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 to the U.S. Attorney's office, serving as its chief assistant until 1983, except for a period in 1981 when the U.S. District Court Judges for the Eastern District of Tennessee appointed him to serve as the district's U.S. Attorney.

In 1983, the President of the United States appointed Mr. Dillard to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. In 1987, he joined the firm of Ritchie, Fels & Dillard, today called Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson.

Mr. Dillard represents clients in an extensive range of state and federal matters. He has successfully defended numerous individuals in a wide range of complex white collar criminal actions, high profile murder prosecutions, and other serious cases. Mr. Dillard is certified as a criminal trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Tennessee Bar Foundation. He is a Master of the Bench of the Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court.


606 W. Main Street, Suite 300
Knoxville , Tennessee , 37902
United States

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