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David Henry Veile

Criminal defense Attorney at Franklin, TN

5.0   28 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Veile was a police officer and sergeant with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department for seven years. Mr. Veile is certified as a Police Instructor by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission and was Law Instructor at the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Training Academy, where he taught Criminal Statutory Law, Criminal Procedure, and Constitutional Law.

Mr. Veile serves as a leader in several professional organizations. In April of 2015, he was reelected as a Middle Tennessee Governor for the Tennessee Bar Association and currently serves on the TBA Board of Governors. He also serves as the Chair of the statewide Tennessee Bar Association Criminal Justice Section. Most recently, he was elected to serve a three year term as a Governor on the Board of Governors of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

After graduating third in his law school class and being admitted to the bar, Mr. Veile began a general practice with an emphasis on litigation. Due to his experience in the criminal court system, Mr. Veile’s practice has evolved and now focuses primarily on criminal defense. He has assisted clients facing charges ranging from traffic citations to first degree murder. Due to his background and training in the administration and interpretation of standardized field sobriety tasks in accordance with the standards developed by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Mr. Veile has valuable insight on how to approach the defense of a DUI charge. Mr. Veile has also served as a special prosecutor and special judge.


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2015,2014
Client's Choice
2015 2014


Schell & Oglesby
509 New Highway 96 West Suite 201
Franklin, TN, 37064-2545


5.0 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Reliable, transparent, good communication
Mr. Veile was able to get me the very best outcome for my situation. I put myself in a situation that could have affected my career as a medical professional. He was able to successfully navigate the system to give me the best outcome. I was very pleased with Mr. Veile's and Vicki's (paralegal) communication. Since I live far from Franklin this was essential for me throughout this process. I would recommend Mr. Veile to anyone, he is worth every dollar.
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Posted by Peter | May 1, 2023
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Everything you need
I cannot express the gratitude I have for Mr. Veile and his office staff. Everything was above professional. Work with my situation and handled it with exceptional tact. More than what you could ask in representation.
Posted by Jade | September 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Business Woman
I really appreciated David's effort on the case. There are no words to describe how professional he handled the case. Your knowledge and wisdom gave me the best result. You are the best lawyer I know. You deserve the highest rankings among all criminal Lawyers. Thank you so much!
Posted by Zied | October 14, 2020
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Review for David Veile
I hired David to represent me in my legal case and I am very glad that I did. I knew and felt since the first time I met with him that he was the right attorney for my case and I was right. He is very professional, calm, exceptional, and responsive attorney who I would recommend to anyone needing representation. He is worth the investment. Thank you for your services David. I highly recommend David for legal matters.
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Posted by Austin Kelly | September 17, 2020
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David Veile
Mr. Veile was directed to me by my father. Who he helped get a deal that was absolutely the best one; greatly improving his situation. When it came down to me, I was in the process of getting a life changing job- and the court would have gotten in the way of it. The job I soon did land, and if it wasn't for the hard working Mr. Veile, who negotiated a better plea deal than I expected; I wouldn't be able to carry on with my life's plan when I wanted. I now can move out of state for work, in a place I am very excited to move to- all thanks to David!!! If you need proper representation- hire David Veile. Seeing him work in the inside the courtroom and out- only gives you comfort that you invested in the right person. Thank you so much David!!
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Posted by bill | March 10, 2020
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Outstanding Knowledge & Professional Attorney
I have had such a positive experience with David Veile of Schell & Oglesby law firm I wanted to leave a review. I had a uniquely strange situation and reached out to my business attorney for direction on how to handle it. My attorney recommended David Veile in Franklin, Tn., because he has an outstanding reputation as a defense attorney. I was completely pleased with Mr. David Veile from the very first phone call to the timely conclusion. Even though the circumstance was bizarre, David handled it with the utmost professionalism. His knowledge and ability is outstanding and he was able to quickly combat and rectify my situation. He is extremely professional, readily accessible and I could not be more satisfied with my interactions with Mr. Veile. If you are looking for a very qualified, highly professional and personable, exceedingly knowledgeable defense attorney, I highly recommend David Veile.
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Posted by Joseph | August 11, 2019
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High Integrity
It was apparent right from the first few minutes we met with David the kind of man he is. He is a very professional, polite, caring, thoughtful, honest man of high integrity. He is highly skilled in his profession. He made sure he had all of my information and facts to put together the best defense possible. He was very thorough and open to my input that could possibly impact the case. He was very accessible and easy to get in touch with. I had the utmost trust in him, and felt very comfortable with his ability, approach, and efforts to represent me. With the excellent efforts of David, my case had the best possible outcome when it was eventually dismissed. He is an excellent attorney and a fine person.
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Posted by Derek | January 18, 2019
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Hands down the best experience with an attorney I've ever had. David is second to none.
David went far above and beyond in his consultation with me. I have hired two former attorneys in the Franklin area, both very highly rated like David, and up until today I thought they were both the best of the best. Then I met David, and all previous expectations of attorney excellence were far exceeded. I went in to the conversation scared, nervous, and feeling very alone in an unprecedented (for me) legal situation, but after speaking with David for 20 minutes, I am now confident and feel like a thousand tons have been lifted from my shoulders. David's experience very obviously shows, because while my situation is new to me, David knows exactly what he is doing. It was his knowledge and competence that made me feel so comfortable, not to mention how respectful and easy going he is, that made me feel so much better and confident about my situation. David has won my business for life due to how much he cared about me and my situation as well as how thorough he was in our conversation. Whereas other attorneys just try to determine whether they can make money and how much, David truly had my best interests at heart and took the time to carefully and clearly explain my legal situation and potential paths. I wish there were more attorneys out there like David!
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Posted by Stephanie | February 5, 2018
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Simply the Best!
I would highly recommend attorney David Veile to anyone seeking legal counsel. From the first meeting, Mr. Veile's approach was thorough and professional. It was comforting to know I had a true advocate acting on my behalf. His legal expertise was invaluable and he demonstrated true command of my case. His level of communication, personable approach and attention to the details was outstanding.
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Posted by Chester | December 18, 2017
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The Best!
David represented me and his commitment, ethic and talent saved me from the wrath of a corrupt prosecutor. You won’t regret hiring David!
Posted by Christina | August 1, 2017
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Highly recommended
I couldn't have been more happy about my choice of lawyer. David is incredibly knowledgeable , professional and reliable . Throughout the whole process , he reassured me and talked me through every step.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2017
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Excellent and Thorough
Tremendous lawyer! From the day I hired him he worked with complete thoroughness and reassured me that he would relentlessly go the extra mile on my behalf. He did. There was nothing in my mind that he left undone. He promptly replied to my e mails, texts, and calls. I was not a number. I highly recommend David H. Veile for any legal battles he is equipped to represent you in.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2016
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A great fit
David was referred to me via a friend. I was very impressed with his attention to detail, as well as his ability to act in my behalf- he seemed to literally "walk in my shoes." The outcome of my case was better than I could have hoped for, and I know David was a major factor in that.
Posted by Matthew | June 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
As Professional As It Gets
I was incredibly satisfied with my experience with David. I hired David for several cases over the span on a year and a half. From the start, he was very knowledgeable with regards to the law and all options pertaining to my cases. He seemed willing to pursue any avenue possible in order to best resolve my issues. When my court dates arrived, he was always there on time and prepared. He was able to negotiate the best possible outcomes for my cases. I honestly have no complaints about David, and I would not hesitate to hire him again or recommend him to anyone I know. He checked all the boxes; he was friendly and understanding, knowledgeable and hard-working. He was never rude or curt. He was usually easy to reach, but on the few occasions when I couldn't reach him, he always got back to me as soon as he could. I was thoroughly satisfied with my experience with David.
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Posted by Maria | August 6, 2015
Very Profesional and Trustwhorthy
Excellent Attorney! I highly recommend Mr. Veile, I was referred to him by a friend and it was the perfect fit for the case of my daughter. I felt confident that I was in good hands, he was clear, patience and was always there in the moment of crisis when I needed the most a legal advise. I have great respect for Mr. Veile who has proven to be honest, reliable and knowledgeable of criminal matters. I'm so thankful for his invaluable help.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2015
You will not be disapointed
Mr. Veile is an attorney you really need to work with. He is diligent towards the smallest detail, and works in a precise detailed manner that will ensure you have the best representation when and if needed. He is non judgmental and understands that sometimes mistakes lead to serious situations. He made me feel a lot better about my unfortunate situation, and was there when i needed advice and help. David took so much time, effort in being very particular with every certain outcome that could possibly occur. I feel this attention to detail, his dedication to his clients ended in a very positive way for me personally.
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Posted by John | April 19, 2015
Mr. Veile is an outstanding attorney. He is knowledgeable, honest, and highly respected. When you speak with Mr. Veile he will give you the good..the bad...and ugly. My advice to you is simply...if he expresses confidence in your particular the man and feel good about doing so. He speaks softly...but carries a big stick ;)
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2015
Excellent Attorney - HIGHLY Recommended
Mr. Veile is an excellent attorney. If you find yourself searching for legal advice, David is the person you should call. All of my phone calls / emails were always promptly returned. Mr. Veile answered all of my questions, and kept me well informed on the situation at hand. From our first meeting until the final court date, David was very pleasant, treated me with respect, and was always kind and courteous. He is very knowledgeable of the laws, honest about the possible outcomes of the case, and a skilled negotiator. He worked diligently on my case, and didn't stop until the best possible solution was reached. Mr. Veile is definitely the attorney you want to have in your corner. Should the need ever arise again, David Veile is who I will hire. I recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2015
Excellent Attorney
I had a great experience with David. He helped me through a rough time in my life. Situations when you realize you need legal help often occur unexpectedly and the choice of a right lawyer can be very a difficult and nerve-wrecking one to make as you realize how much is at stake. David was definitely the right choice for me. He was very knowledgeable about the situation at hand and took the time to go over all the facts and answer all questions. While he was honest and up-front about the possible case outcomes and made sure I understood the worst and best possible results, he was always very respectful and not judging which was very important in a situation when you feel so vulnerable. David was easy to talk to. His office staff was also highly professional and prompt in responding to my calls and emails. I feel that David was able to achieve a very good outcome for my case – one that gives me a chance for a bright future. I would highly recommend David to anyone finding themselves in a situation that requires his services. Sharp, knowledgeable, understanding – overall top-notch lawyer.
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Posted by Elizabeth | July 26, 2014
David Veile Review
I hired Mr. Veile to defend me on two charges; Possession and driving on a revoked license. David was able to explain all my options in a way I understood, was always there to answer questions, professional, timely and friendly. Anything I needed he was there to help. He helped me to completely expunge my record and provide me with a clean slate. I am very appreciative of everything Mr. Veile did for me.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Schell and Davies, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lowery, Lowery & Cherry
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Rochelle, McCulloch & Aulds
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Police Officer/Sergeant
  • Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
  • 1998 - 2005
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  • Nashville School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Blanton v. State
  • Conviction reversed, remanded for new trial


  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education
  • Appointed as Commissioner by Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2019 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Chair of Section; Member, Executive Council
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2008 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member- Board of Governors (District 6 Governor)
  • 2005 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Governor on Board of Governors
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - 2011
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Honors and Awards

  • Highest Rating (AV) for Legal Ability and Ethics
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Mid-South Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • President's Special Recognition Award
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2011
  • President's Distinguished Service Award
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2010
  • Honorable Society of Cooper's Inn
  • Nashville School of Law
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tennessee Bar Association Annual Convention
  • Start Your Solo Gig: How to Step Out on Your Own
  • 2015
  • 2015 Annual Legislative Update and Caselaw Review
  • 2015 Legislative Update
  • 2015
  • Williamson County General Sessions Primer
  • Best Practices from a Defense Attorney's Perspective
  • 2014
  • General Practice Summit
  • DUI Law
  • 2013
  • Docket Call: Practicing Criminal Law In Tennessee
  • The Law and Summary of Drugs and Schedules
  • 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Criminal Law Legislative Update
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He assisted with a time-sensitive matter and was both knowledgeable and responsive!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David has defended citizen's accused of crimes for many years. He cares about his clients. When a family friend need a local attorney in Williamson County, I had them called David and he obtained an excellent result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very intelligent and trustworthy criminal defense attorney. He cares about his clients and works diligently on their behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is without hesitation that I endorse David Veile for all matters involving criminal defense. He is uniquely situated to serve his clients given his background in law enforcement. Furthermore, his preparation and dedication for his clients is second to none. If I found myself in trouble, David would be my first call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a fierce advocate for his clients. He is always prepared to fight the good fight. I strongly endorse him as a fellow member of the bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is well known in the legal community for his expertise in criminal law matters. He is thorough, hard-working, and creative in defending each client, which has earned him the respect of both the judges and his fellow lawyers. If I had a family member in need of a criminal defense attorney, David would be my first call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for a number of years. Not only is he a qualified and skilled attorney, his ethical standards are of the highest I have ever seen. I highly endorse David for any of your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Veile is a fine lawyer."
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