Nashville Criminal Law Firm
Criminal defense has been my passion for the last 28 and a half years. To strive to be the best, you have to be able to take on all types of cases regardless of public perception. Every individual has a right to competent counsel. I have had success at all levels of the spectrum of criminal defense. I was recognized with the assistance of counsel award for representing individuals who couldn't afford an attorney. I have had high profile cases which gained national attention that provided me a guest appearance on the Bill O'Riley show. I've been a legal analyst for the Nashville television stations as well as a guest commentator for the major Nashville newspapers. When people think of me, they think criminal defense. I have the experience to properly represent individuals whether it is a misdemeanor or a serious felony. Your individual situation is important to me and I look forward to showing you how my experience will be a valuable asset to you.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.