Robert D. Massey

Robert D. Massey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Pulaski, TN

Robert D. Massey and Associates
 | 211 West Madison Street, PO Box 409
Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone: 931-424-8655
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

About Robert Massey

Admitted: 1983, Tennessee

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Robert W. Ritchie Award presented by the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in two years. Life Member of T.A.C.D.L. and T.T.L.A.    Former state  President of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (T.A.C.D.L. ) and the Tennessee Public Defender's Association. , T.A.C.D.L.
  •    Giles County Democratic Party, Chair 1991-1993 Pulaski Exchange Club- President 1982-1988, Received National Merit Award, Elected Exchangite of Year 1988,Board Member 1988-1990 Giles County Chapter of American Red Cross, Board Member 1985-1987 Giles County Mental Health Department, Board Member 1989-1994 Boy Scouts of America Middle Tennessee Council- National Eagle Scout Association, Executive Board Member, District         Executive Board Member 1985- present, 1989 Recipient of District Long Rifle Award, 1991 Recipient of Middle Tennessee         Council Silver Beaver Award, Order of the Arrow, Chaired Sustaining Membership Drive for Davy Crockett District (Giles,         Lincoln, Marshall) 1987, 1988, 1989, 2004, Eagle Scout, Tennessee Representative to 13th World Jamboree Member of First United Methodist Church

Special Licenses/Certifications:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Tennessee Bar Association        Member since 1983 to 2005        See Index of Sections: Litigation and or Criminal Justice    Tennessee Trail Lawyers Association        Life Member        Board Member 2000-2005    Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member        Secretary 1990        Vice-President 1991-1992        President-Elect 1992-1993        President 1993-1994        Board member1990-1994        Ex Officio Member of Death Penalty Committee 1993-1994        Recipient of Robert W Ritchie Award for 1992 & 1993        Board Member 1998-2003    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers    Association Of Trail Lawyers of America    National Board of Trial Advocacy - Certified Specialist, Criminal Law    American Board of Trial Advocates        2004 to present    Tennessee Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers        Founding Member        Member 1995 to Present    Tennessee Public Defenders Conference        22nd Judicial District Public Defender 1987-1992        Vice-President 1987-1989        Executive Committee 1987-1989        Served on all Standing Committees    Criminal Justice Funding Crisis Group        Founding Membber        One of Four Counsel Appearing before Tennessee Supreme Court on Indegence Defense Funding    Capital Case Resourse Center        Board member from 1992 until center ceased to exist        Executive Committee Memberfrom 1993 until the center ceased to exist    Giles County Bar Assosiations        President 1985-1991    Appelate Court Study COmmision for the State Of Tennessee        Served Two Years    Tennesse Bench-Bar Relations        Committee Member 1992-1993    Tennessee District 6 Supreme Court Investigative        Member (current)    South Central Tennessee Correctional Advisory Board        Board Member 1983-1993     

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Obtained multi-million dollar settlements in plaintiff's cases and not guilty verdict in death penalty case. Representing businesses,professionals , and families in need of legal assistance in a variety of legal issues involving litigation providing aggressive, prompt, and reasonably priced legal services to my clients.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Attended over twenty hours of CLE pertaining to criminal practice in each of the past ten years      Certified by National Board of Trial Advocacy in Criminal PracticeCertified as Specialist Under Tennessee's New Certification Law in Area of      Criminal PracticeCertified as Lead Counsel in Death Penalty Cases Under Rule 13.1 Regarding      Qualification of Counsel in Death Penalty CasesLectured at Death Penalty Training Seminars- Nashville 1992 (jury selection),      Nashville 1993 (indigent defense) Testimony in Criminal Trials as Expert Witness- State VS Pat Bondurant; Maury Circuit Court 1994; State VS Steve Henley;        Jackson Criminal Court 1995; State VS William Houston; Giles Circuit Court 2002      Lectured Seminars- A.) Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Fall 1995 B.) T.A.C.D.L. Seminar a.) Annual Meeting 2003- Ethics and Professionalism b.) Memphis 1996- Discovery c.) Professionalism C.) Public Defender's Conference 1999- Opening Statements and Closing Arguments           Instructor: 2004- present, Tennessee Criminal Defense College, sponsored by T.A.C.D.L.    

Educational Background:

  • Undergraduate Education University of Tennessee at Knoxville- Bachelor of Science Degree of Business Administration, Major: Public Administration; Graduated Spring 1979. Graduate Education Memphis State University, Memphis Tennessee, Doctor of Jurisprudence 1982. Graduate School Activities- Student Bar Association, Governor 1981-1982, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Intramural Athletics, Awarded Who's Who in American College Students.
Office Location for Robert D. Massey

211 West Madison Street
PO Box 409
Pulaski, TN 38478


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Last Updated: 9/14/2017

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