Mark Scruggs, Trial Attorney

A Respected And Experienced Trial Attorney 

with an unrivaled passion to win. 

Justice scales in a courtroom

Creating Successful Strategies To Defend Against Criminal Charges


Violent Crimes And Homicide

Violent Crimes And Homicide

You need a serious legal defense for serious criminal charges.


Sex Offenses

Sex Offenses

Working to clear your name from sex crime allegations.


Drug Possession And Trafficking

Drug Possession And Trafficking

Proven results in defending clients against drug charges.


Federal Criminal Investigations

Federal Criminal Investigations

The federal court requires quality, experienced representation.


Domestic Violence Allegations

Domestic Violence Allegations

Protecting your name and future against unwarranted claims.


DUI And Traffic Offenses

DUI And Serious Traffic Offenses

A record of success in protecting clients in DUI and traffic ticket cases.


An Unparalleled Reputation For Criminal Defense


If you are facing criminal allegations that could lead to significant fines or time in prison, you will need a first-rate attorney. After 38 years of legal experience, you can depend on my knowledge of the law and familiarity with the courtroom to deliver an exceptional defense. I am respected among my peers and clients as a trial attorney who can skillfully handle high-stakes cases involving drug charges, sex abuse or domestic violence allegations in state and federal courts. Whether this is your first encounter with the law or you are involved in a complex case, I can help.


A Certified Criminal Defense Specialist Since 2008


You can be sure you will receive high-quality representation because I am a certified criminal defense specialist since 2008 by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. To become board-certified, attorneys must meet strict standards, and only a handful of attorneys are certified in criminal trial law in Tennessee.


Offering High-Quality Criminal Defense And Other Legal Services To Nashville And Middle Tennessee


AV Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
Super Lawyers | Mark Scruggs
National Board of Trial Advocacy | Civil Trial Law | Established 1977

Premium Legal Service With A Competitive Approach


To be successful, a trial lawyer must not only be able to “quarterback” the client through the minefield of a criminal trial but also be able to design the “game plan” that will enable the jury to connect with the accused. The lawyer must also recognize that there are two sides to every story, not just the one proposed by the zealous prosecutor blinded by ambition.

My approach in the defense of such a case is to thoroughly explore and evaluate all aspects of the situation that led to the accusations. This will inevitably lead to the theory I will use in defending those accusations since that is where the truth will be. Unlike law enforcement agencies, my firm will look at all possibilities to explain why someone is fabricating claims that will put an innocent person in prison for the rest of their life.


Your Family Is My Priority. Calls Are Returned Within 24 Hours.


Turn to Mark Scruggs Trial Attorney for high-quality criminal defense, contract law, construction law and securities law.