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Edwin Arnold Anderson

Edwin Arnold Anderson

also known as Edwin A. Anderson, Ed Anderson

Practice areas:

Social Security, Probate, Wills & Living Wills, Elder Law, Juvenile

About Me

Edwin A. Anderson  is a partner with Cannon & Anderson, Attorneys in Knoxville, Tennessee where he concentrates his practice in the areas of Social Security disability, probate, professional license issues, and juvenile defense.  Ed is admitted to practice before the State and Federal Courts of Tennessee and California, the United States Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States. 


He earned his B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and earned his J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. 


A word about fees:  The fee you pay and the way you pay it, depends on the type of case you have.  Fees among attorneys vary depending on their office location, the number of years in practice and the skill of the attorney.  Typically, you get what you pay for.


For Social Security Disability Claims, our office does not charge a fee for an initial consultation.  In claims for benefits, fees for a Social Security Disability claim are typically 25% of the past-due benefits, with a cap of $ 6,000.00.  In most cases for benefis, we do not charge a fee unless we win your case.


For Probate Cases usually the most valuable service we offer is the initial consultation.  We charge a flat fee of $ 100.00 for the initial, one hour consultation.  If the consultation lasts significantly longer than one hour, the additional time will be charged at $ 225.00 per hour.  During the initial consultation, I will not only answer your questions, but also give you information about the process, and what to expect emotionally, financially, and legally, throughout your legal proceedings.  I will also try and help you determine whether your problem can be solved outside of court.  It is also a time for you to meet my staff and other attorneys in our office who will work with me to assist you throughout your situation.  If you hire our firm to do additional work for you, we credit the consultation fee toward future work.

I Am Not The Only Lawyer in Our Firm.  In fact, we have three (3).  Joel A. Cannon, Jr. is our founding partner.  He was first licensed in 1990.  Mr. Cannon's rates for hourly work are $ 250.00 per hour.  Matthew D. Duggin is our associate attorney.  Much of our Estate planning work is actually done by him.  Mr. Duggin's rates are $ 225.00 per hour.  

For Estate Planning matters, we charge a flat fee of $ 100.00 for the initial, one hour consultation.  During this time I will meet with you privately and listen to the facts of your case.  I will make recommendations as to how I think you should proceed.  If the consultation lasts significantly longer than one hour, the additional time will be charged at $ 225.00 per hour. 

In most situations, our price structure to prepare Estate Planning Documents follows this schedule:


$ 350.00 to prepare a Last Will and Testament.

$ 200.00 to preapre a Tennessee Power of Attorney for Financial Decisions

$ 100.00 to prepare an Appointment of Healthcare Agent (formerly known as a Living Will).

$ 1,250.00 to prepare a Real Property Trust

$ 200.00 to prepare each Quit-Claim Deed (as necessary for a trust)


If we prepare a "mirror document" for your spouse at the same time, the fee for the spouse's document is 50% of the fee for the first document.  For example, one will is $ 350.00.  Wills for a husband and wife are $ 525.00.


These fees include an in-office signing with notary and witness services.


A 50% non-refundable retainer is required before any documents are prepared.  The balance is due when the documents are signed, or 30 days from the date they are completed, whichever is sooner.


I look forward to working with you to help you solve your legal situation.  Call (865) 522-9000 to schedule a consultation.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Social Security: 30%
    18 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    20 years
  3. Elder Law: 20%
    19 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    19 years
  5. Juvenile: 5%
    18 years



Hourly ($225/hour), Contingent (25-35%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

35 total 

  • Karrah Griffin Leary

    Ed Anderson is an attorney who is fully dedicated to and passionate about the practice of law. He is committed to his clients and consistently invests the time and effort necessary in order to meet their objectives. Ed is friendly, approachable, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. Additionally, Ed devotes his spare time to volunteering in the Knoxville community and sharing his legal expertise by serving as a mentor for numerous law students and young attorneys. I heavily endorse Ed for Probate and Social Security matters.


    Karrah Leary DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Seth Clayton Crabtree

    Thanks to his involvement in the legal community, I had the chance to learn from Ed Anderson up close and personal. I have never seen one attorney who could take control of a courtroom, attend to his client's needs, and possess such a deep knowledge of the law. As a Probate attorney, Ed puts all of these skills to use. Few areas of the law are as complex as probate or require such a high level of expertise. I've referred clients to Ed before and will not hesitate to recommend his representation in the future.


    Seth Crabtree Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Cannon & Anderson, Attorneys

2924 Tazewell Pike
Suite F
Knoxville, TN, 37918




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top AttorneyCityView Magazine2015
Top AttorneyCityView Magazine2014
Top AttorneyCity View Magazine2013
Top AttorneyCityView Magazine2012
Top AttorneyCityView Magazine2011
Four Way Test Rotarian of the Year -- Honorable MentionRotary Club of Knoxville2008
Judge Alex A. Hotchkiss Outstanding Chapter Justice AwardPhi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyCannon & Anderson, Attorneys2000 - Present
AssociateDavid H. Dunaway & Associates1997 - 2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rotary Club of KnoxvilleDirector of Communications2014 - Present
Knoxville Community Rotaract ClubClub Advisor2014 - Present
Rotary Club of KnoxvilleVice President2014 - Present
The John Wooden Athletic FundBruin Booster2013 - Present
Rotary International District 6780END POLIO NOW Committee Member2013 - Present
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity - Knoxville Alumni ChapterJustice2012 - 2013
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Knoxville Alumni ChapterVice-Justice2011 - 2012
Rotary Club of KnoxvilleSecretary2009 - 2014
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Knoxville Alumni ChapterClerk2009 - 2011
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
Rotary Club of KnoxvilleSergeant-at-Arms2007 - 2008
Rotary Club of KnoxvilleDirector of Club Service2007 - 2009
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesSustaining Member2004 - Present
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity - Los Angeles Alumni ChapterMember1995 - 1997
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, InternationalInternational Field Representative1995 - 1997
UCLA Alumni AssociationLife member1990 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Social Security Disability Client Lois P.Won Social Security Disability Benefits
Social Security Disability Client Ms. H.B.Won Social Security Disability Benefits
Worker's Compensation Client Mr. R.J.Won 3 cases.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Dunaway Publication CLE MaterialsRepresenting Tennessee Workers1998


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of California, Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
District 6780 Leadership AssemblyEngaging Social Media Techniques2015
Rotary Club of Tellico Lake Weekly MeetingWhere We've Been and Where We're Headed in the Fight to End Polio2014
Phi Alpha Delta Knoxville Alumni Chapter Ethics SeminarE-Ethics2014
2012 Bridge the Gap Seminar for New AttorneysKeeping Clients Happy and Staying out of Trouble2012
Transitional Law InstituteKeeping Clients Happy and Staying out of Trouble2011
Rotary Club of KnoxvilleAvoiding the Ghosts of Christmas Past: How to Keep Your Holiday Office Party out of the Courtroom2011