Lebanon & Mt. Juliet TN DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer
I concentrate my practice on the defense of citizens accused of crimes. The principle of my practice is simple: I believe that you have to care for the people you represent. This ideology results in my offering a personal and specialized approach to each of my clients. I offer genuine concern and empathy for those I represent and this is the core of my practice. I will do everything that can be done to provide you the best defense possible and I and my team of lawyers, paralegals and investigators will do it to the best our ability. I feel that the individualized care we show our clients distinguishes us ethically and professionally.
My practice spans the entirety of criminal defense from assault and harassment to DUI and weapons violations to several high profile murder cases. The focus of my practice is complex criminal charges, notably driving under the influence (DUI) charges. My clients have included individuals such as airline pilots and truck drivers whose employment or current situation in life would make the penalties of a DUI conviction unbearable. My trial work results in DUI verdicts of not guilty, homicide acquittals, and many other not guilty verdicts for criminal charges. More importantly, my pre-trial efforts result in charges being dismissed or lowered allowing my clients to avoid the embarrassment, dangers and expenses of lengthy jury trials. Many of my clients have been found not guilty, while other clients avoided the harsh penalties called for under criminal statutes by being offered pleas to significantly lesser offenses
I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University, and obtained my law degree from the University of Tennessee’s School of Law in 1992. I am a member of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and The Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I have 22 years of experience practicing law in multiple jurisdictions and am honored to frequently be asked to speak to industry organizations, including TACDL's 2014 DUI Seminar
where I spoke about Creative Closings for DUI Defense. Several of the judgments I have procured for my clients set precedents in the justice system and continue to be published in articles used to train and educate other lawyers. This year, I was honored by my legal industry peers by being named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Criminal Defense in the country.
When I’m not practicing law, I enjoy spending time on my farm with my wife Sheila and our five children, Jessica, Ryne, Isom, Ranch and Savannah. I also enjoy riding my Harley and fishing in my spare time.