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Bernard Francis McEvoy

Criminal defense Attorney at Nashville, TN

4.2   10 reviews

About Bernard

Learn Bernard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    I represent clients charged in criminal cases including DUI cases in state courts throughout Middle Tennessee, including Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Sumner, Cheatham and Robertson counties. I was an assistant district attorney general in Davidson County for 15 years.

    32 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%

Licensed for 32 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/19/2022

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

Contact Bernard

Bernard Francis McEvoy
214 Second Avenue North
Suite 206
Nashville, TN, 37219

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Bernie achieved everything he said he would aim to achieve from the first day we met. He is an true honest lawyer, and was understanding and proactive from day one. Highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Swinburne | April 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful, caring, consummate professional
Attorney Bernie McEvoy is an exceptionally thoughtful and caring legal professional as well as an all around super nice human being. On Friday, April 27, 2018, Attorney Bernie McEvoy’s advocacy gave me my life back after a nightmarish year and a half. A highly respected Sumner County judge dismissed some very serious charges against me. In open court, the visibly angry judge ruled that certain members of the Hendersonville Police Department and members of the District Attorney’s office acted with “gross negligence”, “violated several of my constitutional rights” and “were prejudicial” in the handling of my arrest and attempted bogus prosecution. For those not familiar with the law, here’s the legal definition of gross negligence: “Gross negligence is a conscious and voluntary disregard of the need to use reasonable care, which is likely to cause foreseeable grave injury or harm to persons, property, or both. It is conduct that is extreme when compared with ordinary Negligence, which is a mere failure to exercise reasonable care.” Attorney McEvoy’s diligence, knowledge of the law and research abilities were praised by the judge during the motions to dismiss. When I retained Mr. McEvoy to represent me, he promised to give me the quality of representation that he would “give to his own son had he been charged with those crimes.” I can say that, he did! No one coerced me to write this review but I feel the need to recommend Attorney Bernie McEvoy to anyone needing very high quality legal representation. God bless you, Sir, and thank you for being my advocate through this very difficult period of my life.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
DUI Case
Bernie is an incredible lawyer. I was in a situation where I was unfamiliar and unknowledgeable, and thought my life was over. I met with him soon after my arrest, explained to him what happened, and he immediately reassured me that my case was not as cut and dry as I thought. After reading online what happens with a DUI, I had prepared for the worst and thought I was in a hopeless situation. Bernie not only got my entire case cleared up quickly, within a month, he was able to get me an outcome that I didn't think possible even with the best case scenario. He allowed me to continue with my future plans uninterrupted, and allowed me to get my life back on track after a mistake. If you make the mistake of being charged with a DUI in the Nashville area, hiring Bernie McEvoy is the best decision you can make.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dui Case
Mr. McEvoy was very professional and used his obvious experience to outline all the options of my case. I was offered a plea in a county notorious for not negotiating DUI cases and I believe it was because of Mr. McEvoys representation. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2015
Thank you Mr. McEvoy
This was my first offense. I was very pleased with my result. To me keeping my license was my number one priority because I drive for a living. I would highly recommend him. I know everyone's case may differ but I would still trust him in any situation. There aren't many lawyers that have worked on both sides of the law prosecuting and defendant. I talked to a few other lawyers and they seemed to be too overzealous for me. He was calm and relaxed with confidence that spoke for itself. Sure enough he got the job done. Also do not be scared if nothing gets resolved on your first court date. The odds were highly stacked against me. Thank you Mr Bernie McEvoy
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Posted by Hailey | May 22, 2015
Thank-You Mr. McEvoy!!
Mr. McEvoy was so very attentive to my situation. His concern for my well-being as a person and client made it obvious I would receive his un-divided attention and that my case would be fought with every tool "in his box." I was looking at serving several years incarceration and he was able to negotiate a plea which I readily accepted. Thank-you Mr. McEvoy! You turned my life around both as an attorney but mainly as a man showing compassion for me as a person first, then as a client!! I owe you my life!!!!
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Posted by Chasit C | May 5, 2014
Great attorny one of Nashville's best !!
Mr. McEvoy was awesome. It was my first time dealing with the court system on a criminal charge. I was scared and thought my life was over. Mr.McEvoy was very calm he let me know all options available to me. He kept me calm constantly reassuring me everything would be ok. My case went to a bench trial I was so scared, he did great in cross examining the witnesses the state had against me. He always returned my calls/emails promptly. After a long 6 months process my case was dismissed!! Mr.McEvoy even filed the paper work to expunge my record!! I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2012
EXCELLENT LAWYER
I got a very satisfactory results with the representation as a lawyer from Mr. McEvoy. He is very knowledgeable and very understanding of the results I wanted to get from my case. He suggested to put together a good offer for DA which it reduce my charges, and it was inmediately accepted! I am very please with his job.
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wouldn’t recommend.
Didn’t inform us he wasn’t going to be at court got my Fiancé sent back to jail due to Bernie not showing up or him having any representation acted like he was going to fix the situation and get him back out but didn’t Bernie started ignoring us but discussing our case with other lawyers so they could up their price on us.
Posted by Juanita | July 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Money wasted
I paid him $1,500 upfront and all he did was write a letter to the D.A. (which I am glad he didn't press any charges because my arrest was should have never happened) and supposedly went to court on my behalf to make sure everything went accordingly, and finally filed my expungement 2-3 months late after I emailed him because he hadn't filed it yet (if he would have told me that if the case was dismissed I could file for expungement for nothing I would have filed myself making sure it was done asap). $1,500 for a letter, a short period of time in court which is just around the corner from his office, the papers he mailed me, and to file for expungement 2-3 months late and failed to tell me I could do myself for FREE. His letters all say contact him if you have any questions which I have done so but he has never responded back even with a I don't know, I can't help you, or a I don't give a crap because I already have your money. I wish I could give him a better rating but I can't.
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Response from Bernard McEvoy July 25, 2019
The charge against you was dismissed. It was dismissed at the request of the State of Tennessee. It was dismissed on your first court date. t is not possible to obtain a better result. I regret that you are not satisfied with this.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorney General, Davidson County, Tennessee
  • 1990 - 2005

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Tufts University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (3)
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McEvoy is a well respected, experienced, and professional attorney. Highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bernie embodies what it means to be a professional. He is a thorough and zealous advocate, while ensuring that he always treats his clients with the utmost respect. I consider him an example of what a good lawyer looks like."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a civil attorney and refer basically all criminal matters to Bernie McEvoy. I have had nothing but rave reviews from the people I sent his way."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McEvoy is a very skilled and highly respected attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bernard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent DUI attorney that is well respected in middle Tennessee."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly respected DUI lawyer who achieves excellent results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have watched Bernie come up through the ranks of the District Attorney's Office when I was a police officer, and lately watched as he has developed an exceptional criminal defense practice. I know him to be a solid practitioner with exceptional skills. He works hard for his clients, and is an all around "nice guy"."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bernie is an excellent lawyer whose advice is valuable. If you choose to retain Bernie you can be assured of his commitment to your defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. McEvoy and I worked on a criminal matter a few years ago. He is an excellent attorney and does a great job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney McEvoy is an outstanding attorney with an excpetional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Nashville Criminal defense Lawyer Bernard Francis McEvoy
Bernard Francis McEvoy
Criminal defense Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 32 years
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