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Forrest L. Wallace has been practicing law for over five years in the Federal and State courts of Tennessee.  His practice focuses on representing people, whether they be injured in an accident, hurt on the job, or charged with a crime.  He is committed to his clients by aggressviely fighting to protect their rights and strives to get the best results under the law.      


Forrest Wallace is a lifelong resident of East Tennessee, having grown up in Athens, and graduted from McMinn County High School.  He earned a B.A. in Political Science from Miami University and a J.D. from the Appalachian School of Law.  Since 2011, Forrest Wallace has worked as an associate with the Law Offices of Gary Dawson, located in downtown Knoxville.  When not in court or at the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, reading, and playing drums in a local funk band.


If you or a loved one are in need of legal advise, call Forrest Wallace for a free consultation today.   



Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    6 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    6 years
  3. General Practice: 10%
    6 years



Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

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  • Jedidiah Charles McKeehan

    I have seen Mr. Wallace in action in court and I found him to highly competent, aggressive, and well-versed in the law. I endorse him without reservation.


    Jedidiah McKeehan Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Forrest. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Gary Dawson

100 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN, 37902


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
attorneyLaw Offices of Gary Dawson2011 - Present
AssociateThe McKellar Law Firm2009 - 2010
InternKnox County District Attorney2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Community Corrections Advisory BoardBoard Member2014 - Present
Tribe OneBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Knoxville Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Knoxville BarristersCo-Chair Poverty Relief Sub-Committee2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Appalachian School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Miami University of OhioPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003