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Balestrini, Barnes, Jaber & Wood, PLLC

Balestrini, Barnes, Jaber & Wood, PLLC, located in Memphis, provides people from the city and its suburbs with legal counsel and representation. The team of lawyers, including Mitchell Wood, Iclem Jaber, Patrick Barnes, and Jason Balestrini, can handle a range of criminal cases, including those involving DUI, drug possession and trafficking, homicide, fraud, and weapon-related charges, among many others. They are also highly qualified to handle various civil lawsuits, including divorces, personal injury cases, and immigration-related legal matters.

Memphis, TN 38104 (901) 578-1515


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Casey, Simmons & Bryant, PLLC

Casey, Simmons & Bryant, PLLC is a law firm with offices in Jackson and Clarksville, as well as Memphis. Its team of five attorneys has the training and experience to help people charged with a range of crimes, from DUIs and drug crimes to theft, assault & battery, and other violent crimes. Managing Partner G. Michael Casey has earned a "10.0 - Superb" rating from Avvo, in addition to the prestigious "Top 10 Under 40" honor in both 2015 and 2016.

Memphis, TN 38138 (901) 672-7745


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Cordts Law Firm

At its office in Memphis, Cordts Law Firm, PLLC helps people from throughout the area who need criminal defense representation. Bradley J. Cordts founded the firm in 1997, after several years working as a private practice defense attorney. Besides criminal defense, Mr. Cordts and his colleague Sharon A. Fortner can handle cases in the fields of family law, bankruptcy law, and personal injury law. Mr. Cordts is an alumnus of the University of Oregon School of Law, and Ms. Fortner is a graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 537-9786


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Delgado Law Firm, PLLC

Delgado Law Firm, PLLC is a Southaven-based private legal practice whose team includes defense attorneys David F. Delgado and Adrienne Louise Moore. The attorneys are members of the Memphis Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association, and in addition to defending people in criminal trials, they are seasoned immigration lawyers. In addition to working at the firm, Mr. Delgado serves as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Southaven, and a juvenile public defender for the Desoto County Youth Court. Like many other staff members at Delgado Law Firm, PLLC, Mr. Delgado speaks fluent Spanish.

Southaven, MS 38672 (662) 253-7169


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Jack P. Sherman, Attorney at Law

Jack P. Sherman, Attorney at Law, is a criminal defense firm located in Memphis. Mr. Sherman, who opened the firm in 2000, devotes 70% of his practice to criminal law, in addition to 15% each to family law and personal injury law. Mr. Sherman is an alumnus of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and, notably, he is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the National DUI Attorneys.

Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 646-4270


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James W. Curry

James W. Curry fights for people from Memphis and its suburbs who are facing potential criminal conviction. Mr. Curry, who has been working in the field for more than 20 years, excels particularly at handling DUI and traffic violation cases. He can also help clients fight charges of domestic violence and assault, weapons-related charges, and drug charges.

Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 730-6005


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KGP Law Firm

KGP Law Firm, in Germantown, si the private practice of attorney Kevin G. Patterson. Mr. Patterson is a qualified defense attorney who also handles personal injury, business, and social security cases. With more than three decades of legal experience, Mr. Patterson is a member of the National Trial Lawyers' "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" who has received high ratings from both Avvo and Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Association for Justice, the Tennessee Association for Justice, and the Tennessee Bar Association.

Germantown, TN 38138 (901) 300-4820


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Law Office of Lauren Pasley

Law Office of Lauren Pasley, based in Memphis since its formation in 2004, has provided legal counsel to locals charged with a range of misdemeanors and felonies. Ms. Pasley, the firm's sole attorney, used to work at the Shelby County Public Defender's Office. In addition to leading her private practice, Ms. Pasley serves on the Criminal Justice Act Panel, and her experience includes capital punishment cases, as well as cases involving robberies, drug charges, white collar charges, and other matters.

Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 526-1088


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Rosenblum & Reisman

Rosenblum & Reisman, founded and owned by attorneys Jeffrey Rosenblum and Marc Reisman, can serve people from throughout the greater Memphis community who are facing criminal prosecution. Whereas Mr. Rosenblum and Mr. Reisman focus strictly on handling civil cases, especially personal injury suits, their associate Mark A. Mesler II is a highly trained and experienced criminal defense attorneys. Mr. Mesler, a graduate of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, was named one of the "Top 8 Criminal Lawyers" by the Memphis Business Quarterly.

6070 Poplar Ave Ste 550
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 527-9600


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Salu & Salu Law Firm, PLLC

Salu & Salu Law Firm, PLLC, located in Southaven, is a law firm that helps Memphis Metro clients with criminal defense cases and other legal matters. The family-owned and operated practice includes Partners and Founders Femi Salu and Abi Salu, who work alongside Associate Attorneys Jennifer Salu and Sharon Salu. In addition to Tennessee, the Salu & Salu Law Firm, PLLC is qualified to serve clients in Mississippi and Florida.

Southaven, TN 38671 (662) 342-7007


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Stengel Law Firm

Stengel Law Firm, located in Memphis since its opening in 1986, is the private practice of criminal defense lawyer Michael J. Stengel. Mr. Stengel, who has more than 25 years of experience helping clients from Memphis and its suburbs, is careful to keep his caseload relatively small. This gives him ample time to give each case the requisite amount of time and effort.

Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 527-3535


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Stroud Law Firm

At Stroud Law Firm, in Southaven, attorneys Philip A. Stroud and Brandon L. Flechas represent Memphis Metro clients in criminal cases and personal injury suits. Mr. Stroud, the firm's founder, has a "10.0 - Superb" rating on Avvo, and an "AV" rating in Martindale-Hubbell. His colleague, Mr. Flechas, is an alumnus of the University of Mississippi's law program and a member of the Mississippi Association for Justice.

Southaven, MS 38672 (662) 373-2352


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T. Bailey Law Office

T. Bailey Law Office, in Memphis, can help people from the city and its suburbs who have been accused of crimes. Taurus Bailey is the youngest member of a family of prominent Memphis attorneys. The Shelby County Courthouse, which in 2015 became the "Judge D'Army Bailey Courthouse," was named after Taurus Bailey's uncle. Mr. Bailey worked as an Assistant Public Defender for a decade before entering into private practice.

Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 550-0449


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Tawanda Williams Law Office, PLLC

Tawanda Williams Law Office, PLLC is the Memphis private practice of criminal defender Tawanda Williams. Ms. Williams, an alumna of the Mississippi College School of Law, is a member of the Memphis Bar Association as well as the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She solely takes on criminal cases, including those involving domestic violence, theft, drug offense, and weapon-related charges.

Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 206-8200


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The Gold Law Firm

The Gold Law Firm is a Memphis law firm practicing in the area of criminal defense. David A. Gold, the practice's owner, founder, and sole practitioner focuses on personal injury and accident law, but he can also represent defendants in criminal cases. Mr. Gold is an alumnus of the Nashville School of Law, from which he graduated with High Honors.

25 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 244-5003


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The Gulotta Firm

The Gulotta Firm, in Memphis, serves people from the city and its suburbs who need criminal defense representation. At the head of the firm is Matt Gulotta, a former airline pilot who received his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis in 2009. As a criminal attorney, he has successfully defended Memphis area defendants charged with misdemeanors and felonies. Additional areas of legal expertise include employment law, aviation law, personal injury suits, immigration-related suits, and family law, including divorces and divorce-related matters such as custody and child support disputes.

Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 526-6477


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The Law Office of J. Jeffrey Lee

The Law Office of J. Jeffrey Lee is a Memphis-based legal practice that excels at defending people accused of sex crimes. Mr. Lee owns the firm and serves as its sole practitioner. Having been named a Certified Criminal Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Lee has attended the Tennessee Criminal Defense College, the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, and other continuing legal education (CLE) programs. He has received the "Clients' Choice" award from users of the rating website Avvo.

Memphis, TN 38104 (901) 730-5967


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The Law Office of William A. Young, Jr.

The Law Office of William A. Young, Jr., in Bartlett, defends people from Memphis and other nearby cities who are facing criminal charges. Mr. Young, a graduate of the Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law, has successfully helped clients in a broad array of violent and nonviolent criminal cases, including felony theft, felony burglary, drug offense, and domestic violence cases.

Bartlett, TN 38134 (901) 729-9422


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