Faculty Profile: Roger Nell

Roger NellDistrict Public Defender
Previous Courses Taught (13)
  • Criminal Law Forum 2020
  • Criminal Law Basics 2019
  • Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief
  • Criminal Law Forum 2018
  • Criminal Law Forum 2017
  • Criminal Law: Pre-Trial Hearings
  • Special Topics in Sex Crimes Cases
  • Handling a Criminal Case - Tiptoeing Through the Mine Fields
  • Criminal Law: Advanced Analysis for Competency, Sex Crimes, Evaluations, & Handwriting (5 Hours)
  • Advanced Analysis for Competency, Evaluations & Sex Crimes
  • New Expungement Statute: Eligibility for Conviction Expungement
  • Sex Crimes: Sentencing Guidelines
  • Special Topics in Sex Crime Cases

Currently serves as District Public Defender, 19th Judicial District. Previously in private practice (Goble & Nell, PLLC and solo-practice). Formerly Assistant Attorney General, State of Tennessee, Enforcement Division. Retired with the rank of Colonel, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Army. Served in numerous assignments on active duty and in reserves culminating as Deputy Legal Counsel (Reserve), Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Other assignments included service as Military Judge and combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Member of and serves on the executive council of the Criminal Justice Section of the TBA.