David C. Bledsoe

David C. Bledsoe

Knoxville, Tennessee

David Bledsoe is an associate attorney for Breeding Henry Baysan PC and is a member of the firm’s criminal defense, business, and white collar defense divisions.

Mr. Bledsoe was born and raised in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, after which he received his undergraduate degree from Emory & Henry College located in Emory, Virginia where he majored in Business Management and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Mr. Bledsoe attended law school at Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law where he graduated ranked 6th in his class with the honorable distinction of Cum Laude. Mr. Bledsoe was awarded the Justice Gary R. Wade Award in his second year in law school, which is given every year to one law student who demonstrates outstanding academic performance and an unwavering dedication to the community. Mr. Bledsoe was also the recipient of the 2017 Lincoln Lawyer Award, a faculty-voted award given for demonstrating excellence in oral arguments, stewardship, integrity, and leadership. Mr. Bledsoe was also a member of the Duncan School of Law Mock Trial Team, where he competed as both a witness and as an attorney in both civil and criminal cases. During his final year in law school, Mr. Bledsoe received a CALI award in his Federal Income Taxation class, an award given to the student with the highest overall grade in a class for that semester.

Mr. Bledsoe has worked in a variety of areas and has achieved a variety of notable accomplishments since he began working in the legal field. As a law clerk, he assisted in researching and writing an appellate brief to the Virginia Court of Appeals, which subsequently received a favorable reversal on an underlying felony conviction. He has interned for the Washington County Commonwealth Attorney’s office in Virginia, clerked for the Honorable Judge Tim Irwin, and has served as a research assistant to the Duncan School of Law’s professors.

Since beginning at Breeding Henry Baysan PC in 2018, Mr. Bledsoe has worked on a variety of criminal and civil cases. He has handled civil matters involving the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, Tennessee Personal and Commercial Computer Act, and Tennessee Residential Landlord and Tenant Act as well as criminal matters involving lengthy and complex white collar investigations and defense.

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2019


  • Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. cum laude
  • Emory & Henry College
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List, 2016 - 2018
  • Justice Gary R. Wade Award, 2017
  • Mock Trial, 2017
  • Lincoln Lawyer Award, 2017
  • CALI Award – Federal Income Tax Law, 2018
  • Law Student for Justice Award, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers