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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 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.

Meet Davis & Hoss, PC

  • Lee Davis
    Lee Davis Lawyer
  • Bryan Hoss
    Bryan Hoss Lawyer
  • Janie Parks Varnell
    Janie Parks Varnell Lawyer
  • Kirby Reilly
    Kirby Reilly Office Administrator
  • Sarah Fuller
    Sarah Fuller Paralegal
  • 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 grew up in Chattanooga and attended the McCallie School. After graduating in 1993, he left Chattanooga to pursue his love of baseball. He attended Denison University where he played four (4) years for the Big Red and developed life-long friendships. While at Denison, Bryan obtained degrees in both English and 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 serious and high profile cases as an intern with Lee, Bryan was admitted to the Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law in Memphis, Tennessee where he obtained his J.D. in 2001. While in law school, Bryan was active in trial advocacy and moot court winning various awards and scholarships . Bryan joined the law office of Davis & Wallace in 2001 which became Davis & Hoss, P.C. in 2005. Bryan has helped defend thousands of clients facing serious criminal charges and is death penalty qualified. He is licensed in Tennessee, Georgia and in Federal District Courts throughout those states. Bryan has taught criminal law as an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee. Bryan lives in Chattanooga with his wife Jill, their four (4) children, Reagan, Campbell, Grant and Charlotte and their dog, Hank, who occasionally visits the office (when Lee is not around).

  • 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.

  • Kirby Reilly Office Administrator
    Kirby Reilly

    Kirby Reilly is the Office Administrator at Davis & Hoss, PC. She primarily supports and assists with all criminal cases. 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.

  • Sarah Fuller Paralegal
    Sarah Fuller

    Sarah Fuller is a paralegal at Davis & Hoss, PC who primarily supports the attorneys on civil case matters. She is an eight-year veteran of the United States Air Force and a ten-year veteran of the Chattanooga Police Department. After leaving the police department in 2016, she obtained her Associates of Science in Criminal Justice and is currently in the final stages of completing her A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies. In her free time, she enjoys staying active and spending time with her husband and two children.

Davis & Hoss Office

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 Siskin Foundation.

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 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.

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