Since 1983 Bob Massey has been trying cases mostly in the southern Middle Tennessee area in both state and federal courts. During five of those years (1987-1992) he served as the Public Defender for the 22nd Judicial District.
He is active in both professional and civil affairs giving service with honesty and integrity. Bob has served as an officer and board member of various civic and charitable organizations including the Exchange Club and the Middle Tennessee Council for the Boy Scouts where he serves on the Board of Directors and from which he has received the Silver Beaver Award.
He has been recognized by his peers from across the state based on his having devoted time and sacrificed his practice to advance the rights of those citizens accused of a crime by being awarded the Robert W. Ritchie Award on two occasions (1992 and 1993).
He remains extremely active as a life member in both the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Tennessee Association for Justice (formerly Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association). He has served on the Board of Directors for TACDL on three occasions for a total of nine years and is a past president of TACDL, having served in that capacity in 1993-1994. He also served on the Board of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers from 2000 to 2005. His practice is divided between civil litigation and criminal defense in both state and federal courts.
Bob has testified and provided expert testimony in criminal trials in both state and federal courts and is certified as a specialist under Tennessee's Certification Law in the area of Criminal Practice. He has also lectured on various topics to state associations in the area of criminal defense.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified||National Board of Trial Advocacy||2015|
|Robert W. Ritchie Award||Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||1993|
|Robert W. Ritchie Award||Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2009 - Present|
|Tennessee Association for Justice||Life Member||2000 - Present|
|Tennessee Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers||Founding Member||1995 - Present|
|National Board of Trial Advocacy||Certified Specialist||1993 - Present|
|Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Life Member||1990 - Present|
|Giles County Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|American Board of Trial Advocacy||Member||2004 - 2013|
|Memphis State University School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence||1982|
|University of Tennessee at Knoxville||BS - Bachelor of Science||1979|
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