Patrick McNally

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Nashville, TN

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Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Tennessee, 1982
  • Kentucky, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2013

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • B.A - 1977
    • Honors: dean's list
    • Major: History
  • National Criminal Defense College

Published Works

  • Plea wraps up Captain D's Case, The Tennessean, 27 January, 2005
  • Doctor Accused of Procuring One of Deadliest Poisons, The Tennessean, 1996
  • Brother of Sheriff Pleads not Guilty, The Tennessean, 8 April, 2006
  • Mother faces trial in child’s drug death, The Tennessean, 7 January, 2011
  • Witnesses: We lied in '92 East Nashville murder case, The Tennessean, 13 May, 2014

Representative Cases

  • State v. Readus, 764 S.W.2d 770, 1988, Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals
  • State v. Watkins, 804 S.W.2d 884, 1991, Tennessee Supreme Court
  • State v. Black, 815 S.W.2d 166, 1991, Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Commonwealth v. Morris, 766 S.W.2d 58, 1989, Kentucky Supreme Court
  • State v. Mcleod, 937 S.W.2d 867, 1996, Tennessee Supreme Court
  • U.S.A. v. Washington, 127 F.3d 510, 1997, Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Dunlap v. U.S., 250 F.3d 1001,Cert. Denied, 122 S.Ct. 649, 2001, Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  • State v. Chubb, 2007 WL 258429, 2007, Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals
  • Cyrus D. Wilson v. State, 367 S.W. 3d 229, 2012, Tennessee Supreme Court
  • State v. Lowe-Kelley, 380 S.W. 3d 30, 2012, Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Gardner v. State, 2013 WL 79402, 2013, Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals

Classes/Seminars

  • When is a Criminal Defense Lawyer An Immigration Lawyer? When the U.S. Supreme Court Released: Padilla v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, Federal Bar Association Immigration Section & Mid-South Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Keeping Your White Collar Clear-Protecting Client Confidential in the Digital Era, Tennessee Bar Association
  • The Impact of the Padilla Decisions for Tennessee General Sessions Courts, Tennessee Administration of the Courts
  • Implementing the Amendment to Tenn. R. Crim P., Rule 11: The Padilla Fallout, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Boating Under the Influence, Tennessee Bar University
  • Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense, Tennessee Bar University
  • Effective Opening Statements, The Attorney's Master Key to Courtroom Victory, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The Practice of Criminal Law-Defense Perspective, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Effective DUI Representation in Tennessee, National Business Institute
  • Bridging the Gap-Mitigation in a Death Penalty Case, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Honors

  • Assistance of Counsel Award, Nashville Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers, DUI/DWI Defense, 2009 - 2014
  • Super Lawyers, Selected as Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2014
  • AV Preeminent rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 1991 - 2014
  • U.S. News First-Tier Ranking, Best Law Firm, White Collar & Non-White Collar Criminal Defense, 2010 - 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nashville Bar Association, NBA Criminal Law & Criminal Justice Committee, Member, 1991 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association, Criminal Law & Criminal Justice Committee, Chairperson, 2001 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association, Member NBA Federal Courts Committee, 2010 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, TBA Access to Justice Committee, 2010 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Criminal Justice Executive Committee, 2008 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Criminal Justice Executive Committee, 1997 - 1999
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Chairperson, 2000 - 2001
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,, President, 1996 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President-Elect, 1995 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Treasurer, 1993 - 1994
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 1990 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 1996 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2003 - 2004
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011 - Present

Past Positions

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Public Advocacy
  • Kentucky, Assistant Public Advocate, 1982 - 1983
  • Kentucky, Senior Assistant Public Advocate, 1983 - 1984
  • Regional Public Advocate's Office, Hazard, Kentucky, Director
  • Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office for Nashville, Tennessee
  • Nashville, Tennessee, Senior Assistant Public Defender, 1986 - 1991
  • Hollins, Wagster & Yarbrough, P.C., 1991 - 2009

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, District Investigator, 1993 - 2002
  • Reconciliation Ministries, Board of Directors, 1990 - 1994
  • Reconciliation Ministries, Board of Directors, President of Board, 1995 - Present
  • T.B.A. Access to Justice Committee, 2011 - Present
  • Mayor' Domestic Violence Task Force, 2012 - 2013
  • Metropolitan Government Transportation and Licensing Commission, 2013 - Present
  • Diabetes Self Management Education Annual Program Review
  • Nashville Bar Foundation

Fraternity or Sorority

  • Kappa Sigma