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About me

I view my role as listener, advisor, and counselor. I particularly enjoy learning my client’s business and becoming a member of the “team.” Whether working together to negotiate a contract or lease, limit liability, create policies and procedures, document an arrangement, create an entity, deal with an agency, or manage a human resources question, my goal is to serve the client’s needs.

I enjoy the challenge of assisting a business or individual with legal questions. Much of my time is spent with litigation. We can resolve many of those matters without resort to trial. Often, there is a better resolution that allows the parties to retain autonomy and limit expense. My most satisfying results have been achieved behind closed doors without fanfare. However, we are always ready to litigate when a matter must be handled that way, and we pride ourselves on preparation and results.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
  2. Health Care: 25%
  3. Litigation: 25%
  4. Employment: 15%
  5. Class Action: 5%



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joel Ashley Conkin

    have worked with Andy for more more than 15 years. He is extremely trustworthy and provides sound and practical advice in an efficient and easy to understand manner.


    Joel Conkin Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • George Kochukaleekal Samuel

    Andy is a superbly gifted attorney with a great work ethic. He is very knowledgeable about multiple areas of the law including litigation, healthcare law and employment law amongst others. Typically, Andy is one of the first attorneys in the office and one of the last to leave. Clients trust him with large and small matters. He is also an excellent attorney for whom to work.


    George Samuel Commercial real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

2021 Meadowview Ln Fl 2
Po Box 88
Kingsport, TN, 37660-7468


VAAuthorized to practice law201403/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Attorney for JusticeTennessee Supreme Court2014
Leaders in Christian ServiceMilligan College2014
Distinguished Leadership AwardCommunity Leadership Association2013
Rising Star (Business)Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising Star (Healthcare)Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Annual Service Recognition AwardBoys & Girls Club2011
Rising Star (Employment)Super Lawyers Magazine2010
50-50 DesignationLegal Aid of East Tennessee2010
Paul Harris FellowRotary International2009
50-50 DesignationLegal Aid of East Tennessee2009
Frank K. Moore Key PersonKingsport Jaycees2008
40 Under FortyTri-Cities Business Journal2006
Student Attorney of the YearTennessee College of Law, Legal Clinic2001
Jerry J. Phillips Comment AwardTennessee College of Law2001
Who's Who in the South & SouthwestMarquis Who's Who1998
William M. Leech Memorial ScholarTennessee College of Law1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderWilson Worley PC2001 - Present
In-House CounselWellmont Health System2012 - 2015
Assistant Law ExaminerTennessee Board of Law Examiners2010 - 2015
District Hearing OfficerTennessee Board of Professional Responsibility2009 - 2015
General CounselJohnson City Housing Authority2008 - 2015
Law ClerkLewis, King, Kreig, Waldrop & Catron1999 - 2001
Articles EditorTennessee Law Review1999 - 2001
English InstructorUniversity of Tennessee, College of Arts & Sciences1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kingsport TomorroowPresident of Board2015 - Present
Covenant Counseling CenterCo-Chair of Board2014 - Present
Small Miracles Therapuetic Equestrian CenterPresident of Board2010 - Present
Providence Medical ClinicExecutive Committee2010 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationAffiliate Member2001 - Present
Kingsport Area Chamber of CommerceChairman2014 - 2014
Kingsport Bar AssociationPresident2012 - 2013
Leadership KingsportCouncil Chair2011 - 2012
Rotary Sunrise of KingsportPast President2011 - 2012
Tennessee 4ALL ProgramVolunteer2009 - 2011
Boys & Girls ClubPresident of Board2009 - 2010
Tennessee Bar Leadership Law ProgramMember2009 - 2009
United WayHR Committee Chair2008 - 2014
Kingsport JayceesPast President2007 - 2010
American Bar Association, Science & Technology SectionMember2003 - 2008
Federal Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2008
American Inn of CourtAffiliate Member1999 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
R. R. et al v. Board of Education, Kingsport City Schools et alDismissed
Bennett v. Visa U.S.A. Inc.Summary Judgment
Winston v. Sullivan County Board of EducationDismissed by Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
Tennessee Human Resources ManualEditor2014
NBI Trial PracticeHow to Settle Before Going to Trial2014
Lessons from the Field: Leading Corporate Lawyers Share Case Studies & Best PracticesCorporate LawyersApproaching Compliance2013
Word Press blogWhat Works at Work2013
Tennessee Human Resources ManualEditor2011
Unemployment Compensation and Workers' Compensation for Tennessee EmployersGeneral Editor2010
Tennessee Bar JournalEthics & Management of E-Discovery2008
Tennessee Bar JournalPreventing Computer Malpractice2004
Memphis Law ReviewTo Be or Not to Be in Tennessee: Deciding Surrogate Issues2004
Tennessee Bar JournalTimely Answer After Denial of a Rule 12 Motion2003
Tennessee Law ReviewFly in the Buttermilk: Tennessee's Desire to Dispense with Layperson Common Sense and the Medical Malpractice Locality Rule2002
Tennessee Law ReviewSkimming the Trout from the Milk: Using Circumstantial Evidence to Prove Product Defects Under the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability Section 3, Tennessee and Beyond (co-author)2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Tennessee College of LawEnglishMA - Masters1997
Presbyterian CollegeEnglish, Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TAHRA Annual ConferenceFair Housing2014
Building Your Civil Litigation SkillsDiscovery, Pretrial Practice2014
Kingsport Chamber SeminarHR Compliance Programs2013
Health Law SocietyPracticing as a Health Care Lawyer2013
TBA CLE WebinarDefending Depositions2011
HR SeminarRestrictive Covenants & Trade Secrets2010
Courthouse Square SeriesDeposition Practice2010
Certificate ProgramPersonnel Policies and Legal Responsibilities for Nonprofits2010
HR SeminarDocument Retention Policies2008
Community PresentationSexual Harassment2008
Chamber Speaker SeriesWorkplace Investigations2007
Chamber Annual SeminarTennessee Employment Law Update2007
KBA CLE MeetingFederal E-Discovery Rules2006
HR Manager MeetingEmployment and HR Primer2006