Byron Pugh - Criminal Defense Attorney

Byron L. Pugh

Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney


  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 2011
    Member, Transactions: Tennessee Journal of Business Law; 2009 TAPIL Public Interest Fellowship Recipient
  • B.A., Lipscomb University, 2006


Admitted to Practice

  • Tennessee, 2013

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Nashville Bar Association
    Member Since: 2017
    Member, Criminal Justice Committee; Member, Diversity Committee; Participant, 2019 Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
    Member Since: 2018
  • Tennessee Bar Association
    Member Since: 2019
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Member Since: 2019

Byron Pugh is a criminal defense attorney in Nashville, Tennessee. Byron represents individuals who are charged with a crime or the subject of a criminal investigation. He serves clients throughout Middle Tennessee including Williamson, Davidson, Rutherford and Sumner counties.

Byron began his legal career in the courtroom as an Assistant District Attorney in Davidson County. He was first assigned to the domestic violence team where he prosecuted domestic assault, stalking and harassment cases. There he earned a reputation as a dedicated and effective advocate for domestic violence victims. Byron was on the general sessions team for over a year and gained valuable experience prosecuting DUIs, assaults, thefts and drug cases. For the majority of his tenure, Byron was assigned to Criminal Court where he handled major felonies including first degree murder, aggravated robbery, rape, and domestic aggravated assault.

He understands that people make mistakes and can find themselves in difficult personal situations. Byron will use the knowledge and trial skills developed over time to zealously advocate for individuals accused of a crime. He will work hard to ensure that each client receives the personal attention they deserve and the best possible outcome.

Byron was raised in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee by his grandmother. She taught him the importance of hard work, honesty and perseverance. Byron is a graduate of Lipscomb University and the University of Tennessee College of Law. While at UT Law, he worked as a legal intern at the Davidson County Public Defender’s Office and a staff writer for Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law.

Byron is an excellent lawyer! He was there to help me throughout the entire process. Very knowledgeable, and genuinely caring for his clients. I wouldn't recommend any other lawyer.
- Edwin C.

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