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Kelly D. Tanner

Kelly D. Tanner

Knoxville DUI Lawyer, Car Wreck Attorney
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Personal Injury ...
  • Tennessee
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Kelly is a brilliant attorney who never backs down from any challenge, no matter how difficult, and has proven himself to be a zealous advocate both in and out of the courtroom.
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Kelly Tanner is a Knoxville DUI attorney and Knoxville Car Wreck attorney. Before attending the Duncan School of Law, Kelly served as a law enforcement officer in Knoxville, TN. In fact, Kelly is highly skilled in the area of FIeld Sobriety Testing, having received countless hours of training in both administration and interpretation of these tests, and has been a part of actually training the police officers who administer them. To say that he has knowledge of how the prosecution makes their cases is an understatement. He knows the system from both sides.

His former career as a Law Enforcement Officer also saw him serve as an accident reconstructionist (a highly skilled expert in the investigation of serious car and truck wrecks), giving him keen insight into the civil area of legal practice, and the rare ability to handle complex car wreck, tractor-trailer wreck and motorcycle wreck personal injury cases. While other attorneys spend thousands for the consultation of an accident reconstructionist, Kelly has the firsthand skill and knowledge himself.

With the skills that few attorneys possess in these regards, Kelly can apply them to the benefit of his clients in resolving their problems.

Practice Areas

DUI defense and other areas of Criminal Defense
Personal Injury
Automobile/Tractor Trailer wrecks

Bar Admissions
Tennessee, 2014
Eastern District of Tennessee Federal Court 2014
Municipal Judge - City of Townsend, TN.
J.D., cum laude, Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law 2014
B.S., Tusculum College, 2005

Professional Affiliations
Hamilton Burnett Inns of Court
Knoxville Bar Association

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Nursing Home Abuse
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Kelly Tanner Law
Municipal Judge
City of Townsend, TN
- Current
Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
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Tusculum College
B.S. (2005) | Business
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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TOP 10 DUI Attorney
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Professional Associations
Hamilton Burnett Inns of Court
- Current
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Knoxville Bar Association
- Current
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State Bar of Tennessee  # 33577
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Estate planning, Nursing Home litigation and other Elder topics, 4th annual Senior Financial Freedom summit
Ethics and Criminal Defense, Ethics in Criminal Defense Cases CLE
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1 Questions Answered
Q. I recently got charged with dui 2nd offense and probably facing jail time. What is there to avoid jail time?
A: Fortunately, when you have recently been charged, there are many options on the table that can affect the outcome of your case and what sentence you receive. The most advantageous thing you can possibly do is to hire a good lawyer to represent you PRIOR to going to far into your case.
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Kelly Tanner Law
550 West Main Street
Suite 600
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 200-8538
Fax: (865) 851-7309
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