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About Me

Forrest L. Wallace has been practicing law for over five years in the Federal and State courts of Tennessee.  His practice focuses on representing people, whether they be injured in an accident, hurt on the job, or charged with a crime.  He is committed to his clients by aggressviely fighting to protect their rights and strives to get the best results under the law.      


Forrest Wallace is a lifelong resident of East Tennessee, having grown up in Athens, and graduted from McMinn County High School.  He earned a B.A. in Political Science from Miami University and a J.D. from the Appalachian School of Law.  Since 2011, Forrest Wallace has worked as an associate with the Law Offices of Gary Dawson, located in downtown Knoxville.  When not in court or at the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, reading, and playing drums in a local funk band.


If you or a loved one are in need of legal advise, call Forrest Wallace for a free consultation today.   



Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    5 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    5 years
  3. General Practice: 10%
    5 years



Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Forrest. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Russell Warren Lewis IV

    Forrest fights for his clients with zeal and diligence. I recommend him without hesitation.


    Russell Lewis Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of Gary Dawson

100 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN, 37902



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateThe McKellar Law Firm2009 - 2010
InternKnox County District Attorney2007 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tribe OneBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Knoxville Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Knoxville BarristersCo-Chair Poverty Relief Sub-Committee2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Appalachian School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Miami University of OhioPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003