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 85 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.
Distinguished, Top-Ranked Attorneys
More than two-thirds 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.
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. While all of our attorneys are held to the highest ethical standards and legal ability, the recognition is only given to those who have sought the rating.
Additionally, our firm ranked among U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” again in 2016. The firm received a total of thirteen Metro Awards which include Tier One rankings for Knoxville in seven practice areas and Tier 2 rankings in six practice areas. These rankings were determined through the firm’s overall evaluation derived from a combination of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in other firms in the same practice areas and review of information provided to U.S. News & World Reports by our firm as part of the submission process. With respect to rankings in particular practice areas, it is necessary for a law firm to have at least one attorney included in Best Lawyers in each particular practice area and metro for which it is ranked. Hodges, Doughty & Carson’s Knoxville Metropolitan 2016 Tier One and Tier Two Rankings are:
- Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
- Litigation – Environmental
- Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
- Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
- Trusts & Estates Law
- Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
- Administrative/Regulatory Law
- Construction Law
- Litigation – Construction
- Litigation – Trusts & Estates
- Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
- Tax Law
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 865-292-2307 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.