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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Fellow||Nashville Bar Association||2014|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Attorney||The Law Office of Russell F. Thomas||2007 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Office of the District Attorney General, Nashvile, Tennessee||2003 - 2007|
|Special Prosecutor / Student Extern||Office of the District Attorney General in Knoxville, Tennessee||2002 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College for DUI Defense||Member||2015 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2007 - Present|
|Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2007 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Nashville Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Nashville Bar Association, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Committee||Past Chairman||2003 - Present|
|Harry Phillips American Inn of Court||Member||2009 - 2010|
|State v. L.R.||DUI Dismissed|
|State of Tennessee v. J.H. and T.H.||Not Guilty of Aggravated Assault|
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|Nashville Bar Journal||Deporting Undocumented Aliens: The Implementation of 287(g) by the Nashville Sheriff's Department||2007|
|University of Tennessee College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Tennessee||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Over the Limit: Defending a DUI Case||The Basics of DUI Science||2013|
|2012 Fall Meeting and Seminar||What Every Attorney Should Know About DUIs and Criminal Law||2012|
Posted by Robert
I was arrested for a second offense DUI and had been offered 45 days in jail. I'm a small business owner and that kind of jail time would have put me out of business and into bankruptcy. Russell got a video of my initial stop and filed a motion to suppress. The prosecutor dropped his offer from 45 days in jail to 48 hours in jail and I was thrilled. Thanks Russell, I don't know what I would have done without you.
Posted by Kevin
I was arrested for a first offense DUI. I didn't have that much too drink and thought I passed the cops tests, but he arrested me anyway. I thought I could handle this myself and that turned out to be a big mistake. I went to court by myself and was told I would have to plead guilty and go to jail and that it would never come off my record. The prosecutor made a big deal out of the fact that I told the police I took prescription mediciation. The judge gave me some time to hire a lawyer and I called Mr. Thomas. He reviewed lab reports and talked to my doctor and took all that information to the DA. He got the charges dropped after a couple of more court dates.
Posted by anonymous
I was facing a 2nd Offense DUI charge and had been offered 45 days in jail. I hired Mr. Thomas to fight my case. He undercovered a lot of information about my arresting officer getting in trouble various times with his department and persuaded the DA to drop my charges. I went from looking at six weeks in jail and losing my job to having my charges dropped completely. I can't thank Mr. Thomas enough. He was worth every penny. We fought the case a long time and he was always very patient and kept me informed about what was going on.
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Russell Thomas is one of the hardest working attorneys that I know. He cares about his clients. He is meticulous about his cases. He researches every viable issue, he provides constant communication with his clients, and he is organized. He is approachable yet very knowledgeable in the law. He is respected by his colleagues.
William Wilbert, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I highly recommend Russell Thomas. Russell is one of the preeminent criminal defense attorneys in Nashville, Tennessee. Russell is extremely knowledgeable about complex criminal defense issues. He is hard-working, detail oriented, professional and provides excellent representation for his clients.
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