Tennessee Criminal Law Lawyers
William T. Ramsey
William T. Ramsey joined Neal & Harwell in 1981. The primary focus of his practice is complex civil and criminal litigation. He also has a significant entertainment law practice representing artists and entertainers. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, all federal...
Wade V. Davies
After graduating with Bachelor of Arts in history from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., Mr. Davies attended the University of Tennessee College of Law, graduating first in his class in 1993.Mr. Davies has been with the firm since his first year at the University of Tennessee. He became a...
W. Thomas Dillard
Mr. Dillard graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1964. He began private practice in 1965, serving for nine years as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. From 1976 to 1978 he was the district's first full-time federal magistrate. He then returned...
Timothy V. Potter
Timothy V. Potter was born in Dickson County. He has practiced law since 1995 and is an accomplished trial lawyer. Mr. Potter has successfully litigated cases both in state and federal courts. He is known as an aggressive advocate for his clients, having obtained favorable jury verdicts in counties...
Thomas M. Cole
Thomas M. Cole was born March 8, 1950 and has been a life long resident of Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. Cole received Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in 1972 and his J.D. Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1975. Subsequent...
Stephen Ross Johnson
Mr. Johnson is a trial and appellate attorney whose practice is focused on the defense of persons and companies accused of white-collar crimes, major felonies, and other serious matters in federal and state courts. He has argued or briefed cases before the Supreme Court of the United States; the...
Stephen M. Montgomery
Stephen M. Montgomery joined Neal & Harwell in 2008. His practice is concentrated primarily in the areas of commercial law, bankruptcy and corporate transactions. He is licensed to practice in Tennessee and the United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee...
Stanley Q. Reynolds
Mr. Reynolds, a native of Dickson County, is a graduate of Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law in 1978. He began his legal career in 1978 as an associate with the law firm of...
Robert W. Ritchie
Robert W. Ritchie (1938-2006) was the founding partner of the firm and provided an example of excellence. Mr. Ritchie, a 1962 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, served his country, his profession and his clients with professional ability that earned him national recognition and...
Robert T. Bateman
Robert T. Bateman practices primarily in the area of civil litigation and has successfully represented clients in many areas including personal injury, employment discrimination and workers compensation claims. A substantial amount of his practice includes business litigation claims. He also...
Robert L. Hutton
Robert L. Hutton has substantial litigation experience. His credentials include having argued several cases before the United States Court of Appeals, the Tennessee Appellate Courts and the Tennessee Supreme Court. Mr. Hutton is privileged to be one of the few attorneys to have argued a case before...
Robert A. Peal
Co-Founder, Member and Managing Partner
Robert A. Peal enjoys a diverse practice focused on complex litigation, handling both criminal defense and civil trials. His practice includes white-collar criminal defense, aviation-related litigation, entertainment litigation, environmental law, and cases requiring a strong grasp of mathematics...
Philip N. Elbert
Philip N. Elbert joined Neal & Harwell in 1981. He has broad experience in both civil and criminal cases. He has won multimillion-dollar verdicts at trial and negotiated many millions of dollars in settlements for clients in cases involving serious personal injury or death. In the aggregate, he...
Mr. Johnson received his bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Criminal Justice Administration in 1975 and his law degree from the Nashville School of Law in 1980. Following his graduation, he served as a law clerk to Judge Charles O'Brien on the Tennessee Court of Criminal...
Myers N. Massengill II
College:Appalachian State University, B.S., B.A., 1994East Tennessee State University, M.B.A., 1997Law School: University of Memphis, J.D., 2000Membership:Bristol Bar Associations (President, 2003)Tennessee Bar AssociationFormer Member of the Federal Bar AssociationFormer Member of the American Bar...
Michael D. Tauer
Michael works with his clients to prevent and resolve disputes. Michael concentrates his practice in complex litigation, health care regulation, and corporate governance. Litigation: Michael guides clients through all aspects of litigation by conducting investigations, preparing court filings,...
Melanie E. Davis
Melanie E. Davis, a native of Maryville, Tennessee, is an AV rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. Melanie graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in French Magna Cum Laude in 1992. She was Phi Beta Kappa and a Normandy Scholar. She attended graduate school at the University of...
Megan N. Deardorff
Megan N. Deardorff practices civil litigation and criminal defense, with a concentration on corporate criminal investigations. She is admitted to practice in Tennessee state and federal courts.Ms. Deardorff graduated from The University of North Carolina – Wilmington, cum laude, in 2006 with a B.A....
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