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Jere Franklin Ownby III

Practice areas


  1. Family: 18%
  2. Personal Injury: 17%
    25 years
  3. Child Custody: 16%
    12 years
  4. Juvenile: 15%
    12 years
  5. Other: 32%
  6. More 



Hourly ($50-200/hour), contingent (33%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

24 total 

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  • Edwin Arnold Anderson

    I have worked against Jere and worked on the same side as Jere. I have always been impressed with his compassion. professionalism, and dedication to his clients. Jere is well-respected by the Judges in Knox County and by his peers. Anyone represented by Jere Ownby has a great lawyer.


    Edwin Anderson Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Margaret Beebe Held

    What I love about working with Mr. Ownby is that he is passionate about helping his clients, especially kids, and he'll fight hard, but he also knows when to put the sword down, get to the heart of the problem, and solve it.


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

Contact info

3902 Glenfield Drive
Knoxville, TN, 37919-6698


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneyCityView Magazine2011
Top AttorneyCityView Magazine2009
Top AttorneyCityView Magazine2008
American Jurisprudence Award-Trial PracticeLawyer's Cooperative Publishing1991
American Jurisprudence Award--Pretrial LitigationLawyer's Cooperative Publishing1991
Who's Who Among American Law Students -10th EditionSumma Publishing1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial LawyerOwnby Law Firm2003 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Peter G. Angelos1991 - 2003
Summer AssociateKing & Ballow1989 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
St. John's Episcopal Cathedral--KnoxvilleChapter member2014 - Present
Stephen MinistryStephen Minister2001 - Present
American Inns of CourtBarrister1994 - 1995
Knoxville Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
American Inns of CourtPupil1991 - 1991
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Staples v CBL & Associates 15 SW3d 83 (Tenn. 2000)Tennessee Supreme Court held client did have a triable case; case was sent back to trial court; case settled.
In Re: Alexadra J.D. Tenn. Court of Appeals 2010Juvenile Court's determination that child custody arangement should be changed was upheld by the Tennessee Court of Appeals
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)Double: Honors History & Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)Political ScienceMA - MastersN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Stephen Ministry Continuing Education"What the Heck Goes On At Juvenile Court"2004