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Gray Williams Bartlett

Criminal defense Attorney at Memphis, TN

4.8   21 reviews
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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1999
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About Gray

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    Simply being accused of a crime can change your life. The penalties of a conviction can haunt you for years after you’ve served your sentence and may affect what kinds of jobs you’re able to obtain and even where you’re allowed to live. Call now.

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Prior to joining Shea Moskovitz & McGhee, Gray Bartlett practiced for 17 years with Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, PC. Mr. Bartlett’s practice areas include criminal defense, asset forfeiture and federal criminal law. He is licensed in the State of Tennessee and the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. In addition, he is a member of the Memphis Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Bartlett earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in political science and went on to earn his juris doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. 

Location

Shea, Moskovitz, and McGee
530 Oak Court Dr Ste 355
Memphis, TN, 38117-3733

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Diane | May 23, 2024
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Just who I needed
Gray Bartlett was referred to me, and after one phone conversation with him, I knew he was the attorney I wanted to represent me. He was very genuine and was very comfortable opening up to him about my situation. He always explained the "what comes next" as the case progressed, and he understood my hesitations and questions in trusting some of our legal policies and our law enforcement policies. Gray gave me the peace of mind I needed so that I could not worry about this charge. We settled without a hearing, and the case is closed. What a gift this was to me - to find this wonderful attorney who had the experience needed to help me fight against the powers that be. I absolutely recommend Gray to any person in need of an honest, understanding and professional attorney. Thank you so much, Gray, for your assistance! God bless you!!
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Posted by kendra | January 11, 2024
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The Best Attorney In Memphis
I hired attorney Gray Bartlett to take care of a case for me, and he exceeded my expectations. He’s professional, prompt, patient, responded to all of my calls/text messages, and will ALWAYS get you the best verdict in court. This wasn’t the first time I hired him, and he’s literally the best attorney in Memphis, TN. If you want your case taken care of in a timely manner, and an attorney that will always give you updates on your case. Gray Bartlett is the attorney for you, and I promise that you want be disappointed. Thanks a million Gray and I truly appreciate you!
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Posted by Henry | November 27, 2023
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Loving Army vet dog owner
Thank GOD ,and thank you Atty. Gray, you will be my lawyer for the future if i need one again. Atty Gray was very caring Due to my military PTSD and understood my lack of trust for people and law enforcement. Atty Gray is a true Man of his word. He provided a safe space, he is a true fighter for the working class ,A protector of all people and his paralegal is just as caring as Atty, Gray. I'm a very private person but I had to let world know what a great Atty. he is. My case was dismissed and my expungement papers were filed the same day. I can't say enough great things about him and his team. Please give Atty Gray a call first before you call any other attorney, Atty Gray made feel my charges were a priority and I felt safe and respected. I wasted my time and my money with other attorney consultation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2023
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BEST ATTOURNEY IN AMERICA
I was facing felony charges that would for sure end my young life early. I became suicidal, confused, upset and much more. When there was no hope left in me, it only took one call to Gray Bartlett to restore it all. Even if you don’t believe in miracles, he was a walking one. Within a week he had my case go from charges about to be brought against me, to investigation closed and no further actions required. I wake up and thank my creator everyday that he made this angle who then came and saved me. I don’t care where I am in the world, if I ever get in trouble again I’m calling Gray before I call anyone else. If you need any type of legal representation there’s not a better person to turn to!
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Posted by Shania | June 30, 2023
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This was my first charge and I can say that I have never been so nervous and overwhelmed in my life, but I can say Mr. Gray has made this process so easy for me he got my charge dismissed and off my record. And his prices are affordable thanks so much again Mr.Gray
Posted by Leigh Ann | May 12, 2023
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Starbucks
Mr. Gray responded immediately by accepting my request for needing an attorney. I briefly explained to him my situation and he agreed to help me get my case dismissed and expunged. My case was pretty much open an close but I’ve never been in this situation in my whole life(58) and I was honestly afraid, but Mr. Bartlett reassured me everything will be fine and don’t worry. Thank you again Mr. Bartlett! I HIGHLY recommend him for taking care of business! He doesn’t play around! I’m forever grateful!
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2023
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Criminal Charges
I had false allegations filed against me, and Mr. Bartlett went above and beyond to find and review evidence to not only get my charges dismissed “nolle prosequi” but also get them expunged. He was efficient and responded with answers to all my questions. I would point anybody with legal problems in his direction.
Posted by Pam | January 27, 2023
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Outstanding Lawyer
Gray Bartlett is one of the best lawyers there is out there. He is a consummate professional with a top notch legal mind that cares for his clients and their needs and will work tirelessly for a favorable outcome. Gray represented me in a highly emotional domestic abuse matter and he handled the situation in a timely, professional manner with my utmost safety and well being as top priorities. My numerous texts, emails, and phone calls were always handled without delay. Gray made himself day and night, and he handled my fears, concerns, and questions with genuine kindness, honesty, and humility. Gray was patient and understanding and very thorough when explaining processes and procedures. Because of Gray’s commitment, I was totally confident I was in the best hands possible and that I clearly had the best attorney on my side fighting for me. Saying all this, my order of protection was granted by the judge and I was spared having to appear before the judge with the person that I had the claim against. Again this was due to Gray’s total commitment to my safety and well being and Gray sharing his concerns with the judge on my behalf. This was due to Gray’s attention to detail, tenacity,and his compelling documentation. Gray made a very stressful time in my life easier to deal with because of his professional caring manner, his commitment and knowledge in all aspects of his profession as well as being a fantastic attorney. I highly recommend Gray as an attorney because he puts his clients and their needs first. Not only Gray as a top notch attorney, but I guarantee once one has used his services, there be no need to look for legal services elsewhere. He the best of the best! In conclusion, I take great pride in calling him my attorney as well as my friend.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2022
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Safe and Secure
Facing an uncertain event such as a criminal defense isn’t what many of us ever envision for ourselves. When the unexpected happens and you find yourself contemplating what your future will be or how your case will be decided, then turn to Gray Bartlett and trust him to keep you and your future safe and secure. He guided me through the process and helped me get my case resolved in my favor so that my family and my financial future, as well as my job working in national security, could continue without my world falling apart. I am forever grateful for his candid approach, proven track record and expertise. Your defense is only as solid as the attorney you hire. Hire him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2022
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BEST of the BEST!
Gray is understanding, extremely knowledgeable, competent and kind. I never thought I would need the services of a criminal defense attorney, but when I did I could not have chosen a better advocate than Gray. He was very understanding about my situation an gave clear, expert advice without judgment. He was also discrete, recognizing my desire to keep the matter private. Do not hesitate to hire Gray!
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2021
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Mr.Bartlett is the best Professional Attorney
About 3 months, I was pulled over and went to jail for the first time in my life. I was unaware that I had a warrant out for my arrest after a traffic stop. It was one of the worst feelings of my life, just sitting down in a place knowing that you never did anything wrong and was falsely accused of something that you didn’t do. When I got out of jail the next morning, I had to go to court.The judge told me that I had a harassment case and that I needed an attorney. I was so confused because I knew that I have never been in trouble or that I’ve never harassed anybody ever in my life. After reading my affidavit, I knew that i was falsely accused and that it didn’t make sense to be an harassment case. Later that day,I spoke with a different lawyer before talking with Mr.Bartlett, and the other lawyer told me to just plead guilty and do a year on probation. I told that lawyer that I was not pleading guilty to something that I didn’t do, and he kept telling me that that was my only option. He barely let me say anything and he didn’t care about what i was trying to ask him or nothing. This man just wanted some easy money and for me to plead guilty so he wouldn’t have to do anything.Soon after I left his office, a friend of mines referred me to Mr. Bartlett. After speaking with Mr. Bartlett and after he looked over my affidavit, he said that he couldn’t believe that I even went to jail for this and he assured me that he would have my case dismissed in 2 hearings. The next day, when I went to meet Mr. Bartlett in person, I just knew he was the guy because I didn’t feel the same feeling I felt when I met with the other lawyer. Mr. Bartlett had a welcoming spirit, he listened to me with an open ear and he assured me that he had everything under control and I felt that. Throughout my entire process Mr. Bartlett was always a call away whenever I had a question about something. He always responded back to me whenever I needed information. He’s not like other lawyers that just take your money, or act as if their too busy to respond when you have a question, and who really don’t care about your case. I really didn’t feel like Mr. Bartlett was just my attorney, because he assured me that everything would be fine and he was with me every step of the way as if he was a close friend showing me that he really cared about my case. He was a man of his word and he got my case dismissed in exactly 2 hearings just as he said. Attorney Bartlett is respectful, dependable, trustworthy, and honest. I am so grateful that he represented me and that he was there for me and communicated with me 100% throughout the entire process. If I could give him 10 stars I would, and if your looking for a attorney who will make you feel as if he’s with you every step of the way, who is always a man of his word, then Mr. Bartlett is your guy!!!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2021
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Gray Gets It Done--Without the Fluff
Whereas many attorneys waste a lot of your time and bill you for it all-the-while, my experience with Gray was the opposite. Gray was informative and responsive, without beating around the bush. Retained his services and he got my charge dismissed before the hearing. He is professional and honest, and is clearly very good at what he does. Could not recommend him more.
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Posted by Elizabeth | July 16, 2021
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Highly Recommend
We hired Gray Bartlett to represent us in a very difficult and complicated family matter. He exceeded our expectations by constantly communicating, explaining, and fighting for us. He helped us navigate through the legal system in one of the hardest times of our lives. Even if Gray was busy he would respond to our messages and answer/return our calls very promptly. We always felt like we were, and that our case was very important to him. I would recommend him with no hesitation and would hire him again if we had the need.
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Posted by Donna | August 23, 2019
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Superior Attorney
When your child or loved one’s freedom is in jeopardy, you need Attorney Gray Williams Bartlett, Esq. (Attorney Gray) on your side. He embodies quality at its best. Attorney Gray is professional, knowledgeable of the law, exhibits excellent research skills and provides high quality representation. He is also dependable, honest, trustworthy, respectful, resourceful, aggressive, compassionate and assertive. I can only express my story and my family’s experience with Attorney Gray. Early one Saturday morning in November of 2018 began one of the most horrific days of my son and family’s life. My son was charged with vehicular homicide and DUI. Our lives changed in the blink of an eye. Gray Bartlett came HIGHLY recommended. When it’s your child and you know he or she is innocent of a crime-you’re not sure who to trust or what to do. Your emotions are everywhere-you’re upset, sad, angry, scared, drained emotionally and sometimes even numb or frozen. You don’t know if your child’s freedom will be taken away. So, what do you do? First, you pray and secure not an average or good attorney-you secure a Superior Attorney. How will you know? You can’t be 100% sure-but please believe me when I tell you; prayer, family, and a superior attorney can place light in a dark place. Lean on this recommendation. Attorney Gray met with our family on a Sunday following my family’s morning worship service. My first thought-this can’t be the norm. After talking with him and getting a sense of him being not only knowledgeable but someone who cared, we decided Attorney Gray was the one to represent our son. He worked tirelessly, answering any questions, even expressing if he failed in doing something or offended us in anyway at all to please inform him because that was not his intention. He even asked my son how he was and continuously updated us on our son’s case. His legal advice was honest and of high quality. He advised us on resources to secure in order to have an accurate account and specific details related to our case. He advised us to utilize those resources in the event our son’s case went to trial. Just hearing this was petrifying. Despite of all of this-we trusted Attorney Gray and followed his advice. In August 2019, the vehicular homicide and DUI charges were dropped. After leaving the courtroom that day, an attorney came to us and stated, “you all have a great attorney, this doesn’t happen much down here.” Attorney Gray was an awesome legal representative helping us throughout our time of need. With God, Attorney Gray and family- Justice Prevailed. Donna
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2019
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Highly recommended!!
Mr. Bartlett is amazing. I hired him After being unpleased my previous representation, who were continuing to have my case drug out.. he let me know up front how hard he’d try to clear the case considering they were some pretty heavy accusations and did just that within less than a year. I had picked up another case in the process of the ongoing on & was told I could certainly be in some added trouble but he got the job done! Definitely recommend him!!!! If another problem was to occur, he’s definitely the GO TO!
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Posted by Tiffany | August 13, 2019
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Our lifesaver!
I would like to start off by saying that Mr. Bartlett, deserves all the recognition one lawyer can have. My son, found himself in a world of trouble a couple of years ago. Something that, nobody would have ever expected to happen or happened to your family. Something that changed our lives forever. My brother and I met with Mr. Bartlett in his office and once we told him the details and what all had happened, he was very honest and quick to say that this would not be an easy case but he promised to give it all he had and help my family, to which he held up to that and more. Mr. Bartlett has become a friend of mine in my opinion, he goes out of his way to do extra for you and throughout this long journey that we faced the past couple of years, Mr. Bartlett always called to check on me and my daughter knowing how bad My anxiety is and to make sure that we were OK. He did more than what a basic or normal lawyer would do which to a single mother that means everything. One thing I respect about Mr. Bartlett is he is a good Christian family man, and he is always honest and upfront and will not lie to you no matter what. I knew that if he told me to do something I just needed to do it, I wouldn’t always agree with him, but in the long run he was always right. He has not been in this practice as long as he has because he doesn’t know what he’s doing, this man is phenomenal in my book. It also helps that he has a sense of humor. Me. Bartlett bought for my son when his world was crumbling down, stood up for him and did what was right. He made sure he got the help he needed and didn’t let the devil win like he was trying to ! I highly recommend Mr. Bartlett x 100, I will forever be grateful to him for how he has helped my family.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2019
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Relieved
Mr Bartlett took me on as a client after another atty mishandled my case. I felt lost and uninformed regarding the state of affairs in my case. In addition to the overwhelming stress I had to endure because things were long, drawn out, and causing me to miss time at work. He picked up my case midstream, got acquainted with it and provided me with pertinent information that gave me insight on possible outcomes. Mr Bartlett took time to meet with me even on occasional weekends. He was very attentive, empathetic and listened to me when I disagreed with what was being offered as judgement in my case. He continued to fight for me and worked diligently with the prosecutor to achieve a favorable outcome. He was always professional, punctual, succinct and prompt at my court appearances. Mr Bartlett brought a successful and timely end to my case. He saw to it that my case was dismissed with little to almost no demands made of me by the court. I recommend Mr Bartlett to anyone seeking a seasoned and skilled attorney
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Posted by Bradley | August 9, 2019
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A true professional
I went to Mr. Bartlett on a recommendation not just to represent me in court, but for help in a dier situation. Explaining the convergency of circumstance and the absence of intelligent decision making, he not only told me step by step the process of which we were about to embark but sat me down just to make sure I knew he was there for me. For a person to show concern for both the situation you're facing and also your state of mind shows true character. In the end, he carried me through, successfully negotiating a superb outcome. I would recommend Mr. Bartlett to anyone! I appreciate everything he did.
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Posted by Ashley | August 8, 2019
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A life saver
Gray Bartlett did a fantastic job defending me. He truly is a life saver. I was facing 3 felonies and I end up with 0 on my record. I’m very pleased with his work, and so happy with the outcome. I had to put some work in as well but definitely all worth it, 1 yr of diversion with monthly drug test, some MRT and seize fire classes, and rehab. Now I’m off diversion and my record is clean and I have 18 months of clean time and my whole life ahead of me. I’m very grateful and thankful for Gray Bartlett. I would definitely recommend him, if your in any trouble he can definitely help you. I will always keep him in my contact list.
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Posted by Brianna | May 7, 2016
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Affordable and yet completely pro
May be short and to the point but he was exactly what I needed. He was always at court when I needed him to be. He is very professional and guns me a much better deal than I expected. Best of all he is affordable and still just as talented as his hot shot associates.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Shea, Moskovitz, and McGee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Ballin, Ballin, & Fishman
  • 2007 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Ballin, Ballin, & Fishman
  • 2001 - 2007

Education

  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Alabama
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020

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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
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"I endorse this lawyer. Gray is very knowledgeable about the law and respected in the courts and by the DA's Office. He is professional in his dealings."
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Memphis Criminal defense Lawyer Gray Williams Bartlett
Gray Williams Bartlett
Criminal defense Attorney
Memphis, TN
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available