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C.J. Lewis

Criminal defense Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found

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

About C.J.

Learn C.J.’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I have experience in Blount, Campbell, and Knox County General Sessions Court with both Misdemeanor and Felony cases.

    9 years, 52 cases

  2. Family

    9 years, 5 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket

    9 years, 12 cases

  4. DUI and DWI
    I review cruiser video, lab reports, and advocate for you in court.

    9 years, 6 cases

My wife and I have been fostering two boys for about one year now. They are our joy and we love raising them in the beautiful city of Knoxville. When we aren't at the Zoo or the Muse you can find us downtown at the library enjoying a Dr. Seuss book!

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Law Office of C.J. Lewis
1237 E Weisgarber Rd Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
Knoxville, TN, 37923

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Posted by Marisa | February 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough, Professional, and Trustworthy
I contacted Mr. Lewis regarding a custody issue. He listened to the specifics of my issue before explaining what would be necessary from a legal standpoint and before quoting me a rate. He was more thorough in gathering information about my issue before quoting a price than other attorneys with whom I spoke. Mr. Lewis has been completely professional in my dealings with him and in his communication with the involved parties. My issue was resolved very quickly and without the stress or drama one might anticipate in a custody issue; it is my opinion that Mr. Lewis's communication with me and with the other parties contributed to that outcome.
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Posted by Lisa | December 16, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
What a great representation I had
I would recommend C.J. Lewis to represent anyone with a case they think is impossible to beat. He is very timely, explanatory, and above all honest. He will not make promises, he is just truthful.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-300 per hour
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of C.J. Lewis
  • 2015 - Present
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Law Clerk and Extern
  • Knox County Public Defender
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Student Attorney
  • University Of Tennessee Legal Clinic
  • 2013 - 2015
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  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Rhodes College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Alfrey
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v. Smiddy
  • Misdemeanor Conviction


  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Black-Pierce Award for Public Interest Leadership
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2015
  • Law Student for Justice
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2015
  • Order of Barristers
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2015
  • 1st place Advocate's Prize
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2014
  • Best Oralist: Advocate's Prize
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2014
  • 2nd Place: Jenkins Trial Competition
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2014
  • 1st place: Advocacy Idol
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"We don't handle criminal defense cases at my firm so I refer folks looking for a good one to C.J. Lewis. C.J. knows his way around the courthouse and has a keen instinct for when the D.A.'s case is strong and when it is not. He makes jail visits and keeps his clients informed about their cases. Those folks I refer continue to be satisfied with C.J.'s work. I recommend him to you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Friend
"C.J. diligently represents his clients. I would seek out his representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Friend
"C.J. Lewis will provide outstanding legal representation to his clients. He will bring a high level of professionalism and passion to the court room. If you are looking for a lawyer who will fight for you every step of the way and be an excellent guide for you through the criminal process, then you should contact C.J. Lewis. As someone who had several trial advocacy classes with Mr. Lewis at the UT College of Law, I have no doubt that Mr. Lewis has exceptional trial advocacy skills that will be on display when he steps into courtrooms across East Tennessee."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"C.J. has provided thoughtful and helpful analysis to many of the legal issues presented to the AVVO community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I do not practice criminal law, but CJ does, and if I ever found myself in need of services in that area of the law, CJ would be at the top of my list to call. He is diligent, he is dedicated, he is very intelligent, and he works hard and effectively. I have seen him in many settings--researching, writing, arguing motions--and he is fantastic at everything he does. Also, and sadly not applicable to all lawyers, CJ is a fun guy to be around."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known this attorney in many different capacities, first as a law student, but now as a colleague and a friend. I do not hesitate to recommend Mr. Lewis if you are facing legal difficulties. As a teacher of trial practice, I think myself in a particularly apt position to say that when I first met Mr. Lewis, I was thoroughly impressed with his mastery of the courtroom and his legal mind, and have only grown more impressed with the years. But beyond that, Mr. Lewis has always impressed me as a downright good guy, and I've yet to encounter an experience that would lead me to believe otherwise. Hire Mr. Lewis and you will be in good hands."
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Knoxville Criminal defense Lawyer C.J. Lewis
C.J. Lewis
Criminal defense Attorney
Knoxville, TN
Licensed for 9 years
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