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Douglas Trant

900 S Gay St, ste 1502
Knoxville TN 37902
(865) 525-7980

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Douglas A Trant, Atty

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Certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist By the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization


Douglas A. Trant is a criminal defense attorney, specializing in white collar-crimes, drug offense, violent crimes, DUI and post convictions. He is certified as a criminal trial specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization and by The National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Trant has won cases from Municipal Court to the United States Supreme Court.

So, if you have been charged with a DUI, violent crimes, State or Federal Tax Fraud, or are a member of the medical community who has been brought before a Medical Board, or if you are looking for someone to work on your post conviction, call Douglas A. Trant

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Douglas A. Trant

Douglas A. Trant


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Practice Areas

Criminal Defense; White Collar Defense; Federal and State Drug Defense; Post-Conviction Remedies



Admitted 1978, Alabama and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; 1979, Tennessee; 1980, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee; 1982, U.S. Supreme Court; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1987, U. S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third and Seventh Circuits; 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Eighth and Federal Circuits; 2008, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Law School University of Tennessee at Knoxville, J.D.
Member Knoxville, Tennessee, American (Member, Sections on: Criminal Justice; Criminal Litigation; International Law and Practice), Federal and International Bar Associations; Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member). Fellow: International Society of Barristers (State Fellowship Chairman, 2001?); The College of Master Advocates and Barristers (Senior Counsel, 2001).
Biography Selected for The Best Lawyers in America, 2001?. Contributing Author: "Tennessee Death Penalty Defense Manual," Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Author: "The Spittoon," DICTA, Volume 35, Issue 5; "Juries: Our Life Blood," DICTA, Volume 34, Issue 5; "Our Temples of Justice," DICTA, Volume 31, Issue 8, September 2004 - awarded best article for 2004; "Trial Manual for the Defense of Habitual Criminal Cases in Tennessee", 1985; "Cross-Examination of Government Scientific Witnesses," The Champion, September-October, 1993; "Pretrial Release: Community ties to the 21st Century," the Champion, September/October 2003; "The Design of Justice," Dicta, Volume 26, Issue 9, October 20, 2000 - awarded best article for 2000; "A Plea for Chivalry", Dicta Volume 27, Issue 3, March 21, 2001; "Crime in America", International Society of Barristers Quarterly, Volume 35, No. 4, October 2000; "Pretrial release: Community ties to the 21st Century," The Champion, September/October 2003; "Killer Cross-Examinations," The Pit Bull, 1996"; "Justice Kidnapped, 2000"; "Clarence Darrow: Lessons for Today's Lawyer," 2004, by request, placed in collection in the library of the University of Tennessee College of Law and the Archives of Federal Court Historical Society." Instructor, University of Tennessee, College of Law, 1979-1982. Chairman, Knox County Democratic Party, 1989-1991. VISTA, Western Kentucky, 1973-1974 University of Tennessee Legal Clinic, Certificate of Merit, 1977. Governor Lamar Alexander Certificate of Appreciation, 1982. Colonel, Aide-de Camp, Commissioned by Tennessee Governor Ned Ray McWherter, 1988. Faculty: National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Habeas Institute, 1999; National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1998, Adjunct Professor, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1998?. Guest, Legal Analyst, Court TV, 1999. Special Master, Knox County Criminal Court, 1996, 2000, 2005. Lecturer: ABA/ALI, NACDL and TACDL, East Tennessee Environmental Crimes Task Force, Spring Conference, 2001. Member, Advisory Board, Sixth Circuit Review, 1999?. Member, The Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Member, The Donald Ross Society, 2000?. Fellow, American Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. (Certified Criminal Trial Specialist, Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization) (Certified as a Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)
Born Pensacola, Florida, November 14, 1951
Reported Cases State v. Severs 759 S.W.2d 935, (Tenn. Crim. App., 1988); Sims v. Livesay 970 F.2d 1575, (6th Cir., 1992); Dillon v. State, 844 S.W.2d 139, (Tenn., 1992), cert. denied 507 U.S. 988, 113 S. Ct. 1589, 123 L. Ed. 2d 155, 1993; United States v. Pipes, 87 F.3d 840, (6th Cir., 1996); State v. Irick, 973 S.W.2d 643 (Tenn. Crim. App. 1998); Dillon v. U.S., 184 F.3d 556 (6th Cir. 1999); Riggs v. U.S., 209 F.3d 858 (6th Cir. 2000); Greene v. TN Dept. of Corrections, 265 F.3d 369 (6th Cir. 2001); Hickman v. State of Tennessee, 153 S.W.3d 16 (2004); United States v. Stone, 432 F3d 651 (6th Cir 2005); Partin v. State of Tennessee, 127 S.Ct. 1240, 167 L.Ed.2d 57 (2007).
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Attorneys
 
Douglas A. Trant

Practice Areas
Criminal Defense; White Collar Defense; Federal and State Drug Defense; Post-Conviction Remedies

Admitted  1978, Alabama and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; 1979, Tennessee; 1980, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee; 1982, U.S. Supreme Court; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1987, U. S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third and Seventh Circuits; 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Eighth and Federal Circuits; 2008, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit  Law School  University of Tennessee at Knoxville, J.D. 

Member  Knoxville, Tennessee, American (Member, Sections on: Criminal Justice; Criminal Litigation; International Law and Practice), Federal and International Bar Associations; Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member). Fellow: International Society of Barristers (State Fellowship Chairman, 2001?); The College of Master Advocates and Barristers (Senior Counsel, 2001). 


Biography  Selected for The Best Lawyers in America, 2001?. Contributing Author: "Tennessee Death Penalty Defense Manual," Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Author: "The Spittoon," DICTA, Volume 35, Issue 5; "Juries: Our Life Blood," DICTA, Volume 34, Issue 5; "Our Temples of Justice," DICTA, Volume 31, Issue 8, September 2004 - awarded best article for 2004; "Trial Manual for the Defense of Habitual Criminal Cases in Tennessee", 1985; "Cross-Examination of Government Scientific Witnesses," The Champion, September-October, 1993; "Pretrial Release: Community ties to the 21st Century," the Champion, September/October 2003; "The Design of Justice," Dicta, Volume 26, Issue 9, October 20, 2000 - awarded best article for 2000; "A Plea for Chivalry", Dicta Volume 27, Issue 3, March 21, 2001; "Crime in America", International Society of Barristers Quarterly, Volume 35, No. 4, October 2000; "Pretrial release: Community ties to the 21st Century," The Champion, September/October 2003; "Killer Cross-Examinations," The Pit Bull, 1996"; "Justice Kidnapped, 2000"; "Clarence Darrow: Lessons for Today's Lawyer," 2004, by request, placed in collection in the library of the University of Tennessee College of Law and the Archives of Federal Court Historical Society." Instructor, University of Tennessee, College of Law, 1979-1982. Chairman, Knox County Democratic Party, 1989-1991. VISTA, Western Kentucky, 1973-1974 University of Tennessee Legal Clinic, Certificate of Merit, 1977. Governor Lamar Alexander Certificate of Appreciation, 1982. Colonel, Aide-de Camp, Commissioned by Tennessee Governor Ned Ray McWherter, 1988. Faculty: National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Habeas Institute, 1999; National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1998, Adjunct Professor, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1998?. Guest, Legal Analyst, Court TV, 1999. Special Master, Knox County Criminal Court, 1996, 2000, 2005. Lecturer: ABA/ALI, NACDL and TACDL, East Tennessee Environmental Crimes Task Force, Spring Conference, 2001. Member, Advisory Board, Sixth Circuit Review, 1999?. Member, The Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Member, The Donald Ross Society, 2000?. Fellow, American Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. (Certified Criminal Trial Specialist, Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization) (Certified as a Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy) 
Born  Pensacola, Florida, November 14, 1951


Reported Cases  State v. Severs 759 S.W.2d 935, (Tenn. Crim. App., 1988); Sims v. Livesay 970 F.2d 1575, (6th Cir., 1992); Dillon v. State, 844 S.W.2d 139, (Tenn., 1992), cert. denied 507 U.S. 988, 113 S. Ct. 1589, 123 L. Ed. 2d 155, 1993; United States v. Pipes, 87 F.3d 840, (6th Cir., 1996); State v. Irick, 973 S.W.2d 643 (Tenn. Crim. App. 1998); Dillon v. U.S., 184 F.3d 556 (6th Cir. 1999); Riggs v. U.S., 209 F.3d 858 (6th Cir. 2000); Greene v. TN Dept. of Corrections, 265 F.3d 369 (6th Cir. 2001); Hickman v. State of Tennessee, 153 S.W.3d 16 (2004); United States v. Stone, 432 F3d 651 (6th Cir 2005); Partin v. State of Tennessee, 127 S.Ct. 1240, 167 L.Ed.2d 57 (2007).

ISLN  903089751 
 

Please Call : 865-525-7980

Please Call : 865-525-7980

Attorneys

Douglas A. Trant

Practice Areas
Criminal Defense; White Collar Defense; Federal and State Drug Defense; Post-Conviction Remedies

Admitted  1978, Alabama and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; 1979, Tennessee; 1980, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee; 1982, U.S. Supreme Court; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1987, U. S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third and Seventh Circuits; 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Eighth and Federal Circuits; 2008, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit  Law School  University of Tennessee at Knoxville, J.D. 

Member  Knoxville, Tennessee, American (Member, Sections on: Criminal Justice; Criminal Litigation; International Law and Practice), Federal and International Bar Associations; Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member). Fellow: International Society of Barristers (State Fellowship Chairman, 2001?); The College of Master Advocates and Barristers (Senior Counsel, 2001). 


Biography  Selected for The Best Lawyers in America, 2001?. Contributing Author: "Tennessee Death Penalty Defense Manual," Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Author: "The Spittoon," DICTA, Volume 35, Issue 5; "Juries: Our Life Blood," DICTA, Volume 34, Issue 5; "Our Temples of Justice," DICTA, Volume 31, Issue 8, September 2004 - awarded best article for 2004; "Trial Manual for the Defense of Habitual Criminal Cases in Tennessee", 1985; "Cross-Examination of Government Scientific Witnesses," The Champion, September-October, 1993; "Pretrial Release: Community ties to the 21st Century," the Champion, September/October 2003; "The Design of Justice," Dicta, Volume 26, Issue 9, October 20, 2000 - awarded best article for 2000; "A Plea for Chivalry", Dicta Volume 27, Issue 3, March 21, 2001; "Crime in America", International Society of Barristers Quarterly, Volume 35, No. 4, October 2000; "Pretrial release: Community ties to the 21st Century," The Champion, September/October 2003; "Killer Cross-Examinations," The Pit Bull, 1996"; "Justice Kidnapped, 2000"; "Clarence Darrow: Lessons for Today's Lawyer," 2004, by request, placed in collection in the library of the University of Tennessee College of Law and the Archives of Federal Court Historical Society." Instructor, University of Tennessee, College of Law, 1979-1982. Chairman, Knox County Democratic Party, 1989-1991. VISTA, Western Kentucky, 1973-1974 University of Tennessee Legal Clinic, Certificate of Merit, 1977. Governor Lamar Alexander Certificate of Appreciation, 1982. Colonel, Aide-de Camp, Commissioned by Tennessee Governor Ned Ray McWherter, 1988. Faculty: National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Habeas Institute, 1999; National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1998, Adjunct Professor, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1998?. Guest, Legal Analyst, Court TV, 1999. Special Master, Knox County Criminal Court, 1996, 2000, 2005. Lecturer: ABA/ALI, NACDL and TACDL, East Tennessee Environmental Crimes Task Force, Spring Conference, 2001. Member, Advisory Board, Sixth Circuit Review, 1999?. Member, The Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Member, The Donald Ross Society, 2000?. Fellow, American Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. (Certified Criminal Trial Specialist, Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization) (Certified as a Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy) 
Born  Pensacola, Florida, November 14, 1951


Reported Cases  State v. Severs 759 S.W.2d 935, (Tenn. Crim. App., 1988); Sims v. Livesay 970 F.2d 1575, (6th Cir., 1992); Dillon v. State, 844 S.W.2d 139, (Tenn., 1992), cert. denied 507 U.S. 988, 113 S. Ct. 1589, 123 L. Ed. 2d 155, 1993; United States v. Pipes, 87 F.3d 840, (6th Cir., 1996); State v. Irick, 973 S.W.2d 643 (Tenn. Crim. App. 1998); Dillon v. U.S., 184 F.3d 556 (6th Cir. 1999); Riggs v. U.S., 209 F.3d 858 (6th Cir. 2000); Greene v. TN Dept. of Corrections, 265 F.3d 369 (6th Cir. 2001); Hickman v. State of Tennessee, 153 S.W.3d 16 (2004); United States v. Stone, 432 F3d 651 (6th Cir 2005); Partin v. State of Tennessee, 127 S.Ct. 1240, 167 L.Ed.2d 57 (2007).

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Practice Areas

 

Criminal Defense

 
DUIDWI

 
Federal and State Drug Defense
 
 
Federal and State PostConviction
 
Federal White Collar Defense

 
Felonies and Misdemeanors

 
Homicide

 
Traffic Violations

Firm Profile

 

We are a small Criminal Defense firm located in Downtown Knoxville, overlooking the Tennessee River. 

Mr. Trant practices only criminal defense with particular emphasis on white collar and narcotic offenses and on appeals and post-conviction practice.

Douglas A. Trant ~ Attorney at Law

Melissa Lawson ~ Legal Assistant

Jerry A. Richards ~ Private Investigator


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