105 Legacy View Way
Mail to: P.O. Box 26072
Knoxville, Tennessee 37912
Tel: (865) 686-7789
Fax: (865) 686-7792
Licensure: Tennessee (1984)
United States District Court – Eastern District of Tennessee (1985)
United States Court of Appeals – Sixth Circuit (1985)
Education: University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. (1984)
Vanderbilt University, B.A.
Practice Areas: Personal Injury
General Civil Litigation
Business Formation & Law
Real Estate Issues
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Memberships: Knoxville Bar Association
Biography: Assistant Attorney General, Tennessee, 1986-1995.
Reported Cases: Blevins v. Johnson County, 746 S.W.2d 678 (Tenn 1988); Ambrose v. City of Knoxville, 728 S.W.2d 338 (Tenn. App. 1986).
Born: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, April 23, 1957
Key employment experience: Hyman, Carter & Patel, PLLC, Knoxville, Tennessee (previously Hyman & Carter, PLLC, & Law Offices of Roger D. Hyman—1995-2002)—2002-present. Have now tried a total of more than 80 jury trials in 12 counties of East Tennessee, 1 county in Middle Tennessee, and 1 county in western North Carolina, plus hundreds of bench trials, with experience in 24 East Tennessee counties, 3 Middle Tennessee counties, and 4 counties in western North Carolina, as well as U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Assistant Attorney General—State of Tennessee, Office of the Attorney General–Real Property & Transportation Division, Knoxville Branch Office—(Civil Litigation, Real Estate Issues, Eminent Domain/Condemnation), 1986-95. Tried approximately 50 jury trials in 12 East Tenn. counties, which provided tremendous litigation experience, and significant contacts amongst the bench and bar for this region.
Associate attorney—Hindman & Holt, Knoxville, Tennessee (General Civil Litigation, Family Law, & Criminal Defense), 1984-86.
Law Clerk–Key, Lee & Layman, Knoxville, Tennessee (Insurance Defense, and East Tennessee General Corporate Counsel for Southern Railway Company—later merged into Norfolk Southern Railroad), 1982-84.
Clerk—Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (United States Department of Energy, contracted to Union Carbide Corporation), 1977-78, 81.
Program Director—WBIR-FM, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1979-80.
Air Personality & News Reporter—WKDA/WKDF, Nashville, Tennessee, 1978-79.
Graduated Pittsford Mendon High School, Pittsford, NY (1975).
Married; three children. Member, Norwood Church of Christ (Knoxville) since 1977