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  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Andrew C. Beasley, PLLC

Andrew C. Beasley is a National Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the area of criminal law. He is a former prosecutor, and his Nashville office serves clients facing accusations of felony, misdemeanor or DUI offenses. The practice offers a free consultation and 24-hour availability, and the firm's attorney Nicholas Clifford is also licensed in all 50 states in immigration law. Andrew Beasley Attorneys at Law pride themselves on aggressive defense of their clients based on thorough preparation.

Nashville, TN 37201


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Casey, Simmons & Bryant, PLLC

Casey, Simmons & Bryant, PLLC is a full-service law firm with offices in Jackson, Memphis, and Clarksville. They serve clients in Western and Middle Tennessee, practicing family, divorce and criminal defense law. They were awarded a 2016 Best 10 Law Firms Client Satisfaction Award by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. They practice in the areas of DUI, drug crimes, assault and battery, theft crimes, robbery, sexual offenses, driving offenses and property seizure. With over ten years of experience, they pride themselves on dedication to their clients

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Dunn Law Firm

The Dunn Law Firm is a Brentwood, Tennesee DUI, criminal defense, and family law firm handling cases including drug offenses, contempt of court, assault, appeals, felonies, misdemeanors, and records expungement. Mr. Dunn, Mr. Johnson, and Ms. Qualkenbush defend people facing charges related to controlled substances, heroin, crystal meth, cocaine, marijuana, drug trafficking, sales, possession or cultivation, delivery, and manufacturing. Serving Franklin, Nashville and Brentwood, The Dunn Law Firm attorneys offer a free consultation and a 24-hour new client hotline.

Brentwood, TN 37204


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Haymaker & Heroux, PC

Haymaker & Heroux, PC are Nashville criminal defense attorneys practicing in both state and federal courts in the Nashville Metro area and throughout Tennessee. They have represented hundreds of clients in a nearly exclusively criminal defense practice and offer a free consultation. They use a team approach and encourage clients to obtain legal counsel as early as possible when under criminal investigation or arrest.

Nashville, TN 37201


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Horst Law

Horst Law is a Nashville criminal defense firm with over 25 years of experience and over 200 criminal jury trials in the areas of state and federal drug charges, sex offenses, domestic violence and DUI/DWI. Brent Horst is one of fewer than 1% of Tennessee attorneys who is Board Certified in Criminal Law. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Horst uses his experience to anticipate prosecutorial tactics and has been praised by his clients for being knowledgeable, efficient, dedicated, professional, and hard-working.

Nashville, TN 37201


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John G. Oliva, Attorney at Law

John G. Oliva is a defense attorney in Nashville with 30 years experience defending clients in local, state and federal courts. His practice includes criminal law, drug charges, white collar crime, federal court litigation, state litigation and military justice. Whether facing DUI charges or the capital punishment, John Oliva serves his clients with dedication, extensive experience, and a holistic approach. He is AV Preeminent Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for adherence to ethical standards and legal abilities.

Nashville, TN 37208


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Law Offices of Thomas T. Overton

The Law Offices of Thomas T. Overton offer criminal defense throughout Tennesee with over 25 years of exclusively criminal defense experience. Mr. Overton handles DUI, drug crimes, domestic violence and child neglect, rape, prostitution, vehicular homicide and assault, theft, white collar crimes, bond hearings, and expungements. Located in downtown Nashville, Mr. Overton does free initial consultations and is available 24/7. The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys awarded Mr. Overton a 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award in 2014.

Nashville, TN 37201


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Luke Hammond, Attorney at Law

Luke Hammond is a Nashville criminal defense and family law attorney licensed in Tennessee and Alabama. He serves clients accused of serious felonies, misdemeanors, drug crimes, theft, assault, and traffic violations including DUI. He offers a free initial consultation and prides himself on working hard to help his clients avoid conviction and jail time. Protecting his clients' rights, taking each case seriously, and investigating thoroughly are backbones of his practice.

Nashville, TN 37212


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M. Don Himmelberg & Associates, Attorneys at Law

M. Don Himmelberg is a Nashville defense attorney with over 20 years experience in criminal law, DUI, and domestic violence cases. He offers free consultations and 24-hour availability. This practice defends clients facing accusations of burglary, domestic violence, drug charges, DUI, juvenile crimes, sex crimes, trespassing, vandalism, and white collar crimes. M. Don Himmelberg & Associates serve the Greater Nashville Metro Area protecting the rights of those arrested or investigated.

Nashville, TN 37210


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May & McKinney

Nashville attorney Rob McKinney has defended clients since 1994 on charges from serious felonies like first-degree murder and child rape to DUI and misdemeanors like shoplifting and drug possession. He is AV peer review rated, and his clients describe him as helpful, kind and understanding but fierce and determined in their defense. His practice serves clients charged with drug crimes, violent crimes, sex crimes, DUI, domestic violence, identity theft, and federal weapons violations.

Nashville, TN 37201


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Milazo Law, PC

John Milazo is a Franklin Tennesee family and criminal defense attorney serving the Middle Tennessee area. Practicing since 1999, Mr. Milazo has received an Excellent rating in criminal defense from AVVO. The Milazo Law firm centers itself around the values of professionalism, respect, and diligence defending charges of homicide, assault, sexual assault, theft, drug offenses, DUI, and domestic violence. Described by clients as honest, skillful, and an excellent negotiator, Mr. Milazo promises thorough research and careful preparation for negotiation or trial.

Franklin, TN 37064


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Nash & Larsen, PLLC

Nash & Larsen, PLLC are experienced criminal defense attorneys in Franklin, Tennessee who value integrity and a personal approach to defending clients in state and federal court. Their Nashville area practice handles white collar, immigration, violent crime, sex crimes, juvenile, theft crimes, probation violations, federal crimes, appeals, and expungement. They are AVVO rated excellent and offer a free online case review.

Franklin, TN 37064


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Parkerson Santel, PLLC

Parkerson Santel is a criminal defense and family law firm with 35+ years of combined experience and the trial knowledge that comes from 1000's of cases as former prosecutors. They defend felony and misdemeanor charges with personalized advocacy and offer a free initial consultation. With an AVVO Superb Top Criminal Defense rating, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and Super Lawyer awards, these highly experienced criminal attorneys fight for the rights and future of those charged with DUI and serious crimes in Murfreesboro and throughout Tennessee.

Murfreesboro, TN 37130


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Reist & Maples, Attorneys at Law

Reist & Maples, PLC is a family and criminal law practice in the Vanderbilt area of Nashville.This firm handles cases involving DUI, implied consent violation, drug crimes, probation violation, domestic assault, child abuse and neglect, theft, and records expungement. They offer free consultations and pride themselves on offering an aggressive defense with a full investigation, meticulously prepared arguments and tireless defense of their client's interests.

Nashville, TN 37212


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Russell Thomas, Attorney at Law

Russell Thomas is a Nashville DUI and criminal defense attorney rated 10 Superb by AVVO. He brings prosecutor's office experience to representing clients facing DUI, assault and battery, drug crimes, sex crimes and rape, juvenile crimes, domestic violence, robbery and white collar crime.

Nashville, TN 37219


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Schell & Oglesby

Schell & Oglesby, award-winning attorneys in Franklin, Tennesee, bring broad experience and aggressive criminal defense to clients in the Middle Tennessee counties. Rated Super Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, AVVO Superb 10, and Top 40 Under 40, the attorneys at Schell & Oglesby pursue the best possible outcomes for those facing felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, drug, or DUI charges. This comprehensive practice offers representation in family, estate planning, contract law, criminal defense, personal injury, mediation, and appellate law. A partnership of well-established attorneys, Schell & Oglesby serves Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, and the surrounding counties with a commitment to building strong cases for its clients.

Franklin, TN 37064


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Stover Law Group

Stover Law Group in Nashville offers clients over a decade of experience in criminal defense, family law, estate planning, personal injury and civil litigation. His criminal defense practice serves clients accused of DUI, drug crimes, domestic violence, sex crimes, probation violations, white collar crimes and traffic violations. He takes juvenile cases and record expungements, and his clients describe him as compassionate, competent and personable.

Nashville, TN 37201


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The Brocklin Law

The Brocklin Law Firm in Nashville, Tennessee prides itself on fighting hard for its clients in criminal defense of DUI, domestic violence, assault and battery, theft and robbery, white collar and juvenile court charges. They offer free initial consultations and bring nearly 20 years of experience in state and federal court. The firm practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, criminal defense, business litigation, personal injury, nursing home abuse/neglect and police defense. Attorney Brock Parks is a former Nashville Metro police officer who works hard to defend his clients' rights.

Nashville, TN 37238


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The Law Office of Chase Brown

Chase Brown is a criminal defense attorney in Nashville whose who has received two client's choice awards for his work defending thousands of cases from misdemeanors to serious crimes. His focus is on giving his clients an experienced voice and hard working defense. He takes cases in Tennessee courts for DUI, drug charges, violent crimes, vandalism, theft, driving without a license, and traffic court. He is fluent in Spanish and experienced with immigration law.

Nashville, TN 37211


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