At the Law Office of Russell F. Thomas, your rights as a criminal defendant come first. A former prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney in Nashville, Tennessee, Thomas brings an insider's perspective to each of his cases. In this series of articles, Thomas explains the role of a criminal defense attorney, offers advice for those accused of white collar crimes, and sheds light on some of Tennessee's most stringent drug and DUI statutes.

What Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Do?

Learn how a criminal defense attorney can help when you've been accused of a crime.

Should I Defend Myself in My Criminal Case?

You have the right to defend yourself, but is it ever a good idea? Find out here.

What to Do if You're Accused of a White Collar Crime

Discover why it's essential that you contact an attorney right away if you're accused of wrongdoing at work.

What Will Happen if I Get a DUI in Tennessee?

The penalties for a DUI conviction vary widely from state to state. Learn what to expect if you're convicted of DUI in Tennessee.

What is the Tennessee Drug Free School Zone Act?

If you've been arrested for a drug offense in Tennessee, you need to know about this tough statute.

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About Russell Thomas


Russell F. Thomas is a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nashville, Tennessee. Russell represents individuals in Middle Tennessee facing a variety of felony and misdemeanor legal charges, including D.U.I., felony drug possession and distribution, white collar crimes, homicide, assault as well as all other state and federal criminal offenses. Prior to starting his private law practice, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Nashville where he prosecuted hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases including D.U.I., drug possession and distribution offenses, embezzlement and other white collar offenses, theft, assault and murder. He is a member of the Tennessee, Nashville and American Bar Associations. Additionally, he is an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the Harry Phillips American Inn of Courts. His work has been recognized in the Cambridge Who's Who directory. Russell has chaired the Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Committee of the Nashville Bar Association. >> Read More About Russell

Law Success Stories

Every case is different, every client is different, but hard work and experienced and knowledgeable representation is the key to success in every case. Russell Thomas prides himself in being accessible to his clients around the clock and working with them to address their concerns and achieve the best result possible.

"When I came to Mr. Thomas after being arrested for DUI, I thought that all hope was lost. If I was convicted of DUI, I would automatically lose my job. I was threatened with being fired simply for being charged. At our first meeting, we developed a plan to defend my case. Within a very short time I settled my case on a reduced charge and was able to keep my license and job."Janice from Nashville, TN