ABOUT

Eric L. Davis
Attorney at Law

Let me introduce myself.  I am Eric L. Tate Davis. I have been engaged in the practice of law since 1986. To further introduce myself to you, I will outline my education, professional experience, and the nature and scope of my practice. Thank you for visiting my site. I would be pleased to meet with you in person at our mutual convenience for a complementary, no-cost initial consultation regarding your legal needs.

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EDUCATION

David Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee Bachelor of Arts Degree 1983

 

University of Tennessee School of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee Doctorate of Jurisprudence 1986

 

 In 1979, I moved to Franklin Tennessee, and entered David Lipscomb University (then David Lipscomb College) where in 1983 I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree. In the fall of 1983, I began my studies at the University of Tennessee School of Law, where in 1984 I was selected as a member of the Tennessee Law Review, the School of Law’s quarterly scholastic publication, and was later selected to serve as an Editor on the Editorial Board. I graduated in May of 1986 earning my Doctorate of Jurisprudence.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIANCE

            After sitting for the Tennessee Bar Exam in June of 1986, I accepted a position as an Associate with Grant, Konvalinka & Grubbs, PLLC which was then a law firm in Chattanooga, Tn. with an emphasis in business litigation, corporate law, and insurance defense litigation.

In the summer of 1987, I was afforded the opportunity to return to Franklin and was appointed Assistant District Attorney General for the 21st Judicial District, Williamson, Hickman, Lewis, and Perry counties, which position I held through August of 1993. During those 6 years, I prosecuted in all 4 counties, but primarily in Williamson and Hickman counties, being responsible for mattes in the Circuit, General Sessions, and Juvenile Courts.

            In the fall of 1993, I returned to private practice with my offices located in Franklin on the public square. Over the years, I have appeared on behalf of clients in 55 of Tennessee’s 95 counties. I have had significantly in excess of 100 jury trials. I have developed and maintained a general practice of the law, both to serve the community in general and my clientele’s needs in particular. My practice includes, but is not limited, to the following categories in which I have extensive experience.

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Over the years, I have represented clients charged with a multitude of offenses which have included the following.

Homicide

I have handled at least 22 homicide cases including multiple First Degree Murder cases, Felony Murder cases (homicides occurring during the perpetration of another felony including the distribution of controlled substances), Second Degree Murder, Involuntary Manslaughter), and Reckless Homicide.

Controlled Substances

The Sale, Delivery, Manufacture, and Possession of Controlled Substances with the Intent to Sell or Deliver, Simple Possession and Paraphernalia.

Driving Offenses

DUI, Implied Consent, felony, and misdemeanor Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, Drag Racing, driver’s license offenses, Motor Vehicle Habitual Offender, Driving on Revoked, Suspended, Cancelled Licenses, Excessive Speeding.

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Other Practice Areas

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

I have extensive experience in all aspects of Domestic Relations law which includes Divorce, Child Custody, Division of the Marital Estate, Assignment of Marital Debt, and award of Alimony or Post-Divorce Support. Tennessee generally does not use terms “Custody” and “Visitation” anymore. Rather, a Permanent Parenting Plan Order contains provisions involving Parental Residential Time with children, Decision Making involving the children and Child

JUVENILE COURT

Matters involving children born out of wedlock are generally adjudicated in Juvenile Court and, like divorce, involve determinations of Parental Residential Time, Decision Making Authority, and Child Support. 

Juvenile Delinquent and Unruly Proceedings

OTHER PRACTICE SPECIALIZATIONS

GENERAL CIVIL LITIGATION

BUSINESS LAW

Collection of Delinquent Accounts

DEContractual Disputes

PERSONAL INJURY and PROPERTY DAMAGE ACTIONS

ESTATE LAW

Wills

Trusts

Settling Estates

Conservatorships for incapacitated or diminished capacity adults

           

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, then it is essential that you consult with counsel to develop, preserve and protect your legal defenses including your presumption of innocence. If you are suspected of a crime or fear you may be a suspect, it is similarly essential to consult with counsel especially before discussing the matter with law enforcement. Cooperating with the authorities’ investigation may work to your benefit. However, the police usually do not need your cooperation. When your cooperation is solicited, it is generally because the State’s potential case against you is fundamentally weak. Competent, experienced counsel can greatly assist in achieving a much more favorable result than may otherwise result.