Knoxville Adoptions Lawyers

Knoxville, Tennessee, Lawyers

At Parker and LaDuke, we believe that everyone who consults with us deserves our personal attention. That means when you come to our office, you will speak directly with an experienced attorney. We believe in a quick, reasonable, rational and to- the-point approach to solving problems.

We offer services in divorce and family law, personal injury and other areas. To schedule your consultation, call us toll-free at (888) 329-7912. You may also contact us online, and someone from the office will be in touch with you promptly. We offer free consultations for personal injury matters and a reasonable $50.00 consultation fee (applied towards bill if our firm is hired) for divorce and family law and other matters. We accept VISA, Mastercard and Discover. Long distance telephone consultations are available with a credit card. Payment plans are available in most cases. Our office hours are Monday — Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with evening appointments available.

What should you expect at your initial consultation?

At your initial consultation, we listen carefully to what you have to say. You will get a thorough, rational analysis of your legal issue that is to the point and in plain language. When you meet with us, we will work with you to outline your legal problem and will make sure that you fully aware of your options. If we think that we can help you, we will provide you with a quote of the attorney fees we would charge. We offer payment plans in most cases.

  • If you are involved in a divorce, we protect your rights in divorce proceedings. We strive for successful and enduring outcomes regarding child custody, child support, property division and spousal support. We also handle post-decree modifications that arise because of a significant change in material circumstances.
  • If you have been injured by the negligence of another person, or if you have lost a family member because of another's negligence, we provide the help you need to obtain the compensation you deserve. We offer help to car and truck accident victims.

Why should you choose us?

When I was in law school many students, including myself, wondered if there would be lawyer jobs available for them after graduation. One day, one of my law school professors told the class not to worry about such things. He said that there would always be a demand for knowledgeable lawyers whose services represent a good value. It made perfect sense to me at the time and at Parker and LaDuke today we strive to make our representation a good value for our clients.

What do we mean by a good value?

First, we are experienced attorneys with 53 years of combined experience and we know the law. Second, our fees are reasonable and either competitive with what other attorneys in the area charge, or in many cases, substantially less.  Third, we will work with you to make payment arrangements so that you can get the representation you need with less financial stress on you. Finally, we seek the most efficient and fair resolution of your case as possible.

Throughout our practice, we seek to be attentive to your needs. We try to build quality relationships with our clients. We evaluate your case and make recommendations in a straightforward manner.  As experienced trial attorneys, we can readily assess when proceeding to trial will be the most advisable step for you.

Also, when a case does not need to go to trial and should be settled, we will let you know. Our goal is to make your case as efficient as possible. This approach avoids unnecessary expense due to "overlitigating" a case. Your case should not be any more contentious (or expensive) then necessary to get the desired result. We take pride in the work we do. Our fees are reasonable, and our billing records itemized.   - Tom Parker

Legal Advice in Plain Language

Too often, legal language is unneccesarily confusing and obscure. Strewn with latin phrases that have come down from antiquity, legal language is not easily understood, even by lawyers. Many attorneys, legislators and other professionals are dedicated to making the law easier to understand.

Originally called the Plain Language Movement, it originated in the 1970's as part of the consumer movement. Since that time, there has been considerable progress towards making the law more user friendly. Much of the legalese and boilerplate has been removed from consumer contracts, insurance policies and many legal forms. Legislators are making greater effors to insure that new laws are comprehensible to the public.

At Parker and LaDuke we strive to continue the transition of the legal profession towards a more straightforward, ordinary use of language.

We look forward to assisting with your legal needs.  Contact our firm to arrange a consultation.