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Criminal Defense

Crabtree & Patterson

Cookeville's Highest Rated Law Firm

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"Mr. Crabtree handled my case perfectly when I was falsely accused of Driving Under the Influence due to my disabilities. He got all my charges dismissed..."

- Mike B.

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Why Crabtree & Patterson?

What makes C&P different? Our clients answer for us. Three years straight, they've made us the highest rated law firm in Cookeville. We are set apart as the only Cookeville Law Firm with a former Circuit/Criminal Court Judge, former Chief Deputy Prosecutor, and wins at the Supreme Court, Federal District Courts, Appellate Courts, as well as numerous serious felony jury trial acquittals. We have the experience and victories to back up our high ratings.

We would love to talk with you about our track record on prior criminal cases like yours. When interviewing attorneys, ask how their experience and success compare to the accomplishments of the Crabtree & Patterson Law Firm.

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Meet DUI Lawyers

Seth Crabtree




Practice Areas

DUI Defense

Criminal Defense



TN Supreme Court Victory

Top Felony Level Jury Trial Acquittals

David Patterson




Practice Areas

DUI Defense

Criminal Defense



Chief Deputy Prosecutor | 16 Years

Criminal/Circuit Court Judge | 13 Years

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"Seth Crabtree has been to the Supreme Court and won. He's taken the toughest cases to trial and won. David Patterson was the Criminal Court Judge and Chief Deputy Prosecutor for 30 years. They've gotten countless criminal charges reduced or dismissed. They have the most five star reviews of any law firm in Cookeville. Message us below or call today and find out why."

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"I can’t say enough to describe the pleasure it was to be represented by Mr. Crabtree, Mr. Patterson, and their incredible team."

Issac Hartman | Google Five Star | January 2021

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Criminal Case Results

DUI Results

We know that ultimately each client's experience comes down to one thing: results. We work hard with you to determine what your priorities are and put together a strategy to achieve the best result possible. Whether that's an agreed settlement with the prosecutor or preparing the case for jury trial, we'll advise you and execute a strategy to get you the best available outcome. 

Thankfully Our Clients Speak For Us

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"Seth and his entire staff were phenomenal during the entire process. He brought peace of mind which was very important. Seth performed like a rockstar and did what he said he would do."

Hector Martinez | Google Five Star | June 2019

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"There is no other lawyer I would’ve rather had in my corner.

Not to mention all charges dismissed!"

Anon | Google Five Star | June 2019

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Full Service Firm

We have a full team of professionals dedicated to preparing your case for the court room. We go to court for you, negotiate on your behalf, and handle everything from the clerks to the Judge; saving you the anxiety of performing in the court room and stress of missing work.

David Patterson
Shana Taylor
Office Manager
Seth Crabtree
Will Harvick
Office Administration
Mike Giaimo
Managing Attorney
Casey Brown
Associate Attorney
Hannah Young
Legal Assistant
Brenna Edgemon
  • How do I set up a consultation?
    When you call or email, Seth's legal assistant Shana will speak with you about the general details of your case. Then, if you wish, she'll schedule a time for you to speak with or meet Seth to discuss your options and set up representation.
  • What type of cases do you accept?
    We focus our practice 100% on Criminal Defense. This includes all manner of criminal charges including DUI, Drug Charges (simple possession and felony), Theft, Assault, Traffic Offenses, etc.
  • Do you accept payment plans?
    Amount of payment and method of payment will vary depending on the facts of your case. However, we know no one plans financially for being accused of a crime, so we have worked with clients to arrange payment plans under certain circumstances.
  • What type of punishment am I facing?
    The nature of your charge and extent of criminal background will determine the type of punishment you could receive if convicted of the alleged offense. Remember, there are many defenses and alternatives available in most situations, but here is a brief overview of potential criminal punishments based on offense type: Misdemeanor: Sentence up to 11 months and 29 days; fine up to $2,500 E Felony: Sentence between 1-6 years; fine up to $3,000 D Felony: Sentence between 2-12 years; fine up to $5,000 C Felony: Sentence between 3-15 years; fine up to $10,000 B Felony: Sentence between 8-30 years; fine up to $25,000 A Felony: Sentence between 15-60 years; fine up to $50,000
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