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  • Board Certified - There are over 26,000 Lawyers in Tennessee, less than 1% are Board Certified in Criminal Law.
  • Former Prosecutor - Knows how prosecutors evaluate cases and uses that knowledge to fight for his clients.
  • 25+ Years of Experience - More than 200 criminal jury trials, with results that speak for themselves.
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Nashville Criminal Defense Lawyer

Simply being accused of a crime can change your life. The penalties of a conviction can haunt you for years after you’ve served your sentence and may affect what kinds of jobs you’re able to obtain and even where you’re allowed to live. However, it’s important to remember that an accusation is just that: an accusation. You still have a real chance to defend your rights and protect your future from the challenges that would come with a conviction. You still have a real chance to defend your rights and protect your future from the challenges that would come with a conviction, such as jail time, fines, or having to register as a sex offender.

Nashville criminal lawyer, Brent Horst, has been practicing law for more than 25 years. At Horst Law, our Nashville criminal defense attorneys have experience helping criminal suspects defeat their charges or receive reduced sentences. If you have been accused of a crime, do not speak to the police without the assistance of a lawyer. Call Horst Law at as soon as you are able.

  • “Thank you for your calm, cool, steady professionalism in representing my son. We can finally breathe again.”
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A Proven Record of Successfully Defending Cases

Horst Law has more than 25 years of experience defending clients facing a wide variety of criminal charges. We understand the heavy, sometimes lifelong, consequences of being convicted of a crime and make every effort to fight the accusations faced by our clients. Our Nashville criminal defense attorneys may be able to help you if you are having trouble with any of the following:

  • More Than 200 Criminal Jury Trials
  • Charge: Conspiracy to sell 300 pounds or more of Marijuana
  • Facing: 15-25 years, not eligible for probation
  • Result: Granted diversion, no jail, no conviction, case dismissed.
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I am Proud to be a Tennessee Criminal Defense Attorney

Defending Nashville criminal cases such as sex crime accusations is complex, and establishing a sole, usable line of defense can be challenging. As a former prosecutor, I know exactly how the case against you is likely to develop. I have used this experience with great success to try more than 200 criminal jury trials. No two cases are the same. The specifics and circumstances of your accusation will be totally unique. As such, you will need an attorney who is able to piece together the right case for those circumstances to achieve the best possible result, be that a not guilty verdict or a more lenient sentence.

Criminal law is complex and establishing a solid, usable line of defense can be challenging. I am proud to defend the rights and liberties of individuals who have been accused of crimes. Let me put my experience to work for you. Call Horst Law at today to learn more about how I may be able to help you defend your freedom.

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Mr. Horst’s name was given to me through a mutual friend when I was placed in a situation that I never thought I would find myself in defending myself in a criminal case… His experience and navigation through my case and situation was remarkable… His reputation within the judicial system and when we arrived in court was evident throughout the court employees and the judge the presided over my case as well. My case was retired due to the work that Mr. Horst did and my charges were all dropped. If your searching or need the services of an attorney, you would be doing a disservice to yourself not to call Brent Horst first!


Brent is the best lawyer I’ve come across, hands down! I’ve been through my fair share of lawyers, and he was the only one I found with any sense of urgency and backbone to stand his ground for my case. I battled this felony charge for over half a year until I hired him, and within a few short months he already had it dropped to a misdemeanor with 11-29 probation! I highly recommend him for any of your legal needs! He will get the job done!


I retained Brent for a criminal case. His communication was superlative. He has great respect for the law and his clients. He fought for a new preliminary hearing (PH) after I proceeded pro se in the fist PH and won. He will listen to you (not all will) and he will fight for you (some only give an appearance of this). Brent is a great fighter and person!


Out of all the attorneys I contacted telling them about my case, Mr. Horst was the only that sincerely said “Hey it’s going to be alright.” With what I was going through, those words gave me comfort alone. He fought hard for me, he gave great advice and was very honest. He even payed a portion of my court fees I couldn’t afford and told me not to worry about paying him back. He didn’t treat me as a criminal, he treated me as a human, which is a rare trait in lawyers. He helped me so much, not even sure he knows how much. I would recommend him to anyone.


Brent it’s hard to put in words what you have done for me and my family. You are truly the best at your job being an amazing lawyer. I would recommend you to everyone.


Brent was always there for me. He is knowledgeable concerning the law and gave me great advise. I would not hesitate to use him again, should my legal situation require an attorney.