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I have been licensed to practice law for over 26years.  My background includes service in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Generals Corp, as a prosecoter, service as the Legal Advisor to the Metro Nashville Police Department, and extensive litigation experience with those organizations and in private practice. You will find that I am direct and very truthful with my clients. I often have clients state that they appreciate that I am a "straight shooter". My firm offers courteous, compassionate, honest, aggressive, and affective legal services.


My firm is focused on family law (divorces, seperations, adoption, custody) , criminal law, and personal injury law, though we offer and will be happy to discuss with you services in a broad range of other legal areas.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 23%
    15 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    28 years
  3. Divorce: 20%
    15 years
  4. Military Law: 15%
    23 years
  5. Other: 22%
  6. More 



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

215 S 2nd St
Clarksville, TN, 37040-3629


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Excellence in ClaimsUS Army Claims Service1992
Air Assault BadgeUS ArmyN/A
Jump WingsUS ArmyN/A
AAM, MSM, and various awardsUS ArmyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPrivate Practice2002 - 2013
Senior AttorneyMetropolitan Gornment of Nashville and Davidson County1994 - 2001
Attorney AdvisorUS Army Jag Corps1986 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montgomery Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Montgomery County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
US vs JenksConvicted manslaughter. 15 year sentence
US vs LawrenceAquitted of all charges. Subsequently promoted to CW4
Plaintiff vs. Metropolitan GovernmentOf approximately 300 suits, about 35 made it to trial. I won all of those. Metro paid nothing. The rest were dismissed before they ever got to court.
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Publication nameTitleDate
website dstanfordlaw.comVarious articlesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell UniversityN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A