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Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyer

Protecting the rights of the accused since 1986

Being charged with a crime can place your future — and your present — in jeopardy. Suddenly your reputation, your career and your freedom may be on the line. Whether you were in the wrong place at the wrong time or made an error in judgment, you need a skilled Tennessee criminal defense attorney fighting for you. That is what you get with Michael J. Stengel at the Stengel Law Firm in Memphis.

As a criminal defense lawyer with 25 years of experience, I know what it takes to build a case and present it convincingly to a jury. I represent individuals in state and federal court in matters involving:

I am an AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review RatedSM attorney by Martindale-Hubbell® and have also been recognized as a Super Lawyer. I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your legal situation.

Your case is a journey. I am with you every step of the way.

A criminal law case can be a bit of a journey. Criminal cases, including wrongful accusations and the simplest matters, are rarely resolved overnight. I guide you through the process, answering your questions and explaining your options at every stage of your case. My approach is tailored to your specific needs, and I communicate with you and your family members according to your preferences. At my office you receive the personal attention and courtesy you deserve.

I deliberately manage my caseload so I can give each client and their legal issues the attention they deserve. I carefully review every aspect of your case and prepare your defense in a thorough and strategic manner, using my 25 years of experience in criminal law. No stone is left unturned as I aggressively fight to protect your rights and obtain the best possible outcome in your case.

Serving Tennessee and beyond

From my Memphis office conveniently located in the Lincoln American Tower on the mall adjacent to Court Square, I represent clients throughout:

  • West  Tennessee
  • Northern Mississippi
  • Eastern Arkansas

My office is easily accessible via the Memphis trolley line. I offer flexible hours with evening and weekend appointments available by request. Feel free to call me 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will either reach me or private, secure voicemail where you can leave a confidential, privileged message which I will return at my earliest convenience.

Let the Stengel Law Firm fight for you

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges or is ready to appeal a verdict, I stand ready to protect your rights. Contact me online or call my office at 901.527.3535 to schedule a free initial consultation. I look forward to speaking with you.