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Thomas Henry Dickenson

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Tom Dickerson

  • Licensed for 45 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1979
    Active No misconduct found

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Hodges, Doughty & Carson
617 Main Street
Po Box 869
Knoxville, TN, 37901-0869

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Posted by John | October 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Long term attorney client relationship
My firm has been associated with Mr. Dickenson since 1985. I have personally dealt with him since 1991. He represents us in several areas related to Credit Union operations including Collections, Bankruptcy, foreclosure, contract review and extensive legal research. His primary role as our attorney has been representation in foreclosure and bankruptcy matters. He not only has extensive knowledge of the bankruptcy code and case law, he has a pristine reputation with the local Federal court system. He also has the respect of other law practitioners, both debtor and creditor slanted, which is extremely valuable when dealing with potentially contentious cases. On many occasions, I feel certain that other attorneys have decided that if Mr. Dickenson feels strongly enough about a case to let them know our position is to litigate if not resolved, they often resolve the case instead of facing him in a trial situation. In a trial environment or a deposition, his demeanor is one of someone organized and confident. He is not cocky or blustery, but is polished and authentic. This demeanor has served him well. He never talks down to the other parties in a case, but always right at them. He can be intimidating by his demeanor, but only due to his mannerisms. When on a break in depositions or trials, he is very polite and personable to the opposing parties. When it is time to talk under oath, he is very thorough and straight forward. As to foreclosures, he is completely knowledgeable in the statutes covering all the nuances of statutory and case law. On more than one occasion, a situation has arisen that scared me when a person of interest would raise an issue I was unfamiliar with only to find out Mr. Dickenson had addressed during the process. One case in particular involved an IRS lien. An agent went after me for not providing a certain notification to the IRS. I found out Mr. Dickenson had taken care of it properly during the foreclosure process. In summary, the fact that I have many choices and have still elected to use Mr. Dickenson for 24 years is a testament to the respect my company and I personally have for him. It is always satisfying to hear the relief a good attorney has when learning we are represented by him, and the sigh of resignation when a not-so-good attorney learns who represents us. While not obtaining total perfection in every issue for 24 years, he has more than exceeded my expectations and there are no plans to change. His rates are very fair, and he actually picks up the phone when called if he is in the office. His integrity is also without question which is very important to my firm and myself. I highly recommend Tom Dickenson for competent representation. While specializing in bankruptcy and foreclosure, he is well versed in many areas of the law and will only take cases that he believes are ethical and worthy. An individual or organization needing a good attorney, especially in bankruptcy, foreclosure, or contract matters cannot go wrong in choosing Mr. Dickenson.
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Posted by Ron | October 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Knowledgeable
I have retained MR. Dickenson's services several times over the last 15+ years. I have always trusted his judgment and knowledge of his profession. I would recommend highly.


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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member of Firm
  • Member of Hodges, Doughty & Carson since 1989
  • 1989 - Present


  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Carson-Newman College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976


  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney - Contract Law
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney - Collections/Foreclosures
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney - Banking Law
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney - Business/Commercial Law
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Best Bankruptcy Lawyer in Knoxville
  • CityView magazine
  • 2006
  • DICTA Award for series of articles on Bankruptcy Amendments
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • 2005
  • Best 150 Lawyers in Tennessee
  • Business Tennessee magazine
  • N/A
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  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • The Bankruptcy-Tainted Plaintiff's Worst Nightmare-Judicial Estoppel
  • 2008
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Practice Pointers
  • 2005
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protectdion Act of 2005 (3 part article)
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Selected Regulatory, Statutory and Case Law Developmentes Impacting Mortgagges and Foreclosures (Knoxville Bar Association)
  • Mortgages
  • 2015
  • Selected Regulatory, Statutory and Case Law Developments Impacting Mortgages and Foreclosures (Mid-South Commercial L.I.)
  • Mortgages
  • 2014
  • Recent Statutory and Case Law (Non-Judicial Foreclosure and UCC Sales, Bankruptcy and Consumer Claims)
  • Foreclosure
  • 2009
  • Recent Developments In Bankruptcy Law Chapter 7 Developments
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2005
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have personally known Tom Dickerson the length of his career. He is ethical, competent and compassionate. Good man and a good lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Tom for a number of years now. I was always on the other sides of cases with him and he was always a true gentleman to deal with. He has more experience than most attorneys around and one of the more knowledgeable attorneys you'll find!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Knoxville Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Thomas Henry Dickenson
Thomas Henry Dickenson
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Knoxville, TN
Licensed for 45 years