Can You Sue a Sports Official?

  By Jedidiah McKeehan The world of youth sports is a crazy place.  Parents take their children’s tee-ball games way too seriously and the internet seems to explode once a week with brawls between parents at sporting events.  There was one such video recently where an AAU basketball team fought two referees. As an attorney, […]

What Are the Laws In Regard to Immunizing Your Children?

By Jedidiah McKeehan There has been a great deal of controversy in the last few years about individuals, particularly celebrities, choosing to forego immunization for their children, claiming that they actually do a detriment to their children.  There are actually a few Tennessee laws that specifically discuss the immunization of children. Tennessee Code Annotated section […]

When are you entitled to an appointed lawyer?

By Jedidiah McKeehan A phrase that I often hear people say that are unfamiliar with the court system is, “Well, I’ll just go get the court to appoint me a lawyer.” Okay, well that is great if you qualify, but the court will not necessarily appoint you a lawyer. It depends on the kind of […]

How Does a Mediation Work?

By Jedidiah McKeehan So, I have explained previously the difference between an arbitration and a mediation.  But today, I want to talk about the specifics of what occurs during a mediation. A mediation is essentially a meeting that takes place between the parties (the people involved in the lawsuit) prior to trial in order to […]

What Tennessee Law Actually Says About Acting in Self-Defense

    We have all heard that we can act in self-defense when someone is trying to hurt us but what Tennessee law actually says we are allowed to do that?  There are actually three very short statutes that spell out what you can do when acting in self-defense. Tennessee Code Annotated section 38-2-101 states, […]

What is an Expungement and Can I Get One?

By Jedidiah McKeehan So, individuals who have had an encounter with the law occasionally ask me if what they were charged with or what they pled guilty to is able to be expunged. When a charge is expunged, in the eyes of the law that charge never happened.  The official records of the charge are […]

The two most important terms in a personal injury case

By Jedidiah McKeehan During my time as a lawyer I have represented a large number of people on their personal injury cases.  Personal injury cases can be car wreck cases, slip and fall cases or a few other types of cases. When I have my first meeting with potential personal injury cases I like to […]

What Are Some Reasons That Someone’s Probation Gets Violated?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Probation is a type of alternative sentencing that is used to sentence the vast majority of individuals who are convicted of committing crimes. For example, someone who commits a DUI (driving under the influence), someone who pleads guilty will be sentenced to serve 11 months and 29 days in jail.  The person […]

Land surveyors are allowed to trespass

By Jedidiah McKeehan All of us know someone who is completely obsessed with keeping people off of their property.  They do not want anyone under any circumstances coming on their property for any reason or under any circumstances.  And usually that’s okay.  If property owners do not want people to come on their property, then […]

What Can I Do To Avoid Probate?

By Jedidiah McKeehan A legal term that many people have heard of is the term, “probate.”  Probate is the process whereby a will of someone who has passed is filed with the court and the court oversees the process of making sure that all of the instructions in someone’s will are followed.  The process of […]