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T. Scott Jones

Criminal defense Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   163 reviews

also known as Scott Jones

  • Licensed for 33 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1991
    Status
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PLAYING 2 WIN FOR YOU IN EAST TENNESSEE FOR OVER 25 YEARS!

Lifelong Knoxville resident T. Scott Jones believes in taking risks, but only when they benefit his clients. When attorney Jones is not fighting aggressively in court, he can be found skydiving or on the track, racing high-performance motorcycles at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. As an experienced and fearless trial attorney, Mr. Jones embraces a challenge and often accepts cases that other lawyers turn down. Active with the Shriners, he emphasizes the importance of community service to each member of the firm. Attorney Jones demonstrates this by undertaking numerous pro bono cases each year. In addition to being a fierce trial attorney, he is also a Rule 31 Mediator in the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
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Location

Banks & Jones, Attorneys at Law
2125 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN, 37921-5855

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Kevin | September 6, 2016
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Play 2 win
Attorney T. Scott Jones has been my Lawyer going on 8 yrs now. And there is absolutely positively no job to big or too small for Attorney T. Scott Jones. This man is bar none in my honest opinion the best Attorney in Knoxville and surrounding areas. As he treats everyone the same as the nxt person. Not judgemental by any means. Scott Jones is very personable and treats any and all of his clients more as a close friend rather than a client. This means performance in a court room grabs the attention of everyone seated in the room. His motto Play 2 win. Is exactly word for word what this lawyer does for any and all of his clients no matter how big or how small the case may be. Thank you So very much for all of your hard work and dedication to my case and through the years. Always having my best interest at heart as he also handles being one heck of a friend and Trust Attorney. In my eyes Always voted best Attorney in Knoxville.
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Posted by Cindy | August 26, 2016
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Experts that you want on your team!
Our whole family appreciates how this team of lawyers helped us and supported our family! If you want excellent lawyers, hire this law firm, you won't be disappointed. So knowledgeable and always keeping you updated. A huge Thank You to the whole team that worked so hard for us.
Response from T. Scott Jones August 26, 2016
Thank you, Cindy! It was an honor and a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Nicklas | February 25, 2021
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BEST ATTORNEY IN TENNESSEE!
I was recommended to Mr. Jones by a buddy of mine. I have to say he lived up to the hype! Mr. Jones genuinely cares about his clients and their well-being. He is an all around great man. I will definitely be referring him to everyone. He is the best Lawyer in Tennessee by far!!!!
Posted by Bobby | November 10, 2020
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Best Attorney in Knoxville
T Scott is the best attorney in Knoxville and I highly recommend him. Look no further!
Posted by Angie | July 7, 2020
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Thank you for believing in us!!!
We Hired T Scott Jones to help with an incident that happened to my daughter that the results could have been very life changing and facing prison time. The incident seemed to be one sided due to my daughter being out of county. Scott gave hope to our family when our options appeared limited. He was very thorough and competent professional who always had my daughters best interest in mind. He would not hesitate to tell her what was best for her. He was very personable and caring, We were always informed and always felt she was in good hands. He never missed a scheduled meeting and he always took our calls even when we needed to hear everything is going to be OK. We owe a debt of gratitude to him for his services. He is a solid lawyer who practices nothing but the best, A person who invents themselves needs someone to believe in them, Not only the need to be believed in , but the need to believe in another. Thank you for believing in her!!! Forever grateful Angie D.
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Posted by Jamie | February 19, 2020
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Best in East TN
T Scott Jones is the best attorney in East TN. He has done really good for me and my cases.
Posted by Mary | November 18, 2019
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Awesome Attorney
I highly recommend me Scott t Jones who help me greatly with my case. He is the one to use.
Posted by Timothy | November 18, 2019
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Awesome Attorney
T Scott is the one to go to in Knoxville. He is going to kick ass for me and I am confident after I met with him! I highly recommend him!
Posted by Carla | November 14, 2019
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Best Attorney in Knoxville
I recommend T Scott and his team of lawyers as they have stood beside me and fought hard for me. They are the best in Knoxville.
Posted by Christopher | October 30, 2019
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Knoxville’s best law dog
T Scott did awesome for me. He truly is Knoxville’s best!!!! I highly recommend him as he has done right by me.
Posted by Robert | September 20, 2019
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Great Attorney
Great job and I highly recommend T Scott! He and Chris did an awesome job! The only place to go in Knoxville.
Posted by Kinsey | August 27, 2019
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Awesome Attorney
Scott was the best lawyer I have hired. He got all my charges dropped and handled my car wreak. They where always in contact with me. Made the process as fast as possible. I’m extremely great full for all his help.
Posted by Frank | August 21, 2019
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The Best in Knoxville
Jones gave me good solid advice on a matter involving my father's estate. And although it wasn't exactly the solution I wanted to hear, Scott used his experience in these matters to tell me exactly what I needed to hear. And helped me avoid a potentially big mistake. I have used Banks and Jones to get an expungement in a case where I was the defendant, and I have hired T. Scott Jones to re-acquire some property seized in an arrest. I've been in his office more than just once. He and his firm do not judge me. All the staff are courteous and professional no matter what the case. Confident. Professional. Helpful. Affordable. Competitive.
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Posted by Casey | August 20, 2019
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Awesome Attorneys
Absolutely had the best experience! Highly recommend!!!! Mandy Hancock took great care of me through a hard time. Scott Jones & Kelly Tanner were amazing in my case!!!
Posted by Miranda | August 14, 2019
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Awesome Attorney
T Scott did an awesome job and I highly recommend him! He was great to work with NC he did exactly what he said he wS going to do
Posted by Scott | August 14, 2019
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Awesome lawyer
Hired Scott for any and everything. Always beyond satisfied. I’ll never even think about hiring anyone else.
Posted by Tina | August 12, 2019
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Awesome Trial Attorney
Great Job getting my cases handled and dismissed. T Scott carried the torch of Freedom for me! He does flat hands down the best of any attorney in Knoxville! I recommend T Scott!
Posted by Leslie | August 7, 2019
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Great attorney to have on your side
Mr. Jones ruled the court room this morning. I got Scott for my husband’s case, and he did not disappoint. (4) class d felonies dismissed. This case was very difficult from the start but Mr. Jones played to win and he won like a pro. Definitely not disappointed on the contrary, I was crying in disbelief of what I just saw before my own two eyes. Thanks so much for being an awesome attorney who goes the extra mile to take care of his clients!
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Posted by Skylar | August 2, 2019
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Great lawyer
I came to Banks & Jones in early October for a bad car wreck. They handled EVERYTHING. They took care of everything to their best ability and got me the best outcome possible. Everyone in the office is so nice and personable. I recommend Banks & Jones over anyone else
Posted by Jadrankab | July 30, 2019
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Great Lawyer
Great job in handling both my personal case and my son’s case. T Scott and Chris were awesome and I will never go anywhere else.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Banks & Jones
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • Kerbela Shriners
  • Legal Advisor
  • 2007 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • N/A
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Life member
  • N/A
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • N/A
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • N/A
  • American Society for Legal Advocates
  • N/A
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks – Knoxville Lodge #160
  • Member
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  • Rotary Club of Downtown Knoxville
  • Member
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  • Lions Clubs International
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Order of Quetzalcoatl – Tenasi #138
  • National Legal Counsel
  • N/A
  • Royal Order of Jesters – Knoxville Court #57
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Masons Cherokee Lodge #728
  • Member
  • N/A
  • A&A Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Tennessee's 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate - Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Life Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Melvin Jones Fellowship Award
  • Lions Clubs International
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • CityView Top Attorneys
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • CityView Top Attorneys
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2014
  • CityView Top Attorneys
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2013
  • CityView Top Attorneys
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2012
  • CityView Top Attorneys
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2011
  • CityView Top Attorneys
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2010
  • CityView Top Attorneys
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2009
  • CityView Top Attorneys
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2008
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly and wholeheartedly endorse T. Scott. He is an outstanding attorney and is generally regarded as one of the preeminent lawyers and trial lawyers in this region. He is smart, has dogged determination, an incredible work ethic and does not stop working and fighting for his clients until the very end."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for T. Scott Jones while in law school and got to consistently witness, firsthand, how brilliant of an attorney he is. Regardless of whether its defending you of an alleged crime or helping you get justice for a personal injury, T. Scott Jones will zealously represent you to his very high capabilities."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is a tremendous lawyer. He fears no size challenge and works tirelessly on all his cases. He is the best trial lawyer in Tennessee and one of the best in the South. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott fights for his clients both in and out of court. He is extremely well respected by judges and his fellow attorneys. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Scott for the past 11 years and he is an excellent attorney and negotiator. He always gives his clients 100% in and out of the court. Scott has obtained excellent results for his clients in criminal and personal injury cases."
General practice Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a brilliant trial lawyer who has built one of the best law firms in Tennessee. His support staff is top-notch. If you need help with a legal problem, you will not find better representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can say without hesitation that T. Scott Jones is one of the best attorneys that I have seen in and out of court. The dedication and willingness to fight for his clients is unparalleled. I had the opportunity to observe him try a case that outwardly appeared to a fellow criminal defense attorney to be a loser; however, he presented his case in a beautiful, articulate, and convincing manner to the jury that led to a successful defense for his client. When the house (government) is against you, PLAY 2 WIN, and hire T. Scott Jones."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"T. Scott Jones is one of the most dedicated and knowledgable attorneys that I have ever had the privilege of working with. He is not afraid to take a case no matter how complex or difficult it may be, and his mastery of the court room is second to none. I would highly recommend him on any civil or legal matter as he is not just a litigator, but a true trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Play 2 Win is more than his catchphrase. That is how he works. The only Law Partner I have ever seen who burns the midnight oil on a Friday. That is dedication to his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am proud to endorse T. Scott Jones. Fantastic trial attorney for civil and criminal matters, and a great guy all around."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott always plays to win. He is a talented attorney, respected in his field, and always professional in everything he does."
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General practice
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Social Security & Disability
Bankruptcy and debt

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Knoxville Criminal defense Lawyer T. Scott Jones
T. Scott Jones
Criminal defense Attorney
Knoxville, TN
Licensed for 33 years