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Serving Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall, and Maury Counties in Tennessee



Attorney at Law    |    Masters of Business Administration

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Call today for a consultation with an experienced attorney, where you can discuss your legal needs and questions.


If you are in need of legal services, we are here to help.  Our firm is a General Practice firm devoted to providing courteous and professional service to all of our clients no matter how large or small your matter may be.  We strive to provide affordable legal services, and to keep clients informed on the status of their case.  We care about our clients and know your legal matter is very important to you. 



Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, you will need to do everything in your power to defend your rights and protect your future.

There can be lasting, disastrous consequences for a conviction of any criminal charge. Regardless of the immediate penalties, including those mandated by mandatory minimum sentences, the long-term effects of having a criminal conviction on your record may be far more severe.

The most important thing you can do is to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney like John Schweri, who will know how to protect you from the charges that have been leveled against you.


Violation of Probation/Violation of Parole/Violation of Community Corrections

Assault/Aggravated Assault/Aggravated Domestic Assault

Simple Possession, Casual Exchange, Cocaine for Resale, Meth for Resale, Heroine for Resale, Marijuana for Resale, Pills for Resale, Manufacturing and Promotion of Meth

Felon with a Weapon

Driving Under Influence (DUI), Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Underage Drinking, Open Container, Implied Consent, Traffic Violations, Driving on Suspended, Driving on Revoked

Theft, Fraud, Forgery, Criminal Simulation, Embezzlement

Kidnapping, Robbery, Burglary

1st and 2nd Degree Murder, Manslaughter, Involuntary Manslaugter, Reckless Homicide

Vehicular Assault, Vehicular Homicide,

Child Abuse, Aggravated Child Abuse, Solicitation of a Minor

Juvenile Crimes, Delinquent, Unruly, Truancy, Transfer to Adult Court

Department of Children Services, Termination of Parental Rights

All Sex Crimes and Violations of Sex Offender Registry and Community Supervision for Life

John M. Schweri has attended the Tennessee Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL) Trial College in 2015 and been a member of TACDL since 2014


Drug Free Zone (DFZ) Sentences
I was able to successfully get multiple clients resentenced under the changes in the drug free zone laws, reducing their sentences from 100% day for date down to 30% release eligibility date, which made them eligible for parole immediately

Attempted 1st Degree Murder
NOT GUILTY after 3 day Jury Trial in Giles County

Domestic Assault and Vandalism
Not Guilty after Jury Trial, Maury County Circuit Court

1st Degree Murder
Plead to Accessory After the Fact, two Year Sentence, Maury County

Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Burglary, Theft over $10,000
Not Guilty Verdict after two day Jury Trial, Lawrence County

Aggravated Burglary, Theft over $10,000
Dismissed Lawrence County

2nd Degree Murder
Plea to Involuntary Manslaughter, 5 yrs to serve at 30%, credit time served, paroled in 6 months from jail Maury County Circuit Court

Aggravated Robbery
Dismissed, Maury County General Sessions

Felony Harassment of Government official
Dismissed in Opening Argument at Jury Trial  Marshall County Circuit Court

Aggravated Domestic Assault
Retired for 1 year in Marshall County Circuit Court

Attempted 1st Degree Murder
(Exposure 25-40 years at 100%) reduced to misdemeanor Reckless Endangerment 11/29 probation


Criminal Defense


"Dear John, thank you for your help on my case. From the very beginning, I was amazed at how professional you were, and how expeditiously you handled my case." E.L.


"Thank you Mr. Schweri for being the only attorney who I felt ever cared about me, provided my Discovery to me, explained every step and change in the case as it progressed, and did exactly what you said you would do to help me" - M.C.


"Dear John, thank you for our phone call yesterday, and taking the time to help me, even at 8:30 p.m. at night. You cleared up more than two years worth of problems I have had in less than an hour. Thank you!!!"  T.B.


"I am writing to say how much I appreciated you taking the time to discuss my case with me in person and explain how the system works. No one has ever done this for me before." G.S.



"Dear Mr. Schweri, thank you for all that you did to help me. I was very worried about my charges, and feel much better now that I am on the other side of this experience, and had your assistance." B.J.


Physical Address

39 Public Sq, 3rd Floor

Columbia TN, 38401


Mailing Address

PO Box 859

Columbia TN, 38402-0859








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