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About Me

Olen Haynes Jr. is a graduate of Wofford College, cum laude, and the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, cum laude. Mr. Haynes began his law practice in the United States Navy ‘JAG’ Corps, refining his trial skills while prosecuting federal criminal cases, with much of his work focused on the criminal prosecution of those responsible for sexual crimes against children.

After 'JAG', Mr. Haynes began his private practice with Arnold, Haynes & Sanders, focusing his practice on trial work, including medical malpractice, auto/truck/motorcycle accidents, product liability, and structural defects. Mr. Haynes has been selected as one of the Mid South Super Lawyers, Rising Stars ® in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury. He is a member of the U.S. District Court attorney admission review Committee, Federal and Tennessee Bar Associations, and the Tennessee and American Associations for Justice. In 2010, Mr. Haynes was chosen to receive the BOPP “Victim’s Voice Award” in recognition of victim advocacy for the State of Tennessee, District I.

With over 12 years of trial and litigation experience, Mr. Haynes remains actively involved in the community and his church. He has served as an Elder, Sunday school teacher, and Deacon. He is immediate past chairman of the board of directors for the Children’s Advocacy Center of the first judicial district. Mr. Haynes is an avid runner, and also enjoys weight training and spending time with his wife and children. Mr. Haynes is a partner in the firm and practices in both state and federal courts.


Practice Areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    17 years
  2. Car Accidents: 30%
    17 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%



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Contact Info

2 A Fountain Pl
Po Box 1879
Johnson City, TN, 37605-1879



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Law FirmsBest Lawyers in America2013
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2012
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Best Law FirmsU.S. News and World Report2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Victim's Voice Award, 1st Judicial DistrictBOP2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Spirit of Chivalry AwardChildren's Advocacy Center, 1st Judicial District2008
Junior Officer of the YearU.S Navy, Trial Service Office West2001
Commendation MedalU.S. Navy2001
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerThe Haynes Firm2013 - Present
PartnerArnold, Haynes & Sanders2006 - Present
AttorneyArnold, Haynes & Sanders2001 - Present
Judge Advocate General's Corps, LieutenantUnited States Navy1998 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tennessee Association for JusticeBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Girls on the RunBoard Member2013 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeBoard Member2013 - Present
Federal Bar Association, East TennesseeBoard Member2012 - Present
Childrens Advocacy CenterChair2008 - 2010
Washington County Bar AssociationTreasurer2002 - 2003
Federal Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeN/A2002 - Present
Children's Advocacy CenterExecutive Committee2002 - 2013
Tennessee Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Naval Justice SchoolN/AN/A1998
University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Wofford CollegeGovernmentB.A.1995
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington County Legal SecretariesSexual Crimes Against Children2005