Knoxville Lawyers, Legal Excellence & The Practice of Law

Since the inception of our firm in 1982, we have continually and selectively grown to provide our clients with quality-driven, comprehensive representation.  Our lawyers are carefully chosen for their character, talents, experience, and overall potential.  Their skills and personalities are diverse in order to meet the vast array of services our clients continually demand.

Knoxville Lawyer John Owings

John Owings

Partner

John has been practicing law in Knoxville and Knox County for well over a quarter century and has been a member of our firm since 2008

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Knoxville Lawyer Shelly Wilson

Shelly Wilson

Managing Partner

Shelly Wilson joined us in June of 1999 as an associate attorney.  Her talents quickly earned her a position as partner in 2000 and the role of Managing Partner in 2017.

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Stephanie Coleman

Stephanie Coleman

Partner

Stephanie began working with the firm in 2007 and became an Associate in 2008.  Her contributions to the firm, and years of diligent work as a trusted resource, led to a partnership position in 2017.

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Felicia Coalson

Felicia Coalson

Partner

Felicia came to us in 2015 with a wealth of legal background and experience. Felicia began her legal career as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Memphis. She enjoyed the challenges that came with being part of a large municipal legal team.

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Sarah Jarrard

Sarah Jarrard

Attorney

Sarah possesses the skills to succeed at any level and has chosen to focus on Real Property and Contract Law.

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Gavin Smelcer

Gavin A. Smelcer

Attorney

Gavin graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2020 where he achieved both honors and high honors Dean’s Lists, and received Certificates of Excellence in such subjects as Legal Process, Civil Procedure, and Title law.

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Doug Overbey

J. Douglas Overbey

Of Counsel

On March 29, 2021, J. Douglas Overbey rejoined the law firm, which he co-founded in 1982 with Claude K. Robertson and J. Edward Ingram.

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