BOSCH LAW FIRM - Key Persons

Ann C. Short

Job Titles:
  • Attorney
Criminal defense attorney Ann C. Short, a graduate of The Webb School of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, settled in Knoxville, after receiving dual bachelor's degrees in political science and economics from Centre College of Kentucky in 1977. She received her doctor of jurisprudence degree in 1981 from the University of Tennessee College of Law where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Tennessee Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Board, and a student instructor in legal research and writing. Ms. Short is a former senior judicial clerk to the Honorable James Curwood Witt, Jr., Judge of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. She was the first female elected in 1992 to serve as president of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a statewide organization of defense attorneys and affiliates. From 1996 until 2009, Ms. Short was an Assistant Law Examiner for the Tennessee Supreme Court's Board of Law Examiners. As past-president, she devotes time and her services to the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and its various committees. She also remains involved with The Webb School as the parent of a recent graduate. By virtue of her trial and appellate practice, Ms. Short is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Supreme Court. She was appointed and served as a member of the Indigent Defense Commission created by the Tennessee Supreme Court to identify problems and make recommendations regarding the delivery of indigent defense services in Tennessee. Ms. Short has lectured about state and federal appellate practice and recent developments in criminal law. She has authored briefs and represented clients in civil and criminal matters at all levels in Tennessee's appellate system and in federal appellate courts. She has authored articles for the Tennessee Law Review, the Knoxville Bar Association, and the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In addition, by request she has authored amicus curiae, "friend of the court," briefs in several Tennessee appellate cases and for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Donald A. Bosch

Job Titles:
  • Founding Partner
Before establishing his career as a criminal defense attorney and starting The Bosch Law Firm, P.C., Donald A. Bosch came to Knoxville, Tennessee, from his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. As an undergraduate student at the University of Tennessee, he was a member of the men's swim team and graduated with his bachelor's degree with honors in 1985. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1988, participating in numerous student bar activities and serving as vice-chair of the law school's moot court program. Don began his general litigation law practice in 1988 joining the firm Tipton, Eshbaugh, and Simpson, with an emphasis in criminal defense. He began his own firm in 1991 known today as The Bosch Law Firm, P.C., where he focuses on the representation of clients in state and federal criminal cases from the pre-charge investigative phase through trial and appeals. Additional areas of expertise include advising companies on "best practices" and risk assessments for a variety of enterprises. He also deals with business litigation and specialized work in the sports and entertainment industry. Don Bosch has distinguished himself as one of the top practitioners in the area, receiving Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating (AV). He served for six years on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the preeminent organization for attorneys practicing in his field. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law, teaching trial advocacy and guest lecturing in other related courses. Mr. Bosch has also served on the Knoxville Bar Association Board of Governors, receiving its highest honor, the President's Award, in 2001 for his work relating to juvenile justice issues. Don is involved in numerous other capacities throughout the Knoxville community. He was a member of the University of Tennessee Alumni Board and was a member of the University of Tennessee Athletics Board, Board of Directors for the Knoxville Museum of Art, The Tennessee Theatre Board of Directors, Leadership Knoxville Board of Directors. For the last twenty-six years he has been, a political and legal analyst for WBIR-TV10, Knoxville's local NBC affiliate. He has also been featured for his successful representation on Court TV, CNN, MSNBC, and other national news broadcasts. In addition, Don is a Master of the Bench of the Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court and served as the Inn's president from 2007 - 2008.

Shannon M. Teh

Job Titles:
  • Legal Assistant
Shannon Teh joined The Bosch Law Firm to gain practical experience that would accompany her studies as she pursues a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. Since working at the Bosch Law Firm, she has become incredibly interested in criminal defense. As Shannon is passionate about civil rights and wrongful convictions, her ultimate goal after earning her law degree is to work for an organization like the ACLU or the Innocence Project. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys live music and traveling with her fiancé, and their two dogs, Max and Waylon.

Suzannah B. Cannon

Job Titles:
  • Office Manager
Suzannah Cannon is a 1999 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. As office manager, she oversees the firm's accounting, bookkeeping, and daily operations of the firm. In her capacity, she also serves as a legal assistant to Donald Bosch. She has been with the firm since May 1996. Prior to being employed at The Bosch Law Firm, P.C., Suzannah was employed by Knox County General Sessions Court. Suzannah is particularly adept at working with clients through all phases of collateral consequences of moving violations, DUI charges and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security administrative actions and Forfeiture proceeding. She is completely conversant with all nuances of Tennessee expungement law. Suzannah is a lifelong resident of Knox County, where she resides with her husband and three children. She is actively involved in her community through her children's school and her church.