Our Team

 

Lee Brooks

Lee is originally from Columbia, Tennessee. He utilizes a unique set of life experiences to work for you and your case. After graduating from Columbia Central High School, Lee served on active duty with the United States Marine Corps. Upon returning from service, he continued a community service career path.

For the next fourteen years, Lee was a law enforcement officer. He served as both a city police officer in Spring Hill and Columbia, Tennessee, and as a state trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol. He held ranks from Patrol Officer/state trooper, Detective, Sergeant, Training Officer, and Assistant Chief of Police. He was certified as a Traffic Crash Reconstructionist and served as a firearms and pepper spray instructor. He also has extensive training conducting interrogations.

Why are these skills important to you if you are in need of criminal defense in Columbia, Franklin, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro, Nashville or any of the surrounding areas of Middle Tennessee? He understands the training, the culture, procedures, language, and thought processes of law enforcement. He uses his experience in these areas to provide you a case evaluation based not just from a lawyer perspective but also from a law enforcement perspective. These are skills that cannot be taught in law school. Most lawyers have no idea how the law enforcement process works and it is something that can only be learned by experience.

While serving as a law enforcement officer, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Science (emphasis in Chemistry and Physics with a minor in Math). After graduation, he taught high school math and science. He understands the math and science behind criminal investigations and traffic crash investigations.

His teaching experience, combined with his training in law enforcement and the military, gave him the confidence needed to speak in public settings and with the public. So you may ask what the big deal about that is. Imagine trying to conduct a jury trial without the ability to confidently present your case to the jurors. Whether right or wrong, jurors are people too and if they sense a weakness in the attorney they could hold that against the client believing their explanation of the case is not true.

Lee has represented literally hundreds of clients in criminal defense, family law, personal injury, and mediation matters in Davidson, Marshall, Maury, Rutherford, and Williamson counties. He has experience in jury trials, appellate court, and post-conviction relief experience. He will give you an honest evaluation of your case every step of the way even when the truth may not be the news you want to hear.

He is trained and listed as a Rule 31 Family/General/Civil Mediator and he has been specially trained in issues involving domestic violence. The domestic violence training allows him the ability to mediate issues between parties when an order of protection exists between the parties.

Tonda Brooks

Tonda grew up in Mount Pleasant where she graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in the top ten of her class. She was the Field Commander of the Mount Pleasant High School marching band which help her learn leadership skills. She knew from an early age she wanted to be a nurse and earned her Registered Nurse degree from Columbia State Community College. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution from Bethel University.

She has over 28 years of nursing experience in areas including: Medical/Surgical, Orthopedics, OB/Nursery, Day Surgery, Ambulatory Surgery, Preadmission Testing, Emergency Room, Doctor’s office, and Patient Safety and Quality.  As a patient safety and quality coordinator for 8 years, she was responsible for reviewing the medical care of patients to ensure they received quality care while they were in the hospital and if they had surgery. She facilitated meetings with physicians to evaluate outcomes of treatments and areas that could be improved upon. She served as the LEAN coordinator for 2 years and was responsible for evaluating processes within the hospital and facilitating teams to improve those processes in order to make the hospital more efficient and improve the patient experience.

She has successfully managed a home-based business for over 18 years all while raising a family and completing her education. Her work ethic and meticulous attention to detail are second to none. She can put her valuable medical experience, reviewing skills and her work ethic to work for you by providing excellent medical record investigation and evaluation for any medical claim cases or worker’s compensation cases.

She was trained and listed as a Rule 31 Family/General/Civil Mediator and received specially trained in issues involving domestic violence. The domestic violence training allows her the ability to mediate issues between parties when an order of protection exists between the parties.

She is currently a licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty in Spring Hill Tn.