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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||The National Advocates||2016|
|Top 10 percent in the State||Lawyers of Distinction||2016|
|2016 Top Attorney for Divorce and Child Custody||CityView Magazine||2016|
|Top 100 Lawyers||The National Advocates||2015|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|2015 Top Attorney-Family Law (Divorce and Child Custody)||CityView Magazine||2015|
|2014 Client Choice Award||AVVO||2014|
|2014 Distiniguished Attorney Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney||The National Advocates||2014|
|15th Year anniversary of proudly serving the community||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Attorney-Child Custody||AVVO||2013|
|2013 Distinguished Attorney Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Tennessee family law update||M. Lee Smith||2013|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Attorney - Family Law||Knoxville City View Magazine||2013|
|2012 Distiniguished Attorney Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Trial Attorney||English Law Firm||2001 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Guess, English & Robinson, Trial Attorneys||1999 - 2001|
|Divorce Court||Circuit Court For Davidson County||1996 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|Knoxville Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||member||2013 - Present|
|Caplan vs. Walker, Roane County, TN||The Father was granted custody of the special needs child and allowed to relocate with the child. The Court's gavel fell hard in that case. Any case of alienation of a child should be taken most seriously and aggressively.|
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|Martindale-Hubbell publication||Distinguished attorney award||2014|
|Martindale-Hubbell publication||10th year distinguished Attorney award 2004-2014||2014|
|July 2013 Top Lawyers Edition||CityView Magazine||2013|
|Atlanta Divorce Mediators, Inc||N/A||Certification for Supreme Court Rule 31 family Law Mediator||2006|
|Nashville School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Web based forums||Divorce Law and Child Custody Litigation||2013|
Posted by anonymous
For years I struggled with the process of post divorce issues... complications with my ex, child support (or the lack of child support), lots of unpaid medicals, as well as many other matters that arise from situations involving children and divorce. Since my divorce, I felt lost in the system and I had begun to loose faith in the courts completely when I was given English's number by a friend. From the day of our first meeting I knew that I was making the correct move to retain Sam English. He, as well as all employees of his firm, have been more than helpful at assisting myself and my family to achieve a much healthier Co-Parenting situation. For the first time ever in this process, I didn't feel that my children or my situation was not a priority, this alone was a huge blessing. Throughout the past year child support was paid for the first time ever and I was finally reimbursed for previous unpaid medical bills. Although, my journey with the Sam English is not over, I am very appreciative for the guidance and counseling that I have received thus far. I am confident and comforted in the fact that English will be there to facilitate and/or alleviate any future problematic situations that may arise with co-parenting.
Posted by Mark
i have had an amazing experience using Sam English as my lawyer in my custody case. I went from no rights to 50/50 custody! Best lawyer in Knoxville!
Posted by Mindee
Over the past several years, Sam English has represented me in my child custody and child support case. He has been easy to work with and he has always kept the best interest of my children first and foremost. My case has not been an easy one. We have been in and out of court at least 2 to 3 times a year for these past several years. He has listened to me cry, scream, and fuss on multiple occasions with great patience. He has encouraged me when I didn't think that we were ever going to get through this. I say "we" because Sam also went through the plethora of emotions that this case brought forth. His support enabled me to handle the stress with grace and dignity even when I felt like lashing out for the wrongs that were put on my children. He fights with all his might in court and is ruthless when the necessity to be is present. His hard work has helped me hold my ex husband financially responsible for his part in raising these kids even though he has opted not to be a part of their lives. I really don't know if I could ever repay him for all he has done for me and mine. I will be eternally grateful. He is an amazing lawyer!
Jere Ownby, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I have fought against Sam English several times in Court. He is a great lawyer. Smart, AGGRESSIVE, and experienced. Sam passionately represents his clients. He is respected by other members of the Bar and by the judges. Anybody represented by Sam English is well-represented.
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