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Fundamentally, my approach to every case is "How do I efficiently accomplish my client's goal here?" The key is to map out a realistic path to accomplishing the goal, taking account of the likely obstacles and assessing the best way to overcome them. Not every single problem can be solved, but by keeping an open mind and focusing on what really matters to my clients I find that I can usually get to an outcome that they are satisfied with.  I also make a steady effort to keep the lines of communication open between us, which helps make sure that I am gearing my efforts productively and efficiently on their behalf.  


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Immigration: 15%
  4. Violent Crime: 10%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • Mark Libby Puryear III

    I endorse this lawyer. Kyle did a very good job regarding some immigration matters on a case that we worked on together.


    Mark Puryear Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jason Joseph Sexton

    I worked with Mr. Mothershead for several years at the Nashville Public Defenders Office. His dedication to his clients is rivaled only by his hard work and thorough and searching legal analysis. I would highly recommend him to anyone hiring an attorney.


    Jason Sexton Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

414 Union Street
Suite 900
Nashville, TN, 37219


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the CoifVanderbilt Law2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Office of Kyle Mothershead2012 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderNashville Public Defender's Office2003 - 2012
Law ClerkFederal District Court Middle District of Tennessee2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersChair- Juvenile Defense Committee2011 - 2014
Nashville Chamber of Commerce Academy Partnership CommitteeAcademy Partner2011 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
N.B. v. D.W.Won jury verdict for punitive damages
State v. James HoweDismissed
State v. A.M.Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Wisconsin, MadisonHistory & Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TN Public Defender Conference CLEEthical Issues in Criminal Defense Practice2012
TACDL Juvenile CLE SeminarForensic Evaluations in Juvenile Delinquent Defense2012
TACDL DUI CLE SeminarEthical Issues in Criminal Defense Practice2011