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Douglas Keith Dennis Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Cookeville, TN

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Defending clients against all types of criminal charges from DUI to Homicide. The Law Office of Douglas K. Dennis is solely devoted to criminal defense work. We do not take civil lawsuits, divorces or perform any other types of legal services other than criminal defense work.

    18 years, 863 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

  3. Domestic violence

  4. Federal crime

  5. Sex crime

I have been practicing Criminal Defense, exclusively, in the State of Tennessee since 2006.  Most of the cases I handle involve serious felony charges like Rape, Sexual Offenses, Homicides, etc..  Though I have represented hundreds of citizens accused of committing criminal offenses over the years, I will not ask them to post reviews on this site.  As Avvo allows attorneys to add any information they choose to their Avvo profiles once they have claimed them, lawyers can also fabricate "client" reviews and post them to their profiles as well.   If you take the time to read many of the "client" reviews posted on some lawyers's profile pages, you might notice that some of them sound as if they have been written by the same person. Many of them have. 


The same applies for "Publications" and "Awards".  This information can be added to the Avvo site without verification.  At my office, we rely on real referrals, from real clients.  If you or a loved-one have been accused of committing a crime in the state of Tennessee, you are already living in a nightmare.  We do not add to your troubles by selling you a padded resume. There is no substitute for a hard-earned reputation.


Our office is here to help lessen the fear, pain and embarassment of being publicly accused.  Our skill and experience can help mitigate the consequences of a criminal charge.  This is what we do, and we take pride in how well we do it.   


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Law Office of Douglas K. Dennis
9 South Jefferson Avenue
Suite 101
Cookeville, TN, 38501

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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
They were a huge part in our family!!!!
My family was so lucky that Doug got handed our case!! He saved my ex-husbands life and we could never ever thank him enough. I had contact with them so much it felt like everyday. He was an excellent attorney for our case!! I know my ex's case, which was about 4 or 5 big binders full, went with them everywhere even to bed with them at night. You couldn't get a better Attorney than him and his Paralegal!!! Love them both soo much. And yes our case was a success as well he was aquited of all charges including a life sentence. They dug Straight in our case and found where the state was trying to screw us over and hide secrets including TBI!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Dennis knows the law
I was in a situation as to where I felt I needed a lawyer. I turned to Mr. Dennis for advise. Mr. Dennis took my case in which I went to court to get the issue resolved. Mr. Dennis got the issue taken care of and was by my side the entire time. He takes time to explain to one as to what to expect and never leaves you wandering. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Douglas,
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Posted by Cristy | April 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Doug Dennis, an excellent attorney
We've hired Doug Dennis on two separate occasions. He and his office staff were easily accessible and made us feel like we could get in touch with them at any time. He and his staff kept us informed every step through the process and both times of being in court with Doug was a success for us. Everything was handled in a timely and professional manner. We have recommended Doug to some friends of ours, who also hired Him, and their court proceedings were also a success. We would recommend, Doug Dennis to anyone who needs an attorney to fight and win for them, he has done just that for us every time!
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Posted by BC | April 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in the Upper Cumberland area, hands down!
Words cannot express my satisfaction with Doug Dennis Law. His personal focus on each case is unmatched in this area and proves he truly cares. His relentless work on my case gave me a second chance at life and I will forever be grateful! Everyone should think twice before going anywhere other than Doug Dennis Law.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Dennis was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. His efficient, no-nonsense approach was extremely effective.
Posted by Mike | January 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb lawyer
Mr. Dennis is smart, experienced, and tenacious, and he has a great sense of humor, too. He really cares about his clients, and I would recommend him to anyone in need of a first-rate attorney. All is well thanks to Mr. Dennis!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Douglas K. Dennis
  • 2007 - Present


  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs. William Allen Davenport
  • Not Guilty Verdict
  • State vs. Scotty Royce Robinson, 71CC1-2009-CR-900
  • Not Guilty Verdict


  • Upper Cumberland Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2018


Speaking Engagements

  • Anatomy of an Acquittal
  • Investigation in Shaken Baby Cases
  • 2017
  • CLE
  • Indigent Defense Task Force
  • 2016
  • CLE
  • 4th Amendment Stops
  • 2016
  • SCALES Project
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • 2015
  • Ethics
  • Ethics in the Practice of Law
  • 2015
  • Criminal Justice
  • Forensics
  • 2015
  • Ethics
  • Ethics and the Practice of the Law
  • 2014
  • Criminal Justice
  • Forensics/Criminal Justice
  • 2014
  • SCALES Project
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Douglas
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug is one of the most knowledgable criminal defense attorneys in our area. He is a zealous advocate who is courageous enough to get things done. I would trust him completely."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is a tireless advocate for his clients. A fellow member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, I highly recommend him to anyone needing qualified, professional counsel for a criminal defense matter."
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Cookeville Criminal defense Lawyer Douglas Keith Dennis Jr.
Douglas Keith Dennis Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Cookeville, TN
Licensed for 18 years
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