Law Offices Of Robert D. Massey
211 W. Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478
Since 1983 Bob Massey has been trying cases mostly in the southern Middle Tennessee area in both state and federal courts. During five of those years (1987-1992) he served as the Public Defender for the 22nd Judicial District.
He is active in both professional and civic affairs giving service with honesty and integrity having served as an officer and board member of various civic and charitable organizations including the Exchange Club and the Middle Tennessee Council for the Boy Scouts where he serves on the Board of Directors and from which he has received the Silver Beaver Award.
He has been recognized by his peers from across the state based on his having devoted time and sacrificed his practice to advance the rights of those citizens accused of crime by being awarded the Robert W. Ritchie Award on two occasions (1992 and 1993).
He remains extremely active as a life member in both the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers. He has served on the Board of Directors for T.A.C.D.L. on three (3) occasions for a total of nine (9) years and is a past president of T.A.C.D.L., having served in that capacity in 1993-1994. He also served on the Board of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers from 2000 to 2005. His practice is equally divided between civil litigation and criminal defense in both state and federal courts.
University of Tennessee at Knoxville- Bachelor of Science Degree of Business Administration, Major: Public Administration; Graduated Spring 1979.
Memphis State University, Memphis Tennessee, Doctor of Jurisprudence 1982. Graduate School Activities- Student Bar Association, Governor 1981-1982, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Intramural Athletics, Awarded Who's Who in American College Students.
Accreditations and Lectures
Attended over twenty hours of CLE pertaining to criminal practice in each of the past ten years
Certified by National Board of Trial Advocacy in Criminal Practice Certified as Specialist Under Tennessee's New Certification Law in Area of
Criminal Practice Certified as Lead Counsel in Death Penalty Cases Under Rule 13.1 Regarding
Qualification of Counsel in Death Penalty Cases Lectured at Death Penalty Training Seminars- Nashville 1992 (jury selection),
Nashville 1993 (indigent defense)
Testimony in Criminal Trials as Expert Witness- State VS Pat Bondurant; Maury Circuit Court 1994; State VS Steve Henley; Jackson Criminal Court 1995; State VS William Houston; Giles Circuit Court 2002
A.) Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Fall 1995
B.) T.A.C.D.L. Seminar
a.) Annual Meeting 2003- Ethics and Professionalism
b.) Memphis 1996- Discovery
C.) Public Defender's Conference 1999- Opening Statements and Closing Arguments
Instructor: 2004-2006, Tennessee Criminal Defense College, sponsored by T.A.C.D.L.
American Trial Lawyers Associations 2009-Present
Named one of the top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee by American Trial Lawyers Associations
Tennessee Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers Founding Member Member 1995 to Present
Tennessee Public Defenders Conference 22nd Judicial District Public Defender 1987-1992 President 1990 Vice-President 1987-1989 Executive Committee 1987-1989 Served on all Standing Committees
Criminal Justice Funding Crisis Group Founding Membber One of Four Counsel Appearing before Tennessee Supreme Court Indigent Defense
Capital Case Resourse Center Board member from 1992 until 1995 when center ceased to exist Executive Committee Memberfrom 1993-1995
Giles County Bar Assosiations Member 1985-Present President 1985-1991
Appelate Court Study Commision for the State Of Tennessee Served Two Years
Tennesse Bench-Bar Relations Committee Member 1992-1993
Tennessee District 6 Supreme Court Investigative Member (current)
South Central Tennessee Correctional Advisory Board Board Member 1983-1993
Tennessee Justice Project Board Member 2007-2009
Giles County Democratic Party, Chair 1991-1993
Pulaski Exchange Club- President 1982-1988, Received National Merit Award, Elected Exchangite of Year 1988, Board Member 1988-1990
Giles County Chapter of American Red Cross, Board Member 1985-1987
Giles County Mental Health Department, Board Member 1989-1994
Boy Scouts of America Middle Tennessee Council- National Eagle Scout Association, Executive Board Member, District Executive Board Member 1985- present, 1989 Recipient of District Long Rifle Award, 1991 Recipient of Middle Tennessee Council Silver Beaver Award, Order of the Arrow, Chaired Sustaining
Membership Drive for Davy Crockett District (Giles, Lincoln, Marshall) 1987, 1988, 1989, 2004, Eagle Scout, Tennessee Representative to 13th World Jamboree