Meet Office Manager Lauren Bledsoe


Lauren Bledsoe

Lauren Bledsoe is Barnes Law Firm’s Office Manager, where she is responsible for oversight of administrative management for the office including human resources, finance, and client services. Lauren also serves as John Barnes and Ed Holt’s Legal Assistant. Whenever you call Barnes Law Firm, Lauren is the one who most likely answers your call to ensure that your needs are being met. Additionally, Lauren is also Barnes Law Firm’s personal notary.

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Barnes Law Firm truly could not function without Lauren’s attention to detail and diligence. She is an integral part of the law firm’s ability to meet clients’ needs and clients’ desires in obtaining legal representation.

Lauren was born and raised just outside of Knoxville in Powell, Tennessee. Lauren’s managerial side began in high school when Lauren was the Vice President of her high school’s Student Government Association. Lauren has extensive experience working on criminal and DUI cases from her work at multiple criminal law firms in Knoxville prior to finding her home at Barnes Law.

Lauren further put her diligence on display when she recently received both her associate degree at Pellissippi State Community College and her real estate license while working full-time as the office’s Office Manager.

Lauren enjoys hiking and attending concerts in her spare time. However, more than anything, Lauren loves spending time with Leo and Lucy, her two Australian Shepherds. One of Lauren’s favorite memories is attending the Grammy with her father who was nominated for a Grammy Award. Thereafter, Lauren’s father was inducted into the East Tennessee Writer’s Hall of Fame.

Lauren has worked at Barnes Law Firm since March, 2017. She enjoys working for John because John treats her as his equal and she feels as if she is part of a team all working together towards bettering people’s lives. She believes that John is able to obtain very favorable end results for his clients because he is able to relate to his clients and understand his clients’ goals in obtaining representation.


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Client Testimonials

"John is amazing not only did he get the outcome he promised he did it in a shorter time than he originally said. He went above and beyond in returning my emails and phone calls. John and staff truly cared about me as a person. I highly recommend John Barnes."

Coach M.

"I would highly recommend Mr. Barnes to everyone & I would definitely contact Mr. Barnes if I or anyone in my family should ever need an attorney again:) They were all very professional, friendly & treated our case with importance:) Mr.Barnes got my son’s DUI dropped to reckless driving so I would definitely recommend him to everyone!!!!!!!"

Alicia U.

"Mr. Barnes and his staff are amazing. I can’t imagine anyone doing a better job with my case. At no point in the long process was I disappointed in any way with how things were handled."

Scott C.