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Michael Wesley Moyers

Mediation Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Mike Moyers

  • Licensed for 37 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    Civil and family law mediation.

  2. Appeals
    Research, writing and arguing before Appellate courts.

  3. Family
    Divorce, child custody and visitation, adoption.

  4. Government
    Advising and representing citizens with business before local governmental bodies.

  5. Land use and zoning

  6. Litigation
    General civil litigation.

I graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1987.  In 1988 I joined the Knox County Law Director's Office, where I served as Deputy Law Director until 2000, when I was elected Law Director.  In those roles I advised every board, agency and elected official within Knox County government.  I litigated in the areas of zoning and land use, personal injury defense, contract and business law and civil rights.  I had extensive experience in Appellate practice, appearing on multiple occasions before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In 2006 I was elected Chancellor for the 6th Judicial District (Knox County).  I served in that position for over 14 years, retiring in January 2021.  In that role I gained extensive experience in family law and adoption, will contests and undue influence matters, contract interpretation and all other areas within the equity jurisdiction of the Tennessee Chancery Courts.  As Chancellor, I engaged in formal and informal mediation of cases, believing that agreement and compromise is superior in most cases to judicial fiat.

In January 2021 I am excited to join the law firm of Bernstein, Stair and McAdams.  I plan to specialize in mediation, family law,  representing citizens before government boards and commissions, and appellate practice.  Please feel free to contact me at my new office if I may be of service to you.


Bernstein, Stair & McAdams LLP
116 Agnes Rd.
Knoxville, TN, 37919

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Posted by Ronetta | December 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
He is amazing
Mike was a true God send to me, he did everything he needed to do to handle my case and now I consider him a true friend
Posted by David | March 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
About 15 years ago my attorney for many years dropped his private practice to work for a Federal Judge. I wandered in the wilderness for most of time since and about two weeks ago I had something come up where I really needed good, competent legal assistance. I scanned Google for a familiar name and saw Bernstein, Stair & McAdams whom I recognized and gave them a call. I was put through to Mike Moyers. I am not an attorney but I have a better than average understanding of business law and have a lot of practical business experience and knew within a few minutes I had found the right guy. It was clear that Mike understood the problem and knew what he was doing. He handled my situation deftly and was always out in front of what was going on. Problem solved. I found my new guy. Thank you Mike. Well done sir.
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Response from Michael Moyers March 17, 2021
Thank you for the kind words David. It was a pleasure being of assistance to you.
Posted by Sam | January 27, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent choice for you
I have known Mike Moyers since he was a Chancellor on the bench for 20 years. I appeared in his Court for many years. He was compassionate about his work as a Judge. Recently, he decided to retire as Chancellor and move to practicing law again. He wants to help people and use his expertise to help those people struggling and need help. He is an asset to our legal community. He is genuinely a kind person and very intelligent. In my life there are few people that I consider to be "real" and he is one of the few. He calls it how he sees it with honesty and integrity. His representation brings his clients the "edge" of being a Judge for years and now a litigator. I personally rely on reviews when I am searching for professionals, travel, etc. I focus on reviews that are sincere and appear to be "real." I assure you that Mike Moyers will provide you with top notch legal representation. It appears that I now have a major competitor in my profession. I welcome him back. He is a good one! Definitely 5 stars.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bernstein, Stair & McAdams, LLP
  • 2021 - Present
  • Chancellor
  • Chancery Court, Sixth Judicial District
  • 2006 - 2021
  • Law Director
  • Knox County Law Director’s Office
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Deputy Law Director
  • Knox County Law Director’s Office
  • 1988 - 2000
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  • Western Kentucky University
  • B.A. Sociology
  • 1984
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Moyers conducted a mediation on a highly contested custody matter. This case involved years of litigation and has always led to trials in the past. However, this time was different. We used Michael Moyers to mediate this case, and after 13 hours of mediation over two days, we were able to reach a detailed agreement that addressed all issues currently before the court. Through his assistance, he saved these parties from a time consuming and difficult trial. I highly recommend him for mediation and will use him again in the future."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Chancellor Moyers as a judicial clerk for nearly seven years and I now have the pleasure of working with him as a fellow attorney at Bernstein Stair & McAdams LLP. I have always known Chancellor Moyers to be a fair and considerate jurist. His decades of study and application of the law are complimented by his unique ability to quickly drill down to the pertinent issues faced by the parties who come before him. I readily endorse and recommend this attorney."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Knoxville Mediation Lawyer Michael Wesley Moyers
Michael Wesley Moyers
Mediation Attorney
Knoxville, TN
Licensed for 37 years