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Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Divorce: 33%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (33%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Margaret Beebe Held

    I endorse this lawyer. Kenan isn't your average divorce attorney. His background is much broader than just domestics and it shows in the knowledge he brings to the table. He is professional, creative, and reasonable. Working with him is a pleasure.


    Margaret Held Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Luke A Shipley

    I endorse this lawyer. When Mr. Smith is on a case, you know he will have a firm handle on the law, the facts, and the needs of his client. He will work towards a common sense, no nonsense solution and isn't afraid to be creative about how to get there.


    Luke Shipley Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Hodges, Doughty & Carson

617 Main Ave
Po Box 869
Knoxville, TN, 37901-0869


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorney: Family Law/Divorce/Child SupportCityView Magazine2013
Top Attorney: Insurance LawCityView Magazine2013
Top Attorney: Personal Injury – Auto Accident – DefenseCityView Magazine2013
Top Attorney: Personal Injury – Auto Accident – PlaintiffCityView Magazine2013
Top Attorney: Wrongful Death – DefenseCityView Magazine2013
Top Attorney: Wrongful Death – PlaintiffCityView Magazine2013
Top Attorney: Consumer Protection – DefenseCityView Magazine2013
FellowKnoxville Bar Foundation2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Awarded The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2013
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC2012 - Present
PartnerHodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC1987 - Present
CaptainUnited States Army1981 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hamilton Burnett American Inn of CourtMember2012 - Present
Knoxville Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
International Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hitch v. Gentile, Knox County Circuit CourtDefense verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarAttorney's Guide to Child Custody Evaluations2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of TennesseeBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Attorney's Guide to Child Custody EvaluationsChild Custody Evaluations2013