Aggressive And Experienced Defense Counsel

Experience counts when you are facing criminal charges.
Make sure the defense attorney you work with is the strongest

Attorney Patrick McNally
35 Years Of Experience

More Than 35 Years Of Experience Defending People’s Rights

I am criminal defense and appellate lawyer Patrick T. McNally. I have been defending the rights of those accused of crimes for more than 35 years. I have built a record of success that I am proud of and that is well-known in the legal community in Nashville and throughout our area. That record of success has helped me earn recognitions such as:

  • AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell (the highest available rating)
  • Avvo Superb rating
  • Named for inclusion in Super Lawyers
“Patrick McNally saved my life and made me a better person . The mistakes I made are finally behind me and I can move on with my life. Mr. McNally worked hard to take care of my situation.”
“Mr. McNally listened to our problem and presented solutions. He was understanding and explained each step of the criminal process. This was a very difficult experience for us made easier by Mr. McNally. Jade Stone.”
“I’ve known Patrick McNally as an excellent criminal defense lawyer for many years. In recent years he has focused more and more on criminal appeals and has been very successful in this field.”

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Federal Charges

Federal Charges

Appellate Law

Appellate Law

Sex Offenses,  Pornography

Sex Offenses,

Tourist Criminal Defense

Tourist Criminal

Post-Conviction  Services


Committed To Securing The Results You Need

I know the realities that people face when they are charged with a crime. The stress and anxiety can be overwhelming. With more than 35 years of experience, I can create a defense strategy that can help you secure an outcome that will help you move on with your life. My commitment to helping people extends beyond offering a strong defense against criminal charges, it also includes helping those who did not receive positive outcomes when they accepted a plea deal or at trial. I have extensive appellate experience in our state appellate courts, federal appellate courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Securing The Results
Securing The Results


My Philosophy

Coming off a victory before the United States Supreme Court last year, in Jae Lee v. United States, I appreciate the importance of the lawyer-client relationship. During Mr. Lee’s seven-year battle, he often asked the question, “Mr. McNally are we going to win?” While I am known for grasping victories where others perceived losses, a lawyer cannot answer the question without reservations. Trust must flow between the client and the attorney as decisions are made. For me, I find meaning and purpose in life sharing that trust with people at trial, on appeal, or guiding them through some of the lowest moment of their lives.

– Patrick T. McNally


  • 6 to 2 victory before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • The fate of Tennessee Immigrant is decided by the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Defendant accused in federal court of exporting firearm components receives lenient sentence.
  • Men accused of sexual battery get new trials
  • Prosecutorial misconduct in closing arguments leads to new trial

Criminal Defense And Appellate Attorney Serving Nashville And Throughout Tennessee and Kentucky

When you are facing serious criminal law issues, you deserve to have a defense that understands how to secure the best possible results for you. Turn to attorney Patrick T. McNally for real help. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 615-200-9559 or contact my office online.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.