For an explanation of legal issues important to seniors and families, see the Action Guide.
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. Elder Mediation: Mediators trained in Elder Mediation are available for disputes involving the aging community. | Website »
505 Main Street, Suite 50, 37902 (street)
P.O. Box 2027, 37901 (mailing)
Provides public education 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 »
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.
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 am-11 am. 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 »
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.
Statewide, non-profit legal help service. Licensed Tennessee attorneys offer free legal information (non-criminal) and referrals to Tennesseans via phone or the website. | Website »
211 7th Ave. N, #100 Nashville, TN 37219
Provides free legal help to Tennesseans to get vital health care and nutrition benefits. TJC can assist with issues related to TennCare, CHOICES, Medicare Savings Program, and SNAP, as well as help to see if you are eligible for insurance coverage or other health care resources. | Website »
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.
903 Hall of Fame Drive, 37917 | Website »
4931 Homberg Drive, 37919 | Website »
1001 E. Broadway, Lenoir City, 37771 | Website »
332 Sanderson St., Alcoa, 37701 (street)
P.O. Box 299, Alcoa, 37701 (mailing)