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Anthony M. Avery

Anthony M. Avery

Criminal Defense, Real Estate & Probate Matters
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  • Tennessee
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Biography

Longtime member of the Tennessee Bar, with extensive Jury Trial experience. I am widely known for my expertise in Deeds,Titles and Boundary Disputes. In most Criminal matters prior to Trial, I conduct demanding Preliminary Hearings and present numerous Defenses including Motions To Suppress Evidence, Discovery against the State's Witnesses and Evidence, and Bar Prosecution As Violative of the Statute of Limitations. And in Probate matters, Court Administration or not is carefully examined prior to filing such. If Probate can be avoided, then other Title authorities and Property Transfer methods are pursued.

I am admitted to, and have actually practiced before, the Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Tennessee Court of Appeals, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the United States Tax Court.

Unlike most attorneys and title companies, I am capable of drafting precise Deeds and Easements with new Legal Descriptions from one or more Survey plats, with comprehensive Derivation of Title clauses and Habendum clauses. And my Practice often involves Title Searches, Boundary Line Disputes, Deeds of any type, and Quiet Title Actions. My Estate Planning Practice includes Wills, Future Interest Conveyances, Trusts, and Probate Administration. Additionally I prosecute Will Contests and Land Partition Suits. In Criminal Defense Cases, my Clients do not hire me just to plead them Guilty to the original charges.

I am a Retired Field Artillery Officer with the TNARNG and USA. I executed Fire Missions with Cannons, MLRS Rockets or ATACM Missiles. As a Targeting Officer, I directed the employment of Q-37 and Q-36 Weapon Locating Radars. And I was a Nuclear Weapon Officer for 155 mm and 8 inch Artillery in the 2nd Armored Division. For my services in the Iraq War, I was awarded the Combat Action Badge.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    DUI & DWI
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    White Collar Crime
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • Veteran's Disability
  • Firearms
  • Boundary/Title Disputes
  • Title Insurance Claims
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Payment Plans with reasonable regular installments are encouraged
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
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United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
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United States Tax Court
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Education
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
J.D. (1987)
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The Citadel
B.A. (1981)
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Professional Associations
National Rifle Association
Member
Current
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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 8779
Member
Current
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State Bar of Tennessee  # 012925
Licensed Attorney
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Handling Real Estate Transactions: Surveys, Legal Descriptions and Deed Requirements, Knoxville, Tennessee
National Business Institute
Real Estate Law: Liens Against Real Property, Perfection and Enforcement, Knoxville, Tennessee
National Business Institute
Real Estate Law: Tennessee Title Law (Deeds; Estates; Derivation of Title; Defects; Easements; Litigation), Knoxville, Tennessee
National Business Institute
Certifications
Security Clearance
Defense Investigative Services
Legal Answers
2433 Questions Answered
Q. I have a quit claim deed that needs to be reviewed. I want to know how much of the land is given to each party?
A: You will have to hire a competent OK attorney to examine the instrument and give you his opinion of Title. A Title Search may be in order. Without knowing the granting language, derivation of title clause, the habendum clause, and possibly the legal description, your questions cannot be answered.
Q. Do I need to obtain an attorney for an indecent exposure charge? What happens if I just plead guilty?
A: Hire a competent attorney now. It needs to be Dismissed or Diverted, then Expunged. A Conviction cannot be expunged ever and will affect your life.
Q. Wife finds out, after divorce is final, husband fathered a child during marriage. Can she take him back to court?
A: TN Law is that marital property shall be distributed without regard to marital fault. If you had a trial, it might have made a difference if alot of money was spent on the kid. Arguably it was a disipation of property, but could be interpreted as properly spent. If the Decree is less than a year old, you can file a Rule 60 Motion, but it does not sound of merit. Better off hiring a good lawyer to lower your exposure of paying out equity.
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Contact & Map
Anthony M. Avery, Attorney
The Walnut Building
706 Walnut Street, #304
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 637-3035
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