I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. I graduated from Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee College of Law, where I was on the editorial board of the Tennessee Law Review. I quickly fell in love with East Tennessee and decided to make my home in Knoxville. I have been practicing law in Knoxville for 21 years.
I am a longtime runner and have run several ultramarathons and marathons, including those in New York City, Los Angeles, and Paris (France). I also raced in numerous triathlons, including twice in the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. Nowadays I enjoy mountain biking all over East Tennessee, photography, and running/hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
I am a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Family Law Mediator. I am a member (Master of the Bench) of the Hamilton Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court. I present continuing legal education seminars to lawyers and speak to professional organizations whenever possible. I have repeatedly been selected by Knoxville’s CityView magazine as a “Top Attorney” in the categories of Family Law, Divorce, Child Support, and Adoption. I am also trained in collaborative divorce.
John F. Weaver, Jr., works closely with me in the practice of 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.