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Seth Clayton Crabtree

Criminal defense Attorney at Cookeville, TN

4.7   24 reviews

also known as Seth Crabtree

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Seth

Learn Seth’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

    12 years, 500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%

    12 years, 50 cases

Victorius at Tennessee Supreme Court (changed criminal law state-wide)

Multiple A-Felony Jury Trial Acquittals

Countless Dismissals

Law Degree from the University of Tennessee

Top 10% of the Nation on Law School Admissions Test

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tennessee Tech University 

Studied Abroad in Sydney, Australia

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Location

Seth Crabtree - Attorney at Law
310 East Broad Street
Suite A
Cookeville, TN, 38501-3382

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
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Posted by Rusty | December 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence in professionalism
I've been an over the road truck driver for over 24 years and Mr. Crabtree represented me in a traffic citation case that not only got me terminated from my former employer, but could have possibly ended my trucking career and which of course would have greatly impacted my livelihood. After doing some research online, I discovered Mr. Crabtree's practice and gave him a call. I was immediately given advise by his highly professional office staff in regards to my case, what I needed to do, plus, I was given an appointment time for my phone consultation with Mr. Crabtree. After a few minutes into my consultation, Mr. Crabtree agreed to take my case. As time goes on, luckily, I got another driving job, and Mr. Crabtree's office stayed in contact with me and gave me updates as to the progress that was being made in my case. Mr. Crabtree himself called me the other day while I was on my way to pickup another load with the good news. My case had been dismissed. And the citation has been completely 100% expunged off of my record. I would highly recommend to anyone that's in a similar situation to give the law office of Crabtree and Patterson a call. I recommend them not only for the utmost devotion to there client's best interest, but most importantly, for the unwavering professionalism and dedication that they have given to me in return in representing me in my case. I cannot thank Mr. Crabtree and his highly professional staff enough. The whole staff and Mr. Crabtree himself have went above and beyond all of my expectations. Thank you all
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Posted by Grant | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DRUG DEFENSE
I am very thankful to have had Seth Crabtree represent me in my case. He and his team worked hard to ensure my case was dismissed and the charges were dropped. They were always responsive in a timely fashion and gave me frequent updates as far as how my case was going. I could not be happier with how everything turned out. Thank you Seth!
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Posted by Devin | March 8, 2019
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Highly Recommend
Seth Crabtree and his firm are amazing. They answered any questions I had and walked me through the process with ease. I got in trouble with the local police and was thankful to find Crabtree. He got my charges completely dropped without me having to go to court almost at all. His team was very professional and kept me updated about my case through the entire thing. If you are looking for a great team to work with, I highly recommend Seth Crabtree and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2018
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Best Lawyer You Could Ask For
Working with Seth and his law firm was a pleasure. I could sit here and say they went above and beyond to help me but that would be a understatement. They were very helpful along the way and whenever I had a question they were always quick to respond. I got into a bit of trouble with the local law enforcement but with his firm they communicated with all the right channels to get the case down to the bare minimum charges based on what the original case was. They were very intelligent and were always happy to bounce ideas off each other so that we could solve the case in the quickest way possible while still being very professional. If you have any legal issues call Seth and his law firm even for a consultation and you'll see just how amazing they are just as I did. You wont be disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2018
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Highly recommended
I would highly recommend Seth Crabtree to anyone who is looking for a lawyer who will go above and beyond to get the best result. I was pulled over and charged for possession traveling with a group of people. When reaching out to lawyers I explained that I do not think the officer followed the correct protocol and that I was wrongly charged. Almost every law firm I spoke with told me it is what it is, except for Crabtree . Seth collected all the details of the case and fought hard in my defense. He was able to get the charges dropped without me ever appearing in court. Crabtree law firm was very responsive through the process and answered every question I had.
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Posted by Matthew | June 28, 2018
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Couldn't Be Happier
In my late twenties I got into the first legal trouble of my life at a very inconvenient time professionally and wanted to make sure the consequences were as minimized as possible. I had a good feeling from my first meeting with Seth. He wasn't the first lawyer I spoke to, but when others were pessimistic about being able to reduce my charges, Seth had an optimist's enthusiasm from the very start and something just felt right about hiring him. He carried himself like someone who could make something happen, and his immediately apparent intelligence impressed me. He and his staff exude professionalism in all they do, and I was never in doubt that I was in good hands. Watching him work was a confidence boost in and of itself, as no other lawyer in the court room looked like they would be able to do for me what Seth did. In the end, he managed to exceed my most hopeful expectations and got my case dismissed entirely! I only had to pay court costs. What it cost to hire him was some of the best money I've ever spent, and I can't recommend him enough for literally any sort of case that he handles. Give him a call, he will get you results!
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Posted by Heather | June 6, 2018
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BEST ATTORNEY EVER!
I HIGHLY recommend you to contact this law firm I you are looking for a great, honest, hard working lawyer that is there for you his client. I was 41 years old and had NEVER been in any kind of trouble and I got into a little bit of an issue. I was scared to death and didn't know what to do. I researched every attorney in all surrounding counties and felt the most comfortable with everything I say and felt in the pit of my stomach with going with Mr. Crabtrees Law Firm. I made the appointment and went in to see him the 1st time and was scared to death. As soon as I entered his office I felt made welcome and as a person not a thug. His Legal Assistant Shana is an AMAZING woman. She made me feel more comfortable and calmed me down some before I ever seen Mr. Crabtree himself. I can honestly say he was down to earth and treated me like a person not just a client. I have had many contacts with the office and attorney himself and have been nothing but happy! He was GREAT in court and I can not believe how he worked on my behalf and the outcome of the case. I have even talked to others that seen me in court with him and was that he was "The best over lawyer around and I was no doubt going to be ok since he was my attorney." I can honestly say that was true. He is GREAT 10 starts all the way!! Forget 5 stars.. Thank you Shana and Mr. Crabtree for everything!! PLEASE if your looking give them a call or go in and see them to help you because the will..
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Posted by Annette | January 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer and staff
Such a positive experience during a difficult time. Seth and his whole office staff are down-to-earth , yet very professional. Seth took our case when no one else would and he won for us. I would recommend Mr Crabtree to anyone who may be in need excellent attorney.
Posted by Nick T | November 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed!
Seth was fantastic to work with! I ran into some trouble on my way home to MD and couldn't come back to TN for my court date. Seth took my case, learned all the facts, and gave me confidence that we had a strong case for dismissal. The case was dismissed with no repercussions, the turn around was quick, and Seth made the whole process easy and stress-free. The communication was great, I was always informed of pertinent information as my case developed. I couldn't be happier with Seth's results!
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Posted by Emily | September 6, 2017
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Lawyer
Seth Crabtree handled my legal case and met my expectations far beyond what I anticipated. I would highly recommend Seth to anyone who has a legal need. He negotiated everything in a timely manner despite what the opposing side desired. He was extremely professional and communicated very effectively with me and the opposing side within a time frame I couldn’t have even imagined.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2017
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Outstanding Professional.
Mr. Crabtree is absolutely a professional. His honesty and integrity rate off the charts. Our son got into some trouble while attending a local university and Seth handled his case with diligence and professionalism. His efforts to resolve and minimize the severity of the outcome were handled expeditiously. If you want representation from someone who cares and understands the support that is necessary during a difficult time, Seth is the one.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2017
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Best in the area
Finding a lawyer for the first time was probably the most stressful part of the law process, but as soon as I met with Seth for my consultation my mind was put at ease. You can instantly tell he is very knowledgeable and professional in how he handles things. I never had to worry about court dates or what I had to acquire because Seth had a direct line of communication with me and kept me on top of everything. He definitely had to pull a few strings but he ended up hitting a homerun with my case and I couldn't be more thankful. I would never consider anyone but Seth to represent me.
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Posted by Raphael Samson | June 3, 2017
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Highly Recommend
I fully recommend Mr. Seth Crabtree and his office to anyone in need of legal representation or advice. He was honest, realistic, understanding, and most importantly correct in everything he told me. I found Mr. Crabtree online, and after a short conversation, I felt comfortable and confident enough to hire him to represent me in what was an out of state court case for me. He was extremely professional, and always available if I wanted to talk. His ability to communicate and explain the procedures and possibilities, and walk me through any decisions I needed to make, are what made me feel in such capable and caring hands. I took his advice on all decisions I needed to make, and he never led me wrong. And to top it all off, he got my case thrown out, exactly as he said was possible if I trusted his judgment. I cannot thank Mr. Crabtree enough for what he did for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Raphael
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Posted by Beker | June 1, 2017
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Excellent
Mr. Crabtree took my DUI case back in July 2016. I needed desperately for it to be brought down to a reckless driving and he was able to that. A DUI would have affected my attempt at citizenship. But today my DACA renewal came in the mail which allows me to be able to be in this country for another two years and I wouldn't have got it with out his help! You might not see what he did as a big deal but it was for me. THANK YOU Mr. Crabtree! -Beker
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Posted by Emily | March 14, 2017
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100%, A+
Seth helped me in so many ways. Not only did he get the resolution I wanted for my case, he made sure I understood every aspect along the way. If I had a question, he personally returned my calls, always making me feel respected and my time valued. I recommend Seth 100% to anyone needing a lawyer in the Cookeville area!
Posted by Dr. Joe Denton | January 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Give him a call, he will help you!
Mr. Crabtree is one of the few attorneys practicing that is a legal professional. He provides knowledge about the law and your case, he excels in legal matters, and Mr. Crabtree will not judge you based on your past or the case in front of him. Mr. Crabtree treated me with respect, and effectively communicated with me throughout the legal process. When one needs legal representation, I do not have strong enough words that could show how Mr. Crabtree exceeded legal and professional goals for my personal case. Mr. Crabtree is encouraging, builds a strong relationship with his clients and supports you through the process. Mr. Crabtree recognizes individuals need help and is extremely generous with retainer fees for such high quality level of legal service. Mr. Crabtree is the most open-minded, ethical, logical, and skilled attorney I have ever spoken with. It is an absolute pleasure to have known him, even under my circumstances, and his work for me and my legal needs could not have been handled with a higher standard of legal assistance. I simply cannot say enough about this young professional. Mr. Crabtree is an attorney that wants to leave the legal field better than how he found it. I have no doubt he will continue to practice and excel in the legal field. Thank you Mr. Crabtree! Sincerely, Dr. Joe. D
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2016
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Seth Crabtree is absolutely the best!!!!
i ran into a little legal trouble, I had never been in trouble before and was scared to death. I bothered Seth more than I should have, emailing him asking about my case. He always responded quickly and professionally. He kept telling me that everything was going to be ok. In the court room he was absolutely amazing, things could have went real bad for me but he negotiated a settlement that everyone was happy with. He is the best lawyer, if I ever need to use a lawyer again which I hope I don't I will use Seth Crabtree. I highly recommend him. He is a awesome lawyer!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2016
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Excellent Attorney with Vast Knowledge of Law
Mr. Crabtree has the highest standards and most of all….. he is a winner. Given our detailed and complicated case, we interviewed several attorneys prior to making a decision. Word of mouth is highly regarded, this is the only way we would have discovered Mr. Crabtree with confidence. Now that the twist and turns of our case are over – we are so thankful we chose him. Not only did he win our case, but throughout the entire process we were updated consistently by his office, which gave us even more peace of mind. Given how busy attorneys are in our legal system and the case load of other clients, we found this action to be highly unusual and appreciated. With Mr. Crabtree’s office this is simply standard procedure for all clients no matter how small or large. How refreshing and reassuring. In most scenarios when a lawyer is needed it equals stress and uncertainty. Not only did he and his staff help calm our worries and fears but most importantly he delivered a win just as he said he would. His precision, vast knowledge of the law, and outstanding performance in the courtroom was most impressive. Also, it was a pleasure working with his very educated, efficient and kind staff members. Each employee simply added to the great experience we enjoyed. Though I have never taken the time to post a review - I feel like it is my duty in order to help other people that find themselves in need of legal representation. I strongly recommend and urge, if you are in need of an attorney, include Mr. Seth Crabtree in part of your decision making process. He will always be our recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2015
Dependable and Helfup
Seth is an awesome lawyer. He's helped me through several things that would have turned out badly without him. He is honest, knowledgeable, and incredibly reliable. He always gets back to me and if he doesn't know the answer, he knows how to find it out. He always answers phone calls and text messages and is determined to do what he needs for his clients. I will continue to use him!
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Posted by Brendan | December 18, 2014
Highly recommended!!
In all matters in which Seth has represented or advised me, I have found him to be open-minded, ethical, logical and intelligent. He is thorough and meticulous and these attributes are reflected in his work.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hatfield & Crabtree
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • William F. Roberson, Attorney-At-Law
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Adam Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Assistant
  • Wesley Bray, Attorney-At-Law
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State Tennessee vs. Netherton
  • Jury Voted Not To Convict
  • State of Tennessee vs. Lafever
  • Dismissed
  • State of Tennessee vs. Owens
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Mock Trial Team
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • University of Tennessee Law Scholarship
  • University of Tennessee
  • 2011
  • John F. Shrankel Scholarship
  • University of Tennessee
  • 2010
  • Kolwyck Memorial Academic Achievement Scholarship
  • University of Tennessee
  • 2010
  • H. L. Hendricks Memorial Scholarship
  • University of Tennessee
  • 2009
  • Federal Court Bench and Bar Association
  • University of Tennessee
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • TTU Pre-Law Information Event
  • Law School and the Legal Profession
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Seth is diligent, intelligent, and zealous advocate for his clients but in a no-nonsense and approachable manner. Ultimately, he is the kind of attorney who no other attorney wants to face in court, but the first name on the list if ever in need of legal counsel or advice. He passionately pursues obtaining the best results for his clients and I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of an advocate in the law."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Seth is always thinking strategically for the benefit of clients. He's invested in the outcome of the case and works toward the best possible outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Seth is always a zealous and successful advocate for his clients. I have referred clients to his practice many times and will continue to do so."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Seth works hard for his clients and is a diligent and competent attorney. There is no doubt he will go above and beyond the call of duty in order to achieve the best possible result for his clients. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Crabtree personally since he attended law school at the University of Tennessee and was a member of the school's prestigious Phi Alpha Delta Mock Trial Team. Only 8 students are selected from the entire student body each year to complete on behalf of the University. Mr. Crabtree's courtroom skills are exactly the type you would want if you were charged with a crime. He understands the system, knows how the judges think, and does an excellent job of putting his client's best foot forward. I have referred several clients to Mr. Crabree over the years and my clients have been pleased with Mr. Crabtree's service and courtroom fight. The best lawyers don't come cheap. He is certainly worth every penny of his fee."
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Cookeville Criminal defense Lawyer Seth Clayton Crabtree
Seth Clayton Crabtree
Criminal defense Attorney
Cookeville, TN
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation