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CHARLES BUCKHOLTS is a solo practitioner in Nashville, Tennessee. He practices in the areas of criminal law (federal and state), civil rights and consumer protection. Mr. Buckholts teaches criminal law and procedure as an adjunct instructor of the Nashville State Community College Police Academy in the fall. He also has taught "Criminal Evidence" and "Introduction to Legal Process" at NSCC. He earned his B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University and his J.D. degree from Oklahoma City University. Mr. Buckholts is a Criminal Justice Act panel attorney for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. He is a past member of the Tennessee Bar Association. Mr. Buckholts is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; the Federal District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee; the Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee; and the Tennessee Supreme Court.
CHRISTOPHER G. CLARK is a partner at Patton & Pittman Attorneys, practicing in the area of criminal defense. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in history from Austin Peay State University and received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from the Nashville School of Law where he graduated eighth in his class. Mr. Clark is admitted to practice law in all state courts in Tennessee, as well as the U.S. District Court for Middle District of Tennessee. Mr. Clark represents the criminally accused in all types of criminal matters. He is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried more than 50 cases before juries, including allegations of murders, sexual offenses, and serious drug felonies. He has obtained full acquittals on charges of murder as well as other serious felony charges. Mr. Clark proudly serves our military community. He has developed a network of professionals to cater to the special needs of both military and civilian clients. Before joining the firm in 2009, Mr. Clark served as an assistant district attorney in Clarksville, Tennessee, for six years. As an assistant district attorney, Mr. Clark served on one of two trial teams assigned to prosecute serious felony cases in Montgomery County, Tennessee. In addition to his duties in the courtroom, he travelled the state of Tennessee for the Tennessee District Attorney General’s Conference, training police officers on how to effectively testify in court. He has also assisted in the drafting of several pieces of legislation including the 2004 bill that ultimately became Tennessee’s current Sexual Offender Registry. Mr. Clark has been named to the Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers Under 40 and a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates. He has received multiple 10 Best awards by the American Institution of DUI/DWI Attorneys, the organization’s client satisfaction award. Mr. Clark maintains a perfect 10.0 rating by Avvo.
JOHN I. HARRIS III is associated with the firm of Schulman LeRoy & Bennett P.C., in an of counsel capacity. His practice represents businesses and individuals in general civil matters, corporate governance, transactional and litigation matters. Mr. Harris also handles cases involving representation before the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), including clients that have or are seeking licenses or who are undergoing license revocation proceedings as firearms dealers and/or as explosive permittees. Mr. Harris represents gun clubs and sport shooting ranges in matters such as formation, operation and zoning. He is a referral attorney with the National Rifle Association and several other national organizations whose members are in the firearms industry or who are civilian permit holders. Mr. Harris teaches continuing legal education courses on the issues of firearms and the use of deadly force under Tennessee law for attorneys, law enforcement, magistrates and judges. He accepts speaking engagements on issues involving Tennessee’s legislative processes, civilian handgun permit laws, firearms ownership, and the civil and criminal aspects pertaining to the defensive use of deadly force under Tennessee law. Mr. Harris has served as the executive director of the Tennessee Firearms Association, Inc. since 1995. He is the author of several publications, including the book Carrying a Handgun for Self Defense In Tennessee (3rd Edition 2002). Mr. Harris is licensed to practice in Tennessee, the Sixth Circuit, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He received his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt School of Law.
DANA C. McLENDON III is an attorney with McLendon & Milligan. He practices primarily in domestic, criminal and personal injury law. Mr. McLendon's memberships include the Williamson County and Tennessee bar associations. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Florida and his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University.June 22 - Memphis
CLAIBORNE H. FERGUSON is a Memphis criminal defense lawyer who has been serving clients for more than 15 years. He has been certified as a criminal trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and he is associated with the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and has a membership with both the National College or DUI Defense and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Ferguson offers unique representation, having previously been trained in technology and medical science. Mr. Ferguson received his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Mississippi College School of Law.
R. PRICE HARRIS is an attorney in Memphis, Tennessee. He has practiced law since 1992, concentrating heavily in the field of criminal defense. Mr. Harris earned his B.A. degree from the University of Memphis and his J.D. degree from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. He has served as the municipal judge of Gallaway, Tennessee, and as a special judge for the city of Germantown. Mr. Harris is admitted to practice in Tennessee, as well as the Western and Middle District Federal Courts of Tennessee. He is a member of the Tennessee Municipal Judges Conference and is a member of the Education Committee. Mr. Harris is a past speaker on his areas of expertise and has previously conducted numerous seminars for the Tennessee Municipal Judges Conference and National Business Institute.
WILLIAM D. MASSEY, of The Law Office of Massey McClusky McClusky & Fuchs, has been practicing law for more than 31 years. His area of expertise is in trial work for cases involving drug or murder charges. He has tried cases in Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Texas, and throughout the state of Tennessee. Mr. Massey is a certified criminal defense specialist in Western Tennessee and he devotes 100% of his practice to litigation work. Mr. Massey is a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (president, 2005 - 2006; Executive Committee, 2001 - 2007); the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Board of Directors, 2002 - 2008); the Tennessee Bar Association (parliamentarian, 2003; Executive Committee, 2003 - 2004; 2006 - 2007) and the Memphis Bar Association (president, Criminal Law Section). He is admitted to the Tennessee Bar Association, the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr Massey is a board-certified criminal trial advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy. He received his B.A degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee; and his J.D degree from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee.