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Brian L. O'Shaughnessy
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Mr. O'Shaughnessy earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association and was honored as a former member of the Brock-Cooper American Inn of Court.  In 2009, he became president of the Chattanooga Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and served on the Chattanooga Bar Association Board of Directors.

Mr. O'Shaughnessy currently sits on the Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee Board of Directors and assists as co-counsel for the Boy Scouts of America Cherokee Area Council.  He accepts appointments as a Criminal Justice Act ("CJA") attorney in the Eastern District of Tennessee Federal Court.  Additionally, he is a member of the German American Chamber of Commerce Leadership Committee.



  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit

Awards and Recognition

  • AVVO Rating 10.0: Listed as a "Top Attorney" for Criminal Defense and Creditor Representation. 
    • 2011 - 2016
  • Super Lawyers Magazine: "Rising Star." 
    • 2012 - 2016