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Edwin Arnold Anderson

also known as Edwin A. Anderson, Ed Anderson

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


  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 

  • Patrick Breca Slaughter

    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

  • Danny Carol Garland II

    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

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 KnoxvilleFree Flu Shot Saturday Site Coordinator2015 - 2015
Knoxville Community Rotaract ClubClub Advisor2014 - Present
Rotary Club of KnoxvilleDirector of Communications2014 - Present
Rotary Club of KnoxvilleVice President & Director of Communications2014 - Present
Rotary International District 6780END POLIO NOW Committee Member2013 - Present
The John Wooden Athletic FundBruin Booster2013 - Present
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity - Knoxville Alumni ChapterJustice2012 - 2013
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Knoxville Alumni ChapterVice-Justice2011 - 2012
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Knoxville Alumni ChapterClerk2009 - 2011
Rotary Club of KnoxvilleSecretary2009 - 2014
Rotary Club of KnoxvilleSergeant-at-Arms2007 - 2008
Rotary Club of KnoxvilleDirector of Club Service2007 - 2009
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
Rotary InternationalPaul Harris Fellow2006 - Present
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