What to do when suspected of DUI

By Jedidiah McKeehan Okay, so you have been pulled over by a police officer, probably late at night, and probably shortly after you’ve left an establishment that serves alcoholic beverages.  The officer has already asked for your license, insurance information and (possibly) registration, which you are required to provide, and begins to inquire about your […]

How to maximize your car accident settlement

By Jedidiah McKeehan attorneyknoxville@gmail.com Regardless of the extent of your injuries, a car accident can be very stressful. Dealing with a damaged vehicle and repairs is much easier than dealing with physical injuries and emotional issues. Remembering these five things can help to make your accident much less traumatic: 1) Keep a record of all […]

Are you renting property in Tennessee?

By Jedidiah McKeehan attorneyknoxville@gmail.com This article contains basic information about the applicable laws that might affect you if you’re renting property, and specifically, in East Tennessee where my experiences have been with eviction proceedings, but first, let me paint a picture for you: You decided to rent a place to live. The landlord seemed nice […]

Settling Your Accident Case

By Jedidiah McKeehan attorneyknoxville@gmail.com Here are five steps to help you maximize your accident settlement and minimize any long-lasting trauma. Know Your Sources For Receiving Compensation When you are in an accident, you can often get a settlement from multiple insurance policies. Many victims don’t even know they can often benefit from their insurance policies, let alone […]

Focus on the Law: Amendment 1

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Amendment 1 is a proposed change to the Constitution of Tennessee to add the following language to Article I:  “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.  The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state […]

Focus on the Law: Surviving Spouse

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law As a general rule, a person writing a will is free to dispose of his or her property as he or she sees fit.  One exception to this rule is found in Tennessee law regarding a surviving spouse.  Absent some valid agreement between the parties, a surviving spouse may […]

Focus on the Law: Termination of Parental Rights

Before a child may be adopted, parental rights must be terminated.  “Parental rights” are the rights to act as a parent, to care for, to name and to claim custodial rights with respect to a child.  If these rights are terminated, an adoption may take place and the adoptive parents will be able to legally […]

Focus on the Law: Tennessee CASA Program

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national network of more than 946 programs that recruit, train and support volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children. The original CASA program began in 1977 when a Seattle juvenile court judge came up with the idea of citizen volunteers representing the […]