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Davis & Hoss, PC

Chattanooga Criminal Defense Lawyers with 30 Years of Experience

With more than 30 years in practice - including former prosecution experience - our legal team at Davis & Hoss, PC is prepared to defend your rights in and 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 properly represent you.

Our law office is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and our work has taken us across the country. We have tried hundreds of jury trials in federal and state courts. 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.

Meet  Davis & Hoss, PC

  • Lee Davis
    Lee Davis Lawyer
  • Bryan Hoss
    Bryan Hoss Lawyer 
  • Janie Parks Varnell
    Janie Parks Varnell Lawyer
  • Logan Davis
    Logan Davis Lawyer
  • Kirby Reilly
    Kirby Reilly Criminal Paralegal and Office Manager
  • Haley Kaye
    Haley Kaye Paralegal
  • Christina Valenti
    Christina Valenti Paralegal 
  • Parker Davis
    Parker Davis Executive Assistant
  • Lee Davis Lawyer
    Lee Davis

    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 Lawyer 
    Bryan Hoss

    Bryan Hoss is a trial lawyer who regularly tries cases to juries in state and federal court. Bryan Hoss grew up in Chattanooga and graduated the McCallie School. He graduated Denison University with degrees in English & History. A summer internship at the Hamilton County District Attorney’s office resulted in Bryan meeting his current law partner, Lee Davis who was an Assistant District Attorney. After working on a number of high profile cases with Lee, Bryan found his calling in the law. Bryan received his J.D. from the University of Memphis — Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law. For nearly twenty years Bryan has practiced law and tried cases at Davis & Hoss, P.C.. Bryan has defended thousands of clients facing serious criminal charges. He is licensed in Tennessee, Georgia, Federal District Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Bryan also represents clients in complex civil litigation in these courts. Bryan has taught criminal law as an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Chattanooga State. Bryan lives in Chattanooga with his wife Jill, their four (4) children, Reagan, Campbell, Grant and Charlotte and their dog, Hank, who on occasion visits the office.

  • Janie Parks Varnell Lawyer
    Janie Parks Varnell

    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.

  • Logan Davis Lawyer
    Logan Davis

    Attorney Logan Davis is a Chattanooga native and third generation trial attorney. Logan practices in state and federal court in matters that range from criminal misdemeanors to serious felony investigations. Her practice also includes appellate practice representing clients on appeal. In addition to criminal law, Logan represents Davis & Hoss clients in civil matters in a variety of court settings.

  • Kirby Reilly Criminal Paralegal and Office Manager
    Kirby Reilly

    Kirby Reilly is the Office Manager and Criminal Paralegal at Davis & Hoss, PC. She primarily supports and assists with all criminal cases and day-to-day office matters. Kirby was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 2009. She attended The University of Tennessee at Knoxville and graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a minor in business administration. Upon graduation, Kirby moved to Nashville and then to New York City where she worked in the fashion industry at a full-service public relations firm. After a few years in the big city, she decided to head back to the peace and quiet (and beauty!) of Tennessee. Since returning to Chattanooga, Kirby enjoys running, checking out local restaurants and spending time with family and friends.

  • Haley Kaye Paralegal
    Haley Kaye

    Haley Kaye is a paralegal at Davis & Hoss, P.C. specializing in civil case management. She graduated from Bryan College in 2009 with a degree in Business Management and Canisius College in 2012 with a Masters of Sport Administration. Haley has experience in law firm administration and enjoys creating organization and efficiency. In her free time, she enjoys completing DIY projects on her home, caring for her two dogs, weightlifting, and visiting coffee shops.

  • Christina Valenti Paralegal 
    Christina Valenti

    Christina Valenti is a paralegal at Davis & Hoss, P.C. and assists with criminal and civil cases. Christina is from South Florida and is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in English Literature and a Master’s in English from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Since moving to the Chattanooga area, Christina enjoys visiting the Chattanooga Market, taking care of her two cats, and gardening.

  • Parker Davis Executive Assistant
    Parker Davis

    Parker Davis is a 5th year student at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and an Executive Assistant at Davis & Hoss where her dad and sister are both attorneys. Parker loves working in the office, and helps with answering phones, pulling files, typing affidavits, and household chores. When Parker is not working, she will go to the Office Perch for classes and study time to have some peace and quiet.  

Davis & Hoss Office

Commitment to Community Involvement in Hamilton County:

Lee Davis, Bryan Hoss, Janie Varnell, and Logan Davis 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. Bryan Hoss supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Chattanooga. Lee Davis serves on the board of the Siskin Children's Institute.

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.

"In 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 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 effective, ethical counsel in your defense. With our experience as trial attorneys, we will protect your life and liberty.

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.

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