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Marcos M. Garza

Marcos M. Garza

Garza Law Firm, PLLC
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  • Tennessee
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Marcos Garza is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee College of Law.

After serving as a Judge Advocate in the Marine Corps as a Captain, he started his firm in December, 2007. He has become known as the "go to" guy in the field of DUI, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury law in East Tennessee.

The Garza Law Firm strives to treat "Clients like Family," so you can be assured of the very best customer service. With a team of five attorneys with approximately 100 years of legal experience, you can feel confident that they have all your basis covered and have the experience know what to do no matter how unique the situation may be that you find yourself.

Practice Areas
DUI & DWI
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Social Security Disability
Juvenile Law
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Workers' Compensation
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
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6th Circuit
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United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Garza Law Firm, PLLC
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Tennessee Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law
Judge Advocate
United States Marine Corps
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Education
University of Tennessee College of Law
J.D. (2001) | Law
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University of Tennessee-Nashville College of Social Work
M.S. (1998) | Social Work
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Vanderbilt University
B.S. (1996) | Psychology
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Awards
AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
2012-2018
Elite Lawyer Award
Elite Lawyers
2022-2024
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2017-2023
Knoxville’s Top Lawyers
CityView Magazine
2012-2018
Member
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Best Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Knoxville
Expertise.com
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers Association
2013-2017
Best DUI Lawyer in Knoxville
Expertise.com
2018, 2019
Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
2020
Best DWI & DUI Lawyers in Knoxville
ThreeBest Rated
14 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers
Newsweek Magazine
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2010-2014
Leading Criminal Defense Attorneys
Newsweek Magazine
Legal Leaders - Tennessee's Top Rated Lawyers of 2013
Martindale-Hubbell
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
United States Marine Corps
Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal
United States Marine Corps
National Defense Service Medal
United States Marine Corps
Professional Associations
Tennessee State Bar  # 021483
Member
Current
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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National College of DUI Defense
Sustaining Member
Current
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Knox County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Sevier County Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
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Tennessee Association for Justice
Board Member
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American Association for Justice
Member
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Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
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American Bar Association
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Tennessee Bar Association
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Publications
Articles & Publications
DUI Book
Speaking Engagements
Self-Defense, Defense of Others, Escalation of Force, & Right to Counsel Issues
Gas Chromotagraphy and Other Issue of Science, McMinn County Bar Association, Athens, TN
Trial Techniques and Issues Regarding Phase Two and Other Defenses
How to Win Your Trial at Preliminary Hearing, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual DUI Seminar
Drug Recognition Expert Cross Examination Attacks, Cobb County Bar Association, DUI Seminar
Implied Consent and other DUI Defense Issues, TACDL Annual DUI Defense Conference
Debunking the Drug Recognition Expert Ohio, Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Advanced DUI Conference
20 Trial Tips for DWI Winning, Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Seminar
Drug Recognition Defense
DUI/DWI Strategies in Defending DWI and DUI Cases
Certifications
Lawyer Scientist
American Chemical Society
Standardized Field Sobriety Test Certification
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Websites & Blogs
Website
Garza Law Website
Blog
Garza Law – Knoxville, TN
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Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. When does low class misdemeanor deferred judgement end (how soon after agreed upon fine paid)
A: In order to answer your question, we would need to know what level of low class misdemeanor you were put on deferred judgement. (i.e. Class A misdemeanor, B misdemeanor or C Misdemeanor). If it were an A misdeanor, you would likely have to pay your court costs and/or any applicable fines and would, in most cases, be eligibile to begin the process of expungment after 11 months 29 days; for a B misdemeanor, that time period would likely be 6 months; and for a C misdemeanor, the time period would likely be 30 days. Expungment of records is not automatic and I would recommend hiring a local lawyer to make sure your expungment is processed correctly and timely. I hope this helps and good luck!

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Contact & Map
Garza Law Firm, PLLC
Knoxville Office
Bank of America Building
550 W. Main Street, Suite 340
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 540-8300
Cell: (865) 405-6282
Fax: (865) 474-9397
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Garza Law Firm, PLLC
Jacksboro Office
571 Main St
Jacksboro, TN 37757
Telephone: (423) 456-5999
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Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
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Garza Law Firm, PLLC
Johnson City Office
118 E Watauga Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601
Telephone: (423) 282-1041
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
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