K.O. Herston was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he was on the editorial board of the Tennessee Law Review. He quickly fell in love with East Tennessee and decided to make his home in Knoxville. He has been practicing law in Knoxville for 16 years.
Before his knees started refusing to cooperate, K.O. was an avid endurance athlete who raced in five marathons, including those in New York City, Los Angeles, and Paris (France). He also raced in numerous triathlons, including a Half-Ironman and twice in the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. Now he enjoys mountain biking all over East Tennessee, boating on Norris Lake in the summer, photography, and hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
K.O. is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Family Law Mediator. He is a member (Master of the Bench) of the Hamilton Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court. He served for eight years on the Board of Directors of the Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee, including a year as its President. He presents annual “Family Law Update” continuing legal education seminars to lawyers across Tennessee. He speaks to professional organizations and trade groups whenever possible. In July 2012, he was selected by Knoxville’s CityView Magazine as a “Top Attorney” in the categories of Family Law, Divorce, and Child Support. He is also trained in collaborative divorce.
John F. Weaver, Jr., works closely with K.O. in the practice of matrimonial and family law. John is a Knoxville native with deep family ties to the region. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee, where he taught French. He also studied at the Université de Caen in Normandy, France, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
John is an avid historian and active preservationist in the Knoxville community. He writes a blog focusing on Knoxville’s lost architectural treasures, Knoxville Lost and Found. John also enjoys restoring old automobiles, particularly Volkswagens. He has served as President of Knox Volks Motor Club, Inc., a local Volkswagen enthusiast organization.
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