Law Offices of J.J. Breland and J. Whitten

By: Dave Tell

Every lawyer in Sumner defended murderers Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam. At the head of this powerful legal team was the firm of Breland & Whitten. Jesse Breland was 67 years old at the time of the trial, and had practiced law in Sumner since 1915. His partner John Whitten was 36 and had been practicing locally for fifteen years. Continue reading