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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To Existing Clients:

If you are an existing client of our firm and you communicate with us about a legal matter (in which we already represent you) via e-mail, we will use our best efforts to keep the communication confidential, in accordance with our ethical responsibilities and duties as your attorneys.

However, please remember that e-mail communications are not necessarily secure, even if they are adequately encrypted, and there is always a slight risk that your communication could be intercepted illegally and used to your material detriment. When transmitting sensitive or confidential information via e-mail, there is also the risk that you could inadvertently waive the attorney-client privilege, which might otherwise attach to your e-mail communication to us. For example, if you transmit any sensitive or confidential information to us via e-mail, but you also copy a third party (who is not also protected by the attorney-client privilege), you could waive the attorney-client privilege and your e-mail communication to us could potentially lose its protected status. The foregoing example is not exclusive, and there are other ways that you could inadvertently waive the attorney-client privilege. If you have any questions or doubts about transmitting sensitive or confidential information to us via e-mail, please call us before you transmit any such information.

Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC accepts no responsibility for any acts or omissions on your part (involving e-mail or other communications), which result in the loss of any attorney-client privilege or the attorney work-product privilege.

To Prospective Clients:

We would be pleased to communicate with you by e-mail. However, you should not transmit any sensitive or confidential information to us (including, without limitation, any details about a particular legal matter), unless and until: (1) we had confirmed that we do not have any existing or prospective conflict(s) of interest that would prevent us from undertaking to represent you in any legal matter(s); and (2) we have mutually established an attorney-client relationship, as evidenced by a written acknowledgment from us confirming (a) that you have elected to engage our firm to represent you in a particular legal matter, and (b) that we have agreed to represent you in such matter.

If you contact us through this website (or otherwise) in connection with a legal matter in which we do not already represent you, we ask that you provide only generalized, non-confidential information. Please keep in mind that any unsolicited communications from you (including, without limitation, any e-mail or other electronic communication through this website) may not be protected by the attorney-client privilege.

Your transmission of an e-mail request for advice or information does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC. Therefore, until we have established an attorney-client relationship with you in the manner described above, you should not send us (via e-mail or otherwise) any sensitive or confidential information regarding your legal matter, which you would not want to be disclosed to, or discovered by, a third party whose interests may be adverse to yours.

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We have endeavored to comply with all applicable legal and ethical requirements in compiling this website. We do not wish to represent clients based upon their review of any portions of this website that do not comply with applicable legal or ethical requirements in your jurisdiction.

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Certifications of Specialization are available to Tennessee attorneys in the following practice areas: Civil Trial, Criminal Trial, Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditor’s Rights, Medical Malpractice, Accounting Malpractice, Elder Law and Estate Planning. Any reference to the foregoing practice areas (or any related practice areas) on this website does not constitute or imply a representation of certification of specialization. Unless otherwise noted in an individual attorney’s biography, the attorneys listed on this website are not certified as a “specialists” in any particular practice area by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.

Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC maintains its principal office in Knoxville, Tennessee. Unless otherwise noted in an individual attorney’s biography, the attorneys at Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC are licensed to practice in Tennessee and do not intend to practice law in any jurisdiction where they are not licensed. Your ability to access this website in any other jurisdiction (other than those in which Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC’s attorneys are licensed to practice) does not constitute the practice of law outside of the State of Tennessee and should not be construed as a representation that any attorney(s) in our firm are licensed to practice in any jurisdictions other than those specifically noted in an individual attorney’s biography.

To the extent the state bar rules in your jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office and/or an attorney responsible for this website, we hereby designate our office in Knoxville, Tennessee as our principal office, and our Managing Member, T. Kenan Smith, as the attorney responsible for this website.


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