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
  • 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