Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC

617 W. Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
United States
Phone: (865) 292-2307
Fax: (865) 292-2321
Email: sbarrett@hdclaw.com


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Practice Areas

We are a full service law firm. Click here to view our full list of practice areas and find out how we can help you.


We put the law to work for you.

At Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC we understand that if you have a legal issue, you are likely experiencing challenges in your life or business you have not yet dealt with.


Whatever your situation, we’re here for you. We are a full-service law firm of highly skilled and experienced attorneys, which means that we have the knowledge and resources to help you resolve your legal matter.


Our firm has been dedicated to exceeding—not just meeting—our client’s goals and expectations for more than 80 years. When you work with our Knoxville, Tennessee, firm, you can trust that we will provide the highest quality of service at a reasonable cost.


We can’t promise a certain result—the law doesn’t work that way—but we can promise to get to know you and your specific needs, be honest with you, respond to you quickly and consistently, and do all that we can to help you.


Find out more about what we can do for you by browsing our practice areas, learning about our firm, or contacting us. We serve clients in Tennessee from our Knoxville office and our attorneys also travel to meet out-of-state clients. Our practice areas include:


To view all areas of law practiced at Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC, view our practice area page.


TN Business Representation, Reorganization and Turnaround

Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC has been engaged in the general practice of law for over 80 years.  Currently there are 30 attorneys practicing with the firm.


Business Representation, Reorganization and Turnaround is a significant part of the practice of Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC.  This representation consists of business restructuring, transactional analysis, governmental entity relations, tax complications, civil rights, insurance defense and related bankruptcy practices.


Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC has numerous attorneys listed as Best Lawyers in America.  The firm is also ranked among U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in multiple practice areas including Tier One Metro rankings for Commercial and Business representation in Knoxville.


The firm engages in several assessments related to business clients.  It reviews management tools in order to strengthen and obtain accurate financial reporting information and reviews corporate management; discusses succession planning for management; and facilitates the sale of assets, refinancing and the review of loan structure for corporate finance.  Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC assists clients with the sale and purchase of indebtedness by third-party entities.  When appropriate, the firm provides representation in Chapter 11 Reorganization of debtors and creditors who further need counsel in that area.  The objective is frequently to unlock intrinsic value for the business client and/or its creditors in order to improve secured transactions.


The attorneys in the firm provide support for this kind of business representation, including tax advice and analysis with three lawyers; trust and estate planning and/or succession planning with five attorneys; lending practice assessment with five attorneys; restructure and reorganization analysis with four attorneys; commercial litigation support with fifteen attorneys; and sales in asset foreclosures with six attorneys.  This area of practice is designated for the business client and Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC has successfully represented businesses throughout the southeast.


Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyers

After a serious injury in Tennessee, nearly every aspect of your life becomes more difficult. Your physical health is obviously greatly affected, along with your emotional well-being. To complicate the matter, the financial security of you and your family may be in jeopardy as medical bills, body shop repairs and lost wages pile up.


Our Knoxville personal injury attorneys can help bring clarity to this confusing situation. We will help you distinguish which path, if any, of legal action you can take to secure the compensation you need and deserve.


Whether you’ve been hurt in a car accident, slip and fall accident, workplace accident, or another form of accident caused by the negligence of another, contact our office today.


If you are unsure whether or not you have a personal injury claim, please do not hesitate to reach out for help. We will analyze the circumstances surrounding your injury and help you determine whether legal action will be beneficial to you and your family.


Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you have been charged with a crime in Tennessee, whether it be DUI, drug-related, or another situation requiring immediate legal attention, you should not face this trial alone.


At Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC, our Knoxville criminal defense lawyer believe you deserve someone in your corner that has experience navigating the criminal justice system, has the resources needed to put you in the best position for your case, and guide you down the path that will secure the best result possible.


Our team understands that your reputation, career, and (depending on the charges you face) possibly even your freedom, are at stake. This is why we carefully analyze each aspect of your case, explain all possible outcomes to you and your family and treat you with the respect and care you deserve.


If you have been charged with crime, reach out to a lawyer you can trust today. After serving clients in Tennessee for over 80 years, we bring a level of experience and integrity to the table that may help you and your family breathe easier during this tumultuous time.


TN Family Law Attorneys

Matters involving family dynamics require a special form of legal attention—one that takes into account the delicate nature of spousal, parental, and human interaction.


Because of the necessary care and attention needed during this time, be sure to reach out to a team of family law attorneys that understand the circumstances you face. By doing so, you can help ease a process that involves the complex feelings of multiple parties.


If you are considering divorce in Tennessee, contact Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC today. Our attorneys will help you examine your situation from a legal perspective, while helping you make the decision best for you and your family.


Our family law team can also help you with matters such as child custody, child support, alimony, and property and asset division. 


Eastern Tennessee Employment Law Attorneys

As business professionals in Tennessee ourselves, we understand the challenges that both employers and employees face in the marketplace. These matters must be handled with an utmost respect for privacy when in pursuit of a remedy.


Our employment law attorneys handle a variety of professional legal issues, including harassment and discrimination cases. We have been serving individuals and businesses in eastern Tennessee for over eight decades, and have a working understanding of the complexities surrounding such issues.


If you are an employee or employer with questions or concerns about a legal matter, contact Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC, today to speak with a Knoxville employment law attorney. By applying our experience and resources, we can help you make an educated decision with concerns to your unique situation.


Employment law matters are often complex in nature, and necessitate the help of a competent and knowledgeable Tennessee attorney.


Contact Our Knoxville, TN Law Office Today

If you are currently facing a legal issue in Tennessee, contact Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC, today. Our team of experienced attorneys will provide you with individualized and proactive attention, putting you at ease.


Be sure to view our individual attorney profiles to meet some of the helpful and experienced lawyers at our Knoxville office.


Your legal circumstances are unique to your situation. By contacting a member of the Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC legal team, you can be certain that your issue will be handled with the highest levels of privacy, empathy, and applicable experience.


“Outstanding job! Their tenacity and knowledge of the case was beyond what I expected to make the ordeal bearable.”