Nashville Criminal Defense Lawyer
Matt Stephens is a native of Nashville and a graduate of the University of Tennessee where he studied political science. After completing his undergraduate work, he entered law school at Samford University where he was an active member of the school’s nationally recognized mock trial program.
Matt is a trial attorney with a focus in the areas of criminal defense, DUI and asset forfeiture. He has worked exclusively in litigation, first as a civil defense attorney and later as a criminal attorney. His career in criminal law began at the District Attorney’s Office in Nashville. Shortly after joining the office he was promoted to the Vehicular Crimes Unit where he handled DUIs, vehicular assaults, and vehicular homicides. He later served as counsel to and prosecutor for a specialized drug unit which covered four middle Tennessee counties. In that capacity he prosecuted all levels of felony drug offenses. Eventually Matt moved on to serve as one of two statewide special prosecutors at the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference, where he had the opportunity to litigate in each of the three grand divisions of Tennessee. Matt has experience in a wide range of criminal matters including violent crimes, sex crimes, property crimes, drug crimes and white collar crimes.
While working as a prosecutor, Matt had the opportunity to assist with the training of law enforcement and other Tennessee prosecutors. His time in criminal prosecution provided him with valuable experience which has been a significant asset to his criminal defense practice.
In addition to serving as a prosecutor, Matt has worked in the areas of personal injury, trucking accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, defective medical devices and insurance bad faith claims.
Matt is admitted to practice law in Tennessee, Alabama, and Louisiana. He is a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Nashville Bar Association.