Our Firm’s Philosophy
Criminal Defense Attorney in Putnam County
Many firms may accept almost any type of legal case if the fee is right. While representing clients in criminal cases, they may also be prosecuting divorce actions, personal injury lawsuits, bankruptcy filings, or whatever type of case or client walks through their doors. This is a common business practice for many attorneys and large firms around the country, and it's neither right nor wrong. However, we do things a bit differently. We focus solely on criminal defense.
Since 2006, attorney Douglas K. Dennis has been exclusively practicing criminal defense in the state of Tennessee. Most of the cases our firm handles involve felony charges such as homicide, rape, sex offenses, shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma, and major drug charges. That's not to say that we do not defend misdemeanor criminal charges as well, but most of our clients seek out our services for the more complex criminal charges that carry the most severe punishment. We believe in the adage, "Quality, not Quantity," and our business model is not based on how many clients or cases we can juggle at any one time.
We are not the volume provider of criminal defense in the state of Tennessee. We purposely take on fewer cases so we can focus on the quality of representation we provide. Our goal is to provide the very best criminal defense available anywhere, and at any price. At our office, we rely on real referrals from real clients. If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a crime in Tennessee, you are already living a nightmare. We do not add to your troubles by selling you a padded resume. Our office does not discount our fees if our clients post positive reviews on legal marketing or local advertising websites.
There is no substitute for a hard-earned reputation. We've grown our practice through referrals from satisfied clients, not through the solicitation of unearned reviews or ratings. We earn our client referrals by putting in the time, hard work, and attention to detail required to successfully and creatively defend them against the overwhelming manpower and financial resources at the government's disposal, which it intends to use to secure a conviction at all costs. Our firm has a reputation for "thinking outside the box,” and that type of unconventional approach to our cases has led to numerous dismissals of serious criminal charges when combined with strong and effective motion practice.
The Law Office of Douglas K. Dennis is here to help lessen the fear, pain, and embarrassment of being publicly accused of committing a crime. Our skill and experience can help mitigate the consequences of a criminal charge. This is what we do, and we take pride in how well we do it.