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Robert Willis White Sr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Maryville, TN

5.0   43 reviews

also known as Rob White

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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1996
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About Robert

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EXPERIENCE AND WORK ETHIC-A WINNING COMBINATION

I am proud to be your first choice for a range of legal services in Maryville, Tennessee. I have more than 27 years of experience in providing effective leadership and representation for criminal, personal injury, and DUI cases. Perhaps you were in an auto accident, and you now seek compensation for injuries not covered by insurance. Maybe you've been charged with a crime, and you need a reliable attorney on your side. Whatever you the case may be, I will fight to defend your rights.

I am known for strongly advocating for my clients when representing them in court. I believe everyone deserves a fair fight and a legal professional to guide them in the right direction. As your attorney, I always keep your best interests in mind and ensure you understand every detail of the case. You can count on me to maintain clear communication and complete integrity at all times. Contact me today to schedule a free consultation.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2021,2019
Client's Choice
2023 2021 2019

Location

Robert Willis White Sr.
371 Ellis Ave
Maryville, TN, 37804-5824

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Bob | February 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Mr. White provided excellent service and communication. The outcome of his representation far exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend his services.
Posted by Robert | October 26, 2019
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Rob white
I hired Mr.rob white , after 3 failed attempts of 3 different lawyers . I was incarcerated for 3 months , due to driving without a license, felonies and a few other charges I won't get into . But how ever the day I hired rob white I met with him and I was in court and out of the county jail the next day .
Posted by Jay | February 20, 2024
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Best around !!
Mr.White was able to get me everything I asked for including information, deals, agreements, peace of mind and so much more! From the start he was fighting for me, he made sure whatever we took was going to be in our best interests and the way things were handled were correctly. He was able to get things settled in multiple areas where other attorneys just weren’t able to do so. He was very understanding with my wants and needs and was fighting to get what was best. If I had questions he was there to answer them, even when I thought it was a loosing battle he kept hope and got what we wanted. I would recommend his service to anyone for any case!
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Posted by Yarelis | February 16, 2024
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Best lawyer in tennesse
Rob white , save me from a 15 year sentence, to life ! 2 years and half he manage to take me out of jail and fight for me the 2 years I was in pre trial release! I got a light sentence of a couple of months! I am super happy with my choice of hire him as my lawyer! If you have any trouble this is you option!
Posted by Greg | December 13, 2023
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Excellent attention to detail
Excellent attention to detail, listened to us and details of our case and brought out the best outcome we could expect
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2023
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EXCELLENT CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER MOST DEFINITELY!
MR. WHITE REPRESENTED me, in a CRIMINAL DEFENSE capacity, having been ARRESTED, & CHARGED, with a D.U.I. I asked for a REFERRAL from another LAWYER, whom I TRUSTED 100%, but didn't do CRIMINAL DEFENSE! I KNEW he only REFERRED the BEST, & MOST AFFECTIVE LAWYERS with what I, or ANYONE SEEKING, totally PROFESSIONAL, very TALENTED, very STRATEGIC, well EDUCATED in their FIELD of LEGAL REPRESENTATION, in my case CRIMINAL DEFENSE, & PROVEN MOST AFFECTIVE, & SUCCESSFUL with what I HAD BEEN ARRESTED & CHARGED WITH! I not only only GOT ALL OF THOSE ATTRIBUTES with ROB WHITE, I RECEIVED SO MUCH MORE! First of all, ROB IS A REAL HUMAN BEING, & UNDERSTOOD EXACTLY, WHAT I WAS GOING THROUGH, & HOW DEVASTATING, & SERIOUS IT WAS TO ME, INDIVIDUALLY! HE POSSESES A GREAT CAPACITY to be VERY EMPATHETIC, & LISTENED ATTENTIVELY, TO EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED FROM HIM, AS MY ATTORNEY, & WAS FULLY PREPARED, TO RESPOND TO ME, EXACTLY WHAT HE INTENDED TO DO, WITH MY INDIVIDUAL SITUATION, & WHAT I HAD BEEN CHARGED & ARRESTED FOR! & QUITE FRANKLY, ROB IS A TOTAL CLASS ACT, IN MANY WAYS, THE WAY IN WHICH HE CARRIES HIMSELF, IN PERSON, & IN THE COURTROOM, IS AN AMAZING THING TO SEE, & ON MY BEHALF, FOR ME! I CONSIDER MYSELF TO BE VERY, FORTUNATE, & WAS QUITE RELIEVED, & VERY HAPPY, THAT HE EXECUTED, EXACTLY, WHAT HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DELIVER FOR MY INDIVIDUAL CASE! IF MR. WHITE SAYS IT, YOU CAN BANK ON IT! I KNOW, HE EMBODIES, THE VERY ESSENCE, OF A CLASSIC COURTROOM LAWYER! HE'S VERY SEASONED, & VERY PREPARED, TO NOT ONLY DELIVER, BUT ACQUIRE, THE VERY BEST OUTCOME FOR HIS CLIENTS, & IN THE END, I WAS IN AWE, & SHOCKED, THAT HE GOT THE CHARGE OF D.U.I. AGAINST ME, DROPPED COMPLETELY, PAYING COURT COSTS, & WALKING OUT OF THERE, INTO A BEAUTIFUL DAY, WITH HIM BESIDE ME! I CANT PROMISE ANYONE, HIRING MR. WHITE, THIS SAME OUTCOME, & HE DIDN'T PROMISE ME THIS OUTCOME, BUT IN MY CASE, I DO THINK JUSTICE WAS SERVED, & IT WAS SERVED FOR ME! WHAT HE DID PROMISE ME, WAS HE WOULD DO HIS VERY BEST TO GET ME, & MY INDIVIDUAL CASE, WITH MY INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES, THE VERY BEST OUTCOME HE COULD GET FOR ME, & HE NOT ONLY EXCEEDED THAT, HE ACHEIVED MUCH MORE, THAT'S WHY I SAID I WAS IN AWE, & SHOCKED THAT HE DID THAT FOR ME!
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Posted by Gayle | September 21, 2023
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Gayle Eidson
I am a 58yrold woman who was arrested for DUI , while I was parked at an Exxon trying to get gas. The whole incident was wrong and extremely traumatic. My attorney referred me to Rob White, and within minutes of calling their office I received a return call, was greeted with kindness, and hired him on the spot. He always took time to talk to me during the 6 months that the police kept saying they didn't have my evidence back, blood work, tapes....nothing. Today the prosecutor agreed to drop all charges and exsponge my record, clear! Just like Rob White had told me it would go ! He is a good person and and amazing attorney ! I felt blessed to have him not only representing me, but to have him truly believe me ...to be on My side ! Rob White is professional, well liked in the courtroom and in the community, and a Good person with such a kind heart . I was never drinking under any influence, but my health problems included fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, thyroid problems, severe high then low BP, anxiety, panic attacks, etc. I knew the police were so wrong, and Mr White believed and protected me. I put my future and reputation in his hands, and he completely restored it to me ! You cannot go wrong by hiring Rob White. I know I will keep his card in my purse, his # on speed dial, and my appreciation for his hard work in my heart !!! Thank you so much !
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Posted by Shayne | June 30, 2023
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Robert White
Rob is a professional attorney who I had been sent to for my defense by another professional attorney. I knew nothing about his credentials and was trusting the recommendation. He delivered a successful victory and for that I am grateful. I recommend Rob for anyone who is looking for a sensible and respectable attorney.
Posted by Casey | June 8, 2023
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Rob White is THE BEST
Rob has helped me over the years , and he is the absolute best attorney in blount county and anywhere else he practices. The best.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2023
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Best Outcome I Had Hoped For!!
I was charged with a DUI in January. Rob worked hard to get me the best possible outcome. He relentlessly worked on communicating with my arresting county to no avail, as they would not return his phone calls or emails. We went into court blindly due to the county not having it together, however he was able to work out the best deal I could have hoped for given my situation. I greatly appreciate what he has done for me and would highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2023
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Empathetic and Influential
Mr. White represented me in 2 cases and obtained better outcomes than I'd expected possible. He is personable and understanding, and his knowledge of the courts and their inner workings makes him extremely influential and effective. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2023
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Saving Grace
Mr White was an AWESOME Attorney! He helped us beyond what we thought was possible. If we are ever in need of an attorney in his field of work again, I will certainly be calling him again! I feel as though he’s a friend and not someone we hired.
Posted by Ashley | December 10, 2022
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The Best
If u want a great out come Robert is the one to hire .He has gotten me out if 2 VOPs in Blount County and is understanding and hard working .He does what he says he is going to do and tells u what to expect without the sugarcoating ..
Posted by Erin | November 8, 2022
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Not touchy freely but a beast in the courtroom
Rob has fought for the underdog his entire career. He is extremely talented and thorough. If you are looking for an attorney who will call you everyday, that’s not Rob. He’s in the courtroom from the time court hearings begin until they end.
Posted by Luke | September 13, 2022
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Saved my life
Rob went well beyond my expectations for legal counsel. He didn't give me any far fetched high hopes but still managed to go above and beyond anything we talked about before court
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2022
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A+++ great lawyer!
Got me out of a felony just have to do probation. He was understandable and reasonable. No problems. Highly recommend Rob White.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2021
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Highly Recommended
Mr White was a fantastic attorney. He was able to get me a great deal. As well as, continued to support and assist me with situations since my case was settled. He goes above and beyond for his clients. And I’d sincerely recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney.
Posted by alexandria | November 8, 2021
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There IS NO ONE better. he exceeded the highest of expectations
Too bad there are only 5 stars because if i could, id give him 100. Id always heard he was the attorney you wanted if you were facing serious drug charges and I was blessed enough my dad hired Rob as my lawyer last year and i was able to see first hand the kind of lawyer i couldve only hoped for. Drug task force busted my door down one september afternoon looking for the guy i was previously in a relationship with and i was just collateral. Unfortunately i had gotten myself into some deep **** and already had a warrant out for Sale and Delivery of schedule 1, heroin because someone had worn a wire on me and purchased heroin which ended up coming back as fentanyl. I was strung out when that happened and have since gotten clean but what rob did for me, how hard he worked for me was obvious. During the raid, i was charged with 4 additional class B felonies (poss of sched 1 & 2 for RESALE, MANUFACTURING of meth, maintaining a dwelling, sale and delivery of a schedule 1 and one misdemenor for a violation of probation. i was booked into BCJ with a $187,500 bond. I wasnt a convicted felon when i got arrested for these drug charges mind you but yet the public defender i had before rob was hired told me i was going to prison and she would try to get me drug court but wasn't super optimistic. How could i go to prison when i wasnt even a convicted felon and these were my first drug charges? i ended up doing 4 months in Blount County. during that time, Rob came to see me when i was an inmate and although i wasnt sure what to expect and i was extremely anxious to get some sort of answer at the time i was looking at. I was frustrated at first after being reset 3 or 4 times by the court but his first order of business was getting me a drug and alcohol assessment. I was able to get a bed at a state run rehab in kingsport, CCS. other girls i knew in jail that had gotten a bed also, had to wait weeks to get furloughed to CCS and they all had to be transported from the jail in a cop car up to the rehab and then picked up and transported back to the jail the same way. Rob was able to get the state to allow my dad to pick me up and drive me up there and also have personal transportation back so i could smoke and eat and whatever on the way up there and not have to show up in belly chains and shackles. While in the 28 day rehab, Rob stayed in contact with my counselor and my parents always getting back to any concerns i had left on his voicemail through my counselor. I did 2 months, went to rehab and then came back to turn myself in as i waited for my next court date 2 days after i had completed inpatient. I was lucky enough to find a bed at a halfway house in knoxville and told rob about it hoping i wouldnt have to spend the holidays in jail. When i tell you he got me furloughed out of jail THAT DAY literally before noon, i had expected to wait much longer. I knew other inmates who had gotten the same type inpatient situation that went to treatment and came back and waited weeks and months to get the option to go to the next step. I got kicked out of my halfway house after almost a month of being there and told rob who told me since i was on furlough i had to turn myself back in if i wasnt at the house they had ok'd for me in the court order. I turned myself in the next day, sat there for 2 more months. Rob had told me at the beginning he was hoping to get me misdemeanors and no felonies and he did just that. after a year of court every month he made sure he held out and got me the deal he wanted which kept me from becoming a felon and ruining my future. I never thought i would get the amazing deal he got me but he pulled it off and i got 3 years probation with time served. Rob is the type of lawyer that genuinely cares for his clients, not just the money. I kept that man BUSY for A YEAR and we bonded! he is not only a five star attorney, he is a good man that moved mountains for me and made it look easy. I will recommend him to everyone i know.
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Posted by Brad P | October 29, 2021
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A Lawyer on Your Side!!!
I hired Rob for a DUI case and couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. He got the DUI thrown out because he was knowledgeable enough to know that the prosecutor was showing video we had never seen and thus resulting in a mistrial. I have zero regrets about hiring Rob for my case. He is very professional and if your case does happen to go all the way to trial I think he’s one of the best trial lawyers around!!! Trust me, go with Rob and you will be pleasantly surprised with your outcome! I truly thank him for all his hard work on my case!
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Posted by Paul | October 1, 2021
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Great support and presentation
I hired Robert White for sum serious offenses that really had the outcome to spend some time in the penitentiary. Thankfully I hired Robert White to represent me on my charges which he got it severely reduced to state probation and time served. If you need a great defense attorney that will work for you and really explains in detail what he thinks he can do for you and does that , look no further then Robert White. I’ve hired him twice and he worked hard both times in my favor
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Robert W. White, Sr., Attorney at Law
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Tennessee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Jimmy Rauhuff
  • Not guilty of First Degree Murder

Associations

  • Blount County Bar Association
  • Former President
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board of Directors
  • TACDL
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2019 Annual Meeting
  • False Confessions
  • 2019
  • Blount County Bar Association
  • Criminal law Practice
  • 2018

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Maryville Criminal defense Lawyer Robert Willis White Sr.
Robert Willis White Sr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Maryville, TN
Licensed for 28 years
Free Consultation