Paul Bruno

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Murfreesboro, TN

Bulloch, Fly, Hornsby & Evans PLLC
 | 302 North Spring Street, PO Box 398
Murfreesboro, TN 37133
Phone: 615-896-4154
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Paul Bruno is an attorney with Bulloch, Fly, Hornsby & Evans PLLC in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Bruno has practiced law since 1996, and he focuses his efforts primarily on defending the rights and liberties of those who stand accused of or are under investigation for any type of serious criminal offense.

A veteran of trials and appeals in state and federal courts throughout the state, Mr. Bruno has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those charged with a wide range of felony and misdemeanor charges, including drug crimes, DUI, murder, bank robbery, sex offenses, bank fraud, health care fraud, mortgage fraud and other white collar crimes, as well as juvenile offenses and more.

A 1992 magna cum laude graduate of Memphis State University, Mr. Bruno received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Memphis and his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 1995. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A consummate professional, Mr. Bruno is highly active with several professional legal organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he once served as president of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Widely regarded as a leader in his field, he routinely conducts lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.

Recognized for his success and his exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Bruno has earned numerous awards and honors throughout his career. He received the Joe B. Jones Award in 2015, the Capital Defense Award in 2013 and the Robert W. Ritchie Service Award in 2011 from the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also won the Lawyer of the Year Award from the Middle District of Tennessee Criminal Justice Act Panel in 2004.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (100%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2015 - 2019

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About Paul Bruno

Admitted: 1996, Tennessee

Professional Webpage: http://www.bfhelaw.com/Attorneys/Paul-J-Bruno.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Super Lawyers, 2015-2018
  • Robert W. Ritchie Service Award, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011
  • Joe B. Jones Award, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015
  • Middle District of Tennessee Criminal Justice Act Panel Lawyer of the Year Award, 2004
  • Best Lawyers In America, 2007-2019
  • Capital Defense Award, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Northern District of Texas, Pro Hac Vice
  • Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • Eastern District of Tennessee, Pro Hac Vice
  • President, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL), 2015-2016
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky, Pro Hac Vice
  • Member, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Professional Responsibility of the Criminal Defense Lawyer, CJA Panel/Federal Public Defender Lunch & Learn (Nashville, Tennessee), January 8, 2013
  • Trying the Megacase, CJA Panel/Federal Public Defender Lunch & Learn (Nashville, Tennessee), May 1, 2012
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Champion: “The Mitigation Specialist”, June, 2010
  • The Two Sides of Post-Conviction Petitions, Nashville School of Law CLE (Nashville, Tennessee), May 15, 2018
  • Tipping the Scales in Your Favor:  Pretrial Jury Selection Strategies, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Co-presented with jury consultant Inese Neiders, June 29, 2017
  • Expert Voir Dire and Admissibility Standards in Civil and Criminal Proceedings, Tennessee Judicial Conference, Co-presented with Attorney C.J. Gideon, March 15, 2017
  • Funding and Using Experts,TACDL’s Annual Meeting and Seminar  (Memphis, Tennessee), August 4, 2017
  • “Outside the Jury Box” Jury Selection, TACDL’s Annual Meeting and Seminar  (Knoxville, Tennessee), August 6, 2016
  • Fundamental Jury Selection & Pretrial Jury Selection, CJA Panel/Federal Public Defender Lunch & Learn (Nashville, Tennessee), May 5, 2015
  • Drafting, Reviewing, and Scoring Juror Questionnaires and Using Juror Questionnaires During Voir Dire, TACDL’s Death Penalty Seminar (Chattanooga, Tennessee), March 12, 2015
  • 2014 Federal Case Law Update, TACDL’s Legislative Update Seminar (Nashville, Tennessee), June 13, 2014
  • Jury Selection:  Pretrial Motions, Questionnaires, and Practical Tips, TACDL’s Death Penalty Seminar (Nashville, Tennessee), March 20, 2014

Educational Background:

  • Memphis State University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, 1992
  • University of Memphis, Master of Business Administration, 1995
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Office Location for Paul Bruno

302 North Spring Street
PO Box 398
Murfreesboro, TN 37133

Phone: 615-896-4154

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Last Updated: 10/29/2018

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