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John David Haines

Family Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   20 reviews

About John

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Before I went to law school, I served on active duty for five years in the United States Navy.  During that time, I was forunate enough to travel the world, and meet many different people from every imaginable walk of life.  What I learned was that everyone has a story, everyone knows something you don't, and occasionally, everyone needs a little help.  After I left the military, I found that I had a natural affinity for the law, and could use that skill to help people through what may be one of the most stressful times in their lives.

As an attorney, I am committed above all else to professionalism and candor.  I will return your calls and emails.  I will be prepared for court.  I will pursue all courses of action necessary to advocate for your position.  And I will never mislead you or sugar coat reality, even if the unfiltered truth may not be exactly what you want to hear.

If you have a legal problem and want my help, contact my office today to set up a consultation.

Licensed for 4 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2018
Updated 11/19/2022

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

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The Haines Firm
109 S. Northshore Dr Ste-401
Knoxville, TN, 37919

Reviews

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Posted by Lisa | October 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!
Your search is over. Stop reading attorney reviews now and call John. I promise, you won't be sorry. My divorce experience was a long, painful nightmare using two different attorneys. While I recognized the need for extra time due to the pandemic and court closures, my first attorney failed to respond to any type of communication. Phone calls were useless and it took me 5 email attempts to get even one response. My second attorney was more responsive to my communication, however, slow to make any moves. We ended up in court in front of a judge which was a stressful and unnecessary ending to an already irritating process. I swear my divorce could've been completed in 30 days had I have had a supportive team behind me. Fast forward to the need to relocate out of state (like across the country out of state) with my two children and I knew I needed to find better representation. Someone who was truly prepared to fight for me as I knew it wouldn't be easy. John was recommended to me in the middle of my divorce by several people, but at that point it was too late in the case. I knew that he would be the person to turn to when it came time for this next fight because of the successful outcomes of the recommending parties. John did not disappoint. His responses were prompt and full of useful information. He kept me informed of the process, deadlines and delays. He had a plan mapped out for me right away and made sure I understood what I needed to do in order to move the process along. He was familiar with the laws, gave me his expert opinion on what to do legally once I had moved out of state and helped me through a surprisingly quick and painless mediation process. I'm writing this after my cross country move that went off without a hitch truly thanks to John's expertise, professionalism and solid work ethic. I would recommend him 1,000,000 times over to anyone who is looking for an attorney. I honestly don't think you can find anyone better.
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Posted by Chris | August 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney
I appreciate John's thoroughness, competence, and candor throughout the divorce process. He did everything he said he would and was a great advocate. The outcome met my expectations and I would hire him again.
Posted by Brandon | March 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
There were a lot of hiccups in my divorce from Covid, changes in the divorce and parenting plan, and being across country from my lawyer. John was quick to respond, attentive to my needs, and helped me through. He was very straight forward in my options. I wouldn't go through this again without him.
Posted by Shawdee | January 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend
Professional, responsive, quick, straight forward, flexible. Made the process very easy!
Posted by Whitney | August 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney by far
I have had to use many attorney in the past and I can say hands down he has been the best. He is worth the dollar, effective and efficient to say the least. He has been there to help me in every way going over and beyond. I recommend him 5 stars
Posted by Cassandra | August 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever!!
John Haines is very professional he handled my child custody case very well, he definitely knew what he was doing when it came to court. I would highly recommend John Haines to anyone looking for a attorney.
Posted by Steven | January 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Steven Snipp
I unfortunately went through my first divorce. My trust and security was at a low. But John with patience came through for me!! He is a good man and has served our country! Thank you John for helping me through difficult times!
Posted by Brian | January 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Criminal Case
I am extremely pleased with John's representation. He was very knowledgeable and professional. If I need a lawyer in the future I will definitely consider John.
Posted by Corey | November 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Thorough Attorney
John and his team were able to help me get full custody of my son. They were very easy to work with and introduced new tactics and strategies that I would have never thought about. They are the exact reason why it is important to use an experienced and thorough attorney. I only had one shot at getting my son and I am extremely glad I used John and his team for something as important as a custody matter. I know that this isn't an easy feat having the court to decide to have a kid live with his father instead of with his mother. This team is the one that I will always use, if the need ever arises again. Thank you John and associates.
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Posted by Alisa | October 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Blessed are the Peace-Makers....
We live in another state and needed legal representation in Knoxville, Tennessee. John's firm was referred after contacting the Knoxville Bar Association. John was kind and respectful in his demeanor....Efficient and Take-charge in his approach to address the issue with the Apposing Counsel....And quickly assessed the simplicity of the situation reducing all concern and unnecessary drama of the situation rather than adding to it...saving us a costly trip to Tennessee. As all contact with John and, our case, was addressed by phone, I very much appreciate and was happily surprised by John's ability to personalize and empathize with us regardless of the fact that we had never met and had no formal introduction. John's approach with the apposing party resolved the issue quickly and made it possible for us to go back in to our regular day-to-day without concern. In this dog-eat-dog world, John's peaceful, ethical and efficient brand of legal council was refreshing and unexpected...and everything you would want in a lawyer. I highly recommend John and will exclusively use his services in any future legal concerns.
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Posted by Tiffany | August 14, 2019
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Tiffany Eubanks review for John Haines
this man literally saved my life from being flipped upside down. My daughter is my WHOLE world and he saved me the heartache of 50/50 custody with her "father". I got the schedule I wanted with my daughter and he seemed to make it so stress free for me. I would recommend him to ANYONE!
Posted by Greg | August 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Professional
Excellent attorney who handled my case with the utmost professionalism. He was very communicative throughout the process which, in my opinion is a rarity. Highly recommend.
Posted by Mark | July 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
John was instrumental in ensuring our case was successful. He quickly organized pages and pages of evidence that I submitted to him into a clear and concise case. John is very knowledgeable of the appeal process. In court, he proved he thoroughly understands the legal system, how the laws are written and implemented, and that he is quick on his feet when surprises are introduced. I highly recommend John and he will be the first person I look for if another legal issue arises.
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Posted by Kevin | June 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, professional and a winner
I hired Mr Haines to sue a local business that had not delivered on our contract and was refusing to refund my deposit. The case ended up going to court and Mr Haines came out on top with a decisive win. He was very well prepared for the case, and much more confident/convincing in the courtroom compared to the defendant’s lawyer. I would definitely recommend him to others for their legal needs. Dr Kevin J Rasuli
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Posted by Josh | March 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
John was asked to cover my case last minute and he did an excellent job. He gave me a few options and helped better my choice making to what I needed. My case only lasted 2 minutes long and I was out and on my way with normal life. I highly recommend John. He will strongly fight for you and he is very strong willed and passionate about his clients. He will make sure you feel safe with any circumstance.
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Posted by Xzantiny | January 9, 2019
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Criminal Defense Lawyer
Great working with John. I recently got pulled over in Tennessee and had to deal with some cops acting out of order. My charges were assault, resisting, and evading. I was able to get no jail time. John also got me into the diversion program which tremendously helped. At the end of my probation I can have all charges expunged. He was very professional and we were in and out of court no long waiting. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Linda | December 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Experience
This was my first meeting with Attorney Haines for a routine Will, Living Will, and Durable Power of Attorney. As I had been with a prior attorney from this office, all my forms were on file. Mr. Haines was diligent in making sure that everything I requested was included, and, of course, correctly written. I left the office with all my forms finished and notarized. Also, he was always pleasant, positive and friendly, putting me at ease. I recommend Mr. Haines highly and would make another appointment with him should the need arise.
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Posted by Jordan | December 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Experience
After finding ourselves in a position no one would want to be in (getting sued), we were grateful to have John Haines on our side. John was friendly, sharp, thorough, professional, and just did an overall great job. The cloud of stress hanging over our heads dissipated as we consulted with John. At the hearing he was fully prepared and his defense was excellent. We were glad he had our backs, and would highly recommend this lawyer.
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Posted by Michael | November 24, 2018
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Michael P.
John is not only efficient, but up front and kept me informed through my situation. His overall honesty allowed us to make decisions and get things taken care of quickly. Thanks!
Posted by Bob | November 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Reliable, Knowledgeable and Trustworthy
Mr. Haines is my first call when I have questions about criminal procedure or criminal law. His expertise, however, is not limited to criminal matters. I would recommend Mr. Haines to potential plaintiffs in any matter. He is a diligent and fervent advocate
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Tarpy, Cox, Fleishman & Leveille, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Petty Officer Second Class
  • United States Navy
  • 2008 - 2013

Education

  • Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2018
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2015

Associations

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Awards

  • 2021 Mid-South Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • LMU DSOL Guest Lecturer
  • East Tennessee Criminal Trial Practice
  • 2019
  • LMU DSOL Criminal Law Day 2019
  • Criminal Law
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (16)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Haines is one of the best lawyers I have worked with. His knowledge of the law is more than impressive. Professional, brilliant, and has amazing courtroom presence. I highly recommend Mr. Haines to anyone needing an attorney. He gets the job done."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I connected with John on Avvo. I have read many of the thoughtful answers he has posted here. I spoke with him about some potential legal matters in his area and ended up referring clients to him. John has excellent communication skills and legal knowledge, I endorse him."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I’ve had the opportunity to know and work with John for a few years and I endorse him to any person in need of an attorney. John is a brilliant legal mind that will find a way to effectively solve your problem, regardless of the complexity."
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent Attorney who has a passion for his clients and is great to work with. I 100% endorse John."
General practice Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an excellent attorney with an incredible work ethic. He knows the law and is exceptional at applying his knowledge to the case at hand. I would recommend him to any client seeking competent counsel."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John and I are colleagues, and I have witnessed firsthand the tenacity, creativity, and skill he brings to the table. Never intimidated, John is willing to go toe-to-toe with anyone, yet he approaches each issue rationally and strategically. I have mediated cases for John which has given me a behind-the-scenes look at the compassionate yet candid way he interacts with his clients. I would trust John to represent me in any legal issue."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a great example of professional courtesy mixed with a commitment to representing his clients' interest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I’ve had the opportunity to know and work alongside Mr. Haines for some years and I confidently endorse him to any person in need of legal representation. He is an excellent advocate with an unparalleled knowledge of the law."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is an intelligent, thorough, and trustworthy attorney. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a divorce attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Haines is my first call when I have questions about criminal procedure or criminal law. His expertise, however, is not limited to criminal matters. I would recommend Mr. Haines to potential plaintiffs in any matter. He is a diligent and fervent advocate"
Family Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"John is a fantastic lawyer. He is knowledgeable about many areas of the law. He always provides great advice and representation for clients."
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Knoxville Family Lawyer John David Haines
John David Haines
Family Attorney
Knoxville, TN
Licensed for 4 years
Free Consultation