Knoxville Business Litigation Attorneys

Experienced Business Litigation Lawyers in Knoxville Working with Individuals and Businesses

Generally, no one wants to file a lawsuit or be sued, but if you own a business, it’s almost inevitable that you will have to go to court at some point. When that time comes, you need an attorney who not only knows how to get results but knows your goals and how important they are.

Barnes Law is a Knoxville, Tennessee law firm that serves the litigation needs of businesses throughout the area. We provide aggressive litigation representation that is tailored to meet your business’s needs. If you’d like to learn more about how we can serve you, call us at 865-805-5703 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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Dedicated to Representing Small Businesses

Barnes Law is itself a small business – we live and breathe in the same economy and community that you do. We understand the challenges you face and know what it means to be personally invested in your business. We also know that a bad decision can cripple your business and leave you unable to take care of the people who depend on you. We can help you through the difficult times so that you can focus on sustaining and growing your business.

Ultimately, small businesses are built on relationships. Our relationships with our clients go far beyond an exchange of services for money. The true value of a relationship is derived from the loyalty, dedication, and integrity that it is founded upon. We put our relationship first, which means we work tirelessly to meet your needs.

Responsive and Timely Legal Services

Your clients, customers, and business partners expect you to be responsive and on time. You should expect the same from your attorneys, especially when you are in litigation. We work to get you the answers and results you need when you need them – the people you work with are depending on you, so you can depend on us to meet your needs


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Helping You Prioritize Your Business Goals

As small business owners, we know that money isn’t everything. We also know how hard it can sometimes be to prioritize your goals when facing litigation. We use our knowledge of the law and experience to help you identify your most important goals and then shape your legal strategy around them. For example, we raise the following questions in deciding whether or not litigation is your best option:

  • Which is more important to you – the business relationship or the money at stake?
  • What would be an acceptable outcome for your business?
  • Have you considered the potential negative publicity for your business?
  • Would it be less expensive to settle the matter and simply move on?
  • Would your business be able to absorb the cost if you lost the case?
  • Does litigation serve a legitimate business purpose, or has the dispute become personal?

We take a personalized, hands-on approach with each client so that we can tailor our services to meet your needs.

Cost-Effective Legal Solutions

One of the biggest challenges for businesses is staying within their budget for legal expenses. This can be especially difficult when you are facing unexpected litigation.

At Barnes Law, helping you avoid litigation is one of our first priorities. It can sometimes be difficult to see any options or feel like litigation is inevitable, even though you really don’t want to litigate. We listen carefully to our clients’ problems, flesh out their priorities, and get results that keep you out of the courtroom without jeopardizing the health of your business. We’re tough negotiators who don’t recommend settlement until we are confident that no better option is available.

Unfortunately, litigation is sometimes unavoidable. In those instances, one of the very first steps at Barnes Law is to work with our clients to develop a litigation budget. This helps establish expectations and sharpen our litigation strategy. We see ourselves as your business partner – your success or failure is our success or failure. As a result, we work hard to stay within your budget and make sure you always know where things stand.

Of course, there are times when you have to file suit to protect your business. We provide our clients with aggressive litigation services to ensure that you reach your goals and protect your interests. We know what’s at stake, and we work tirelessly to get the results you need.

Business Litigation Representation No Matter What Kind of Dispute You’re Facing

Businesses face a great deal of risk, arguably from all directions. Business partners, employees, customers, clients, and competitors are all potential litigations. Whatever kind of dispute you’re involved in, we can help you face it and prevail. Here are some of the types of business litigation cases we handle:

  • Contract disputes
  • Litigation involving current and former employees
  • Shareholder and partner disputes
  • Bankruptcy issues
  • Non-payment claims
  • Debt collection cases
  • Non-compete issues
  • Zoning, licensing, and taxation issues
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Fraud, misappropriation, and other white-collar crimes

We also can help you with your case no matter what phase it’s in or your role in the litigation. We work with clients in the following contexts:

  • Pre-litigation assessment
  • Trials and motions practices
  • Appeals
  • State and federal court cases
  • Arbitration and mediations
  • Administrative proceedings
  • Post-judgment enforcement and collection

Business litigation cases are often sophisticated and complex. They require extensive knowledge of the law, careful attention to detail, and determination. More importantly, they require a high-level of communication with the client. We make sure that you always know what is going on with your case, and we don’t make any decisions without you.

Contact Barnes Law Today to Schedule a Consultation with a Business Litigation Attorney in Knoxville

The business litigation attorneys at Barnes Law are dedicated members of the Knoxville community. We see ourselves as part of a larger whole and believe that your success is our success. Let us help you get the results you need – call us at 865-805-5703 or complete our online contact form to speak with one of business litigation lawyers and discuss how we can help you.

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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.