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Joshua M. Ball

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Knoxville, Tennessee

Joshua M. Ball graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee and received his law degree from the University of Memphis in 2000. During law school, he served as comments editor of the University of Memphis Law Review. Following graduation from law school, he served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Alan E. Highers of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. He joined Hodges, Doughty & Carson in September 2001. His practice concentration is general civil litigation.  He also practices in the areas of Insurance Defense, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, and Aviation.  He was selected to be a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law program in the Class of 2007. Josh holds a private pilot's license and enjoys playing golf and boating.

AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Areas of Practice

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

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee


  • University of Memphis School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Law Review: University of Memphis Law Review, Comments Editor
  • University of Tennessee
    • B.S. magna cum laude

Honors and Awards

  • Who’s Who Among American College and Universities
  • Knoxville Bar Association Award for Pro Bono Service
  • Tennessee Bar Association's Class of 2007 Leadership Law program, member
  • CityView 2010-11 Top Knoxville Attorney - Aviation/Admiralty
  • Mid South Rising Stars 2011 - Personal Injury Defense: General
  • Cityview 2011-12 Top Knoxville Attorney - Aviation/Admiralty
  • Cityview 2012-13 Top Knoxville Attorney - Aviation/Admiralty
  • Mid-South Rising Star 2012- Personal Injury Defense: General
  • Cityview 2013-14 Top Knoxville Attorney - Aviation/Admiralty; Civil Litigation; Insurance Law; Personal Injury-Auto Accidents-Plaintiffs; Wrongful Death-Defense
  • Mid-South Rising Star 2013 - Personal Injury Defense-General

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Inns of Court
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Lawyer - Pilots Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Alan E. Highers of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Judicial Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Knoxville Bar Association Award for Pro-Bono Services

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Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC

Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC
617 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 869
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-951-7334
Toll Free: 877-504-0012
Fax: 865-292-2321
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