Sure you can, provided that the lawyer is licensed in TN, and further provided that you are comfortable that the attorney is well conversant on the TN law governing "quiet title actions". Pro hac vice is an option, but it likely tells you that he/she may not have handled many such TN actions in the past.
I agree that it is possible, but, as an Iowa licensed attorney, I would either refer you to a Tennessee attorney, or at the very least hire co-counsel. While I may be able to educate myself adequately regarding the law and local practice, there is always the possibility of getting "home-towned." In addition, the cost of having your attorney travel to Tennessee several times would seem to be prohibitive.
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