Legal Services

For an explanation of legal issues important to seniors and families, see the Action Guide.

Community Mediation Center: 594-1879

912 S. Gay Street, L-300, 37902
Assists Knox County residents in resolving disputes within families or with neighbors, businesses, or organizations. Application fee. Mediation fees based on sliding scale. | Website »

Knoxville Bar Association: 522-6522

505 Main Street, Suite 50, 37902 (street)
P.O. Box 2027, 37901 (mailing)
Provides public education seminars and legal advice clinics to help inform citizens about our justice system. LawLine online is a free online resource with general information on 70+ topics. | Website »

Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS): 522-7501

Call-in or online. LRIS staff provides referrals to private licensed and insured attorneys, or information and referral to other agencies where appropriate. There is no fee for the referral service or for a brief, confidential consultation. If client wishes to retain the attorney, he or she may do so at the attorney’s regular rate. LRIS does not offer income-based referrals.

Legal Aid of East Tennessee: 637-0484

607 W. Summit Hill Dr., 37902
Free consultation and referral for Knox County residents age 60+. More services for low-income clients. Call for appointment, Mon.- Fri., 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Appointments held Mon. mornings at O’Connor Senior Center, South Knoxville Community Center, and Knox County Office on Aging. Informational pamphlets on a variety of topics; speakers. | Website »

Public Guardianship Services: 691-2551

East TN Area Agency on Aging & Disability 9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D-100, 37923
Assists adults age 60+ determined by the courts to be unable to care for their own affairs and have no family, friends, or agency willing or able to serve as conservator.

Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS): 1-844-435-7486

Statewide, non-profit legal help service. Licensed Tennessee attorneys offer free legal information (non- criminal) and referrals to low-income Tennesseans via phone. | Website »

Elder Law Attorneys

Attorneys can become certified elder law specialists by passing a rigorous national examination and by meeting character and experience standards. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) maintains a list of certified individuals nationwide, call (703) 942-5711 or visit www.naela.org. Local law firms that employ certified elder law attorneys (CELA) are listed below.

Elder Law of East Tennessee: 951-2410

903 Hall of Fame Drive, 37917 | Website »

Guyton & Frere: 694-0373

1001 E. Broadway, Lenoir City, 37771 | Website »

Law Office of Linda Gale Shown: 981-9966

332 Sanderson St., Alcoa, 37701 (street)
P.O. Box 299, Alcoa, 37701 (mailing)

Monica Franklin & Associates: 588-3700

4931 Homberg Drive, 37919 | Website »