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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Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC
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Practice Areas

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KNOXVILLE Tennessee ATTORNEYS

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.

Testimonials

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

Meet our team

PROFILE_Roy-L-Aaron-150x150

Roy L. Aaron

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning
Probate Administration
Business Estate Planning
Business Organizations
Business Transactions
Taxation
Corporate Law

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    PROFILE_Dean-B-Farmer-150x150

    Dean B. Farmer

    Areas of Practice

    Corporate/Financial Institution/Business
    Business & Commercial Law
    Bankruptcy
    Civil Rights
    Public Entity Law
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Real Estate Law

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      PROFILE_Albert-J-Harb-150x150

      Albert J. Harb

      Areas of Practice

      Commercial Litigation
      Construction Law
      Business Transactions
      Corporate Law
      Personal Injury - Plaintiff
      Products Liability
      Civil Litigation
      Wrongful Death - Plaintiff

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        PROFILE_Edward-G-White-III-150x150

        Edward G. White II

        Areas of Practice

        Health Care Practice
        - Healthcare Entities
        - Physician Practice Representation
        - Healthcare Litigation
        - Medical Malpractice Defense
        Drug and Medical Device Defense
        Professional Malpractice

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          PROFILE_Thomas-H-Dickenson-150x150

          Thomas H. Dickenson

          Areas of Practice

          Bankruptcy / Creditors’ Rights
          Business & Commercial Law
          Corporate/Financial Institution/Business
          Real Estate Law

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            PROFILE_J-William-Coley-150x150

            J. William Coley

            Areas of Practice

            Utility Law
            Contracts
            Eminent Domain
            General Liability Defense
            Government Contracts
            Insurance Defense
            Personal Injury – Defense
            General Litigation

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              PROFILE_J-Michael-Haynes-150x150

              J. Michael Haynes

              Areas of Practice

              Workers’ Compensation
              Insurance & Tort Litigation
              Product Liability Defense
              Utility Law
              Personal Injury
              Environmental
              Construction Law

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                PROFILE_T-Kenan-Smith-150x150

                T. Kenan Smith

                Areas of Practice

                Insurance Defense
                Civil Litigation
                Product Liability
                Personal Injury
                Family Law
                Divorce

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                  PROFILE_Wayne-A-Kline-150x150

                  Wayne A. Kline

                  Areas of Practice

                  Health Care Practice
                  -  Medical Malpractice Defense
                  -  Healthcare Entities
                  -  Physician Practice Representation
                  -  Healthcare Litigation
                  Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Defense
                  Employment and Human Resources Law
                  -  Harassment & Discrimination
                  Special Needs & Special Education Law
                  Zoning, Planning & Land Use
                  Counselor at Law

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                    PROFILE_B-Chase-Kibler-150x150

                    B. Chase Kibler

                    Areas of Practice

                    Health Care Practice
                    -  Medical Malpractice Defense
                    -  Healthcare Entities
                    -  Physician Practice Representation
                    -  Healthcare Litigation
                    Public Entity Representation
                    Environmental Law
                    Tort Liability Defense

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                      PROFILE_Joshua-J-Bond-150x150

                      Joshua J. Bond

                      Areas of Practice

                      Health Care Practice
                      -  Medical Malpractice Defense
                      -  Healthcare Entities
                      -  Physician Practice Representation
                      -  Healthcare Litigation
                      Wrongful Discharge from Employment
                      Harassment & Discrimination
                      Worker's Compensation
                      Personal Injury - Plaintiff
                      Civil Litigation
                      False Claims Act
                      Real Estate - Landlord / Tenant

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                        PROFILE_Lisa-J-Hall-150x150

                        Lisa J. Hall

                        Areas of Practice

                        Family Law / Divorce
                        Civil Litigation
                        Personal Injury
                        Tort Liability Defense
                        Insurance Defense

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                          PROFILE_Joshua-M-Ball-150x150

                          Joshua M. Ball

                          Areas of Practice

                          Insurance Defense
                          Civil Litigation
                          Personal Injury
                          Products Liability
                          Premises Liability
                          Aviation Law
                          Motor Vehicle Accidents
                          Wrongful Death

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                            PROFILE_Kandi-R-Yeager-150x150

                            Kandi R. Yeager

                            Areas of Practice

                            Bankruptcy
                            Commercial Law
                            Corporate Law
                            Business Law

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                              PROFILE_E-Michael-Brezina-III-150x150

                              E. Michael Brezina III

                              Areas of Practice

                              Medical Malpractice Defense
                              Healthcare Law
                              General Civil Litigation
                              Construction Law
                              Business & Commercial Law

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                                PROFILE_W-Michael-Baisley-150x150

                                W. Michael Baisley

                                Areas of Practice

                                Real Estate Law
                                Business Litigation
                                Commercial Law
                                Construction Law
                                Corporations
                                Mergers and Acquisitions
                                Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies
                                Contracts

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                                  PROFILE_Oliver-D-Adams-150x150

                                  Oliver D. Adams

                                  Areas of Practice

                                  Commercial Law
                                  Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights
                                  Contracts
                                  Financial Institutions
                                  Real Estate Law

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                                    PROFILE_Wesley-D-Stone-150x150

                                    Wesley D. Stone

                                    Areas of Practice

                                    Criminal Defense
                                    Appellate Practice
                                    DWI / DUI
                                    Alcohol & Drug Related Crimes

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                                      PROFILE_William-D-Edwards-150x150

                                      William D. Edwards

                                      Areas of Practice

                                      Estate Planning – Wills, Trusts & Probate
                                      Nonprofit Entities
                                      Taxation
                                      Asset Protection
                                      Corporate

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                                        PROFILE_Mabern-E-Wall

                                        Mabern E. Wall

                                        Areas of Practice

                                        Insurance Defense
                                        Civil Litigation
                                        Construction Litigation
                                        Criminal Defense

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                                          PROFILE_J-Scott-Griswald-150x150

                                          J. Scott Griswold

                                          Areas of Practice

                                          Trust & Estate Litigation
                                          Products Liability Claims
                                          Construction Disputes
                                          Estate Planning
                                          Business & Commercial Law
                                          Corporate/Financial Institution/Business

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                                            PROFILE_Donald-J-Farinato-150x150

                                            Donald J. Farinato

                                            Areas of Practice

                                            Estate Administration
                                            Estate Planning
                                            Representation of Beneficiaries and Fiduciaries
                                            Estate Controversies
                                            Conservatorship and Guardianship
                                            Tax Audits
                                            Business and Commercial Law

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                                              BCW 10-2015

                                              Bart C. Williams

                                              Areas of Practice

                                              Commercial Litigation
                                              Contract Disputes

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                                                PROFILE_Christopher-A-Hall-150x150

                                                Christopher A. Hall

                                                Areas of Practice

                                                Estate Planning
                                                Wealth Transfer
                                                Business Succession
                                                Business Associations
                                                Physician Contracts
                                                Professional Corporations and PLLCs
                                                Compensation Planning
                                                Federal and State Taxation

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                                                  PROFILE_Robert-R.-Campbell-150x150

                                                  Robert R. Campbell

                                                  Areas of Practice

                                                  Alternative Dispute Resolution
                                                  Commercial Litigation

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                                                    PROFILE_John-W-Wheeler-150x150

                                                    John W. Wheeler

                                                    Areas of Practice

                                                    Civil Litigation
                                                    Workers Compensation
                                                    Insurance Defense
                                                    Tort Law
                                                    Mediation
                                                    Class Action Defense

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                                                      PROFILE_Dalton-L-Townsend-150x150

                                                      Dalton L. Townsend

                                                      Areas of Practice

                                                      Commercial Litigation
                                                      Civil Litigation
                                                      Medical Device Defense
                                                      Product Liability
                                                      Tort

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                                                        PROFILE_David-N-Wedekind-150x150

                                                        David N. Wedekind

                                                        Areas of Practice

                                                        Workers’ Compensation
                                                        Employment Litigation
                                                        Civil Litigation
                                                        Construction Law

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                                                          PROFILE_Julia-S-Howard-150x150

                                                          Julia S. Howard

                                                          Areas of Practice

                                                          Civil Litigation

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                                                            PROFILE_Hiram-G-Tipton-150x150

                                                            Hiram G. Tipton

                                                            Areas of Practice

                                                            Commercial Law
                                                            Corporate Law
                                                            Corporate Transactions
                                                            Business Transactions
                                                            Environmental Law
                                                            Utility Law
                                                            Product Liability
                                                            Construction Law
                                                            Administrative Law
                                                            Civil Litigation

                                                            Read Hiram's Full Bio