Davis & Hoss, PC
Chattanooga Criminal Defense Lawyers with 30 Years of Experience
more than 30 years in practice - including former prosecution experience - our legal team at
Davis & Hoss, PC is prepared to help successfully defend your rights and your freedom in
or out of court.
Are you facing criminal charges? Consult a knowledgeable
Chattanooga criminal defense lawyer from our team. From the initial investigation (with federal or state investigators
and agents) through the court process, from arraignment to jury trial,
we know how to protect your rights.
Although our law office is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, our work has
taken us across the country. We have tried
hundreds of jury trials in many jurisdictions. We are able to offer a level of experience that
is broad and varied. Our background gives us perspective and the kind
of practical experience that lets us represent our clients' interests
with strength and effectiveness.
Lee Davis is the
founding lawyer at Davis & Hoss, PC. Lee has served as a prosecutor, private attorney,
special judge, and adjunct professor of criminal and constitutional law
at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and trial practice at the
University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville. As the first attorney
in the U.S. to use mitochondrial DNA as evidence in a criminal law case,
Lee Davis has always been at the forefront of the profession with his
respected legal ability and knowledge of the law. Lee Davis received his
J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1986. He founded Davis &
Hoss, PC in 1998 after serving as a prosecutor with the District Attorney's
Office in Chattanooga.
Bryan Hoss graduated from Denison University in Granville, Ohio in 1997 with degrees
in English and history. After working for the Hamilton County District
Attorney's Office, he earned his J.D. at the University of Memphis,
where he earned the award of merit for outstanding trial advocacy at the
National Trial Competition in 2001 and the Professor Joe A. Moore Award
for outstanding achievement emphasizing oral advocacy. He joined the firm
in 2001 and has
helped defend hundreds of clients facing serious criminal charges. Attorney Hoss has been lead counsel in
federal courts throughout Tennessee, New York, and Georgia, and has taught
criminal law as an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Janie Parks Varnell joined Davis & Hoss, PC after having clerked with the firm during
law school. Her daily practice consists of criminal defense in Hamilton
County General Sessions Court and Criminal Court, family law in Circuit
and Chancery Court in Hamilton and Bradley County, and criminal and civil
cases in the District Court of the Eastern District of Tennessee. Ms.
Varnell currently represents individuals charged with crimes in state
and federal court, including federal drug conspiracy cases involving local
pain clinics. Ms. Varnell also represents individuals involved in divorce
actions, child custody modifications, adoptions, orders of protection,
and restraining orders.
Amanda Bartolameolli is the Office Administrator at Davis & Hoss, PC. She supports and
assists with all criminal cases. Amanda is originally from Detroit, Michigan,
and moved to Ooltewah, Tennessee with her family in 1995. She graduated
from Lee University in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in political
science and a minor in history. Upon graduation, Amanda moved to Chattanooga
to work as a Legal Assistant for the State of Tennessee at the Hamilton
County Juvenile Court. Amanda attends Calvary Chapel Chattanooga, where
she is actively involved in Children's Ministry and other Community
Outreach programs. Amanda enjoys running, checking out local coffee shops,
and spending time with friends and family.
Haley Kaye is a paralegal at Davis & Hoss, PC who primarily supports the attorneys
on civil case matters. She attended Bryan College for undergraduate business
studies and then completed a Masters of Sport Administration from Canisius
College in 2013. Haley moved from Jacksonville, FL to Chattanooga in 2014
to be in a city with beautiful seasons and peaceful scenery. She was previously
the executive assistant at a high profile non-profit organization and
started her career in the legal field since being in Tennessee. She enjoys
CrossFit, college football, coffee, and DIY projects as a homeowner.
Cecilia Young, Legal Assistant. Cecilia is a UTC student who is completing her undergraduate
degree and preparing herself for admission to law school in 2017. Cecila
helps with case management and client support. Cecila's strong work
ethic and intellectual curiosity have made her a tremendous asset at Davis
& Hoss, PC.
Commitment to Community Involvement in Hamilton County:
Lee Davis, Bryan Hoss, Janie Varnell are committed to serving the community
where we live and base our law practice. We are proud to partner with
a number of important organizations that serve Tennessee families in useful
ways every day. Janie Varnell is a member of the Hamilton County Drug
Court team. She is an advocate for felony-offending addicts and seeks
to assist drug court members in their recovery. Bryan Hoss supports the
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Chattanooga. RMHC offers
a home away from home for families of children who are critically ill
or injured. This non-profit supports a variety of programs designed to
help children advance in health, education, and well-being. Lee Davis
serves on the board of the Chattanooga Boys Choir, ArtsBuild, and the
Facing charges? We can defend you.
We represent clients who are facing a wide variety of charges in federal
and state courts. We hold to the central principle of the U.S. criminal
justice system that each person is innocent until proven guilty. No matter
what you have been accused of, we are prepared to offer you
strong legal counsel and proven courtroom advocacy.
We believe in the United States Constitution and the protections of the
6th Amendment for all our clients.
all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the
right to a speedy and public trial, by an
impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed...to be
informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have
compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and
to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense."
You deserve highly effective, ethical counsel for your defense, so let
us help to protect your rights. With our
years of experience as trial attorneys, we will protect your interests.
Call Davis & Hoss, PC today for the defense you need. Learn how our
Chattanooga criminal defense attorneys are ready to fight for you!
Contact us for your free case evaluation today.