has served as senior managing partner since that time. The Reeves Law Firm has had the...
Daniel Ayoade Yoon
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(615) 541-5141 2004 8th Avenue S
Nashville, TN 37204
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Hofstra University
Ana L Escobar
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(615) 244-4744 414 Union Street Suite 905
Nashville, TN 37219
Criminal
The George Washington University Law School
Aaron Walsh
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(615) 730-8383 Belle Meade Office Park
4535 Harding Pike, Suite 208
Nashville, TN 37205
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of South Carolina School of Law
I grew up in Nashville, attending Eakin Elementary, Caldwell Middle, and Hillsboro High Schools.

In my life, I have been a stepchild and a stepfather; I endured a divorce, but am now married again with children of my own.

While at Hillsboro, I received the Ed Hessey award (ask me). After spending five great years in college during the Payton Manning years, I graduated from U.T. (Knoxville) in 1997, and went to work in Nashville and Charleston, South Carolina for the U.S. trucking division of one of the world’s largest international shipping companies.

After three years in the real world, I...
Billy Joe Marlowe
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(615) 244-9190 404 James Robertson Parkway
Suite 1613
Nashville, TN 37219
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
A. Sais Phillips Finney
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(615) 567-7315 4235 Hillsboro Pike
Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37215
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Sais Phillips Finney attended both The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and The University of Memphis. Prior to attending law school, she worked in the United States Senate and in higher education. While a law student, she interned in the Memphis District Attorney's office assisting with violent felony prosecutions. After admission to the bar, Sais practiced criminal defense in Memphis before moving to Atlanta to work in white collar criminal defense and government investigations at an Atlanta law firm. She currently resides in Nashville and practices throughout middle and western Tennessee.
Lewis A. Williams
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(615) 255-2893 1900 Church Street, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37203
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Edward Stephen Ryan
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Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(615) 256-7337 219 2nd Ave N
Suite 300
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
I started my career in the justice system as a police officer for 16 years. I move to the District Attorney's office after graduating from law school. I was team leader in the vehicular crimes division. In 2000 began my career in private practice. I am now a partner at May & Ryan, PLC we do litigation work mainly in the criminal defense arena with an added emphasis on DUI defense.
Bruce Henley
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(615) 784-8474 5543 Edmondson Pike, Suite 56
Nashville, TN 37211
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
My practice areas include drafting contracts and demand letters, criminal defense, family law & prenuptial agreements, personal injury & civil litigation, and wills, including living wills and powers of attorney. My practice is centered around Southern Davidson and Northern Williamson County, but I handle cases in other regions of the state as well. Don't try to handle a complex legal issue on your own, contact me and I will help. Even if you are not sure your issue is within my practice area, feel free to contact me. In the event I cannot help you I will do my best to...
Ross Matuszak
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Franklin, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(615) 926-5805 PO Box 682948
Franklin, TN 37068
Free ConsultationCriminal, Collections, Divorce and Family
Nashville School of Law
I am a Lawyer in Franklin, Tennessee. If you have a legal issue, contact me immediately for a 100% free, no obligation consultation. I fight for my client's rights daily, and will not settle for anything less than exactly what my clients deserve. Call or email today for your free consultation!
Leticia Mason
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(615) 298-7272 2126 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Nashville School of Law, Universidad Anahuac and Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO)
Caleb D Thomas
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Hohenwald, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(931) 487-4070 28 E. Main St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462
Criminal, Collections, Divorce and Family
Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law and Middle Tennessee State University
Ryan A. Freeze
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(615) 848-7975 128 1/2 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationCriminal, Collections, DUI and Divorce
Nashville School of Law
Willow E Fort
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
P.O. Box 190111
Nashville, TN 37219
Criminal
Vanderbilt University Law School
Drew Justice
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(615) 419-4994 1902 Cypress Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Criminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
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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.