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While Bryan Hoss concentrates his practice in the areas of federal criminal defense in Tennessee & Georgia and state court criminal cases in Tennessee and Georgia. Bryan appears frequently in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnatti, Ohio for our appellate clients.

Mr. Hoss also represents civil clients including those who have been seriously injured or wrongfully terminated from their job. Whether an injury is from a car wreck, a trucking accident or e-coli poisoning, or whether the client has been retaliated or discriminated against based upon their age, sex or gender, Mr. Hoss has the experience and skills to bring about a successful resolution to any civil claim.

Mr. Hoss also represents law enforcement officers of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Police Benevolent Association who have been either disciplined by their Department or find themselves named as a Defendant in a civil rights case. Over the last ten (15) years, you will find that Mr. Hoss has been dispatched to multiple shooting scenes and has successfully defended those police officers who were defending the good citizens of Hamilton County.

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Any good trial lawyer must have experience on the appellate level. Mr. Hoss routinely represents clients in both civil and criminal cases pending appeal before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has routinely argued cases on behalf of his clients and has the experience to prepare your case for any appeal.

Prior to law school, Mr. Hoss worked in the Hamilton County District Attorney’s office assisting various prosecutors with major felony cases. He worked on over a dozen homicide trials in the Hamilton County courts including the infamous Signal Mountain Murder case. After graduating with a law degree from the University of Memphis, he joined Davis & Wallace, P.C. in 2001. Within a few short months, Mr. Hoss tried jury trials in both Hamilton County Criminal Court and in the United States District Court in Chattanooga. And, he has been trying cases ever since. Bryan Hoss has represented hundreds of individuals charged with criminal offenses in Tennessee, Georgia and across the Southeast. He has been lead counsel in Federal Courts across Tennessee, Georgia and New York. He has tried cases in all of those courts including a multi-week jury trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Hoss is a partner of Davis & Hoss, PC He is currently licensed in Tennessee, Georgia as well as Federal Courts across Tennessee and Georgia.


After attending The McCallie School, Mr. Hoss graduated in 1997 from Denison University in Granville, Ohio with two degrees, a B.A. in English and a B.A. in History. After taking a year off to work in the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office, he received his J.D. from the University of Memphis. Mr. Hoss teaches Criminal Law as an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Honors and Awards:

While at the University of Memphis, Mr. Hoss received the award of Merit for Outstanding Trial Advocacy at the National Trial Competition in 2001. He also received the Professor Joe A. Moore Award for his outstanding achievements emphasizing oral advocacy and was a member of the Moot Court Board. Presently, Mr. Hoss is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    15 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    15 years, 500 cases
  3. Employment: 10%
    15 years, 300 cases



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  • Bret Steven Alexander

    I've know Bryan for fifteen years. I've served as opposing counsel in numerous cases and I've tried a criminal jury matter against him. In all instances, he has advocated vigorously for his clients and their interests while addressing the Court with the utmost respect. He has exceptional knowledge and experience in the criminal court system, allowing him to address his client's needs with equal ease and alacrity in either General Sessions Court or Criminal Court.


    Bret Alexander DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Janie Parks Varnell

    I wish I didn't have to pick just one practice area. Bryan Hoss is a fantastic attorney. His attention to detail, work ethic, and overall abilities in the court room make him a solid choice to handle your legal needs.


    Janie Varnell Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Davis & Hoss, PC

850 Fort Wood Street
Chattanooga, TN, 37403


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200308/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Joe Moore Award for Oral AdvocacyUniversity of Memphis2001
Regional ChampionsNational Mock Trial Competition2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDavis & Hoss, P.C.2001 - Present
Law ClerkMonroe, Kaufman & McGhee1999 - 2001
Campaign ManagerDavis For DA1998 - 1998
Intern/InvestigatorHamilton County District Attorney's Office1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Associaiton of Criminal Defense AttorneyMember2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2006 - Present
Chattanooga Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Denison UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1997