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About me

I am a former Marine Sergeant, and retired Soldier.  During my military years I was deployed to Somalia for Operation Restore Hope and to Southwest Asia for Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Combat has left me appreciative of life and prepared me for my current occupation.


I am an experienced defense lawyer, and take my obligations to my clients seriously. I stay up to date on the latest legal research, have taken hundreds of hours of specialized training in criminal defense.


I am a father of 3 children, and have been married for 27 years.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Juvenile: 30%
  3. Family: 20%



Hourly ($200-225/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

111. W. Pleasant
P.O. Box 765
Covington, TN, 38019


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Adjunct FacultyUniversity of Tennessee, Martin2011
CALI Excellence for the FutureCenter for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2003
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardCenter for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselBrasfield & Brasfield2011 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderDistrict Public Defender's Office2007 - 2011
AttorneyThe Law Office of Lyle Jones2006 - 2007
AdvocateVictim's Legal Assistance Program2002 - 2004
First SergeantUS Army1982 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tipton County Bar AssociationVice President2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member2007 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. JuvenileNot Guilty
State v. Citizen AccusedNot Guitly
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Arizona State UniversityJustice Studies/Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
General Practicioner's Tool BoxLooking Past the Plea2013
Seasoned SaintsWho needs a will?2011