Partner – David H. Veile

DavidVeileDavid Veile practices criminal defense, personal injury, business litigation, and family law.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Veile was a police officer and sergeant with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department for seven years.  Mr. Veile is certified as a Police Instructor by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission and was Law Instructor at the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Training Academy, where he taught Criminal Statutory Law, Criminal Procedure, and Constitutional Law.


After graduating third in his law school class and being admitted to the bar, Mr. Veile began a general practice with an emphasis on litigation.  Due to his experience in the criminal court system, Mr. Veile’s practice has evolved and now focuses primarily on criminal defense.  He has assisted clients facing charges ranging from traffic citations to first degree murder.  Due to his background and training in the administration and interpretation of  standardized field sobriety tasks in accordance with the standards developed by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Mr. Veile has valuable insight on how to approach the defense of a DUI charge.  Mr. Veile has also served as a special prosecutor and special judge.

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In the News:
Judges Scramble To Fix Errors That Could Clear Convicts
by Nick Beres – News Channel 5
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. – “There is concern in Williamson County over a snafu involving criminal warrants that could lead to the release of convicts.
There are clear guidelines for those who violate their probation. In those cases, general sessions judges are required to sign the criminal warrants for further punishment which could include a return to jail.
However, attorney David Veile said that didn’t happen with one of his clients and he filed a motion to have the probation violation dismissed.
“I determined that it had become practice that probation violation warrants were being signed by someone other than the judge,” said Veile. “

Admitted to:

Tennessee 2004

U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee  2007

United States Supreme Court, 2013


  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
    • Board of Governors, 2011-2013
    • Graduate, Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program, Class of 2012
    • Criminal Justice Section
      • Member, Executive Committee
    • Young Lawyers Division
      • President, 2012-2013
      • Vice President, 2010-2011
      • Executive Committee, 2010-2014
      • Chair, Wills for Heroes Committee, 2009-2011
      • District 8 Representative, 2006-2010
    • IOLTA Grant Review Committee, 2010-2013
  • American Bar Association
    • Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
      • Graduate, 2013 national Leadership Academy
      • Vice Chair, Government Law Committee
      • Vice Chair, Law In Public Service Committee
      • Vice Chair, Trial Techniques Committee
      • Vice Chair, Business Law Committee
  • 15th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys


Juris Doctor, Nashville School of Law  2004

Bachelor of Arts, Middle Tennessee State University  1998


  • Inducted into the Honorable Society of Cooper’s Inn at the Nashville School of Law
  • Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division President’s Distinguished Service Award, 2010
  • Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division President’s Special Recognition Award, 2011

Law Seminar Presentations By Mr. Veile:

DUI Law  –  Tennessee Bar Association General Practice Summit,  August 2013

The Law and Summary of Drugs and Schedules  –  Tennessee Bar Association Docket Call: Practicing Criminal Law In Tennessee, April  2013

Criminal Law Legislative Update  –  Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, September 2012

Reported Decisions:

BMC Enterprises, Inc. v. City of Mt. Juliet, 273 S.W.3d 619 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2008)

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Williamson County criminal defense in Franklin Tn and surrounding areas.

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