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Michael Barrett Menefee

Divorce and separation Attorney at Knoxville, TN

4.7   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2002
    Status
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Michael Menefee is a highly experienced and effective lawyer in Knoxville. Since 2002, he has helped clients all throughout Tennessee with their legal issues. He can help you resolve your problems quickly and efficiently, too. Michael primarily practices in the area of family law and is a well-known attorney within the community. He has received numerous accolades for his achievements, including being rated 10 out of 10 on Avvo and being listed on National Advocates Top 100 Matrimonial Lawyers. He is also a guest lecturer for the National Business Institute and a Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator. He represents individuals at both the appellate and trial levels and has fought for clients in nearly every county in Tennessee. Michael will work relentlessly to help you achieve all your legal goals. You can count on him to help you today. 

Location

Menefee & Brown, P.C.
2633 Kingston Pike
Suite 100
Knoxville, TN, 37919

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Posted by Tammi | December 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The best of the best!
I hired Mr. Meneffee to represent me in my divorce proceedings. He was very knowledgeable and didn't sugarcoat things. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome of my case. Mr. Meneffee and his paralegal are the absolute best!
Posted by Jenny | July 21, 2023
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The best attorneys in town!
I hired Michael a few times over the years and he is brilliant and pays attention to detail. He is honest and has a LOT of experience, and a great staff. He is the best!
Posted by Bill | July 21, 2023
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Against all odds
I could not be happier with choosing Michael Menefee as my attorney. He fixed what my other attorney botched. My previous attorney recommended we drop the case only days after accepting my $2000 cash which was nonrefundable. Ultimately, I had to concede to drop the case. Fast forward one year; Michael was able to get this case reopened against all odds and the matter was brought before the judge. My ex-wife’s attorney was visibly dumbfounded based on my observation of her body mechanics, voice inflection’s, facial expressions, etc. I was amazed with the way Michael was able to process all the information that I had given him, then condense it into a few short sentences and articulate it in a way that the judge was compelled to agree with. So the case is now re-opened and we are getting ALL the documents that we had originally requested! He made my ex-wife’s attorney look foolish and I don’t think that I am exaggerating in the least by saying that. He’s been very patient with me, spending hours over the past few months attentively, listening to my concerns, never any pressure, never any promises. So I was the one to make the call whether or not to go forward and try and bring the case before the judge once again. I have no regrets and believe we are going to win and in my eyes, we have already cleared a big hurdle. Based on my experience with Michael thus far, I think I made the right decision on going back to court and choosing a new attorney in Michael. So the jury is still out but if I win my case he will have pulled something off that no other attorney wanted to risk. It could literally change my life. I was swindled for more than 20 years of marriage. No one believed me, much less wanted this case but Michael listened and I could not ask for anything more than to have him to continue serving as my advocate in this case. His assistant, Susan is wonderful, and all of the staff are professional, courteous, and top-notch. Stay tuned… (more good news to report after we win!)
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2019
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Pleased
Michael served me in a divorce case in a professional and courteous manner. He not only laid out the options clearly, but also encouraged and supported us in our efforts to seek reconciliation instead of divorce. You will be well taken care of with Michael, and feel comfortable that you are making the best decisions.
Posted by Eric | November 3, 2018
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Erics review
Mr Menefee is not only a great lawyer, but a good person. Intelligent, kind, caring, and compassionate.. .. I went through a complicated divorce with a custody issue with my exwife. He was there to make sure my son was protected the whole way. Listen to what he advises you to do, because this guy is very knowledable about the law, and he knows what he is doing.. divorce isn’t easy, But having good representation makes all the difference... you will get that with mr menefee
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Posted by Judy | March 10, 2018
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Grateful
I was very satisfied with Mr Menefee legal services. He was very professional, helpful and available. Getting a divorce can be very stressful but Mr Menefee was always patience and believe me the divorce was a long process (10 months) with a difficult spouse. I would definitely recommend Menefee & Brown
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Menefee is very knowledgeable and was very patient in explaining things as they went along. You can tell he really cares about his clients.
Posted by CKB | August 3, 2015
Excellent divorce attorney
Mr. Menefee is an excellent attorney. He was a strong advocate, explained things well, and was diligent in bringing difficult issues to a satisfactory close. I have recommended him several times to others.
Posted by Amanda | September 16, 2009
Great Divorce Lawyer
Mr. Menefee stood up for me when I needed it most. He knew what he was doing and explained things to me each step of the way. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Michael | April 23, 2017
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Careful
Spent over a year and $12,000.00 dollars trying to get a Divorce with nothing tangible to show for the time and money. After six straight business days of calling without a response I hired a new lawyer.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Menefee & Brown, LLP
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S. v. Stokely 733 F. Supp.2d 868
  • Case Dismissed

Associations

  • Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator
  • Listed Mediator
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • United States District Court For the Middle District of Tennessee
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Family Law Firm
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2023
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Top 10 Lawfirms Tennessee
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Ten Best Law Firms Tennessee
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Tennessee Matrimonial Lawyers
  • National Advocates Top 100
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • BV Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Honorable Discharge
  • U.S. Navy
  • 1995
  • Southeast Asia Service Medal
  • U.S. Military
  • 1995
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • U.S. Military
  • 1991
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Publications

  • Tennessee Real Estate Law Letter
  • FDCPA May Apply to Evictions
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Collection Law From Start to Finish
  • Collection Law From Start to Finish (FDCPA)
  • 2009
  • National Business Institute (NBI)
  • Collection Law From Start To Finish
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute (NBI)
  • Advanced Third Party Collection Strategies
  • 2007
  • National Business Institute (NBI)
  • Collecting Debts- Tips and Strategies to Legally Getting What You're Owed
  • 2005
  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA)
  • Collection law/ Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
Endorse Michael
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I fully endorse this lawyer. Michael and I represented opposing spouses in a post-divorce matter. Michael's quick thinking and zealous advocacy led to a result I'm sure pleased his client."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Menefee and I represented opposing clients in a divorce. He did a wonderful job advising his client and the two of us worked well together in settling the case at mediation. I look forward to working with him for years to come."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael is an excellent attorney. He zealously advocates for his clients while remaining courteous and professional. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Menefee is professional, courteous, and a pleasure to work with. He works hard for his clients, and he truly cares about getting the job done the right way. I frequently refer East Tennessee cases to him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a tremendous lawyer who strives for excellence in his cases. I have been involved with many cases with Mr. Menefee being opposing counsel. I have been impressed every time and has earned my respect as a fine trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Menefee handles all of his cases with the utmost care, attention to detail and respect for his clients. He focuses on building client relationships and successfully helping them reach positive resolutions."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked cases with and against Mr. Menefee and have found his work to be outstanding. His professionalism and aggressive attitude are a tremendous benefit to his clients."
General practice Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer provides professionalism and competence to any task a client lies before him. I still consult him when I need a quick answer on a multitude of matters concerning divorce/family, collection, and contract interpretation. I look forward to a continued relationship with Michael in the legal community as he is simply one of the "good lawyers"."
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Knoxville Divorce and separation Lawyer Michael Barrett Menefee
Michael Barrett Menefee
Divorce and separation Attorney
Knoxville, TN
Licensed for 22 years