also known as Edwin A. Anderson, Ed Anderson
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 $ 200.00 for the initial, one hour consultation. If the consultation lasts longer than one hour, the additional time will be charged at $ 300.00 per hour in 15-minute increments. 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 attorney. 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, but wills for a husband and wife that are done at the same time are only $ 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.
Hourly ($300/hour), contingent (25-35%), Retainer (sometimes)
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I cannot recommend Mr. Anderson highly enough. You can read Mr. Anderson's client reviews and see that he gets great results for his clients. He is also well respected in the legal community. Mr. Anderson is willing to assist other attorneys assist their clients as well. On one occasion Mr. Anderson went out of his way on a Sunday afternoon to meet me at the jail to notarize a document...without be compensated I might add. Many attorneys turn to Mr. Anderson for advice and assistance. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Anderson to anyone seeking assistance in an area in which he practices.
Patrick Slaughter Divorce & Separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Edwin Anderson is my first choice in East Tennessee whenever I have a client with a Social Security question. He is thorough and knowledgeable, and I always am sure that when I send a client to him, they get the best representation possible.
Danny Garland Child Custody Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorney||CityView Magazine||2015|
|Top Attorney||CityView Magazine||2014|
|Top Attorney||City View Magazine||2013|
|Top Attorney||CityView Magazine||2012|
|Top Attorney||CityView Magazine||2011|
|Four Way Test Rotarian of the Year -- Honorable Mention||Rotary Club of Knoxville||2008|
|Judge Alex A. Hotchkiss Outstanding Chapter Justice Award||Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International||1995|
|Attorney||Cannon & Anderson, Attorneys||2000 - Present|
|Associate||David H. Dunaway & Associates||1997 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Phi Alpha Delta Sanford Chapter Mock Trial Team||Attorney Coach||2016 - Present|
|Rotary Club of Knoxville||President-Elect||2016 - 2017|
|Rotary Club of Knoxville||Free Flu Shot Saturday Site Coordinator||2015 - 2015|
|Rotary Club of Knoxville||Vice President & Director of Communications||2014 - Present|
|Knoxville Community Rotaract Club||Club Advisor||2014 - Present|
|Rotary International District 6780||END POLIO NOW Committee Member||2013 - Present|
|The John Wooden Athletic Fund||Bruin Booster||2013 - Present|
|Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity - Knoxville Alumni Chapter||Justice||2012 - 2013|
|Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Knoxville Alumni Chapter||Vice-Justice||2011 - 2012|
|Phi Alpha Delta McReynolds Chapter Mock Trial Team||Attorney Coach||2010 - 2015|
|Rotary Club of Knoxville||Secretary||2009 - 2014|
|Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Knoxville Alumni Chapter||Clerk||2009 - 2011|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Admitted to Practice||2007 - Present|
|Rotary Club of Knoxville||Sergeant-at-Arms||2007 - 2008|
|Rotary Club of Knoxville||Director of Club Service||2007 - 2009|
|Rotary International||Paul Harris Fellow||2006 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Sustaining Member||2004 - Present|
|Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International||International Field Representative||1995 - 1997|
|Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity - Los Angeles Alumni Chapter||Member||1995 - 1997|
|UCLA Alumni Association||Life member||1990 - Present|
|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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|Dunaway Publication CLE Materials||Representing Tennessee Workers||1998|
|DePaul University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of California - Los Angeles||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|District 6780 Leadership Assembly||Engaging Social Media Techniques||2015|
|Rotary Club of Tellico Lake Weekly Meeting||Where We've Been and Where We're Headed in the Fight to End Polio||2014|
|Phi Alpha Delta Knoxville Alumni Chapter Ethics Seminar||E-Ethics||2014|
|2012 Bridge the Gap Seminar for New Attorneys||Keeping Clients Happy and Staying out of Trouble||2012|
|Transitional Law Institute||Keeping Clients Happy and Staying out of Trouble||2011|
|Rotary Club of Knoxville||Avoiding the Ghosts of Christmas Past: How to Keep Your Holiday Office Party out of the Courtroom||2011|