Roger T. May

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Nashville, TN

May + McKinney, PLLC
 | 214 Second Ave N, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37201
Phone: 615-256-7337
Fax: 615-254-4228
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Experienced as a criminal defense attorney, an assistant United States attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee and an assistant district attorney general for Davidson County, Roger T. May at the Law Office of Rob McKinney represents those in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Middle Tennessee area. Admitted to practice in Tennessee since 1971, Mr. May has extensive experience handling cases for some of the area’s most visible athletes, entertainers and citizens.

    A member of the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Mr. May also served as the treasurer, secretary and member of the board of directors for the Nashville Bar Association. He currently handles all matters of criminal defense, including: DUI, possession with intent, vehicular crimes, vehicular homicide, violent crimes, homicide, robbery, assault, property crimes, property and currency seizures related to criminal offenses, weapons and explosives, criminal citations, juvenile offenses and probation and parole violations.

    Mr. May earned a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University in 1968, then went on to Vanderbilt University Law School to earn a Juris Doctor in 1971. Since then he has received many awards and honors as a member of the Tennessee Business Journal for Criminal Defense Super Lawyers’ Best 101 Lawyers and by the Tennessean as one of Nashville’s Top Lawyers. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    With previous employment experience in both private practice and on both sides of the courtroom, Mr. May has built an impeccable reputation for his legal representation.

    * AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Criminal Defense
    • 20%General Litigation


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2012

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    About Roger May

    Admitted: 1971, Tennessee

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    • Peer review rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell
    • Super Lawyers, 2011
    • Nashville's Top Lawyers by The Tennessean
    • Best 101 Lawyers in Tennessee by Tennessee Business Journal for Criminal Defense Super Lawyers
    • The Best Lawyers In America

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation
    • Tennessee Bar Association
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • American Bar Association
    • Nashville Bar Association, Vice-President, 1998
    • Nashville Bar Association, Secretary, 1990
    • Tennessee, 1971
    • Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation
    • Nashville Bar Association, Treasurer, 1991
    • Nashville Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1980-1982 and 1996-1998
    • Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors at Large, 1983-1984)

    Educational Background:

    • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1968
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    Office Location for Roger T. May

    214 Second Ave N
    Suite 400
    Nashville, TN 37201

    Phone: 615-256-7337

    Fax: 615-254-4228

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    Last Updated: 5/1/2020

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