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Patrick
McNally

Charged or Convicted With a Criminal Offense?


AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE. EXPERIENCE MATTERS.
Nashville Criminal Defense & Appellate Attorney Serving Tennessee and Kentucky
Patrick
Mcnally

Charged or Convicted With a Criminal Offense?


AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE. EXPERIENCE MATTERS.
Nashville Criminal Defense & Appellate Attorney Serving Throughout Tennessee and Kentucky

More Than 35 Years Of 
Experience Defending People’s Rights

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

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Criminal charges of any kind are a threat to your freedom and your interests. When it’s your future on the line, there is no such thing as a minor criminal charge. I offer experienced guidance and vigorous advocacy in the fight for justice.
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Post Conviction Services

If you have been convicted of a crime, it makes sense to discuss post-conviction legal services that may help you obtain a more favorable outcome. Post-conviction motions are different from an appeal and I will fight to help you move your case to a more positive outcome.
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Top Criminal Law Mistakes To Avoid

Allowing a Warrantless Search and Seizure
Talking With Jail Inmates About Your Case
Expungement Means No One Will Know
No One Can Look at My Legal Papers in Jail
Taking a Police Polygraph
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Frequently Asked Questions from Tourists After an Arrest

I've been arrested, what should I do next?
Can I go home after being charged?
Will I have to return to Nashville for court?
Do I have to hire a local Tennessee attorney?
Can I get my arrest expunged?
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Tourism Defense

Nashville is a popular destination city for everything from business conferences to bachelorette parties, and sometimes tourists find themselves in legal trouble while in town. I provide experienced legal counsel to individuals facing a range of criminal charges as a result of their visit to the city.
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White Collar Crimes

Despite the lack of a violent element, a white collar crime conviction can bring serious consequences.  I have decades of experience providing criminal defense counsel, including in high-stakes federal cases.
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Criminal Appeals

If convicted of a crime, it may not be the end of your options. I am prepared to help you continue your fight for freedom, even after a conviction. With more than 35 years of experience in criminal defense and appellate matters, I have the knowledge and resources to move your case toward a positive outcome.

5 Critical Questions
To Ask Your Appeal Attorney

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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.

Testimonials

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. When I was recently closing my criminal appellate practice after 18 years, I turned to Pat to take over my remaining cases.

—  Jay Martin
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Recent Results
Vacated Murder Conviction and Life Sentence by the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
A jury convicted Caitlyn Metz, Petitioner, of first-degree felony murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated child neglect in the death of her twenty-three-month-old son. 
The trial court sentenced her to an effective life sentence. Petitioner filed a post-conviction petition, asserting ineffective assistance of counsel, a Brady violation, and improper prosecutorial argument, and the post-conviction court denied the petition.

On appeal, Petitioner contends that she was denied the effective assistance of counsel due to trial counsel’s failure to pursue a motion for severance from the Co- Defendant,
and other pretrial motions; failure to investigate Co-Defendant’s military records and Petitioner’s mental health; failure to present witnesses; and cumulative error.

Following a thorough review, we conclude that Petitioner was denied the effective assistance of counsel. We reverse the judgment of the post-conviction court, vacate and set aside the judgments of conviction, and remand for a new trial.

https://www.tncourts.gov/sites/default/files/metz.caitlyn.opn_.pdf
A jury convicted Caitlyn Metz, Petitioner, of first-degree felony murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated child neglect in the death of her twenty-three-month-old son. 
The trial court sentenced her to an effective life sentence. Petitioner filed a post-conviction petition, asserting ineffective assistance of counsel, a Brady violation, and improper prosecutorial argument, and the post-conviction court denied the petition.

On appeal, Petitioner contends that she was denied the effective assistance of counsel due to trial counsel’s failure to pursue a motion for severance from the Co- Defendant,
and other pretrial motions; failure to investigate Co-Defendant’s military records and Petitioner’s mental health; failure to present witnesses; and cumulative error.

Following a thorough review, we conclude that Petitioner was denied the effective assistance of counsel. We reverse the judgment of the post-conviction court, vacate and set aside the judgments of conviction, and remand for a new trial.

http://tncourts.gov/sites/default
/files/metz.caitlyn.opn_.pdf

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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.
Philosophy
— Patrick T. McNally

Shoutbox

President Trump granted a full pardon to David E. Miller, fully supported by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee. View Pardon
The Nashville Bar Association proudly announces Patrick T. McNally as the 2020 Jack Norman, Sr. Award recipient. Read More.
McNally Law client, Jae Lee, wins a 6 to 2 victory in U.S. Supreme Court. Read more.
Former big brother mentor and McNally Law client, William Arnold Jr., wrongly convicted of sexual abuse wins on appeal and reflects on his future. Read more.
Dr. Heng Liu, McNally Law client, has sexual battery convictions vacated upon appeal.  Read more.
Prosecutorial misconduct in closing arguments leads to new trial. Read more.

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