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The Knoxville Bar Association serves more than 2000 members with an eighteen member Board of Governors. All policies and programs are either developed or overseen by the bar's Board of Governors. The Officers of the Knoxville Bar Association, or the Executive Committee, consist of the President, the President-Elect, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and the Immediate Past President. Elections for the Board of Governors are held each December.
Welcome to the Knoxville Bar Association Online Classifieds, the one-stop shop for all legal classifieds.
The Knoxville Bar Association website reaches a targeted audience of legal professionals. Why bother with generic online classified sites, which return irrelevant responses? Reach the right audience, right here. The purpose of the Online Classifieds is to provide an opportunity for KBA members and non-members, to post and view employment/internship opportunities, office share/rental options, as well as lawyer-to-lawyer services and other specialized categories. Members must be in good standing in order to post their ad at no charge and the ad must be related to the profession. Ads will run for 30 days.
Non-KBA members will be charged a $50 fee for each classified. Pre-pay online or mail payment to the Knoxville Bar Association. The Classified Form must accompany payment.
Opportunities for Attorneys Advertisements: The Knoxville Bar Association encourages employers to answer all responses they receive to ads appearing in these pages. However, the KBA does not and cannot control or monitor the degree of employer response, which is entirely at the discretion of the employer.
The Open Service Task Force is an initiative for 2015 to involve members of the Knoxville Bar Association in a wider variety of community outreach and volunteerism opportunities. Read more about the task force from the January 2015 issue of DICTA. Check the events calendar for upcoming opportunities to get involved or contact one of the co-chairs listed below.
The purpose of this section is to provide a directory of law firms in alphabetical order along with a brief description of each firm. You may search by firm name, area of practice or by attorney last name.
KBA members should login to view a complete directory of Knoxville attorneys. Law firms interested in being listed in this section, should click here for more information.
While the founders had many ideas in mind as the organization’s Charter attests, most all associated with the Foundation would likely agree that the Knoxville Bar Foundation provides a way they can show their appreciation in a tangible way for being blessed to practice in such a wonderful place and with great lawyers.
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Founders & FellowsThe Knoxville Bar Foundation was formed in 1992 as a 501(c)(3) organization to provide a means for lawyers in our community to make tax-deductible contributions to be used to support local law–related programs. The Knoxville Bar Foundation has instituted a Fellows Program designed to fulfill two purposes. First, to support the community services and programs funded by the KBF through Fellows' contributions and, second, to publicly honor and recognize those lawyers who have distinguished themselves in their practices and in their service to the Knoxville legal community. Since 1997, the KBF has awarded grants in excess of $350,000.00 to fund local projects and programs seeking to improve the administration of justice, to enhance the public's understanding of and confidence in the legal system, and to serve the legal profession.
Requests for 2016 Grant Proposals
In May, 2016, the Knoxville Bar Foundation will again award grants to deserving applicants. The individual grant awards usually are $5,000 or less and the deadline for submitting grant applications was February 26, 2016. Last year the Board of Directors approved seven grant request totaling $24,000.
Induction of 2016 Fellows Press Release
Each year the Foundation inducts a new Fellows Class which is less than one percent of the active bar association. The Fellows represent quality men and women practitioners in our community who have distinguished themselves in the practice of law and service. The Foundation's board of directors reviews numerous nominations, and determines the inductees who have demonstrated superior legal skills and high ethical standards and service to the community.
Each year the Foundation inducts a new Fellows Class which is less than one percent of the active bar association. The Fellows represent quality men and women practitioners in our community who have distinguished themselves in the practice of law and service.
The Foundation's board of directors reviews numerous nominations, and determines the inductees who have demonstrated superior legal skills and high ethical standards and service to the community.
Hon. Suzanne H. Bauknight, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Jonathan D. Cooper, Whitt, Cooper, Trant & Hedrick
Hon. Kristi M. Davis, Knox County Circuit Court, Division I
John W. Elder, Paine | Bickers LLP
R. Scott Elmore, Elmore, Stone & Caffey, PLLC
Elizabeth B. Ford, Federal Defender Services
Debra L. Fulton, Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP
Francis L. Lloyd Jr., Law Office of Francis L. Lloyd, Jr.
Chris W. McCarty, Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.
Nathan D. Rowell, Watson, Roach, Batson, Rowell & Lauderback, P.L.C.
C. Scott Taylor, Bernstein, Stair & McAdams LLP
John T. Winemiller, Merchant & Gould P.C.
The Knoxville Bar Foundation is a not for profit foundation established to improve public awareness of the legal system in Knoxville, the administration of justice and the delivery of legal services through the distribution of its funds.
View photos of all of the Fellows (Log in as a member to view full sized images).
The Knoxville Bar Association offers this Search as a resource for members of the local legal community and the general public. The mediators and arbitrators listed in this section do not necessarily represent a complete list of all who serve the Knoxville area, nor does a listing mean that a mediator or arbitrator has had special training or has been certified as a specialist, unless otherwise indicated. Those listed have paid a nominal fee to help cover the costs associated with maintaining the website.
To find mediators willing to assist clients who have completed court approved mediation forms, please search for "Court Approved Divorce Forms" under "Subject Area Experience".
For more information about state certifications, please refer to the Administrative Office of the Courts website and for information on court approved mediators and arbitrators please review the information at the U.S. District Court website. If you need basic information on Mediation, please click here.
If you are mediator or arbitrator interested in being listed in this section, click here.
The KBA launched the Mentor for the Moment program to pair attorneys who have questions or problems in a particular area of legal expertise with the guidance of a more experienced Mentor attorney. Volunteer mentors serve to create a more cooperative and collegial Knoxville bar. They know the importance of getting advice from others who have experienced similar problems and frustrations in their law practice. Of course, the inquiring attorney ultimately exercises their own independent professional judgment on behalf of their clients, but the Mentor for the Moment offers quick telephone access to the counsel of attorneys who have experience with, and knowledge of particular dilemmas and areas of practice. Mentor for the Moment will assist the KBA in the fulfillment of its professional obligations; to maintain competence and assist in improving the legal profession.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please click here.
KBA is Here for You
Welcome to the Members Only Section of the KBA website. We have designed this section as a one-stop member service section to simplify and streamline all of your KBA-related membership needs. Information in this section is provided exclusively for KBA members and we ask that you maintain your login and password in confidence. Check back often because our goal is to continue to improve this section and make information more readily available. If you are new to the site, please click Search our Site for some basic instructions on how the site has been designed.
The Knoxville Bar Association serves the public and its close to 1,800 members with five full-time staff and a part-time LRIS Assistant. Duties such as continuing legal education, publications, legal placement, and lawyer referral are just a few of the activities handled on a day-to-day basis by our hard-working and dedicated staff.
The KBA's Legal Marketplace is a powerful resource for legal professionals and legal service providers. The Legal Marketplace provides a searchable directory of vendors that cater to the local legal community.
To view all legal service providers, click "Begin Search" in the search form.
Disclaimer: Vendors and their products and/or services listed on the Legal Marketplace are in no way endorsed by the Knoxville Bar Association. While we make every effort to maintain current and accurate information, we make no assurance to its validity or suitability for your purpose. Advertisers and their members assume liability for all content (including text, representations, special offers and illustrations) and assume responsibility of any claims arising thereof made against the Knoxville Bar Association.
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Congratulations! You are probably thinking about or already are providing some sort of service as a volunteer. Volunteer service is a rewarding and much needed way to serve our community. The Access to Justice Committee of the Knoxville Bar Association knows that our organization is blessed with dedicated volunteers who are committed to help the less fortunate in our community. Our goal in developing this Online Volunteer Directory is to allow attorneys flexibility in serving the community by choosing the ways that best fit their individual skills and circumstances.
Our goal is to continually update this resource so if you are aware of other organizations in our community who help people in need, please contact the KBA Office at 865-522-6522.
Our community will be better because of the leadership and commitment of Knoxville lawyers. Find something in this directory that you care about and volunteer. If you are not already serving as a Pro Bono Project volunteer, please take the time to sign-up. The Pro Bono Project provides a number of opportunities for members of the legal community to give their time and resources to those who are unable to afford an attorney.
The volunteer handbook was printed in September 2012 and was made possible due to a donation from the Bench and Bar Fund from the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee. The material in the handbook was excerpted from the Compassion Coalition's Salt & Light Guidebook. The Knoxville Bar Association is grateful to the Compassion Coalition for permitting us to share this wonderful resource with our members. For more information, visit the Compassion Coalition's website at www.compassioncoalition.org.
Add your organization to the KBA's Volunteer HandbookTo include your nonprofit organization in the list of agencies, please complete the form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To include your nonprofit organization in the list of agencies, please download the form and e-mail to Marsha Wilson at email@example.com. The KBA Access to Justice Committee has developed a Volunteer Handbook that is available to KBA members. The handbook provides helpful information about how you can volunteer with area community service agencies and is in an easy-to-read format. Search for volunteer opportunities using the "Volunteer" tab on the home page of the KBA website. The material from the KBA's Volunteer handbook has been added to a searchable database so you can seach by agency name or category.
Open Service Task Force Activities
Check the events calendar for upcoming opportunities or click the links below to learn more about each event.
2016 - First Quarter
For our first project, we are returning to the scene of our first crime against insouciance—the YWCA. Founded in 1899, the YWCA has, for many years, focused on being a refuge for Knoxville-area women. In their own words:
Women come to us in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence, and for housing as they transition to a permanent living situation. We work to help them become independent by providing career counseling and support. They come for help meeting health-related goals. They come for after-school and summer programming for their children. They come for a variety of reasons. But they come, and they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives.
Knowing the worthy mission the YWCA undertakes every day and the perseverance their residents must engender, it is our Bar’s privilege to return once again to serve them.
Our specific project will be to prepare and serve supper to their approximately 50 residents on Thursday, March 24, 2016, beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s theme is going to be a Mexican fiesta (¡olé!). We will need volunteers to prepare supper, decorate the dining room, serve supper, and to help clean up afterwards. Immediately following supper—and before clean-up—representatives from the YWCA will be on hand to offer tours of the facility to interested folks.
If you are interested in signing-up, please contact Troy Weston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-544-2010. I hope you will join us in our continued efforts to serve.
- January: Provide & Serve Dinner at the YWCA
- February (Rescheduled to March): Open Service Task Force volunteer projectat The Love Kitchen
- March: Open Service Task Force volunteer project with the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation.
- April: Open Service Task Force volunteer project at the Knoxville Area Urban League's Banquet for students in the National Achievers' Society
- May (Multiple Dates): Open Service Task Force volunteer project with Random Acts of Flowers. Volunteers deconstructed, arranged and delivered floral bouquets.
- June: Open Service Task Force volunteer project to perform clean up and maintenance on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trails.
- July: Open Service Task Force volunteer project with Muslim Community of Knoxville’s “Hungry Hearts” initiative.
- August: Open Service Task Force volunteer project with Positively Living's 6th annual "Summer Swing" event.
- September: Open Service Task Force volunteer project, "River Boardwalk Trail," with Ijams Nature Center. Volunteers assisted with extension of the River Boardwalk Trail.
- October: Open Service Task Force volunteer project with the East Tennessee Technology Access Center. The volunteers assisted with recycling, decorating for Halloween/Fall and for light cleaning and organizing.
- November: Open Service Task Force volunteer project with the Knoxville Zoo. Volunteers cleaned and organized the greenhouses, trimmed foliage, and re-potted plants. The volunteers also had the opportunity to learn about and meet the Aldabran Giant Tortoises.
- December: Open Service Task Force volunteer project with the Dream Connection. Volunteers participated in a radiothon for the Dream Connection.
Disclaimer: Law Firm Listings
Law Firm Listings contains a directory of law firms in alphabetical order along with a brief description of each firm. You may search by firm name, area of practice or attorney last name.
Disclaimer: Lawyers in these listings have paid a nominal fee to help cover the costs associated with maintaining the website. The lawyer listings do not necessarily represent a complete list of lawyers practicing in the fields shown, not does a listing mean that the attorney has had special training or has been certified as a specialist, unless otherwise indicated. Only the lawyers whose law firm has a premium listing will be included in the search by attorney's last name.
Questions about individual attorneys, lawyer discipline or lawyer licensing should be addressed to the Board of Professional Responsibility at www.tbpr.org.
Mentor for the Moment Disclaimer
The Knoxville Bar Association, in sponsoring and administering the Mentor for the Moment Program, and the attorney mentors are merely rendering a gratuitous benefit to the legal profession generally. Neither the KBA nor the attorney mentors assume any liability or responsibility with respect to a response to an inquiry made pursuant to the Mentor for the Moment Program. KBA members who utilize the Mentor for the Moment Program expressly acknowledge they understand the information provided in response to any inquiry is only general advice and may not be applicable to apparently similar individual problems, since slight changes in fact situations may require a material variance in the applicable advice. The inquiring attorney further acknowledges neither the KBA nor the attorney mentors are rendering professional advice to the client and the inquiring attorney must exercise professional independent judgment on behalf of the client. Any advice obtained through the Mentor for the Moment Program is understood not to be a guarantee of legal rights. The KBA makes no representation as to the knowledge or expertise of any volunteer mentor.