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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Witnesses Lied In Christopher Lucket Murder Case

A man who has spent more than half of his life in prison has said from the start that he did not murder Christopher Lucket in East Nashville in 1992. Now, Cyrus Wilson, 39, hopes the courts will finally believe him.The star witness, Rodriguez Lee, 35, said he lied on the stand 20 years ago. That, plus a report by the TBI from two years ago says shotgun shells found at the scene don't match the gun that was alleged to be used.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Federal Trial Involving $1 Million Fraud on American Express

Our attorney, Patrick McNally, successfully defended Michael Tangredi accused of bilking American Express of over $1 million dollars in a three month span of time. After an exciting four days of trial that included Mr. Tangredi’s father pleading the Fifth Amendment privilege in response to questions by Mr. McNally, the case concluded with a guilty plea to one count. Mr. Tangredi plead guilty to purchasing a Bentley automobile for $28,000 of funds fraudulently taken from American Express. The remaining seventeen counts will be dismissed at sentencing scheduled for July 7th.

Read more about the case from The Tennessean

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

TBA President Jackie Dixon on Civility and Free Speech

TBA President Jackie Dixon is interviewed on the balance between civility and free speech.  She outlines the TBA’s statewide initiative with programs in Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville.

Read about theTennessee Bar Association initiative on civility and free expression in the Tennessean.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tennessee Supreme Court Allows Defendant's Motion for a New Trial to Proceed

Today the Tennessee Supreme Court released the Opinion in State of Tennessee v. Charles E. Lowe-Kelley reinstating Mr. Kelley's right to appeal his convictions for two murder and nine counts of attempted murder.  Patrick McNally was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to represent Mr. Kelley after the Court granted his pro se Application to Appeal the adverse decision from the Court of Criminal Appeal.  The Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that the first skeleton motion for new trial was a "nullity" and the notice of appeal was untimely.  Mr. McNally argued that the original motion for new trial was valid and the successor motion for new trial filed by newly appointed counsel specified the grounds for relief.  The Supreme Court agreed, reversed the Court of Criminal Appeals, and remanded the case for consideration of the appellate issues.

Read more more about the case at TNCourts.Gov
To read the State of Tennessee v. Charles E. Lowe-Kelley opinion authored by Justice Janice M. Holder, visit http://www.tncourts.gov/sites/default/files/lowekelleyceopn.pdf.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jackie Dixon Sworn In as President of the Tennessee Bar Association

Nashville lawyer Jacqueline B. Dixon took office as the Tennessee Bar Association's 130th president at the association's annual convention in Memphis today. After being sworn into office by Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Connie Clark, Dixon laid out her vision for the year, which will include a focus on civics education, civility in the profession, pro bono efforts and working to preserve an impartial judiciary. "I love our profession and I love being a lawyer," she said, adding that when she started practicing she didn't have to worry about school debt and finding a job like recent graduates do. She introduced a mentoring initiative that will coordinate with programs already available and encouraged lawyers to consider reaching out to a new lawyer. She also said she would work to help improve the image of lawyers "by making us visible. It will take all of us to change how people see us."
[Read the entire article on the Tennessee Bar Association website]

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