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Geerts et al v. Rutherford County, TN

Ending Juvenile Mass Incarceration

Mr. Mothershead leads the three-attorney team that successfully reformed Rutherford County, Tennessee's juvenile arrest and detention practices through a federal civil rights lawsuit.  The lawsuit remains pending, seeking to hold the county financially accountable for the illegal incarceration of potentially thousands of children.

Wrongfully detained in Rutherford County?

Arrest of Hobgood Elementary child could lead to class-action lawsuit.    


Rodriguez et al v. PCC et al.

Private Probation Class Action

Mr. Mothershead is part of the team that reformed Rutherford County, Tennessee's probation and fee collection practices through a successful civil rights lawsuit that resulted in a $14.3 million class action settlement and a permanent federal court injunction.  

Victims of PCC, Rutherford County extortion case eligible for $14.3 million in claims.  

Andrea Miller v. Woodston Maddox

Malicious Prosecution Lawsuit

After five long years and two victories at the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Mr. Mothershead obtained the largest ever false prosecution settlement in the history of Nashville on behalf of his client for a case in which she alleged that she was stopped, arrested, and falsely prosecuted solely for "Driving While Black."  

City Approves $130k Police Misconduct Settlement

State v. Patrick Streater

Exonerating the Wrongly Accused

After four years, Mr. Mothershead successfully exonerated Mr. Patrick Streater, who was wrongly accused of having committed Nashville's unsolved 1996 "Tanning Salon Murders."  

State drops charges against suspect in 1996 Church Street tanning bed killings.  

Monica Blake v. Metro Nashville

Breaking the Blue Code

Mr. Mothershead successfully obtained a $150,000 civil rights settlement on behalf of Monica Blake, a Metro Nashville Police Department officer who alleged that Metro retaliated against her for speaking out.  

Officer Said MNPD Retaliated After her Rape Allegation; Metro Wants to Settle for $150k