Longtime Nashville lawyer John Hollins Sr. dies after stroke

John Hollins Sr. (Courtesy: Hollins, Raybin and Weissman)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nashville’s legal community suffered a great loss Thursday night in the passing of longtime lawyer John Hollins Sr.

John Holllins Sr. with his son, John Hollins Jr. (Courtesy: Nashville Bar Association )
John Holllins Sr. with his son, John Hollins Jr. (Courtesy: Nashville Bar Association )

News 2 confirmed Hollins suffered a stroke earlier this week and passed away Thursday due to complications.

The 83-year-old retired in August 2011 after practicing law for 54 years. He was a founding member of the Hollins, Raybin and Weissman firm in 1976.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University and Nashville native, Hollins took part in very high-profile cases, including representing Jeffery Womack, who was wrongly accused of  killing  Marcia Trimble.

Visitation for Hollins will be held at First Presbyterian on Franklin Road beginning at 11 a.m. Monday followed by his funeral at 2 p.m.

Statement from District Attorney Funk regarding the passing of Hollins, Sr.:

“Nashville has lost a true champion in the passing of attorney John Hollins, Sr. Mr. Hollins was a strong advocate for justice and a great example of what it means to be an attorney. As a former assistant district attorney, trial lawyer and president of the Nashville Bar Association, John Hollins, Sr. helped to make Nashville a better city because of his commitment and dedication. My condolences are extended to the Hollins family and the entire legal community on the loss of an extraordinary man.”

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