John G. Oliva

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Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense Law
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Death Penalty
  • Felonies
  • Drug Crimes
  • White-Collar Crime
  • Military Law
  • DUI / DWI
  • Misdemeanors
  • Parole and Probation
  • Appeals

Admitted: 1983, Tennessee; 1985, U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1987, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; 1990, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1992, U.S. Supreme Court; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Law School: University of Tennessee at Knoxville, J.D.

Member: American Bar Association (Member, Military Law Section, Young Lawyers Division, 1984–1993; Member, Executive Committee, 1985–1988; Vice-Chairman, 1986–1987, 1989–1993; Member, Pre-Law Counseling Executive Committee, 1988–1989); Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member: Board of Directors, 1988–1995; Military Justice Chairman, 1988–1989; Continuing Legal Education Co-Chairman, 1989–1990; Amicus Co-Chairperson, 1992–1993; Long-Range Planning Chairperson, 1995–1996, 2010-present; Publications Co-Chairperson, 1997–1998; Legislative Co-Chairperson, 2004–2005; Treasurer, 1990–1992; Vice President, 1992–1993; President-Elect, 1993–1994; President, 1994–1995; Recipient, 1997 TACDL Lionel R. Barrett, Jr. Award); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Biography: Phi Eta Sigma; Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta (Clerk, 1982–1983). Recipient: Middle District of Tennessee C.J.A. Panel Lawyer of the Year, 2000. Member: Middle District of Tennessee C.J.A. Panel Selection Committee, 1999–present; C.J.A. Panel Steering Committee 2010-2012; Post Conviction Defender Commission of Tennessee, 2007–2011.

Atlanta, Georgia

Military Service: Captain, Judge Advocate, USMCR, 1984–1987