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Ricky A.W. Curtis, Attorney at Law, P.C., is a true litigation firm, focusing on criminal law, family law, and other trial matters.  Ricky A.W. Curtis, and Teresa Murray-Smith, of counsel, are former assistant District Attorneys for Sullivan County, Tennessee and possess over fifty years of combined legal and trial experience, appearing in courtrooms across East Tennessee, trying cases in the entire Tri-Cities area, Knoxville, Nashville, and most points between. 


Our office is centrally located in historic Blountville, Tennessee, the county seat for Sullivan County, and is the only law office adjacent to the Sullivan County Justice Center.  We are within walking distance to all Sullivan County offices.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Family: 35%
  3. Civil Rights: 10%
  4. Probate: 10%
  5. Appeals: 5%



Hourly ($225/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Ricky A.W. Curtis, Attorney at Law, P.C.

3229 Highway 126

Blountville, TN, 37617-4520


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Most TrialsSullivan County District Attorney's Office2005
Most TrialsSullivan County District Attorney's Office2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalRicky A.W. Curtis, Attorney for Law, P.C.2006 - Present
Assistant District AttorneySullivan County District Attorney's Office2003 - 2006
AssociateToppenberg & Burke, P.C.1998 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2015 - Present
Bristol Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Federalist SocietyMember1999 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember, Committee Member1999 - Present
Northeast Tennessee Young Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - 2006
Knoxville Bar AssociationMember, Section Member1999 - 2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
East Tennessee State UniversityPolitical ScienceN/AN/A
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A