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Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law White Collar Crimes

Knoxville White Collar Crime Defense Lawyer

Defending Against White Collar Crimes in Knox County

If you are facing criminal charges for a white collar crime in Knoxville, you could be the focus of either a state or federal criminal investigation, and at the risk of being sent to prison – perhaps for a very long time.

Don't let this happen to you. We urge you to contact Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law to protect your constitutional rights, your freedom, and your future.

Why Trust Attorney Kurtz with Your Defense?

  • Rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo
  • Lead Counsel Rated Attorney
  • On the Board of Directors for the Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee
  • Serves as liaison between the bar and federal judiciary

Since white collar crimes can be committed by a series of highly sophisticated activities, you can count on law enforcement to invest their resources and experts to unveil any concealment or other criminal actions. With that being said, you must have a highly skilled and experienced Knoxville federal criminal defense attorney such as Attorney Kurtz.

What is a White Collar Crime?

White collar crime encompasses an array of nonviolent crimes that are usually committed for the purpose of financial gain. Such crimes are often committed by "white collar" professionals who, by the nature of their work, have the ability to commit illegal acts.

State vs. Federal Prosecution of White Collar Offenses

White collar crimes are prosecuted under state and federal legislation. Many are investigated by federal agencies such as the FBI, and subsequently prosecuted as federal crimes.

What Are the Penalties For a White Collar Crime?

The penalties for a white collar crime may include fines, community confinement, home detention, forfeitures, victim restitution, imprisonment and more.

Types of White Collar Crimes 

The most common white collar offenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Intellectual property theft
  • Financial institution fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Embezzlement
  • Securities fraud

White Collar Crime & the FBI

The term "white collar crime" was coined in 1939, the FBI defines it as lying, cheating, and stealing. White collar crime today is synonymous with a variety of frauds that are committed by businesses, doctors, investment companies, and even government professionals.

The FBI does not consider white collar fraud as a victimless crime, even though it does not involve acts of violence. Since today's modern fraud schemes are highly sophisticated, the FBI is continuously using its skills to investigate and prosecute scams before they begin.

Contact Us Today

If you are being accused of a white collar crime, you are caught in a sticky situation and cannot afford to be defended by a green or overworked public defender. With your rights on the line, you need our Knoxville white collar crime defense lawyer at Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law!

Whether you are entirely innocent, were acting under duress from your superiors, or got caught with your hands in the cookie jar, we are on your side! Not only do we know state and federal law, but we are highly skilled at investigating the facts of a case. With the state-of-the-art technologies and resources at our disposal, we have what it takes to defend you!

Is your reputation, career, and freedom at risk? Contact us today for a free case evaluation!


Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • Avvo Superb Rating
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    "From consultation to "case dismissed""
    From consultation to "case dismissed", Mr Kurtz was the epitome of professionalism and respect. Thank you.
    - Scott P.
    "Awesome attorney who goes above and beyond."
    He was always willing to take a call when we had any questions or concerns and he was always very professional and knowledgeable about our case and kept us updated.
    - Donna K.
    "If you need a defense lawyer, Robert Kurtz is your guy!"
    He listened to our legal issues without judgment and offered me hope without 'fluff'. He is straightforward and very knowledgeable. When I had questions he responded quickly. Not only did I like the way he ran his business, but we also got great results!
    - Brandi R.
    "Best lawyer hands down"
    Very sweet and professional and I highly recommend him. His secretary is super kind as well. Good results. And amazing representation.
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    "This is the man you want to go to."
    Just recently had the pleasure of having Mr. Kurtz work on my rather tricky case. It was resolved with minimum issues or setbacks to my personal life and I could not be more grateful for this gentleman.
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    "Robert Kurtz is very dedicated."
    I am grateful for his dedication, determination, and perseverance. I always felt that he was accessible and never judgemental or dismissive.
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    "Extremely professional"
    Would recommend him to anyone having legal issues in Knoxville
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    "I recommend Robert Kurtz without reservation"
    He handled my legal matter quickly, professionally, and to a totally successful conclusion. Additionally, he demonstrated superb listening skills, answering each of my questions directly, and with exacting attention to the details of my case.
    - Mike F.