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Matthew Janson McClanahan

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   16 reviews

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    20%
    Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Probate

  2. Landlord or tenant
    20%
    Leases, Evictions, Debt Collection

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    20%
    Accident Litigation, Boundary Disputes, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Contract Litigation, Estate Litigation (Will Contests), Trust Litigation, Divorce, Adoptions

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    Animal and dog bites, Car Accidents, Injuries, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Defective Products, Wrongful Death

  5. Business
    10%
    Agriculture, Contracts, Leases, and Business Formation

  6. Criminal defense
    10%
    DUI/DWI, Expungements, Misdemeanors, Felonies, and Traffic Tickets

I am a proud native born Tennessean and I am the third generation to live on my family’s farm. My roots trace back to my ancestor and the first governor of the state of Tennessee, John Sevier. While at the University of Tennessee College of Law, I concentrated my studies on advocacy and dispute resolution. Prior to law school, I worked as an agent with Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee. I understand the importance of communication, honesty, hard work, determination, and treating people the way you would want to be treated. I am honored to serve the legal needs of individuals and companies with interests in Tennessee throughout Tennessee.

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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.

Contact Matthew

McClanahan & Winston, PC
9215 Middlebrook Pike
Suite 650
Knoxville, TN, 37931
McClanahan & Winston, PC
156 Walker Hill Street
Crossville, TN, 38555
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Reviews

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Posted by Bill | May 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My sons adopted me!
Matt was instrumental in helping my sons to adopt me. Yes, they came to him to ask them to help adopt me as their father. I am so very thankful.
Posted by Charles | September 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results!
The owner of apartments that border my property was negligent in maintaining his trees. The trees posed a danger to my property, including my house. Mr. McClanahan did his homework by having The University of Tennessee extension agent come to my property and assess the danger of the trees. Then, armed with the evidence, sent a letter to the owner of the apartments. I had been requesting that the trees be cut for over six months, but within one week of Mr. McClanahan's action the dangerous trees were cut and removed! Now my yard is safe and I am a fan of the excellent work of Matthew McClanahan!
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Posted by Alex | September 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Hired them for a CMV speeding ticket, they got it dropped and got just a minor non moving violation left. Would recommend for truckers.
Posted by Leilani | July 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, prompt, knowledgeable and highly recommend
We needed a consult pertaining to a real estate transaction for specific performance due to the seller backing out of our legal contract. Mr. McClanahan responded within a few hours of my contact of our options in this was a time sensitive matter involving this financial purchase. He thoroughly and concisely explained the impact of each of our choices and did so in a professional manner. He patiently listened and answered my questions in a kind, approachable and friendly demeanor. Highly recommend him and would absolutely hire him if the situation warrants the need for legal counsel and representation.
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Posted by Jonathan | July 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great work!
I was charged with a bad ticket, he got it reduced to a 5 over ticket. He done a awesome job for me!
Posted by Chad | June 17, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Consultation
Matthew was very helpful with answering questions I had about a possible suit. It was very late in the evening but he still responded very quickly and thoroughly explained the pros and cons of pursuing a suit. I would recommend him to anyone else in the future.
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Star
He is an amazing attorney! I would not waste my time looking around. He went above and beyond any expectation I had! Hands down best in the biz!
Posted by Garrison | May 19, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trust
I called Matt about some questions of forming a trust and what they are made up of. He also gave me helpful tips on why people do trust in estate planning. He made the information very understandable and relatable. Matt is very knowledgeable and quick to respond back. Highly recommend his services because of his knowledge and his great customer service. He will go the extra mile!
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Posted by Christi | April 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Matt is a great guy!
Matt helped with my husband’s campaign as an advisor/attorney. He proved to be an extremely knowledgeable assist to our campaign!
Posted by Danielle | February 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An honest lawyer!
Matt was such a godsend for me. I initially contacted him for advice, and decided to retain him because I believed he was an honest man and would fight for me. And he exceeded those expectations! He is easy to talk to, and most importantly, easy to get in contact with. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone, he really took the stress out of my life and handled my case exactly how I’d hoped. Thank you Matt!
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Posted by Diana | December 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Matt!
Matt helped me resolve a contested contract with a local landscaper. Matt's quiet confidence and calm demeanor over the phone immediately disarmed me from the stress and emotional drain that I had been carrying for a year with this issue. Matt listened carefully to my stressful rambling and in minutes came up with a simple plan to proceed. Paperwork, payment, settlement and process was all simple and within reason. Within a matter of days....this contract was history. I never had to face the landscaper. Matt took care of everything. Masterfully.  The best thing about my experience with Matt was that on the night I had hit rock bottom with this landscaper...I made an after hours phone call to some lawyer....to my delight and surprise...Matt, as is his manner, answered the call. Elementary that I will employ his talent again.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt and professional
I asked Matthew about a landlord dispute and he replied the same day. His prices were reasonable and he was professional.
Posted by Christal | March 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Management/Counseling
I found myself in desperate need of consultation of legal advice for representation of my legal age daughter with severe disabilities. My name is Christal Hill and I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl at twenty-six weeks gestational almost twenty years ago. I have been her primary care giver ever since then. Due to her prematurity my daughter suffered a brain bleed which caused cyst on her brain which caused her to be diagnosed with severe Cerebral Palsy and Mental Retardation. My daughter is Quadriplegic and confined to a bed with limited time to a wheelchair and outdoor life. I was a fulltime nurse before giving birth to my daughter and married. When my daughter was two years ld my husband and his family decided that they were embarrassed by her disabilities and chose to no longer want to partake in her life, emotionally, financially, physically etc. I come from a small town and a small family with a great love and an even greater love of support and appreciation of starting over. I went back to school while staying at home with my child and earned my BA in Psychology and I am now working on my Masters. During this time my child become of adult age and I needed to become Conservator. I did not have the finances to do so. I applied for aid at the University of Tennessee and this is where I met my future friend and lifelong attorney, Matt. Matt helped me to achieve the legal requirements to become my daughters voice and along the way gave me the strength to achieve so much more. If you are just looking for an attorney then yes, he can help you but if you are looking for a man to place your trust… than please……your search ends here.
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Posted by Lauren | February 13, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Zealous Advocate
Matt is a friendly, down to earth guy who loves helping people like me get out of a tough spot. Every conversation with him was professional and like talking to a friend. He passionately pursued my case in getting me help with my landlord. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Genuine and High Quality
M. Mcclanahan provided speedy yet extremely thorough assistance in the process of drawing up legal documents used in rent my home. He was very accommodating and made the process seamless.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matthew was a great help for me and my family
Matthew did a wonderful job of knowing the law and procedures for the case of conservatorship for my sister. He was knowledgeable and kind throughout this process. The presentation to the judge went very well, and the process was completed with no problems.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Professor teaching Agricultural Law
  • Tennessee Tech University
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McClanahan & Winston, PC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Executive Director/General Counsel
  • Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts
  • 2020 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Adjunct Professor at Tennessee Tech University, Teaching Environmental Law
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • G. Keith Alley, PC
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Law Clerk
  • Holbrook, Peterson, and Smith
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Law Clerk
  • University Of Tennessee Legal Clinic
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Agent
  • Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee
  • 2011 - 2015
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Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • J.D. with a concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
  • 2018
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • B.S. in Agriculture, In cursu honorum, magna cum laude
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • Huntington Place Apartments v. John Lewis
  • Case Dismissed

Associations

  • Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Campbell County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Blount County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Putnam County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Knoxville Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Tennessee Cattleman's Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • McClung Medal for Excellence in Moot Court
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • 2018
  • Chancellor’s Service Medallion
  • University of Tennessee
  • 2018
  • Order of Barristers
  • Order of Barristers
  • 2018

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Meeting
  • Judicial Interpretation, the Erosion of Legislative Power, and Its Effect on American Business
  • 2021
  • Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court
  • Conservatorships
  • 2021
  • New Lawyers Section
  • Solo and Small Firm Practice Tips
  • 2020
  • 2020 Annual Educational Symposium
  • Conservation Easements
  • 2020
  • Cumberland Business Incubator
  • Employees or Independent Contractors? A Decision for Business Owners
  • 2020
  • Cumberland Business Incubator
  • What Every Business Owner Should Know
  • 2020
  • COVID-19 and Small Firm Practice
  • A Discussion About Solo Practitioner & Small Firm Practice
  • 2020
  • An Industry in Crisis: Dairy Farmers in the Southeast
  • Legal Considerations for Dairy Farmers
  • 2019
  • Chapter Meeting
  • Fair Oaks Farms: A Case Study
  • 2019
  • 44th Annual Meeting of the Association of Private Enterprise Education
  • Agricultural Law
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (12)
Endorse Matthew
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Matt has a passion for helping his clients with their sensitive estate planning needs. His attention to detail and ability to identify issues is an asset to all of his clients. Matt has an excellent mind, great demeanor, and exhibits a high level of legal ability in his practice areas. I recommend Matt as an excellent value for skilled legal services."
Animal and dog bites Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew McClanahan should be everyone's go-to lawyer for misbehaving family pets and farm animals. He has literally saved the lives of pets who otherwise would have been forced to be put down (including one naughty dog who decided to bite a judge). Matthew is also a cattle farmer himself, so he deeply understands and respects the needs of farmers who have wandering farm animals that might destroy the property of others. Choose Matt as your animal law attorney, and he won't let you down."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of knowing Matt and in that time, I found him to be a professional and knowledgably attorney. In fact, I have referred Will and Estate cases to him recently. It is a pleasure to endorse Matthew McClanahan."
Estate planning Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt was a thorough professional. He answered all my questions quickly and knowledgeably and is one of the clearest communicators I’ve ever worked for!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt for several years and can personally attest to his character and work ethic. If you want an honest, hard-working attorney who knows the law and has the skill to make it work for you, I cannot recommend Matt highly enough."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a skilled professional advocate for his clients. You would make the right choice in hiring Matt to help in any legal endeavor you may be faced with."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Matthew McClanahan is a dedicated attorney who zealously advocates for his clients. Moreover, I can personally attest that Matthew is honest attorney who cares about his clients' causes as if they were his own. If you need an attorney, I would strongly recommend seeking Matt's services."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is a dedicated and sharp young attorney. I have referred potential clients to him when I think he may be able to better serve their needs."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Other
"I've known Matthew for over 10 years. He is dedicated to his work, cares about the people he serves, and is a person of integrity."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew McClanahan is an excellent lawyer that seeks the best result for each and every client. His passion helps him win, and his compassion shows each client that they are the most important person in the room."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I’ve known Matt McClanahan for years. As an attorney, community leader, and friend, he is of the highest order and caliber. He has my highest endorsement."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am proud to have had Mr. McClanahan as a colleague for a number of years now. Perhaps the highest praise I could give an attorney is that I trust their skills, expertise, and integrity enough to refer family and friends to that attorney, which I do without hesitation for Mr. McClanahan."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an outstanding advocate who has a commanding presence in the courtroom that results in his clients receiving very favorable results. Matt is a dilligent and passionate attorney who will insure that you are satisfied with his services and the result of your case. He truly cares about the people that he represents and I cannot stress enough that you will be glad that you decided to hire Matt as your attorney."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt for a couple of years now and I strongly endorse his abilities as a zealous advocate for his clients' rights. Matt has impeccable character and the intellect to handle any legal issue thrown his way. He is simply top notch. If you have estate planning, probate, or business issues, then Matt is your guy!"
Litigation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew and I have worked together on a contentious probate matter, and I found him to be a highly professional and capable attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs strong representation in litigation. Matthew practices with an excellent firm, and I endorse him no reservations whatsoever."
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