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TennesseeCriminal Defense Lawyers in Nashville, Tennessee

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Tennessee, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Tennessee should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Joseph Fuson

Joseph Fuson
Freeman & Fuson
2126 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
Licensed for 14 years, Joseph Fuson is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended TACDL Criminal Defense College... read more >

Lee Martin

Lee Martin
The Law Office of Lee Martin
525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Licensed for 24 years, Lee Martin is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Mississippi College School of Law... read more >

Michael K Walker

Michael K Walker
Michael K. Walker, Attorney at Law
341 Harrison St.
Nashville, TN 37219
Licensed for 10 years, Michael K Walker is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Nashville School of Law... read more >

Chelsea Nicholson

Chelsea Nicholson
Chelsea Nicholson, Attorney at Law
219 2nd Avenue North Suite 400, Market Street
Nashville, TN 37201
Licensed for 10 years, Chelsea Nicholson is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Nashville School of Law... read more >

Philip Clark

Philip Clark
PNC Law Criminal Defense Attorney
615 Main St. Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37206
Licensed for 5 years, Philip Clark is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

M. Don Himmelberg

M. Don Himmelberg
Himmelberg & Associates
525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Licensed for 28 years, M. Don Himmelberg is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Nashville School of Law... read more >

Mark Christopher Scruggs

Mark Christopher Scruggs
Johnson, Scruggs & Barfield
95 White Bridge Road Suite 508
Nashville, TN 37205
Mark Christopher Scruggs is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Tennessee College of Law... read more >

Vakessha Hood-Schneider

Vakessha Hood-Schneider
Vakessha Hood-Schneider, Attorney at Law
2201 Murfreesboro Pike Suite B-108
Nashville, TN 37217
Vakessha Hood-Schneider is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Edward D Hastings

Edward D Hastings
Law Office of Edward D. Hastings
One Nashville Place 150 4th Ave North (20th F
Nashville, TN 37219
Licensed for 8 years, Edward D Hastings is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Richard Lewis Tennent

Richard Lewis Tennent
Bell Tennent & Frogge, PLLC
Bank of America Plaza
Nashville, TN 37219
Richard Lewis Tennent is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Vanderbilt Law School... read more >

Dick Strong

Dick Strong
1308 Rosa L. Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
Licensed for 12 years, Dick Strong is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Mississippi School of Law... read more >

Brent Owen Horst

Brent Owen Horst
3925 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
Brent Owen Horst is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University TOLEDO... read more >

J Michael Engle

J Michael Engle
519 Fairfax Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212
J Michael Engle is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joshua Brand

Joshua Brand
Brand Law Office
211 Union St., STE 200
Nashville, TN 37201
Joshua Brand is a Family Law and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of Law... read more >

Kurt W Bartlett

Kurt W Bartlett
Bartlett Law Offices
404 James Robertson Parkway Suite 1613
Nashville, TN 37219
Licensed for 9 years, Kurt W Bartlett is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Aquinas College... read more >

James Bryan Lewis

James Bryan Lewis
Jackson, Kweller, McKinney, Hayes, Lewis & Garrett
214 Second Avenue North, Suite 103
Nashville, TN 37201
Licensed for 29 years, James Bryan Lewis is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Tennessee School of Law at Knoxville... read more >

Cynthia Sherwood

Cynthia Sherwood
Sherwood Boutique Litigation, PLC
201 4th Ave N Suite 1130
Nashville, TN 37219
Licensed for 20 years, Cynthia Sherwood is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Perry A. Craft

Perry A. Craft
Law Office of Perry A. Craft, PLLC
402 BNA Drive Bldg. 100, Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37217
Licensed for 42 years, Perry A. Craft is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer... read more >

Andrew T. Daugherty

Andrew T. Daugherty
Law Office of Andrew T. Daugherty, PLC.
3411 Richards St.
Nashville, TN 37215
Licensed for 5 years, Andrew T. Daugherty is a Drug Crimes and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended TACDL - Criminal Defense Trial College... read more >

Bruce Henley

Bruce Henley
The Law Office of Bruce Henley
5543 Edmondson Pike, Suite 20
Nashville, TN 37211
Licensed for 7 years, Bruce Henley is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Nashville School of Law... read more >

Jack L Byrd

Jack L Byrd
Law Office of Jack Byrd, PLLC
1161 Murfreesboro RD Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37217
Licensed for 15 years, Jack L Byrd is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Patrick G Frogge

Patrick G Frogge
Bell, Tennent & Frogge
414 Union Street Suite 904
Nashville, TN 37219
Patrick G Frogge is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William J Steed III

William J Steed III
Jones Hawkins Farmer, PLC
150 Fourth Avenue North Suite 1820
Nashville, TN 37219
William J Steed III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew P Stephens

Matthew P Stephens
Law Office of Matthew P. Stephens
The Tower Suite 3017
Nashville, TN 37203
Matthew P Stephens is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jennifer Lynn Thompson

Jennifer Lynn Thompson
3200 West End Ave Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37203
Licensed for 24 years, Jennifer Lynn Thompson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Paul J Bruno

Paul J Bruno
Paul J. Bruno Law Office
414 Union Street #904
Nashville, TN 37219
Paul J Bruno is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Harold R Donnelly

Harold R Donnelly
Harold Donnelly Attorney at Law
211 Union Street Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37201
Licensed for 16 years, Harold R Donnelly is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Richard W Westling

Richard W Westling
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
511 Union St Suite 2700
Nashville, TN 37219
Richard W Westling is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Sais Phillips Finney

Sais Phillips Finney
Phillips Finney Law
4235 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37215
Sais Phillips Finney is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Cynthia M Fort

Cynthia M Fort
111 Union Street
Nashville, TN 37201
Cynthia M Fort is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Glenn R Funk

Glenn R Funk
222 4th Ave N Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37219
Licensed for 35 years, Glenn R Funk is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Derric Jonathan Augusta

Derric Jonathan Augusta
Law Office of Jonathan Augusta
325 Plus Park Blvd Suite 200A
Nashville, TN 37217
Derric Jonathan Augusta is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael A. Wrenn

Michael A. Wrenn
Freeman & Fuson
2126 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
Licensed for 6 years, Michael A. Wrenn is a Criminal Defense and Landlord-Tenant Law lawyer... read more >

Bawer J Tayip

Bawer J Tayip
Tayip Law Group
455 Elysian Fields Rd
Nashville, TN 37211
Licensed for 11 years, Bawer J Tayip is a Immigration Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Brock Parks

Brock Parks
The Brocklin Law Firm, PC
424 Church Street 5/3 Building, Suite 2000
Nashville, TN 37219
Licensed for 20 years, Brock Parks is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Nashville School of Law... read more >

Thomas Boyers

Thomas Boyers
Thomas Boyers V, Attorney At Law
150 West Main Street Suite 301
Gallatin, TN 37066
Licensed for 20 years, Thomas Boyers is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended The Nashville School of Law... read more >

Samuel Aaron Wooden

Samuel Aaron Wooden
Samuel A Wooden
PO Box 121941
Nashville, TN 37212
Samuel Aaron Wooden is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Bruce D. Fox

Bruce D. Fox
Fox & Farley, Attorneys at Law
424 Church St., Ste. 2000
Nashville, TN 37219
Licensed for 44 years, Bruce D. Fox is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Cynthia C Chappell

Cynthia C Chappell
Dodson, Parker, Behm & Capparella, PC
1310 6h Avenue N
Nashville, TN 37208
Cynthia C Chappell is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Hal D Hardin

Hal D Hardin
Hardin Law Office
211 Union Street Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37201
Licensed for 51 years, Hal D Hardin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Aubrey B Harwell

Aubrey B Harwell
Neal & Harwell, PLC
150 4th Ave N Suite 2000
Nashville, TN 37219
Licensed for 53 years, Aubrey B Harwell is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Graham Prichard

Graham Prichard
Graham Prichard, Attorney at Law
4800 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
Graham Prichard is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Tyler Chance Yarbro

Tyler Chance Yarbro
Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC
1310 6th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208
Licensed for 16 years, Tyler Chance Yarbro is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Bryan Stephenson

Bryan Stephenson
Law Office of Bryan Stephenson
414 Union St. Suite 905
Nashville, TN 37219
Bryan Stephenson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jonathan Paul Farmer

Jonathan Paul Farmer
Jones Hawkins & Farmer, PLC
150 Fourth Avenue North Suite 1820
Nashville, TN 37219
Licensed for 20 years, Jonathan Paul Farmer is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Amy Goodwin

Amy Goodwin
Amy Goodwin Law
PO Box 68099
Nashville, TN 37206
Amy Goodwin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Francis King

Francis King
Law Offices of Francis King
Nashville City Center Suite 1850
Nashville, TN 37219
Francis King is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Karen Paula Stevenson

Karen Paula Stevenson
Rudy, Wood, Winstead & Williams
1812 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
Licensed for 9 years, Karen Paula Stevenson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Morgan E Smith

Morgan E Smith
Law Office of Morgan Smith
144 Second Avenue N Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37201
Morgan E Smith is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Susan Lyell Young

Susan Lyell Young
Cynthia J. Bohn and Associates
545 Mainstream Dr. Suite 320
Nashville, TN 37228
Susan Lyell Young is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

TACDL provides training, education and networking opportunties to its members while advocating for a fair criminal justice system.


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