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Mr. McKellar practices law in the areas of IRS tax resolution and criminal defense, with an emphasis on tax fraud, health care fraud, and white collar federal crimes. Mr. McKellar has successfully defended clients in criminal cases in both federal and state courts.  Mr. McKellar was voted by his peers as a “Top Attorney” by Knoxville’s CityView magazine in its 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 editions.

Norman McKellar came to Knoxville in 1995 after spending the previous twenty years in Louisiana. Mr. McKellar received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University, and he received his doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee School of Law.  While in law school, Mr. McKellar won the award for Best Oralist in the Ray H. Jenkins Trial Competition. He is the founder of The McKellar Law Firm, PLLC. Mr. McKellar is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,  Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Tennessee Bar Association and the Knoxville Bar Association.


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Practice areas


  1. Tax: 50%
  2. White Collar Crime: 20%
  3. Federal Crime: 15%
  4. Tax Fraud: 10%
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Jeffrey Whitt

    I fully endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. McKeller and watched him in the courtroom for about 20 years now. We recently worked together on a high profile, federal case and his work on the case was top notch. I would not hesitate to recommend someone in need of his expert care.


    Michael Whitt Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Devin Spence Devore

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. McKellar is one of the most personable and professional attorneys that I have ever had the privilege of associating with. He is never afraid to go to bat for his clients and has a true mastery of even the most complex tax-related issues.


    Devin Devore Social security Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

McKellar & Easter, Attorneys at Law

625 Market Street
7th Floor
Knoxville, TN, 37902

The McKellar Law Firm, PLLC

3350 Riverwood Pkwy
Suite 1900
Atlanta, GA, 30339

McKellar & Easter, Attorneys at Law

424 Church Street, Suite 2000
Nashville, TN, 37219



GAActive Member in Good Standing 201108/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Top AttorneyCityView Magazine2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top AttorneyCityView Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top AttorneyCityView Magazine2013
Top AttorneyCityView Magazine2012
Top AttorneyCityView Magazine2011
Top AttorneysCityView Magazine2010
2009 Pro Bono Honor RollTennessee Bar Association2010
Best OralistRay H. Jenkins Trial Competition2001
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerMcKellar & Easter, Attorneys at Law2008 - Present
Founding PartnerMcKellar Roskind, LLP2004 - 2008
AssociateBunstine, Watson & McElroy2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Knoxville Bar Association, Lawyer Referral and Information Service CommitteeCo-chair2008 - Present
Knoxville Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Hamilton Burnett American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Tennessee Assoc. of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationN/A2011 - 2014
American Society of IRS Problem SolversMember2006 - 2008
Knoxville Bar Association, Athletic CommitteeCo-chair2004 - 2005
Domestic Violence Project, Univ. of Tenn. Law SchoolCoordinator2001 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Back Taxes SettledTax Settlement Reached
United States v. Javis DeanClient found Not Guilty after Federal Jury Trial
State v. Anthony G.Felony Theft Charge Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cityview MagazineTax Crimes and Why Employers Should Be Concerned2014
Tennessee Tax Attorney BlogCan You Really Settle Your IRS Tax Debt For Less Than What You Owe?2014
CityView MagazineImmigration and Deferred Prosecution2012
Tennessee Federal Criminal Lawyer BlogWhat is a Criminal "Conviction" in an Immigration Context?2012
Tennessee Federal Criminal Lawyer BlogConvicted Tax Evader Demonstrates How Not to Properly Handle a Criminal Case2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Channel 6 News"Tax Attorney Sheds Light on Pilot Flying J Investigation"2013
Knoxville Bar Association Community Law SchoolNegotiating with the IRS2008
IRS NegotiationsIRS Negotiations2008