Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC is a diversified general practice and civil law firm in Knoxville. We serve a wide range of clients, including Tennessee residents and out-of-state clients. If you or a loved one is facing a legal matter in middle or eastern Tennessee, our full-service law firm can provide you with legal counsel and representation in several practice areas.
Our law firm is conveniently located in downtown Knoxville with an established presence in the community that spans more than 80 years. Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC was founded on high standards of professionalism and ethical principles. Our approach to each case and our leadership have served our clients well in thousands of municipal, state, federal, bankruptcy and appellate court matters.
Dependable and Skilled Experience That Matters
Several of our attorneys are approved mediators under Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 (alternative dispute resolution or ADR) and in court-annexed mediation programs adopted by the federal courts. Our lawyers are committed to your legal needs from your initial consultation to case resolution. We provide perspective and experience to handle cases in several areas from either side of the negotiating table. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in many of our practice areas, but we go to great lengths to ensure that conflicts of interest never exist within the firm.
Resourcefulness and Leadership
Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC is one of the largest law firms in Knoxville. We provide dependable counsel, substantial resources, well-rounded knowledge, personalized service and a variable mix of adept abilities all under one roof. These factors allow us to remain cost-effective for our clients while providing individual attention, responsiveness and an unparalleled level of commitment to the best possible outcome in each case. Our clients' goals are our goals.
The extensive resources at our disposal can benefit your case significantly whether your matter involves personal injury, real estate, family law, estate planning or criminal defense.
Distinguished, Top-Ranked Attorneys
More than one-third of the attorneys at our firm hold AV Preeminent* peer review ratings through the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory* and several others hold BV Distinguished ratings, the two highest ratings awarded.
As a result of this excellence, Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC was again among the nation's most elite law firms recognized recently in the LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell 2014 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms list which was published in the December 23, 2013, issue of Fortune Magazine. Compiled by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, the list includes 2,442 U.S. law firms. To be included a firm must have a minimum of 10 attorneys and at least 33% of its attorneys must have achieved an AV Preeminent rating.
An attorney's AV Preeminent rating indicates the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability, as determined by the attorney's peers of the bar and judiciary, in a confidential poll. The legal community members who provide the ratings have experience working with the attorney under review.
Additionally, our firm ranked among U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" again in 2014. The firm received Metropolitan Tier One Ratings for Knoxville in seven practice areas. Rankings were determined through the firm's overall evaluation derived from a combination of client feedback, the high regard of lawyers in other firms in the same practice areas and information about the firm provided to U.S. News. Hodges, Doughty & Carson's Metropolitan Tier One Rankings for Knoxville are:
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Litigation – Environmental
- Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
- Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
- Trusts & Estates Law
- Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
We also take pride in the professional leadership positions held by several of our attorneys, including two former presidents of the Tennessee Bar Association and five past presidents of the Knoxville Bar Association.
Contact Our Distinguished and Responsive Knoxville Attorneys
Call us today at 865-951-7334 or toll free at 877-504-0012 to schedule an initial consultation. Some practice areas offer free initial consultations. We also offer flexible rates and billing arrangements. Contact us for more details.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.