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Katherine Susannah Boston

Criminal defense Attorney at Nashville, TN

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also known as Kate Boston Melby, Kate Melby

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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Originally from Lawrenceburg, Kate Boston Melby is a third generation trial attorney from Middle Tennessee. Kate graduated with honors from Auburn University and the University of Tennessee College of Law. She earned her J.D. with a concentration in Advocacy and Conflict Resolution. While at UT, Kate made the Dean's List, received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, was named "Best Advocate" of her Trial Practice class, completed over 200 hours of Pro Bono hours, and completed the nationally recognized Legal Advocacy Clinic. She also completed a study abroad program at the University of Cambridge.

Kate’s legal career began at the Public Defender's Office for the 22nd Judicial District. She joined the office of the District Attorney General for Davidson County in 2014. During her six years with the DA’s office, she served as a member of the General Sessions team, Domestic Violence Division, and prosecuted violent crimes in Davidson County Criminal Court. Kate’s work as an assistant district attorney included the successful prosecution of some of Nashville’s high profile murders.

She was a proud member of the State's first Conviction Review Unit that worked to exonerate individuals wrongfully convicted. In addition to enforcing the laws of Tennessee, Kate worked to draft and pass the Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act--House Bill 810/ Senate Bill 1230, as well as House Bill 1666 amending the Harassment statute to include modern technology.



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Baker Associates
615 3rd Ave South
Suite 600
Nashville, TN, 37210

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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2021
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Best "Little B...." i have ever dealt with.
She is smart, polite, prompt, dedicated, tactical, good, skilled, and a mighty fine lawyer. If I had a criminal matter in Davidson or an adjacent county, this is my "Go To' lawyer.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney Davidson County
  • 2014 - 2020


  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Auburn University
  • Bachelors of Arts
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Rivas 2021 WL 1625530
  • Won as prosecutor. Total effective sentence of life plus fifty-two years
  • State v. Nunez 2020 WL 4734916
  • Won as prosecutor. Effective sentence of life plus five years.
  • State v. Cartwright 2020 WL 2850975
  • Won as prosecutor. Total effective sentence of 15 years consecutive to prior conviction.
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  • Baker Associates
  • Attorney
  • 2020 - Present
  • TBA Young Lawyers Division
  • Mock Trial Committee
  • 2019 - Present
  • YWCA
  • Advocacy Committee
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Gold Level Achievement (excess of 75 hours of pro bono services)
  • Tennessee Supreme Court/ University of Tennessee
  • 2014
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Trial Practice
  • CALI
  • 2014

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Nashville Criminal defense Lawyer Katherine Susannah Boston
Katherine Susannah Boston
Criminal defense Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 10 years
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