Law Office of Robert D. Massey and Associates
Experienced Attorneys Serving Pulaski And Beyond

Robert D. Massey

Robert D. Massey

Attorney
Location:
Pulaski, Tennessee
Phone:
931-292-2033
Fax:
931-424-8991
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Automobile Accident
  • 10% Personal Injury
  • 25% Family Law
  • 10% Social Security
  • 5% Probate

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Defense Practice, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

Education

  • Memphis State University School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: Who's Who in American College Students
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • Bachelor of Science Degree of Business Administration - 1979
    • Major: Public Administration

Classes/Seminars

  • Jury Selection, Tennessee Trial Lawyers, 1995 - Present
  • Ethics, TACDL, 2003 - Present
  • Discovery, TACDL, 1996 - Present
  • Professionalism, TACDL, 1997 - Present
  • Opening Statements/Closing Arguments, Tennessee Public Defenders Conference, 1999 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Robert W. Ritchie Award, TACDL, 1992 - 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - 2015
  • Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, 2003 - 2017
  • Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2017
  • Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell, 2015 - Present
  • Top Ten Attorney Award, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2014 - 2016
  • Top Ten Attorney's in Tennessee, Memphis Magazine, 2013 - 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyer Association, Life Member, 1995 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2000 - Present
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - Present
  • Tennessee Public Defenders Conference, 22nd Judicial District Public Defender, 1987 - 1992
  • Tennessee Public Defenders Conference, President, 1990
  • Tennessee Public Defenders Conference, Vice-President, 1987 - 1989
  • Tennessee Public Defenders Conference, Executive Committee, 1987 - 1989
  • Tennessee Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers, Founding Member
  • Criminal Justice Funding Crisis Group, Founding Member
  • Capital Case Resource Center, Board Member, 1992 - 1995
  • Giles County Bar Association, Member, 1985 - Present
  • Giles County Bar Association, President, 1985 - 1991
  • Appellate Court Study Commission for the State Of Tennessee
  • Tennessee Bench-Bar Relations, Committee Member, 1992 - 1993
  • Tennessee District 6 Supreme Court Investigative, Member
  • South Central Tennessee Correctional Advisory Board, Board Member, 1983 - 1993
  • Tennessee Justice Project, Board Member, 2007 - 2009

Past Employment Positions

  • Tennessee Public Defender's Conference, Public Defender 22nd Judicial District, 1987 - 1992

Pro Bono Activities

  • Giles County Democratic Party, Chair, 1991 - 1993
  • Pulaski Exchange Club – President, 1982 and 1988, Member – Current
  • Pulaski Exchange Club, Board Member, 1988 - 1990
  • Giles County Chapter of American Red Cross, Board Member, 1985 - 1987
  • Giles County Mental Health Department, Board Member, 1989 - 1994
  • Boy Scouts of America Middle Tennessee Council- National Eagle Scout Association, Executive Board Member, District Executive Board Member, 1985 - Present
  • Member of First United Methodist Church

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