Wrongful Death Plaintiff

Case:  Brittany Noel Nelson, et al v. Charles W. Myres, et al. Issue:  Does a spouse get priority over a child in a wrongful death case where the spouse is alleged to be at fault? Facts:  A woman died in an accident in which her husband … [Read more...]

Tennessee Passes New Expungement Laws For 2017

The Tennessee Legislature has passed three new laws regarding expungement in 2017. Expungements allow destruction of public records regarding a criminal charge or conviction. In my previous blog post you can read frequently asked … [Read more...]

Can Throwing a Catfish Get You Arrested at a Nashville Predators Game?

We’ve now all heard about the Nashville Predators fan who was arrested for throwing a catfish on the ice during the Stanley Cup Finals game against the Penguins. Predators fans may be wondering whether the same act at a home game could land … [Read more...]

How to Not Get Arrested at Bonnaroo & CMA Fest

Here in Middle Tennessee during the month of June, we are fortunate to host two of the most popular music festivals each year. Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee and the Country Music Festival right here in Nashville. A … [Read more...]

Enhanced Sentencing Notice

Case:  State v. Kevin Patterson Issue:  What information must be specified in the State’s  notice of intent to seek enhanced sentencing? Facts:  Defendant was found guilty of attempted second degree murder. The State filed a document … [Read more...]

Will Contests

Case:  In re Estate of J. Don Brock Issue:  Do will Contestants have standing to challenge a will if they will not benefit if it is set aside? Facts:  Contestants are five adopted children of Decedent. Decedent executed a 2013 Will … [Read more...]

Termination of Parental Rights

Case:  In re Jude D. Issue:  Was there sufficient proof that termination of parental rights was in the child’s best interests? Facts:  DCS placed Mother’s children in the custody of Foster Parents. The trial court found clear and … [Read more...]

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