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Since attending the University of Colorado Law School and graduating from the Nashville School of Law  in 2004, Mr. Kelley has established himself as a  local authority on the intricacies of Middle Tennessee Courts, Judges, prosecutors and DUI law. Early in his practice, Mr. Kelley developed an extensive knowledge of defending those charged with crimes, by taking felony trials and winning acquitals. This knowledge, combined with his background in the sciences, gives Mr. Kelley a unique perspective in defending those accused of DUI or other crimes. As a Tennessee DUI attorney, Mr. Kelley has successfully represented multiple clients charged with DUI.  Mr. Kelley is a frequent contributor to The AVVO website and other internet based information and social sites.


Mr.Kelley has handled cases from the General Sessions Court all the way to the Tennessee Supreme Court.   


Mr. Kelley not only educates defense lawyers and the judiciary, but also prosecutors, since he has taught classes in Government, Law, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Ecology.  Mr. Kelley's practice, however, is not limited to DUI and criminal defense. He handles personal injury auto accidents, trucking accidents and contract disputes.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 34%
    13 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 33%
    13 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 33%
    13 years



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Contact info

The Law Office of Blake L. Kelley

812 West Old Hickory Boulevard
Nashville, TN, 37219


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice Award DUIAVVO2014
Client Choice AwardNational Association of DUI Defense2012
Client Choice Award Personal Injury (Auto Accident)AVVO2010
Associate of the YearMarlowe Law Offices, PLLC2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Blake L. Kelley2008 - Present
AttorneyGreg Graf and Associates, PC2003 - 2004
AttorneyMarlowe Law Offices, PLLC2002 - 2008
Legal AssistantJohn Lowery and Associates, PC2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nashville Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Tennessee Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hughes v Troutt & TrouttSettled the day before trial for $72,000.00.
Three Car Sandwich, Clear Liability Flees the SceneCase quickly settled for 2.4 x medical bills before filing lawsuit
Slip & FallSettled the case for 2 x the medical bills.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesHow to Talk to Police2014
AVVODUI Trial in Sumner County2012
Tennessean.comDCS Indication (accusation) Does Not Equal Guilt2010
AVVO Legal GuideWhat to do when stopped under DUI suspicion2009
AVVO Legal GuidesWhat to Consider When Stopped Under Suspicion of DUI in Tennessee2009
Tennessee Trial LawyerPutting Your Client on the Witness Stand2008
Bar Association BulletinDUI defense2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nashville School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Colorado - BoulderLawN/A2004
Middle Tennessee State UniversityAdministrationM.Ed.1994
Middle Tennessee State UniversityBiology, Physics, ChemistryB.S.1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUI ConferenceOpening Statements2014
Roundtable PresentationDCS Indication (accusation) Does Not Equal Guilt2011
Roundtable PresentationWinning a DUI Case in Williamson County2009
Roundtable PresentationDUI Defense2009
Marlowe Law Offices Improvement DaysDUI Law Changes2007
Roundtable PresentationPutting Your Client on the Witness Stand2006