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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HDC Attorneys Selected As Top Knoxville Attorneys

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Real Estate Finance & Development W. Michael Baisley
Corporate Law W. Michael Baisley
Construction Law W. Michael Baisley
Business/Commercial Law W. Michael Baisley
Business Litigation W. Michael Baisley
Banking Law W. Michael Baisley
Wrongful Death – Defense Joshua M. Ball
Aviation/Admiralty Joshua M. Ball
Professional Malpractice – Plaintiff Joshua J. Bond
Mediation/Arbitration Robert R. Campbell
Environmental Law J. William Coley
Administrative Law J. William Coley
Collections/Foreclosures Thomas H. Dickenson
Business/Commercial Law Thomas H. Dickenson
Bankruptcy – Creditor Thomas H. Dickenson
Banking Law Thomas H. Dickenson
Bankruptcy – Debtor Thomas H. Dickenson
Constitutional Law/Civil Rights Dean B. Farmer
Bankruptcy – Creditor Dean B. Farmer
Bankruptcy – Debtor Dean B. Farmer
Adoption Lisa J. Hall
Family Law/Divorce/Child Support Lisa J. Hall
Personal Injury – General – Plaintiff Albert J. Harb
Contract Law Albert J. Harb
Civil Litigation Albert J. Harb
Worker’s Compensation – Defense J. Michael Haynes
Administrative Law J. Michael Haynes
Insurance Law Christopher D. Heagerty
Medical Malpractice – Defense B. Chase Kibler
Health Care Law B. Chase Kibler
Nursing Home Liability – Defense Wayne A. Kline
Medical Malpractice – Defense Wayne A. Kline
Health Care Law Wayne A. Kline
Professional Malpractice – Defense Wayne A. Kline
Administrative Law Wayne A. Kline
Family Law/Divorce/Child Support T. Kenan Smith
Personal Injury – Motorcycle Accident – Defense Dalton L. Townsend
Personal Injury – Auto Accident – Defense Dalton L. Townsend
Medical Malpractice – Defense Edward G. White II
Health Care Law Edward G. White II
Professional Malpractice – Defense Edward G. White II
Professional Malpractice – Plaintiff Edward G. White II
Medical Malpractice – Plaintiff Edward G. White II
Collections/Foreclosures Kandi R. Yeager
Bankruptcy – Creditor Kandi R. Yeager
Taxation Christopher A. Hall
DUI Defense Wesley D. Stone

HDC Welcomes New Member

Wesley D. Stone became a member of the firm January 1, 2014. Mr. Stone joined Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC in 2008 as an associate after being primarily engaged in private practice since receiving his license. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of criminal defense including driving while under the influence and other motor vehicle related offenses, misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile delinquent cases and appellate practice in both state and federal courts.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in 1996 and graduated Cum Laude from the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University Birmingham, Alabama, in 2000.

Mr. Stone enjoys fishing spending time with his family and UT Football. In addition, he enjoys broadcasting sporting events.

2014 U. S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm”

Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC ranked among U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” again this year. The firm received Metropolitan Tier One Ratings for Knoxville in the following practice areas:

  • 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

 

2014 Best Lawyers

Several HDC attorneys were nominated and selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 Best Lawyers list for their work in multiple practice areas. [Note: year indicated denotes first year attorney was selected as a Best Lawyer.] Attorneys receiving 2014 selection are:

Roy L. Aaron (2012)

  • Litigation-Trusts & Estates
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates

Joshua J. Bond (2013)

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Robert R. Campbell (1987) (25)

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

J. William Coley (2012)

  • Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Litigation – Environmental

Dean B. Farmer (2012)

  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Laws

Albert J. Harb (2009)

  • Construction Law
  • Litigation – Construction

J. Michael Haynes (2013)

  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Wayne A. Kline (2013)

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

T. Kenan Smith (2013)

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Dalton L. Townsend (1995) (10)

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

David N. Wedekind (2005)

  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Edward G. White, II (2012)

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Additionally, the following attorneys were named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Knoxville Lawyers of the Year:

Robert R. Campbell

  • Mediation

J. Michael Haynes

  • Litigation – Environmental

Dalton L. Townsend

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

David N. Wedekind

  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

 

Separation of Church and State

Kristi Davis represented the mother of Baby Messiah in a Cocke County Chancery Court hearing on September 18, 2013, appealing an earlier decision to change the baby’s name from Messiah to Martin. The baby’s given name of Messiah was restored. Ms. Davis said Judge Forgety found that Judge Ballew’s ruling violated the guaranteed separation of church and state, since “the rationale for her decision was based on her Christian beliefs.”

 

2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Dean B. Farmer was included among the top 100 Tennessee lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. The following eleven HDC attorneys were selected to the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyer and Rising Star’s lists for their work in the indicated practice areas.
2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers
Thomas H. Dickenson

  • Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Dean B. Farmer

  • Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Albert J. Harb

  • Construction/Surety

Dalton L. Townsend

  • PI Defense: General

Edward G. White, II

  • PI Defense: Medical Malpractice

2013 Mid-South Rising Stars

W. Michael Baisley

  • Business/Corporate

Joshua M. Ball

  • PI Defense: General

Joshua J. Bond

  • Employment & Labor

E. Michael Brezina

  • PI Defense: Medical Malpractice

Kristi M. Davis

  • Employment Litigation: Defense

William D. Edwards

  • Estate Planning & Probate

 

Cityview Top Knoxville Attorneys (7/2013)

Twenty-three of the Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC’s attorneys were included among those named by their peers as Cityview’s Top Knoxville Attorneys. Twenty were voted Top Attorney in multiple categories.

Roy L. Aaron
Oliver D. Adams

  • Bankruptcy-Creditor and Business Litigation

W. Michael Baisley

  • Banking Law; Business Litigation; Business/Commercial Law; Collections/Foreclosures Constrution Law; Contract Law; Corporate Law and Real Estate Finance & Development

Joshua M. Ball

  • Aviation/Admiralty; Civil Litigation; Insurance Law; Personal Injury-Auto Accidents-Plaintiffs and Wrongful Death-Defense

Joshua J. Bond

  • Health Care Law; Labor & Employment Law-Employee; Labor & Employment Law-Employer; Medical Malpractice-Defense; Nursing Home Liability-Defense; Personal Injury Auto Accident Plaintiff and Workers Compensation-Plaintiff

E. Michael Brezina

  • Health Care Law; Medical Malpractice-Defense and Nursing Home Liability-Defense

Robert R. Campbell

  • Mediation/Arbitration

Kristi M. Davis

  • Appellate Practice: Labor & Employment Law-Employee; Labor & Employment Law-Employer and Workers’ Compensation-Defense

Dickenson, Thomas

  • Banking Law; Bankruptcy-Creditor; Bankruptcy-Debtor; Business Litigation; Business/Commercial Law; Collections/Foreclosures; Contract Law; Corporate Law; Federal Court Practice and Real Estate Finance & Development

William D. Edwards

  • Estate Planning/Trusts and Wills/Probate

Dean B. Farmer

  • Bankruptcy – Creditor; Bankruptcy-Debtor; Business Litigation and Constitutional Law/Civil Rights

Lisa J. Hall

  • Adoption; Consumer Protection-Defense; Elder Law; Family/Divorce/Child Support; Insurance Law; Personal Injury-Auto Accident Defense and Personal Injury – Motorcycle Accident-Defense

Albert J. Harb

  • Business Litigation; Business/Commercial Law; Civil Litigation; Construction Law; Contract Law; Personal Injury-Auto Accidents-Plaintiffs; Personal Injury-General Plaintiff; Personal Injury-Motorcycle Accident-Plaintiff; Product Liability-Plaintiff and Wrongful Death-Plaintiff

J. Michael Haynes

  • Administrative Law; Environmental Law; Personal Injury-Motorcycle Accident-Defense; Product Liability-Defense; Workers’ Compensation-Defense and Workers’ Compensation- Plaintiff

B. Chase Kibler

  • Administrative Law; Environmental Law; and Health Care Law

Wayne A. Kline

  • Health Care Law; Labor & Employment Law-Employer; Medical Malpractice-Defense; Nursing Home Liability Defense and Wrongful Death-Defense

T. Kenan Smith

  • Consumer Protection-Defense; Family Law/Divorce/Child Support; Insurance Law; Personal Injury-Auto Accident Defense; Personal Injury-Auto Accidents-Plaintiffs; Wrongful Death-Defense; Wrongful Death-Plaintiff

Wesley D. Stone

  • Juvenile Defense and Criminal Defense

Hiram J. Tipton

  • Environmental Law

Dalton L. Townsend

  • Personal Injury-Auto Accident Defense; Personal Injury-Motorcycle Accident-Defense; Product Liability-Defense and Wrongful Death-Defense

David N. Wedekind

  • Workers Compensation-Plaintiff

Edward G. White, II

  • Health Care Law; Medical Malpractice-Defense; Medical Malpractice-Plaintiff and Professional Malpractice-Defense

Kandi R. Yeager

  • Adoption; Banking Law; Bankruptcy-Creditor; Business/Commercial Law; Collections/Foreclosures; Consumer Protection-Defense and Corporate Law

Speaking With the Tennessee State Governor

The Managing Partner, T. Kenan Smith, of Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC, had an opportunity to speak with Tennessee State Governor Bill Haslam at a Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on February 22, 2013.

 

Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC Member
Selected by Tennessee Bar Foundation

Roy L. Aaron has recently been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 766 attorneys across the state. Invitations to membership, which is a position of honor, were extended to 30 attorneys this year by the Board of Trustees. The introduction of new Fellows took place at the annual Fellows’ Dinner in Nashville.

 

Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC Welcomes New Member

Oliver D. Adams became a Member of the firm effective January 1, 2013. Mr. Adams joined Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC in 2007 as an associate. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of representing financial institutions, commercial law, creditor’s rights and real estate/commercial transactions. Typical client engagements include assisting community banks, credit unions and small businesses with issues ranging from foreclosure and collections to employment contracts and commercial real estate transactions.

He received his undergraduate degree in economics with a concentration in business policy from Emory University in 2003. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was Valedictorian of his class from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2007. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate for the Class of 2007 and is a member of the Order of the Coif.

 

Fortune’s Top Ranked Law Firms

Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC was among the nation’s most elite law firms recognized recently in the LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms list which was published in the December 24, 2012, issue of Fortune magazine. Complied by Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell, the list includes 2,421 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. More than 254,000 law firms were considered in the selection process, but less than one-half of one percent of firms across the nation were included among the top ranked firms.

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.

A special section featuring the 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms appears in Fortune’s “2013 Investors Guide” (published December 24, 2012), as well as the January 2013 editions of The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel . It also appears on LAW.COM and CNNMoney.com.

 

Special Counsel joins Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC

Christopher A. Hall joined Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC as Special Counsel on November 19, 2012. Mr. Hall received his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Tennessee in 1979, his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis in 1982, and his Masters in Taxation from the University of Florida in 1983. Mr. Hall practiced law in St. Louis for two years, and he has practiced in Knoxville since 1985. Mr. Hall represents health care professionals, businesses, real estate developers, family farmers and technology entrepreneurs. Mr. Hall performs due diligence for clients contemplating an investment in start-up companies and in more complex investment vehicles, including debentures, stock warrants and mezzanine debt facilities. He has lectured for many years at continuing legal education seminars regarding Federal and state taxation, wealth transfer strategies, compensation planning and design, partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. Mr. Hall served the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Commissioner of the Tennessee Lawyer Assistance Program for nine years and as its Chairman for three years. Mr. Hall has worked extensively with the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility and with the Tennessee Lawyer Assistance Program in connection with attorneys having disciplinary and licensure issues.

 

US News Best Law Firm Ranking (2013)

Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC was listed among firms receiving a Tier 1 ranking in the 2013 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” This year nearly 10,000 firms in 118 practice areas in 170 metropolitan areas and 8 states were ranked. 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 first-tier rankings are:

Metropolitan First Tier Rankings

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC continues to take pride in the professional leadership positions held by several of its attorneys, including two former presidents of the Tennessee Bar Association, five past presidents and the 2012 president of the Knoxville Bar Association.

 

Hodges Doughty & Carson welcomes new associate (10/2012)

William D. Edwards became an associate of the firm on October 16, 2012, after practicing with another Knoxville law firm for three years. Mr. Edwards’ practice focuses primarily in the areas of taxation, estate planning, estate administration, business succession planning, charitable planning, business transactions, and tax-exempt organizations. He attended law school at Mississippi College School of Law (2008) and then earned a Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (2009). Mr. Edwards is admitted to practice in both Tennessee and Mississippi.

 

2013 Best Lawyers in America “Lawyers of the Year”

Roy L. Aaron has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Knoxville Litigation – Trusts & Estates “Lawyer of the Year.”

Robert R. Campbell has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Knoxville Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year.”

Edward G. White, II has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Knoxville Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.”

Other HDC attorneys selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 are as follows by specialty:

Administrative/Regulatory Law

  • J. William Coley

Arbitration

  • Robert R. Campbell

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization

  • Dean B. Farmer

Commercial Litigation

  • Dean B. Farmer

Construction Law

  • Albert J. Harb

Litigation – Construction

  • Albert J. Harb

Litigation – Environmental

  • J. Michael Haynes

Litigation – Trusts & Estates

  • Roy L. Aaron

Mediation

  • Robert R. Campbell

Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Edward G. White, II 
  • Wayne A. Kline 
  • Joshua J. Bond

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

  • J. Michael Haynes 
  • T. Kenan Smith 
  • Dalton L. Townsend

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

  • Dalton L. Townsend

Tax Law

  • Roy L. Aaron

Trusts & Estates

  • Roy L. Aaron

Workers Compensation Law

  • David N. Wedekind

 

CityView Top Knoxville Attorneys (7/2012)

Each year Cityview invites members of the local bar association to vote for local Knoxville attorneys in 63 categories who they would call on or make referrals to. More than 17,800 votes were cast during the 2012 voting process. Many of Hodges Doughty & Carson attorneys were included among the winners of the Cityview 2012 Top Attorneys of Knoxville.
Adoption

  • Kandi R. Yeager

Appellate Practice

  • Kristi M. Davis

Aviation/Admiralty

  • Joshua M. Ball

Banking Law

  • Thomas H. Dickenson

Bankruptcy–Creditor and Bankruptcy-Debtor

  • Thomas H. Dickenson 
  • Dean B. Farmer

Business/Commercial Law

  • Thomas H. Dickenson

Collections/Foreclosures

  • W. Michael Baisley 
  • Thomas H. Dickenson

Construction Law

  • Albert J. Harb

Family Law/Divorce/Child Support

  • Lisa J. Hall

Health Care Law

  • Edward G. White, II

Labor & Employment Law-Employee

  • Joshua J. Bond

Medical Malpractice-Defense

  • Edward G. White, II

Nursing Home Liability-Defense

  • Wayne A. Kline

Personal Injury-Auto Accident-Defense

  • Lisa J. Hall 
  • Dalton L. Townsend

Personal Injury – Automobile Accidents-Plaintiff

  • Albert J. Harb

Personal Injury-Motor Cycle Accident-Defense

  • Dalton L. Townsend

Wrongful Death-Defense

  • Dalton L. Townsend

 

Best Lawyers 2012

Several of the firm’s attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012. Their names and areas of practice are as follows:
Administrative/Regulatory Law

  • J. William Coley

Arbitration

  • Robert R. Campbell

Commercial Litigation

  • Dean B. Farmer

Construction Law

  • Albert J. Harb

Litigation – Construction

  • Albert J. Harb

Litigation – Trusts & Estates

  • Roy L. Aaron

Mediation

  • Robert R. Campbell

Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Edward G. White, II

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

  • Dalton L. Townsend

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

  • Dalton L. Townsend

Trusts & Estates

  • Roy L. Aaron

Workers Compensation Law

  • David N. Wedekind

 

Top Ranked Tennessee Law Firm (12/2011)

Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC was listed in the December edition of Fortune magazine as part of Martindale-Hubbell’s 1st ever  1st Top Ranked Law Firms. Out of 254,000 firms rated by Martindale Hubbell, only 966 firms were selected nationally, for having at least one-third (33%) of their attorneys achieve an AV Preeminent rating. A total of 25 firms ranked for the entire state of Tennessee and there were four in Knoxville.

 

US News Best Law Firm Ranking (2011-2012)

Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC was listed among the first and second tier national rankings in the November 2011 edition of U.S.News & World Report’s special Money issue. The firm’s first-tier national rankings also appeared in the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” stand-alone publication. The firm’s rankings are:
Tier 1

  • Construction Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Tier 2

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Mediation

The firm also takes pride in professional leadership positions held by several of its attorneys, including two former presidents of the Tennessee Bar Association and five past presidents of the Knoxville Bar Association.

 

Knoxville Bar Association President (1/2012)

J. William Coley, Member, has served as an officer of the Knoxville Bar Association since January 1, 2008. Mr. Coley’s term as President of the Knoxville Bar Association commenced January 1, 2012.

 

We Proudly Welcome a New Member (1/2012)

W. Michael Baisley became a Member of the firm effective January 1, 2012. Mr. Baisley joined Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC in 2009 after practicing with another Knoxville law firm for four years. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2005. Mr. Baisley practices in the areas of business transactions and commercial litigation which includes bankruptcy, commercial law, construction, corporate law, real estate and transactional matters.

 

Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC Managing Partner (1/2012)

T. Kenan Smith became Managing Partner of Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC on January 1, 2012. Mr. Smith has been affiliated with the firm since 1987.

 

2012 Knoxville Bar Association Barristers President

Josh Bond was elected Vice President of the Knoxville Bar Association Barristers for 2011 and has recently assumed the Presidency for 2012.

2011 Mid South Rising Star

Joshua M. Ball was recently selected for inclusion on the Mid South Rising Stars 2011 list. This ranking is awarded to lawyers who have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards and have demonstrated some degree of achievement in their field. Mr. Ball was selected for his work in Personal Injury Defense: General.

 

Mid-South Super Lawyers 2011

Three of the firm’s attorneys were also selected for inclusion on the Md-South Super Lawyers 2011 list. Included are: Thomas H. Dickenson and Dean B. Farmer for their work in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights and Dalton L. Townsend for his work in Personal Injury Defense: General.

 

CityView Top Knoxville Attorneys (7/2011)

Each year Citiview invites members of the local bar association to vote for local Knoxville attorneys in 57 categories who they would call on or make referrals to. More than 20,000 votes were cast during the 2011 voting process. Sixteen of Hodges Doughty & Carson PLLC attorneys were included among the winners of the Citiview 2011 Top Attorneys of Knoxville.

Bankruptcy-Creditor & Collections/Foreclosures & Contract Law

  • Thomas H. Dickenson

Bankruptcy-Creditor and Bankruptcy-Debtor

  • Dean B. Farmer

Personal Injury – Automobile Accidents

  • Albert J. Harb

Aviation/Admirality

  • Joshua M. Ball

Banking Law & Collections/Foreclosures & Contract Law

  • W. Michael Baisley

Collections/Foreclosures & Consumer Protection – Defense & Consumer Protection – Plaintiff

  • Kandi R. Yeager

Nursing Home Liability – Defense

  • Joshua J. Bond

Nursing Home Liability- Defense & Wrongful Death – Defense

  • Wayne A. Kline

Labor & Employment Law – Employee

  • Kristi M. Davis

Mediation/Arbitration

  • Robert R. Campbell

Medical Malpractice – Defense & Nursing Home Liability – Defense

  • E. Michael Brezina, III

Personal Injury – Motorcycle Accidents & Wrongful Death – Defense

  • Dalton L. Townsend

Workers’ Compensation

  • David N. Wedekind

Environmental Law

  • Hiram G. Tipton

Health Care Law & Medical Malpractice – Defense & Professional Malpractice

  • Edward G. White, II

Wills & Estate Planning

  • Roy L. Aaron

 

Recognition for Assuring Equal Access to Justice for Low-Income Persons

In a public ceremony on July 21, 2011, Justice Gary Wade presented Wesley Stone with an award from the Pro Bono Project with Legal Aid of East Tennessee recognizing his efforts in “assuring equal access to justice for low-income persons”. Mr. Stone assisted a maternal grandmother in terminating the parental rights of a father who executed the children’s mother. It was proved that there was clear and convincing evidence that grounds for termination existed and that it was in the children’s best interest to terminate the father’s rights. The father appealed and the Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the trial court’s termination order. The grandmother was allowed to adopt the children.

 

Hodges Doughty & Carson PLLC welcomes new member (1/2011)

E. Michael Brezina, III became a member of the firm on January 1, 2011. Michael Brezina graduated Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee, College of Law in 2004. Mr. Brezina’s practice is devoted primarily to medical malpractice defense, general civil litigation and commercial litigation.

 

2010 Best Lawyers in America (2010)

Several of the firm’s attorneys were included among those selected as 2010 Best Lawyers in America. Included are: Dean B. Farmer for his work in Commercial Litigation, Robert R. Campbell for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Albert J. Harb for Construction Law, Dalton L. Townsend for Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation and David N. Wedekind for Workers’ Compensation Law.

 

Super Lawyers Business & Transactions (2010)

Two of Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC’s attorneys, Thomas H. Dickenson and Dean B. Farmer, were again selected as 2010 Super Lawyers Business & Transactions for their work in Bankruptcy.

Super Lawyers – Litigation (2010)

Dalton L. Townsend was selected for inclusion as one of 2010′s Super Lawyers – Litigation as well as 2010′s Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition. Mr. Townsend was selected for his work in Personal Injury Defense: General.

 

2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers

The following Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers list. Only five percent (5%) of the attorneys in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi are chosen each year.

Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

  • Thomas H. Dickenson

Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

  • Dean B. Farmer

Personal Injury Defense: General

  • Dalton L. Townsend

Workers’ Compensation

  • John W. Wheeler

 

Knoxville Bar Association Officer (1/10)

J. William Coley. Managing Partner of Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC, began his term as Treasurer of the Knoxville Bar Association on January 1, 2010.

 

We Proudly Welcome Two New Members (1/10)

Lisa Hall and Kandi Yeager became members of the firm on January 1. 2010. Ms. Hall graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1997. She joined Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC as an associate in 1997. Her practice is primarily devoted to general civil litigation, including motor vehicle, premises liability, construction, and insurance coverage matters. Ms. Yeager graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2002 and joined Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC as an associate in 2003. Her practice concentration is bankruptcy, commercial, corporate, and business law.

 

Newest Associate (11/09)

After practicing with another Knoxville law firm for four years, W. Michael Baisley became an associate with Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC on November 23, 2009. Mr. Baisley practices in the areas of business transactions and commercial litigation.

 

Best in Tennessee 2009 (1/09)

Edward (Ted) White has been included once again among Tennessee’s Top 150 Lawyers. He has now been listed in the January 2009, 2008, and 2007 editions of Business TN Magazine. Ted White is recognized for his exceptional work in the area of medical malpractice defense.

 

Mid-South Super Lawyers (12/08)

Dean B. Farmer and Dalton B. Townsend were selected for inclusion on the Mid-South Super Lawyers list for 2008. Selections are made through an extensive process of peer nominations, blue ribbon panel review and independent research. Only 5% of Arkansas, Mississipp, and Tennessee attorneys were named to the list. Dean Farmer was selected for his work in the area of bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights, Dalton Townsend for his work in the area of personal injury defense: general.

 

KBA Golden Gala Honorees (11/08)

Three of Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC’s own were among 52 of their colleagues honored by members of the Knoxville Bar Association at a Golden Gala held the evening of November 15, 2008. Robert C. Campbell, Of Counsel, Jonathan H. Burnett, Retired, and David E. Smith, Retired, began the practice of law more than 50 years ago. They were honored for their many years of service to the legal profession, as well as the community and citizens at large.

 

HDC Lawyers Win Jury Verdict (10/08)

Kristi Davis and Christopher Heagerty recently tried a case in Hamilton County, where they alleged that their client had been wrongfully terminated from her employment. The jury found in their favor and returned a verdict of $518,000.00

 

Criminal Defense Associate (8/08)

After being engaged primarily in the private practice of law since 2000, Wesley D. Stone became a member with Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC on January 1, 2014. Mr. Stone’s practice focuses on criminal defense.

 

Knoxville’s Top Attorneys 2008 (8/08)

Thomas (Tom) H. Dickenson was listed among CityView Magazine’s Top Attorneys of 2008. More than 1,000 attorneys voted which lawyers they would send their family and friends to. Tom Dickenson is among them for his practice in bankruptcy and restructuring.

 

On January 2, 2008, Joshua J. Bond became a member of the firm. Josh Bond received his law degree from the University of Memphis in 2000. Prior to becoming an associate with Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC in 2002, he served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Joe G. Riley. Josh’s practice concentration is medical malpractice defense and general civil litigation.

 

Best in Tennessee (01/08)

Edward (Ted) White and Tom Dickenson were included among Tennessee’s Top 150 Layers once again this year inthe January 2008 edition of Tennessee Business magazine. In 2007 both attorneys were among the Top 150 Tennessee Lawyers listed in the January edition of the Tennessee Business magazine. Ted White was included for his work in the area of medical malpractice defense and Tom Dickenson for his work in the area of bankruptcy. They were selected from among nearly 18,000 attorneys in Tennessee in a poll of leading attorneys, judges, and corporate executives across the state.

 

Knoxville Top Attorneys for 2007 (09/07)

Several attorneys with Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC, PLLC were voted top in their field by colleagues in the Knoxville legal community and were presented as Knoxville Top Attorneys for 2007 in the September publication of CityView Magazine. They are: Thomas H. Dickenson , Bankruptcy; Dean B. Farmer, Constitutional/Civil Rights Law; Albert J. Harb , Construction Law; Hiram G. Tipton , Environmental Law; Edward (Ted) White, II , Hospital and Health Care Law and Professional Malpractice; and Roy L. Aaron , Wills and Estate Planning.

 

We Proudly Welcome Two New Members (12/06)

Kristi Davis and Josh Ball became members of the firm on January 1. 2007. Ms. Davis graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1998 and she served in a judicial clerkship for two years before joining Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC as an associate in 2000. Her practice is primarily devoted to tort law and appellate matters. Mr. Ball graduated from the University of Memphis law school in 2000 and served in a judicial clerkship for one year before joining Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC as an associate in 2001. His practice concentration is general civil litigation.

 

Leading by Example (11/06)

Joshua Ball has been accepted as a member of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Class of 2007 Leadership Law Program. The Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program is for emerging leaders in the Tennessee legal community.

 

Named Best Lawyers in the U.S. (9/06)

David Wedekind has been selected as one of the best workers comp lawyers and Albert Harb as one of the best lawyers in commercial litigation and in personal injury litigation in the United States by The Best of the U.S. LLC. They were included among 14,268 lawyers chosen from 760,369 actively practicing lawyers in the United States. Their selection was based on recognition by their peers.

 

Welcome Aboard (9/06)

Oliver Adams has accepted an associate position with our firm following his graduation from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2007. Oliver ranks Number One in his class after two years at the University of Tennessee College of Law. He has clerked for the firm since May 2005.

 

The First 50 Years are in the Books (9/06)

Bob Campbell celebrated 50 years of practicing law on July 26. The firm’s attorneys and staff honored him with a surprise reception. We are truly grateful for his leadership provided to our firm over the years.

 

Tabbed Best Bankruptcy Lawyer in Town (9/06)

Tom Dickenson was named in the August 2006 issue of CityView Magazine as the best bankruptcy lawyer in Knoxville. Other Knoxville attorneys made the selection from nominations. The article stated, “Our top bankruptcy attorney got the votes for being the person to call when the financial situation is looking bleak. It takes a smart, professional attorney to get the job done and this lawyer takes the win”. He also received the 2005 DICTA award from the Knoxville Bar Association for a series of articles on amendments to the Bankruptcy Code.

 

We Do Not Expect It, But It’s Always Good to Hear

Source: Knoxville Bar Association February 2006 “DICTA” newsletter.

“The 2005 Knoxville Bar Association Pro Bono Award went to Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC and to each lawyer in the firm who participated in the Pro Bono Project during the year. In naming HDC the Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year, we recognized the firm’s commitment to serving the community and our profession by dedicating a significant amount of its resources to ensure that justice is available to low income persons. A law firm, much like the Pro Bono Project, is a collaborative effort. By presenting an award to each of HDC’s participating lawyers, the Pro Bono Project offered a token of thanks to those lawyers for their individual service.”