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Cookeville and Middle Tennessee Attorney Profile

Criminal defense and civil litigation for the Upper Cumberland area

I am Tennessee criminal lawyer Douglas K. Dennis. I proudly provide legal representation to clients in Cookeville, Crossville, Sparta, and throughout Cumberland County.

My first career in the entertainment industry

Before beginning my law career, I provided security for some of the largest nightclubs on the East Coast. I was also a successful booking agent with Famous Artists Agency in New York. From the age of 19, I represented a roster of over 150 musical performance acts including such greats as Peabo Bryson, Patti LaBelle, James Ingram, the Four Tops and Will Smith.

Military service

At the onset of hostilities in the first Persian Gulf War, I enlisted as an electronics warfare technician in the U.S. Navy. I served aboard the USS John Hancock (DD981) while deployed in the Red Sea during Operation Desert Storm.

Business management experience

Immediately following my honorable discharge, I secured employment with Federal Express Corporation here in Cookeville, Tennessee. I worked my way up the corporate ladder to become an operations manager for the shipping giant.

A career in Tennessee law

I decided it was time to give back to my community and I enrolled in law school. I graduated from the University of Tennessee's College of Law with multiple awards and a concentration in the Advocacy Program. I gained legal experience at the District Attorney General's Office in Knox County, and I worked with one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in Tennessee.

Serving the Upper Cumberland area in private practice

I am pleased to now manage my own law firm. I give personal attention to each client with the support of a small and dedicated staff. I successfully apply my diverse life experiences to every aspect of my law practice.

Get to know a reliable Middle Tennessee lawyer

I look forward to meeting you. For a free initial consultation with a Cookeville civil law and criminal defense attorney, please contact me at The Law Office of Douglas K. Dennis.


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