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Jim D Owen

Criminal defense Attorney at Dandridge, TN

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Attorney Owen has been defending people in the great state of Tennessee since 1972. If you have been charged with a crime, it is paramount you retain a knowledgeable & experienced attorney. Call Attorney Owen now for a free consultation.

    51 years

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    25%
    With any speeding or traffic citation you may have received, proper representation could be all the difference between severe consequences and less severe consequences. Stop panicking, call Attorney Owen today.

    51 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    A DUI in Tennessee can throw your entire life into disarray. If you have been charged with a DUI, you need to work with an attorney that can guide you through the legal process to make sure you have the best defense possible. Contact now.

    51 years

  4. Violent crime
    10%
    Since 1972, Attorney Owen has represented clients that have been accused of violent crimes. The consequences of these crimes can be devastating, so in order to mitigate the consequences, call Attorney Owen right now for a free consultation.

    51 years

  5. Domestic violence
    8%
    Attorney Owen is an aggressive and thoughtful defense attorney that is able to assist you with your domestic violence case. Give him a call now for a free consultation.

    51 years

  6. Juvenile law
    7%
    Attorney Owen is more than capable of handling your juvenile law case. If a minor is charged with a crime, you need to have a lawyer that knows precisely what the consequences are for that crime. Call Attorney Owen right now for a free consult.

    51 years

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Graduated from the University of Tennessee Law School in 1971 where he received the Order of 
the Coif
 and was a member of the Tennessee Law Review. He has practiced law in Knoxville, 
Tennessee and the surrounding area for over 40 years.  

He is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association and the Tennessee Association of Criminal 
Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Owen began law practice with Banks, Daniel and Campbell after clerking for the firm during 
law school and joined as a partner during 1975.  In 1982 he and fellow attorney Bob Edwards 
began a successful private practice as Owen & Edwards law firm in Knoxville . In 1998 Mr.Owen 
joined the State of Tennessee Public Defender's office in the 6th Judicial District as an Assistant 
Public Defender and provided services to the indigent.  He retired from that State position in July, 
2015 and has now returned to private practice.

Mr. Owen is originally from Morristown, Tennessee and is an avid hiker of the Great Smoky 
Mountains.  Through his children he became active with Soccer programs and served the community 
as an AYSO coach and referee for 26 years.  From 1971-79 he proudly served his country as an 
MP is the U. S. Army Reserve.

He is currently providing services in Knox, Jefferson, Hamblen, Sevier, Grainger and Greene 
Counties in East Tennessee.

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Licensed for 51 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 1972
Updated 11/19/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Jim D. Owen, Attorney at Law
1325 Roberts Rd
Dandridge, TN, 37725
Jim D. Owen, Attorney at Law
Cocke County
Newport, TN, 37821
Jim D. Owen, Attorney at Law
Knox County
Knoxville, TN, 37919
Jim D. Owen, Attorney at Law
Grainger County
Rutledge, TN, 37861
Jim D. Owen, Attorney at Law
Sevier County
Sevierville, TN, 37862
Jim D. Owen, Attorney at Law
Hamblen County
Morristown, TN, 37814
Jim D. Owen, Attorney at Law
Greene County
Greeneville, TN, 37745
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Teresa | February 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definately would use again if ever necessary
Ex keep harnessing me and filed false arrest charges against me and mr owen got everything dismissed. Got a restraint order issued against him so I couldn't be bothered anymore. The nonsense all stopped when mr owen was hired.
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch!
I cannot recommend Jim Owen highly enough. He was recommended to me by a friend. He was Knowledgeable and Highly professional. Mr. Owen did and outstanding job with my case. I was extremely satisfied with the entire process and end result.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent !!
Used Mr. Owen for a very significant court case. He was very professional, explained all legal information in an easy-to-understand way and presented all options. He worked hard on the case and kept all relevant parties informed. In the end, his hard work and knowledge of the law and court system proved to bring the best possible outcome in the case. I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him to others.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jim D. Owen, Attorney at Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Tennessee Public Defender 6th Judicial District
  • 1998 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Owen & Edwards
  • 1982 - 1998
  • Partner
  • Banks, Daniel, Campbell, Owen & Priest
  • 1972 - 1982
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Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • University of Tennessee
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1969

Legal Cases

  • State v. Turner
  • Not guilty
  • State v. Jackson
  • Dismissed/preliminary hearing
  • State v. Moore
  • Dismissed during trial.
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Associations

  • Knoxville Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee - Homeless Veterans Coalition
  • Founding Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Founding Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • The Order of the Coif
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 1971
  • Law Review
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 1971
  • Moot Court
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 1971
  • Criminal Law honors
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 1971
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Publications

  • Tennessee Law Review
  • Shelley's Rule
  • 1971

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Tennessee
  • Teaching Juvenile Justice
  • 2010
  • University of Tennessee
  • Teaching Juvenile Justice
  • 2009
  • University of Tennessee
  • Teaching Juvenile Justice
  • 2008
  • University of Tennessee
  • Teaching Juvenile Justice
  • 2007
  • University of Tennessee
  • Teaching Juvenile Justice
  • 2006
  • University of Tennessee
  • Teaching Juvenile Justice
  • 2005
  • University of Tennessee
  • Teaching Juvenile Justice
  • 2004
  • University of Tennessee
  • Teaching Juvenile Justice
  • 2003
  • University of Tennessee
  • Teaching Juvenile Justice
  • 2002
  • University of Tennessee
  • Teaching Juvenile Justice
  • 2001
  • University of Tennessee
  • Teaching Juvenile Justice
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (22)
Endorse Jim
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim has extensive experience in representing citizens in state court criminal matters and is an aggressive advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim has as much experience defending those accuse of crimes as any lawyer in the Knoxville Area. His knowledge of the law and procedure is exceptional. I endorse him without any reservations."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. JIm's not only a good lawyer, a good negotiator, but a good person too. I would certainly endorse my old co-worker on matters of criminal defense in E. TN."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a fine attorney who has provided top notch representation in East Tennessee throughout his career."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Owen is an excellent attorney with years of experience. Jim has vast experience in criminal defense and is always willing to share his knowledge to the benefit of the profession. Jim is an excellent attorney whom I endorse without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim and I were partners years ago. Since that time I have observed Jim as a former assistant public defender. He has significant trial experience and is an excellent trial lawyer. His knowledge of the law is exceptional. He is has handled both criminal defense and personal injury cases with success."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a good guy and a good lawyer. No worries about this experienced lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Owen is a fantastic lawyer and a genuinely good person. I have known Mr. Owen since I was a small child. Mr. Owen put me to work on his farm during weekends as a small child. He is a man in my history book as a huge influence on my life path. My life may have been different if it wasn't for his positive impact on me as a child. He is a hard worker and he truly cares about people. If you are facing difficult times, I'm confident that Mr. Owen will sincerely look to help you with confidence and vast experience. Im very proud to endorse him as a very talented and smart trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim Owen is a top-shelf experienced trial lawyer. I worked with Jim Owen for seventeen years and watched him successfully defend thousands of criminal cases. I highly recommend his services."
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Dandridge Criminal defense Lawyer Jim D Owen
Jim D Owen
Criminal defense Attorney
Dandridge, TN
Licensed for 51 years
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