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John M. Schweri

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John M. Schweri was born and raised in Middle Tennessee. He graduated from Hillsboro High School, where he enjoyed participating in sports (baseball, wrestling) and the arts (music, theatre). He also focused on his education, which included honors and AP classes and high school Forensics. John attended Columbia State Community College, followed by Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism in 2001. Upon graduation, he received a full scholarship as a Graduate Assistant in the Speech Department and completed a Master’s in Business Administration at MTSU in 2003. While attending MTSU, John participated first as debater then as debate coach with the MTSU Policy Debate Team, competing in more than 50 regional and national tournaments. His debate awards include Top Speaker in the State of Tennessee and Top Speaker in the Southeast/South Central Region. After receiving his M.B.A. from MTSU John attended Nashville School of Law, from which he graduated and received his Doctor of Law Degree (J.D.).

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Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
I represented a client in a complex juvenile custody case that spanned several years and won custody at trial for my client paternal grandmother

How did you build a successful practice?
By being honest with clients, the Court, witnesses, other attorneys and working hard and diligently and keeping promises to clients to fight hard for them, taking care of my clients by promptly returning calls, texts, emails, and letters and keep them informed about the status of their case and options going forward, doing the right thing for my client even when it involves a lot more work, doing the thorough detail oriented work on every case to understand all the facts and law involved, and investigate all avenues to reach the best resolution for my client

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Honesty, work ethic, morals, experience, the ability to communicate, understanding of the law and local legal community

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
80%, the other 20% is hard work, experience and diligence

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My understanding of similar cases, ability to help in the matter

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General overview of the case, parties involved to check conflicts, and estimate timeframe and desired outcome of the case

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I cover 12 counties which is more than most, and have a Master's in Business Administration and background of 13 years in Tax including working at a CPA firm and 12 years is owning, buying, selling, and rental multi-family Real Estate in Nashville TN and surrounding areas

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Helping people through difficult times, or helping them build or plan their businesses or estates

What are your other interests in addition to law?
Spending time with friends and family, playing music with my bands and attending concerts, traveling, cooking and bartending, sports, hiking and working out, attending live theatre and participating in community theatre, spontaneous road trips, planning conferences and festivals, playing video games and going to fun parks

Are you involved in your community?
I volunteer in our Juvenile Court to help the youth facing criminal charges get their lives on track, I play drums in an annual concert called Muletown Revue where we raise money for children in the Court system (CASA) Court Appointed Special Advocates, and our local hospital, me and my wife are both approved DCS foster parents and have done the training to foster children, I do a lot of pro bono work for parties who do not have the resources to hire an attorney and do more than 100 hours of a year of free service to the community. I run an event center where we do fundraisers for non-profits for children and the environment, have Saturday farmers markets for local merchants, do conferences for Midwife training, do summer camps for inter-city kids from Nashville to visit the country, community dinners, weddings, festivals, birthdays, family reunions, and concerts.

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AttorneyLaw Office Of John M. SchweriColumbia, TNPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Nashville School of LawJ.D. Law SchoolN/A  
Middle Tennessee State UniversityMastersComputer Information Systems2003
Middle Tennessee State UniversityBachelorsMass Communications - Journalism2001
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Tennessee2013
  • American Bar Association | Member | 2013 - Present
    Tennessee Bar Association | Member | 2013 - Present
    Maury County Bar Association | Member | 2014 - Present
    Tennessee Association for Criminal Defense (TACDL) | Member | 2014 - Present
  • MTSU Policy Debate Team | Top Speaker in the State of Tennessee
    MTSU Policy Debate Team | Top Speaker in the Southeast/South Central Region
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(2013) Licensed as Attorney in Tennessee. Verified with Tennessee Bar Association.July 28, 2020

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TN State Lawyer Additional Information: Section Membership: Young Lawyers Division, TBA Members Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Business Law, Corporate Counsel, Creditors Practice, Criminal Law - Defense, Criminal Law - Prosecution, Family Law, General Practice, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law, Litigation - General Civil Practice, Litigation - Commercial, Probate & Trust Law, Product Liability Law, Real Estate Law, Tort & Personal Injury, Trust, Estate Planning & Probate, Taxation - Corp. & Business, Taxation - Personal

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Service Type: Private

Language: English

Update Date: 2014-07-18

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Columbia, TN 38401
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