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Don Himmelberg
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  • Tennessee
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Don Himmelberg is a criminal defense attorney in Nashville, TN.

Don graduated Middle Tennessee State University before moving on to pursue his J.D. at the Nashville School of Law in 1985. While in law school, Don was employed in the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office; he also gained experience as the Law Clerk for Circuit Criminal Court. Upon admittance to the Bar, Don served as an Assistant District Attorney, responsible for prosecuting both misdemeanors and felonies.

After several years as a prosecutor, Don made the decision to enter private practice with his partners, Jim Higgins and Rick Piliponis. Together, the three attorneys opened the firm of Higgins, Himmelberg, and Piliponis. Don is the partner in charge of all of criminal matters referred to the firm.

When he is not in the courtroom, Don can usually be found working on his farm in West Tennessee. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children, usually rooting on his beloved Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators.

Mr. Himmelberg is admitted to practice in all Tennessee Courts, both State and Federal. His initial experience as a prosecutor and decades of experience as a defense attorney have given him a great breadth of knowledge that ranges across every area of the justice system. Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Himmelberg has successfully represented many criminal defendants charged with a wide variety of crimes including First-Degree Murder, Child Rape, Aggravated Sexual Battery, Drugs in a School Zone, and DUI.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Juvenile Law
White Collar Crime
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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6th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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  • English: Spoken
  • English: Written
Professional Experience
Higgins, Himmelberg & Piliponis, PLLC.
M. Don Himmelberg & Associates
Assistant District Attorney
Office of the District Attorney General
Honorable Judge Randall Wyatt Circuit Court Div. 2
Middle Tennessee State University
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Nashville School of Law
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Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Nashville
Named one of the 19 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Nashville, TN, by
Professional Associations
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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Tennessee Bar Association
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Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Websites & Blogs
M. Don Himmelberg & Associates Website
Tennessee Criminal Attorney Blog
Legal Answers
38 Questions Answered
Q. Do I have to install a interlock device in Tennessee or can I just wait a year before I drive?
A: Tennessee laws require the installation of ignition interlock devices for all DUI offenders. If you have an emergency and have to get behind the wheel of a car and that car does not have the required device, you may be subject to additional penalties.
Q. My friend missed a court date without knowing it.
A: I am a little confused about the exact status of your friends case, but a failure to appear is a felony in Tennessee, regardless of whether your friend knew about the court date or not. He needs to either get ahold of the court clerk or talk to a defense attorney - it is not unusual for a warrant to be issued in FTA cases
Q. Simple possession whats penalty
A: Simple possession is usually a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 11 months 29 days in jail
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Contact & Map
M. Don Himmelberg & Associates
525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Cell: (615) 308-5405
Fax: (615) 216-8372
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