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About me

My practice is chiefly devoted to divorce and family law. However, I also have an established criminal trial practice in the Federal courts. My office is located in Knoxville, Tennessee where I regularly practice. However, I have appeared on behalf of clients in nearly every county across Tennessee. In addition to my trial practice,  I am listed by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a qualified Rule 31 Family Mediator. To schedule a free consultation, you may contact my office at (865) 357-9800.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 75%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
  3. Debt Collection: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • James William Friauf

    Michael is an excellent attorney. He zealously advocates for his clients while remaining courteous and professional. I strongly endorse this lawyer.


    James Friauf Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Katie Mathews Zipper

    Mr. Menefee is professional, courteous, and a pleasure to work with. He works hard for his clients, and he truly cares about getting the job done the right way. I frequently refer East Tennessee cases to him.


    Katie Zipper Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

9724 Kingston Pk Ste 505
Knoxville, TN, 37922


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Tennessee Matrimonial LawyersNational Advocates Top 1002014
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Southeast Asia Service MedalU.S. Military1995
Honorable DischargeU.S. Navy1995
National Defense Service MedalU.S. Military1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMenefee & Brown, LLP2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rule 31 Listed Family MediatorListed Mediator2013 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth CircuitMember2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of TennesseeMember2003 - Present
United States District Court For the Middle District of TennesseeN/A2003 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Knox County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. v. Stokely 733 F. Supp.2d 868Case Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Tennessee Real Estate Law LetterFDCPA May Apply to EvictionsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
UNIV TNLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Collection Law From Start to FinishCollection Law From Start to Finish (FDCPA)2009
National Business Institute (NBI)Collection Law From Start To Finish2008
National Business Institute (NBI)Advanced Third Party Collection Strategies2007
National Business Institute (NBI)Collecting Debts- Tips and Strategies to Legally Getting What You're Owed2005
National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA)Collection law/ Servicemembers Civil Relief Act2005