About Attorney Doak Patton

Specializing in Criminal Defense Law

Professional Background:

I became a lawyer licensed by the State of Tennessee, more than 10 years ago. I have been sworn in before the Tennessee and United States Supreme Courts.

I've also been appointed several times to be Special Judge in the Davidson County General Sessions Court to hear criminal cases and as a Special District Attorney General on several unique crimes after my service as an Assistant District Attorney General.


Becoming a prosecutor was both the best and worst job in the world. As an Assistant District Attorney General in Tennessee for several years, I gained real insight into how our criminal justice system works. This was the best real world school. I stormed a house with a team of officers, went to various violent crime scenes, and a host of other things you don't do in any other job. I worked with members of the FBI, ATF, U.S. Attorney's Office and TBI as well as local law enforcement officers.

I have been from the east to the west side of this State representing many different people from all walks of life and am a member of the Tennessee Bar Association.

As a lawyer, I know you have to be aggressive to get things done. I know you have to go some places other people don't want to go and do things others can't. A lawyer has to be ready for anything.

I fight for my clients. I do what I have to do to get the job done.