Criminal Law

In addition to its boutique white collar criminal defense practice, Neal & Harwell maintains an active practice in the other, more traditional areas of criminal law (e.g., homicides and assaults). This takes place primarily in the state courts of Tennessee, although Neal & Harwell lawyers have frequently been admitted to appear specially in the courts of other states. In addition, some federal criminal cases that Neal & Harwell attorneys handle are not of the “white-collar” variety.

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for family law matters to be intertwined with related criminal cases, and Neal & Harwell attorneys are well-equipped to operate simultaneously in both arenas, should the need arise.

Neal & Harwell attorneys are sometimes retained as new counsel to handle appeals in criminal cases after an unsuccessful trial.  This can include filing certiorari petitions in the Supreme Court of the United States. See Appellate Practice section.