Posted by Steve at AVVO
December 23, 2021
Excellent Federal Criminal Attorney:
Larry was referred to me by an attorney who did not practice in federal court. At the time I was concerned that an ATF investigation might lead to criminal charges so I really needed an experienced federal criminal lawyer to help advise me. I had never been in trouble before so I was very concerned how things might turn out. For more than a year Larry helped guide me through the investigatory phase. He assured me that he could find a positive resolution despite the seriousness of the matter. He used a proactive approach to push towards that positive resolution. His experience and credibility with the U.S. Attorney’s Office allowed him to negotiate a settlement for me that resulted in a probationary sentence of one year. He always kept me advised of the status of the case and was generous with his time. When he told me something, it happened. He told me I could appear in court without being arrested. He told me I could remain on pre-trial release while the case was pending. He told me he could work out an agreed sentence recommendation to probation rather than prison. He made all that happen for me. Whether it was speaking to the Judge or the Assistant U.S. Attorney Larry was always prepared and confident. My case result could have gone in a lot of different directions with a less experienced attorney. Larry made sure that didn’t happen and I credit him for that. I would recommend him to anyone facing serious federal criminal charges.
Posted by Randy
December 19, 2021
Very straight to the point, very well orchestrated and determined to make it right for his clients. Highly recommend this gentleman!!
Posted by AW
August 5, 2021
I would highly recommend Mr. Arnkoff for anyone looking for a criminal defense lawyer. I was being represented by another attorney in Williamson County who advised me the best plea offer I would get would send me to jail , give me a felony conviction, and have me pay over $30,000 in restitution. I was upset and scared so I did some research and found Mr. Arnkoff online. His experience and confidence were apparent at my first meeting with him.He always kept me informed and returned my calls promptly. His fees are fair and he worked with me on a payment schedule. He was able to negotiate a diversion for me with no jail time, no conviction, and less than $500 in restitution.
Robert and Patsy Simmons
Posted by Patsy
September 17, 2021
Larry Arnkoff was friendly and very personable from the moment we met him in his office. Larry treated our case like his first and only. He pulled out all the stops and goes. He worked tirelessly on our son’s case. He had an associate named Bill. Later I found out his last name, Shockley. Protocol was not the issue but professionalism was the order of the day. Larry and Bill are a team to be reckoned with. I would recommend Mr. Lawrence Arnkoff to anyone who wants to be treated fair and just. In times of trouble you need knowledge and wisdom as tools for success. Larry has both. It’s never his first rodeo. He has a track record of working hard and working harder when he has too. He was not just a lawyer in the courtroom but a friend and parent outside the courtroom. He listens and he cares.
Posted by Kim
June 17, 2021
My son was convicted of a very serious drug crime in federal court. Mr.Arnkoff fought hard for him .The government wouldn't file a waiver of the mandatory 10 year sentence he was facing. Mr. Arnkoff always knew the Judge would have given him a lesser sentence if she could have and he was very upset with the government lawyer. My son has now spent almost 5 years in custody. Recently Mr. Arnkoff contacted me about filing a petition for my son's release due to health and Covid.He told me the Judge was no longer bound by the 10 year sentence and she would most likely reduce his sentence. He put everything in motion and brought in his friend Attorney Michael Holley.The Judge agreed with them that my son deserved to be released and he will be returning home in a few weeks. I can't thank Mr.Arnkoff and Mr.Holley enough for their efforts on behalf of my son .
Excellent Federal Attorney
Posted by Elaina
March 11, 2021
Mr. Arnkoff represented my brother-in-law on federal homicide charges. This was a very emotional case for the community. The penalty was mandatory life in prison and Mr. Arnkoff was able to negotiate a waiver of the mandatory punishment. The Government recommended a sentence of 25 years. After a very lengthy sentencing hearing the Judge leaned heavily towards Mr. Arnkoff’s arguments and imposed a sentence of 13 years. He was extremely prepared and it was obvious the judge had a lot of respect for him. My family would recommend Mr. Arnkoff for anyone in need of a federal criminal defense lawyer. He communicates well. He returns calls promptly. He is very knowledgeable in the law. He gave my brother-in-law and my family hope for the future. He never stopped encouraging my brother-in-law and I suspect he will continue to follow his progress long after the case is over.
Posted by Nicholas
February 22, 2021
Mr. Arnkoff represented me on federal drug charges. The case lasted several years but recently he called me with the best news possible- my case had been dismissed. That is rare in federal court. I could have gone to prison and had a felony conviction but he never stopped working towards a dismissal no matter what the government told him. He was available when I had questions and when there was a lull in the case he would call me to bring me up to date. His determination and creativity made this happen for me. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a federal criminal defense attorney.
Posted by Dron
March 10, 2021
Mr. Arnkoff represented me in a federal drug conspiracy several years ago and not only did he represent me in a way no other lawyer ever has, he also helped get me the shortest sentence possible due to my situation and I was beyond grateful as well as impressed; so when it was time for me to hire representation for my motion of early termination of my supervised release I didn’t hesitate to hire him again. The federal system isn’t an easy system to deal with but it helps to have someone that has your best interest at heart and goes the extra mile to make sure you have as fair a shot as you possibly can have and Larry Arnkoff does just that.
Posted by SN on AVVO
November 5, 2020
Larry represented me in a white collar federal case. His communication with me was excellent. His legal skills and knowledge of federal law were great. There was nothing that came up in my case he couldn't answer. His fees were fair and reasonable. He helped me obtain the best result possible. The court and the government had the utmost respect for him. I would recommend Mr. Arnkoff to anyone looking for counsel in a federal criminal case.
Posted by CJ on AVVO
Mon Jul 06 2020
From the beginning to end, when the Federal Government started investigating us (5 years to indictment and 5 years to sentencing) , Larry always provided me a sense of comfort and confidence, knowing that he had the knowledge and communication skills needed to process my case through to the end. This was a very complex case involving the FDA and the Big Pharma companies. Although we hoped, from the beginning that we could fight the charges and avoid any prison time, that did not happen. It was disappointing that we had to accept the plea deal, but it was with confidence and understanding that we made the absolute right decision. Larry was there every step of the way over the years. He was responsive and engaged more than the the most expensive, highly touted lawyers in the USA that I could have hired. Due to his ability to negotiate with the US Attorneys office and ultimately even after serving only 20 months of a 72 month sentence at a Federal Prison he still was there for me in 2020 when Covid 19 broke. At that point he was no longer retained but still provided my appointed Counsel with the information and background necessary to file a petition for compassionate release. Thanks to Larry and attorney Mike Holley I am now on supervised release.
Honest Hard Working Attorney
Posted by BA May 24, 2020
I was facing a serious investigation by the FBI for possible involvement in a fraud and money laundering scheme. At that time, I was not sure what to do so I started searching through the internet for a lawyer expert in federal criminal cases. When I found Larry's profile, I was impressed about his experience as well as the positive comments made by other clients, so I called in his office and ended up in hiring him after I had an insightful conversation with him. I gotta tell you that I absolutely made the right choice! Larry was an active listener who quickly understood my position in the case and he was able to make a good initial assessment for my situation. Larry began providing potential solutions based on his vast knowledge in the legal system of similar cases. Larry walked with me every step of the way during the investigation for the best outcome. Over a year and half, Larry constantly stayed in touch with me to genuinely keep me informed about the progress in my case and clearly answered all my questions. His excellent communication was a key to help me know what was going on. In addition, his fees were quite reasonable for the amount of care and insight that kept me stay on top of things at all the times. In the end, my case resulted in non-prosecution agreement and a financial settlement. I am truly thankful for Larry' service and I highly recommend him for anyone facing serious legal complications. Thank you Larry for the great work.
Posted by Cesar
March 14, 2020
I was facing felony charges that most likely would have prevented me from obtaining my citizenship. Larry used his experience and confidence to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the charges. I never had a problem communicating with him and his fees were very reasonable. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Men Of Valor
Larry, really grateful for your heart and desire to see men experience hope and a meaningful opportunity at a new life. I am thankful to have you connected with Men of Valor.
Curt Campbell | Program Director | Men of Valor
Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Posted on AVVO and Google by B.Smith
February 23, 2020
Mr. Arnkoff spent tireless hours researching and educating me through the entire legal process. Mr. Arnkoff showed particular insight and genuine care about my case from beginning to end and even followed up post trial to simply check in.
Criminal Justice Act Panel Review-2020
Larry -- No need to thank me for keeping you on the panel. You have earned it. Yours was one of the easiest decisions to make. You bring experience, good judgment, steadiness under pressure and a great attitude to the game and the district is lucky to have you on the panel. --
Henry Martin- Federal Defender
Middle District of Tennessee
Posted on AVVO
April 29, 2019
Mr. Arnkoff recently defended my son in a case involving several juveniles and adults. He walked us through a very tense period of our lives and kept us informed and calm throughout the process. He was reassuring, confident and extremely effective and in the end, he saw that my son was cleared of all charges. The combination of his vast experience, seasoning and personal attention make him very effective and great to work with. My entire family is grateful to have had Mr. Arnkoff represent us.
Recommendation for a Great Attorney
Posted on AVVO by Gara
May 3, 2019
Larry has represented me since 2012. From the beginning he has always been courteous, prompt and thorough in handling my legal matters. Anytime I had a question and or concern he went above and beyond in a timely manner to address and resolve the issues. I highly recommend Larry to anyone that has any legal issues thats within his scope of work.
Posted on AVVO by Mary
February 20, 2019
When we asked Mr. Arnkoff to help us with our legal problem, he noted that he did not usually take a small case like ours--it was not a federal crime and he had not worked in the county where our son was held. However, he gave us a very fair rate and took the time to learn about the locals so he could best represent our son's interests. I live in another state, but he kept us apprised every step of the way. He smoothed out a process that could have been very painful. He was honest and very clear about the process and prospects. And he got the best possible outcome for my son. I am very thankful for his services.
One of the Best Lawyer’s
Posted by JBR on Google
January 25, 2019
I was facing very serious federal drug, guns and money laundering charges. Larry was chosen from a special group of private lawyers by the Court to represent me. My family initially spoke to several other private lawyers but Larry had more experience and confidence than any of them. I made the right decision keeping Larry as my attorney. He has the respect of the U.S. Attorneys and the Judges. He fought hard for me for more than three years going above and beyond what the other lawyers in the case were doing for their clients. Larry always kept me and my family advised of what was going on in the case. He always returned calls promptly to my family and he visited me often. I was facing life in prison but through Larry’s experience, determination and negotiating skills he eventually got me a 65% sentence reduction from the sentencing guidelines. I would recommend Larry for anyone facing serious criminal charges.
The Best Lawyer Ever /Not Guilty
Posted by Sody on Avvo
August 13, 2018
I was arrested and indicted for a federal immigration crime in Nashville. Larry brought in his partner and his team of investigators who were very nice and pleasant to deal with. I never felt alone and always felt cared for and protected knowing that Larry and his team were fighting for me. Larry and his team are very experienced federal criminal attorneys. We went to trial and I was found not guilty. I was cleared of all criminal charges and released to immigration. Instead of getting deported I was able to return to my family in California. I am very thankful for all the support and very grateful for the amazing great and hard work he put into my case. He is the best attorney in the world. I would recommend him to anyone in need of an excellent criminal defense attorney.
Posted by KHL on AVVO and Facebook
May 17, 2018
I had a federal charge facing 5 years (statutory maximum) and was given 30 days with a short term of home confinement. Larry was very professional, dependable, and a very caring person. He was available and returned all calls/text/emails very promptly. I highly recommend him to all.
Federal Grand Jury Target- No Prosecution –No Deportation
Posted by Theo on Google Reviews
February 1, 2018
In June of 2016 I received a grand jury target letter from the United States Attorney's Office advising me I was under investigation for bankruptcy fraud. At the time I could not afford to hire a federal criminal defense attorney and fortunately for me the Court appointed Larry from a special experienced panel of private federal criminal defense attorneys. The prosecutor was very confident that I had committed the offense at the outset. I was facing the possibility of prison and deportation. Larry’s extensive research and investigation got him the ammunition to convince the prosecutor there was insufficient evidence to seek an Indictment. It was a great relief. I am very grateful for his efforts on my behalf. He is confident, knowledgeable, and an excellent communicator. Highly recommend!!
Stacey-Do You Have the Right Lawyer
Posted on AVVO and Google
April 18, 2017
I came to know Larry Arnkoff under the circumstances that we all hope to NOT encounter one day - needing legal representation. Larry was very pleasant to deal with and his vast knowledge of the legal system was an added bonus! My husband and I came in contact with Larry when my husband was slammed with some serious charges out of Nashville, TN. In fact, it was a very serious federal heroin case. Larry quickly assessed the situation and immediately began to offer solutions. My husband was facing 33 years in jail but Larry assured me that he could get my husband a lighter sentence. After months of preparation, phone calls, gathering evidence and speaking to other resources within the justice department, Larry was able to pull a rabbit out of his hat. My husband is detained now, and has been for 2.5 years now. The courts had no desire at all to speed up his case. We just came from court in Feb 2017 where the decision was made to settle for time lesser than 33 years. He received 3 years and 5 months and with time served compensated, I can expect to see my husband by the summer of 2018 vs. 2045. Because Larry rallied family members together, provided proof of stability outside of jail and other pertinent information to aid the case, my husband will be able to start fresh soon. I owe it all to Larry. Thank you for your service and I would recommend you to anyone!
Matt- Williamson County Criminal- Aggravated Assault
Posted on AVVO and FaceBook
I hired Larry to represent me after I had been convicted by a Williamson County Jury of Aggravated Assault. My first lawyer mishandled my case to the point where I was unnecessarily facing a significant prison sentence. Going to prison would have been a terrible hardship for my family. Changing lawyers was a wise decision. I went from having an unprofessional and unprepared lawyer who I rarely saw or heard from to Larry who is a tremendous communicator and extremely experienced. His preparation for my sentencing hearing was very impressive as was his presentation to the Court on my behalf. Larry's hard work and skill spared me from having to go to jail and the expenses of having to take an appeal. I can't thank him enough and I would recommend him to anyone looking for first rate criminal defense counsel.
JC-Great Nashville Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer-No Indictment
5 stars-Posted on AVVO
After my ordeal, Larry Arnkoff is someone I consider a friend as well as my attorney. I had an ongoing serious federal matter that was under investigation for over 2 years. At the beginning the case did not look favorable for me in any way. Under the advisement and guidance of Larry we were able to diffuse the situation through constant dialogue and my cooperation with who was handling the case. I totally trust Larry in regards to any serious legal matters. He was with me through the whole process. I never had to wait for a return call. He was the one always calling me and checking on how I was holding up. There was several moments during this process that I felt hopeless but Larry kept me going with positive ideas and approach. I truly appreciate the amazing results Larry was able to accomplish. I feel like I have my life back again and I am forever grateful.
Carrie P. - JURY VERDICT OVERTURNED-Williamson County
Posted on AVVO
To start I was convicted of a felony by a Williamson County jury. As a result of that conviction I was required to register as a sex offender. Prior to my sentencing I called LA to replace my previous trial lawyer whose work was less than spectacular. LA met with me and outlined a strategy and a budget. LA is very good at communicating and returned calls amazingly timely. In the last year he filed numerous motions to help me try to get the jury's verdict set aside before we got ready for a sentencin