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Joel A. Cannon Jr.

Probate Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Joe Cannon

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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About Joel

Learn Joel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Probate isn't easy. We can guide you every step of the way, from recording the Will and notifying heirs, to transferring assets to the rightful heirs. If a loved one has recently passed away and you’d like a confidential consultation, call (865) 525-9977 to schedule a meeting. We handle cases throughout East Tennessee.

    32 years

  2. Wills and living wills
    At Cannon, we offer complete estate planning services, whether it is a simple Will or a more complex Revocable Living Trust. We offer flat-fee packages so there are no surprises. Call (865) 525-9977 to schedule an appointment with Joel Cannon, Jr.

    32 years

  3. Social Security & Disability
    There are several reasons that hiring me can increase the chances that you will be granted benefits. We can help you collect the correct medical evidence. Sometimes your doctor's reports are not enough for SSA to grant a claim. We can assist you in gathering additional evidence to support your case. We are are experienced in Social Security cases and may notice if you have additional problems which you may not have included in your application.

    32 years

  4. Guardianship

    32 years

Attorney Joel A. Cannon, Jr. received his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in Texas and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxvile, Tennesse in 1998.  He associated with the Law office of Piper, Waters and Witt and began to hone his legal skills as a litigator. Mr. Cannon joined James Foglesong and founded The Law Offices of Foglesong and Cannon in 1991.  He served as the  president and founder of Citizens for Better Law Enforcement, Inc. (C.B.L.E.) Mr. Cannon does public speaking engagements from time to time most recently to high school students on the value of preparing for higher education after high school in America.  He is married to Susan Cannon and has two sons, Joel, III (Jay) and William Ross (Ross).  He is a member of West Hills Presbyterian Church. 

A word about fees:  The fee you pay and the way you pay it, depends on the type of case you have.  Fees among attorneys vary depending on their office location, the number of years in practice and the skill of the attorney.  Typically, you get what you pay for.

For Social Security Disability Claims, we do not charge a fee for the initial consultation.  In claims for benefits, fees for a Social Security Disability claim are typically 25% of the past-due benefits, with a cap of $ 6,.  In most cases for benefits, we do not charge a fee unless we win your case.   We will not charge a fee unless you know what the fee is going to be and agree in writing beforehand.

For Probate Cases usually the most valuable service we offer is the initial consultation.  We charge a flat fee of $ for the initial, half hour consultation.  If the consultation lasts significantly longer than one hour, the additional time may be charged at $ per hour.  During the initial consultation, I will not only answer your questions, but also give you information about the process, and what to expect emotionally, financially, and legally, throughout your legal proceedings.  I will also try and help you determine whether your problem can be solved outside of court.  It is also a time for you to meet my staff and other attorneys in our office who will work with me to assist you throughout the attorney/client relationship.

I May Not Be The Only Lawyer in Our Firm.  From time to time I have associated my practice with other honorable and qualified attorneys. So when you come to my office you may meet other lawyer in out office. 


In most situations, our price structure to prepare Estate Planning Documents follows this schedule:


$ to prepare a basic Last Will and Testament.


$ to preapre a Tennessee Power of Attorney for Financial Decisions


$ to prepare an Appointment of Healthcare Agent (formerly known as a Living Will.


$ to prepare each Quit-Claim Deed 


If we prepare a "mirror document" for your spouse at the same time, the fee for the spouse's document is 50% of the fee for the first document.  For example, one will is $ .  Wills for a husband and wife are $ .


These fees include an in-office signing with notary and witness services.  


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2924 Tazewell Pike
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Knoxville, TN, 37918-1835


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Posted by Melissa | September 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent job!
Mr Cannon was very friendly, easy to talk to and understand, and even after he helped me win my disability benefits went the extra mile to give solid advice about going forward. I appreciate him tremendously. He was sensitive to my emotional fragility and helped me to communicate effectively at my hearing. He's a good man and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of representation.
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Posted by Shane | September 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer and Person
Joel, is a fantastic lawyer and person, he is the type that takes a personal interest. He kept me informed on all news on my disability claim as soon as he heard anything. He is very knowledgeable on the laws and procedures. His client consultation are very informative on how things are processed. He got me my claim the first time. In my opinion I could not have found a better attorney than Joel Cannon. I will definitely use and recommend him again and again.
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Posted by Randall | September 5, 2016
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AWESOME Attorney
Mr. Cannon reduced my property taxes from $2100 to $1400 annually due to a square footage mistake made by the Knox County property assessor's office. He fought them and won my case. I was absolutely thrilled with the results of my appeal !!! A+
Posted by rod | August 11, 2015
excellent lawyer
I couldn't ask for any better representation during my son's disability appeal. Mr. Cannon kept us well informed as to how the proceedings could evolve, and with his efforts the appeal was successful. I will use him for any future legal matters without question.


  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cannon Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cannon & Anderson, Attorneys
  • 2004 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Foglesong, Cannon & Anderson
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Foglesong & Cannon
  • 1994 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Piper, Waters & Witt
  • 1991 - 1994
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  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Baylor University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Social Security Disability - Amy K
  • Won case. Reopened old case for additional benefits.
  • Social Security Disability Claim - April B
  • Won Case
  • Social Security Disability - Alan F
  • Won case. Client received more than $ 25,000.00 in benefits, plus Medicare.
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  • Harley Owner Group
  • Life Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Joel
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I'm endorsing Joe Cannon, not just because he's with my firm, but because I've seen him work diligently on many cases since we went into practice together in 2000. Joe spends a lot of time with his clients and never brushes them off. He takes time to work issues out when they can be worked out, and takes the time to diligently prepare for court when a trip to the courthouse is necessary. He's a fantastic lawyer--if he wasn't, I wouldn't be in practice with him."
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