American Association for Justice
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
AV - Martindale-Hubbell

Criminal Law

Tim McLaughlin has over thirty years experience in the area of criminal law. Tim McLaughlin is a former Public Defender in Knox County. A criminal lawyer fights to bring your case before the court in the light most favorable to you. We are most satisfied in the adversarial process when the case is dismissed. Even though our firm endeavors to avoid a trial and obtain a favorable resolution of your case, McLaughlin Legal is dedicated to provide a committed and vigorous representation on your behalf and will not shy away from a trial. McLaughlin Legal represent criminal defendants in all federal and state courts in the State of Tennessee and handles criminal matters including murder, embezzlement, sex crimes, fraud, rape, vehicular manslaughter, drugs and DUI.

McLaughlin Legal will provide you with a free consultation and we are available to you anytime. We realize that providing results is primary with every case.

Client Reviews

“You and your staff have been wonderful in representing my family over the years and we truly appreciate everything you have done for us. I certainly would be glad to refer you to my friends and family, should they require legal representation. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”


“The settlement you were able to secure for me has been a godsend. I have been in treatment for breast cancer and one of our daughters lost her job. This money has kept us from losing our house.”


“Originally I did not want to pursue a claim against the Department of Energy for my husband’s death. I knew my husband had wanted me to but I was grieving. Your office obtained compensation for me, and I am proud to know my husband and I will be able to leave something to our precious...


“You and your office have helped me through a difficult time. I made mistakes but thanks to you, I have a second chance.”


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