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Notable Career Highlights:


·       Extensive trial experience as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney including multiple first degree murder cases

·       Co-authored multiple bills for the Tennessee State Legislature at the request of the Office of the District Attorney, District Attorney General’s Conference, and the Public Safety Coalition

·       Co-authored the bill that becameTennessee’s sexual offender registry (Tennessee Sexual Offender and Violent Sexual Offender Registration, Verification and Tracking Act of 2004)

·       Successfully assisted sexual offenders in removal fromTennessee’s sexual offender registry

·       Trained officers from numerous jurisdictions acrossTennesseeon DUI trial testimony and investigation

·       Clerked for Nashville Civil Rights law firm with a focus on constitutional law

·       Proudly represent members of the United States Army and other branches of our armed forces


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    12 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    12 years
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
    7 years



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  • Jacob Walter Fendley

    I have watched Chris in Court on several occasions, he's confident, smart, and always prepared. He and I are working on a case together right now which I'm confident will result in "not guilty" for both our clients.


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Contact info

Patton & Pittman

109 S 3rd St
Clarksville, TN, 37040-3403


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
10 Best 2014American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant District Attorney GeneralOffice of the District Attorney General2004 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Municipal Attorneys AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2012 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationFormer Board of Directors2004 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
FindlawEtched in Cyber-stone: Communication in the Digital Age2011
Tennessee Code AnnotatedTennessee Sexual Offender and Violent Sexual Offender Registration, Verification and Tracking Act of 20042004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nashville School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2003
Austin Peay State UniversityHistory, Psycology, Education (minor)BS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Cops in CourtTrial Testimony in DUI Cases2007
Continuing Legal Education SeriesPretrial Diversion2006