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Sunny Marie Eaton

Sunny Marie Eaton

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, General Practice, Family, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

About Me

I am an attorney practicing in Nashville, Memphis and surrounding counties.  The heart of my practice is criminal defense but I am also a general practice attorney, representing clients in a variety of areas such as divorce, small business matters, property seizures, entertainment contracts and negotiation, personal injury and small claims.    Here at Eastside Legal, we have a client-centered approach to the practice of law.  Life is hard, dealing with your attorney shouldn't be.  


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    9 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. General Practice: 20%
    7 years, 150 cases
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 10%
    5 years, 5 cases
  4. Family: 10%
    7 years, 100 cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Morgan Elizabeth Smith

    I endorse this lawyer. Sunny is a great criminal lawyer and is a great source for information for attorneys in other practice areas such as myself.


    Morgan Smith Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jesse Pratt Lords

    Sunny is a highly respected and skilled attorney.


    Jesse Lords Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

731 Porter Rd.
Nashville, TN, 37206




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 10 Under 40American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers TennesseeAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Massey McGee Trial Advocacy AwardTN Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2013
Certification to PracticeMiddle TN District Court (Federal Court)2010
David Niblack Criminal Defense ScholarshipUniversity of the District of Columbia2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/Managing PartnerEastside Legal, PLLP2013 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Office of Sunny Eaton2010 - Present
Staff AttorneyMetropolitan Nashville Office of the Public Defender2006 - 2010
InstructorKaplan Career Institute2006 - 2010
Associate AttorneyGordon Law Group2005 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAmicus Curiae Brief Committee Member2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2006 - Present
Nashville Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. LyonsAppeal Denied - Win!

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Publication NameTitleDate
District of Columbia Law ReviewAll About the Money: Economic Disparity in Criminal Justice2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Ball State UPsychologyBachelor of Science2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
To expunge or not to expungeExpungements2012
Know Your RightsStreet Law2010
How do you represent those people?Criminal Defense2009