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John David Schwalb

DUI and DWI Attorney at Franklin, TN

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found

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

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    Attorney Schwalb is a premier DUI defense lawyer. If you've been issued a DUI, call him immediately to go through the details of your case. Each situation is unique, which is why it is paramount you talk to a lawyer. Call today.

  2. Criminal defense
    Whether you’re facing a misdemeanor or a felony, you don’t want to gamble with your future by entering the courtroom (not ready for something). Make sure you’re fully aware of the legal process having to do with your criminal charge.

  3. Divorce and separation
    The divorce attorneys of John D. Schwalb, PLLC are experienced with complicated divorce cases in Franklin, TN, involving valuable estates and cherished children. Our firm strives to help you retain your possessions and treasured time with your kids.

  4. Family
    When family quarrels arise over divorce or child custody disputes, how to handle these issues in court may be the last thing you are prepared to deal with. Family law often involves powerful emotions, but it is important to remain resilient.

  5. Personal injury
    As attorneys in Franklin, TN, we know your rights and are experienced in securing and protecting the entirety of your rights throughout the legal process. Stop worrying, call today.

If you’re looking for distinction among attorneys in Franklin, TN, and surrounding areas, you’ll find it in John D. Schwalb, PLLC. Recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyer by the Law and Politics Magazine, John D. Schwalb ranks among the top five percent of lawyers. His firm received and maintains an AV®-rating for providing exceptional legal services.

After 30 years of experience in all aspects of the law, John D. Schwalb, PLLC, is qualified to supply superior legal knowledge and litigation skills to all in the Franklin, TN, area. We are prepared to assist you with family law cases, employment discrimination and civil rights, personal damage or injury claims, criminal defense representation, employment issues and more.

To learn more about the exceptional legal services offered at John D. Schwalb, PLLC, or to set up an appointment to discuss your case in person, please contact the office of John D. Schwalb today.

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120 3rd Ave South
Franklin, TN, 37067-2746


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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongful Death of my husband..a close friend of mine had suggested him. I had been thru 2 previous lawyers and things were not looking good I had a year to file this and came to John believe it was June of 2020 the accident had happen back in October of 2019. I couldn't find any lawyer that would even look at the case. So long story short I put my faith in this man and HE CAME THRU FOR MYSELF AND MY LATE HUSBAND 100% I would recommend anyone that wants to WIN THERE CASE AND ANYONE WANTS A LAWYER THAT DOES THE FOOTWORK AS WELL AS PAPER WORK JOHN IS YOUR GUY. I CAN'T EXPRESS HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR YOUR HELP JOHN THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!! He knows his Laws
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Posted by Dave St. | March 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great representation
I had been through two previous attorneys who are not handling my case. John took the time to handle my case with care and resolved the issue with a great outcome. I highly recommend John to anyone maybe dealing with legal issues
Posted by Jason | October 3, 2014
Got me Out of a Very Difficult Marriage
He took over my divorce after another attorney had mishandled it and achieved a much better result at trial than I had offered. Did a great job. Then he got me out of a business partnership in a favorable settlement.


  • Free Consultation 15 minutes


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner-Attorney
  • John D. Schwalb, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Williams & Schwalb, PLLC
  • 2004 - Present


  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Expert Network
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Expert Network
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
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  • The Labor Lawyer (ABA)
  • Federal Labor Standards Legislation
  • 2005
  • BNA publications
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • 1999

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Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | May 03
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"John D. Schwalb is one of the finest litigators in the State of Tennessee. He is experienced in all phases of litigation, motion practice, trial and appellate work and practices at a very high level. He represents his clients zealously with energy and finesse."
Franklin DUI and DWI Lawyer John David Schwalb
John David Schwalb
DUI and DWI Attorney
Franklin, TN
Licensed for 38 years
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