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Loretta G. Cravens

Criminal defense Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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About Loretta

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Defense of felony and misdemeanor State and Federal criminal offenses.

    19 years

  2. White collar crime

    19 years

  3. Juvenile law

    19 years

  4. DUI and DWI

    19 years

Ms. Cravens practices primarily in the areas of State and Federal criminal defense, representing clients under investigation for or charged with misdemeanor to felony offenses and White Collar matters.  Ms. Cravens also practices Health Care Law focusing on compliance, administrative, criminal investigations, and small business disputes.

Ms. Cravens graduated magna cum laude from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee in 2000 receiving a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.  In 2004, Ms. Cravens received her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee where she received the Dean’s Citation for Extraordinary Contributions to the Law School. Ms. Cravens is admitted to practice in all Tennessee State Courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.


Ms. Cravens has achieved Martindale Hubbell’s highest peer review rating of AV Preeminent.  Ms. Cravens is a fellow of the American Bar Association.  She has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2012-2016, and has been voted a Knoxville City View Top Attorney in Juvenile Defense from 2014 -2016.  She is a 2009 graduate of the National Criminal Defense College.  Ms. Cravens co-chairs the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law Program, the Knoxville Bar Association's Membership Services Committee, and is President Elect of the East Tennessee Lawyer's Association for Women.


Cravens Legal
P.O. Box 396
Knoxville, TN, 37901

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Posted by Kevin | December 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Smart, caring, and hard working!
Mrs. Loretta is easily the most hard working and caring attorney I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Of all the attorneys I’ve hired in the past, she’s the only one that I felt like cared about me and my case. Her prices are incredibly fair and justified. I would not hesitate to use Mrs, Loretta in the future.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Cravens Legal
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Eldridge & Blakney, PC
  • 2005 - 2017


  • University of Tennessee
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Co-chair Leadership Law
  • N/A
  • Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court
  • N/A
  • Tennessee Associaiton of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board, East Tennessee Rep.
  • N/A
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Membership Services Co-chair
  • N/A
  • East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women
  • Programming Committee Chair
  • 2013 - 2016
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney - Juvenile Defense
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney - Juvenile Defense
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney - Juvenile Defense
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2014
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  • Dicta
  • “Employer Options When an Employee is Arrested” .
  • 2014
  • ABA TIPS Medicine and Law Newsletter
  • “You don’t need a HIPPA waiver to understand this malady: Assisting Medical Care Providers During a Federal Investigation,”
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Tennessee Gun Laws
  • Tennessee Gun Laws
  • 2015
  • Animal Law
  • Animal Law
  • 2015
  • TACDL General Sessions Court Training
  • Expungement Law, 2014
  • 2014
  • Tennessee Criminal Law
  • Tennessee Code of Judicial Conduct, 2012
  • 2012
  • Ethics Roundup
  • Collateral Consequences of Convictions
  • 2010
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I thoroughly endorse Ms. Cravens skilled and experienced analysis in the field of Criminal law. Ms. Cravens adroit expeditious analysis of the facts and the law is a valuable resource for anyone with questions or in need of representation in a criminal matter."
Health care Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Loretta is one of the most hard working and ethical attorneys I know. She works tirelessly for her clients and is an expert in health care regulatory work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have witnessed Loretta's professionalism and legal acumen. Not only is she an intelligent and talented attorney, she also brings a high level of compassion and kindness to her practice. It is a pleasure to endorse Loretta as an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to see her advocate on her clients' behalf and she is an aggressive, professional, and knowledgeable attorney who is well respected within the community. If you are considering hiring an attorney, you will be in good hands with Loretta."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Loretta is incredibly intelligent, diligent, and dedicated to her clients. I found it to be a privilege to work with her. I endorse Loretta without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Loretta is a thorough and thoughtful lawyer who works diligently to obtain the best results possible for her clients. Her attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond are an asset to those whom she represents. I would recommend her without reservation."
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Knoxville Criminal defense Lawyer Loretta G. Cravens
Loretta G. Cravens
Criminal defense Attorney
Knoxville, TN
Licensed for 20 years