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Heather Gunn Anderson

Real estate Attorney at Knoxville, TN

4.8   24 reviews

also known as Heather G. Anderson

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Heather

Learn Heather’s areas of practice.

Born and raised in West Tennessee, Heather has practiced law since 1998.  Since 2003, she has worked in Knoxville, Tennessee where she helps people and small businesses.  For five years after graduating law school, she practiced with Young & Perl, PLC in Memphis, Tennessee where she focused on labor and employment defense work.  In Knoxville, she has focused on general civil litigation and gained a wealth of experience in many areas. 


She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where she was a Phi Beta Kappa and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Memphis School of Law where she received the Dean's Award of Academic Excellence in Trial Advocacy.  


In Knoxville, she is very active in the community and has served on the Board of Directors of The Sertoma Center and the Knoxville YWCA. She is currently serving on the Knox County/City of Knoxville Public Building Authority Board. 

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Bernstein, Stair & McAdams LLP
116 Agnes Road
Knoxville, TN, 37919


4.8 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
Posted by Jonathan | November 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The utmost professional!!
When my career was altered by my company's decision to release me, I was devastated. I felt like it was wrong and reached out to an attorney friend of mine. She recommended Heather as an expert in the field. She could not have been more correct. Heather was amazing. She communicated with me in every aspect of the process and we ultimately got the outcome we desired. She was professional at every turn and always explained the situation as it developed. I would recommend her 100% She allowed me and my family to have peace with a very tough situation in our lives. I will always appreciate what she did for us. Thank you Heather.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I needed help with company policy and procedures and a few other HR issues. Heather did a great job at creating the company policy and procedures and gave great insight as to how to handle a few on going issues.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney - highly recommend!
Heather is a fantastic attorney that I would highly recommend. She has assisted our company with business disputes, contract revision and general business matters. We have found her to be very knowledgeable in her practice area and a consummate professional. In the dispute she handled for our company, she showed herself to be a skilled negotiator working with the opposing side and other involved parties to achieve the outcome we had wanted. One of the things I appreciate most about working with Heather is her accessibility and quick response time. Her accessibility and constant contact during a dispute gave us the guidance we needed to resolve a very stressful and potentially costly situation. She definitely goes the extra mile for her clients.
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Posted by Charles | October 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent and supportive
Heather was an excellent choice to assist our family dealing with issues of elder care, estate issues and medical directives. She approached sensitive subjects with clarity, tact and good humor. She brings energy and a positive nature to the client conversation.
Posted by Dave | September 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Council
I contacted Mrs. Anderson about a real estate contract issue. She was able to resolve the matter quickly and provided me with an extremely beneficial outcome. I was very pleased with her services and would recommend her without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Knowledgeable & Professional
Ms. Anderson is very knowledgeable and is the consummate professional.
Posted by Jesse | November 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Well-versed, excellent attorney!
I have sought Heather's guidance and opinions on various employment law matters. She is thoughtful, balanced, and exceptionally knowledgeable. I definitely recommend her!
Posted by Katie | November 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Attorney
My company is a property management company. Heather has been our attorney for years. She has advised me on documents - making sure they stay compliant with any updates to the TN Landlord/Tenant Act; she has represented us with evictions, past due balances, writ of possessions. Heather is always reachable and represents us in the most professional way. I trust her and value her advice. I have recommended Heather to many people asking for real estate attorney representation.
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Posted by Nichole | February 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very quick work!
Heather did an amazing job for me. After waiting for two and a half years to get divorced she got my case done in a month and a half. She always responded quickly to any phone calls or emails with any questions that I had. I very highly recommend her!
Posted by Lisa | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent advice from Heather Gunn Anderson!
Heather Gunn Anderson has advised me on important employment matters for the past two years and I've found her counsel invaluable. Highly recommend!
Posted by Karla | July 7, 2015
Without a doubt a leader lawyer
Heather Anderson represented my husband and I in a real estate lawsuit. Throughout the entire case, Heather demonstrated her thorough knowledge of law, professionalism, loyalty and most importantly her genuine sincerity to guide us thru the case. Heather was easy to talk to and took the time to really listen to our frustrations and concerns- traits often not found in attorneys! I would highly recommend Heather to anyone who is considering retaining an attorney!
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Posted by Stacy | June 26, 2015
Heather is a professional who is very knowledgable
I have used Heather on several Real estate issues and have found her to provide excellent and accurate information. She is professional and reliable. I continue to recommend her to others.
Posted by Rachel | June 26, 2015
Great Service and Funny Too
I really enjoyed working with Heather - she is not only a smart lawyer but also has a great sense of humor and is able to lighten the mood in almost any situation. She helped me split up family owned property and that was a very emotional. I highly recommend her - if you can get in with her! She's very busy and there's a reason for it.
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Posted by Brandon | June 26, 2015
Bula boutique llc
Heather! Has been great and so trusting! She helped us open our boutique when nobody would give us a chance! She has guided us and given us what we needed to start a successful small buisness! I do and always will recommend her services to anyone! Her services are well rounded to any situation!
Posted by Terri | May 20, 2015
Heather Anderson was competent, efficient, and very professional in handling you divorce. She worked hard to prepare for mediation to help me receive my portion of our marital assets. She helped make a difficult time in my life easier.
Posted by Kathryn | March 18, 2015
Excellent Attorney!!
Heather is very responsive and if she can't answer my questions, she finds someone who can. I trust her with all my legal needs!
Posted by Blake | August 19, 2014
Heather Anderson is a Top Notch attorney
Heather has represented my companies for several years and has always done an excellent job. Her attentiveness is admired and she is very knowledgeable. I have recommended Heather to several personal friends and colleagues. If you are looking for a trustworthy and top notch attorney, I suggest you contact Heather.
Posted by Linda | May 30, 2013
Employment lawyer
I have to take time to acknowledge the many attributes that Heather has demonstrated, that leads me to recommend her as an attorney with the highest degree of confidence. Knowledge, integrity, professionalism, and the ability to communicate clearly in a manner that I can understand has been a tremendous benefit to me. Having her help with my legal matters has shown her excellent work, a highly satisfied outcome all while being personable, and it is truly helpful and greatly appreciated.
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Posted by Tiffany | May 20, 2013
Review for Heather Gunn Anderson
I have retained the services of Heather Anderson for matters pertaining to two of my companies. Heather has proven time and time again to be knowledgeable about all different aspects of business law. She is compassionate about her clients and their matters which makes her very effective while representing them. Heather also is very active in the Knoxville community. She serves on several boards and is involved in many charity events. I have recommended her services to both friends and business associates over the years and will continue to do so. Heather is a top notch attorney that goes that extra mile for each and every client.
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Posted by Rex | May 17, 2013
Consumate professional who cares for client needs
Heather has been an extremely valuable asset for our company. Never had a better attorney in 40 years.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Bernstein, Stair & McAdams LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Manager
  • Miller Anderson Law Group, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Reeves, Herbert & Anderson, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Howard & Howard
  • 2003 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Young & Perl, PLLC
  • 1998 - 2003
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  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Univerity of Tennessee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Employee Settles Case Against Employer for Deceptive Hiring Practices
  • Settled to Employee's(Client's) Satisfaction
  • Anderson v. Wilder, 2003 WL 22768666
  • Revis v. McLean, 31 S.W.3d 250 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2000)
  • Tennessee Supreme Court ruled for employer
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  • MyLife Foundation Board (Sertoma Center)
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2010 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Solo & Small Firm Committee
  • 2016 - 2017
  • MyLife Foundation (Sertoma Center)
  • President-Elect
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Knoxville Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Knoxville YWCA
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Sertoma Center
  • Board Member, Office of Secretary
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women
  • Member/Former Board Member
  • 2002 - 2011
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Former Member
  • 1998 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney, Employment Law
  • City View Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney - Employment & Labor
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney, Employment Law
  • City View Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Tennessee Atttorney
  • Legal Leaders - ALM
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Knoxville Business Journal
  • 2012
  • Rising Star - Real Estate
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2012
  • Rising Star - Real Estate
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star - Real Estate
  • SusperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Memphis Business Journal
  • 2002
  • Member
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1994
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  • Dicta
  • Ten Hut: What you need to know about the SCRA
  • 2008
  • Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure
  • Exercising Personal Jurisdiction Based on Internet Contacts
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Health Care Reform Primer
  • Health Care Reform
  • 2013
  • Handling Difficult Employee Issues
  • Employment Law
  • 2013
  • Commercial & Residential Landlord Tenant Law
  • Residential Landlord Tenant Law
  • 2013
  • McCalla Dental Conference
  • Employment Law
  • 2012
  • Employment Law Update
  • Employment Law
  • 2011
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Update: Privacy in the Workplace
  • 2008
  • Commercial & Residential Landlord Tenant Law
  • Landlord - Tenant Law
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (15)
Endorse Heather
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worker with Heather Anderson on several matters. She is ethical, competent and compassionate. Good lawyer and a zealous advocate for her clients."
Litigation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is a brilliant lawyer who always represents her clients zealously. She communicates with her clients and has compassion for them. If I needed an attorney, I'd probably hire her."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is always prepared. She is simultaneously a strong advocate for her clients and a friendly kind person - a potent combination that produces better results. Heather's experience in litigation makes her an excellent advocate in today's mediation heavy environment - she can counsel her clients and challenge opposing counsel using her experience as a litigator to guide your case to a swift and positive result."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with Heather Anderson for at least eight years on real estate and business litigation matters. She is a top-notch lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the system. You could not ask for a better advocate."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is a very good lawyer. Very involved in the community. She cares about her clients and their rights. She works tirelessly for her clients and would recommend her without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is one of the finest lawyers and people I know. She fights relentlessly for her clients and I would entrust a family member or loved one to her care without reservation."
Construction and development Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Construction and development Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Heather Anderson for any litigation involving construction or real estate. I have worked as opposing counsel on a number of cases with Heather, and I am also familiar with her work generally. Heather is tenacious but always professional and is respected by her peers. She works hard and efficiently for her client, and she is reasonable. I have had opportunities to recommend Heather to friends, and I do so wholeheartedly and without reservation. And I'm pleased to report that those friends have turned out to also be very happy with the results Heather's been able to get for them. Heather is also just a good person - she is ethical and forthright, and we need more lawyers like her in the profession."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Heather Anderson. She is a competent, knowledgeable, trustworthy and hardworking lawyer."
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Personal injury
Bankruptcy and debt
Criminal defense
Bankruptcy and debt