Auburn University, B.A., 1977
University of Memphis School of Law, J.D., 1980
Peter Strianse’s practice focuses on federal and State criminal defense. He is a trial lawyer who has tried numerous cases, both as a federal and State prosecutor and a defense lawyer, including cases involving charges of drug trafficking, financial fraud, tax crimes, money laundering, corruption, racketeering, conspiracy, murder and sexual offenses. He has also briefed and argued many appeals before the federal circuit courts and State courts of appeal.
Mr. Strianse routinely handles high-profile and sensitive matters for his clients. Over the years, Mr. Strianse has represented elected officials, professional athletes, lawyers, coaches, educators, who have all been charged with serious criminal offenses that received significant media attention and, in some instances, national media attention. He has extensive experience helping clients navigate legal investigations and litigation that also require crisis management and media expertise.
Prior to joining Tune, Entrekin & White, Mr. Strianse was an Assistant District Attorney and then served for eight years as a federal prosecutor. Mr. Strianse served as a federal prosecutor in the Middle Districts of Florida and Tennessee and was the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Prosecutor in Nashville.
He has been recognized by several organizations for his excellence in the practice of criminal law. He holds an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in its Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys under the “Criminal Trial Practice” section. He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been consistently recognized by the business magazine Business Nashville as one of “Nashville’s Best Lawyers.” Between 2006 and 2015, Peter has been recognized by Business Tennessee magazine as one of the “Top 150 Attorneys in Tennessee”. He has been recognized as one of the top attorneys in Tennessee in the Super Lawyers publication since 2009. He is the 2012 Nashville Bar Association Jack Norman Award recipient for excellence in the field of criminal law. He is a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation and a Master in the Harry Phillips Inn of Court, an organization dedicated to the advancement of legal ethics. He served as a Hearing Committee member for the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.
Peter is a member of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice in Tennessee and in all the following federal courts: the U. S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Tennessee, the Western District of Kentucky, and the Middle District of Florida, the U. S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits, and the U. S. Supreme Court.