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Anthony M. Avery

Anthony M. Avery

Real Estate, Criminal Defense & Probate Matters
  • Real Estate Law, Probate, Criminal Law ...
  • Tennessee
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Longtime member of the Tennessee Bar, having practiced law in 65 of the 95 Counties in Tennessee. I am 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, and Discovery of the State's Witnesses and Evidence. Statutes of Limitations are always examined. 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, Foreclosures, and Land Partition Suits. In Criminal 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 & ATACMS 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. As a QRF .50 BMG gunner in the Iraq War, I was awarded the Combat Action Badge.

Practice Areas
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Easements, Eminent Domain, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
White Collar Crime
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
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, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Planning
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Landlord Rights
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Areas
  • Boundary/Title Disputes
  • Firearms
  • Veteran's Disability
  • Title Insurance Claims
  • Actions for Forced Partition Sale of Real Property
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  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Payment Plans with reasonable regular installments are encouraged
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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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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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Anthony M. Avery, Attorney
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Targeting Officer, Radar Officer, Nuclear Weapons Technical Operations Evaluator, Artillery Survey Chief, Field Artillery Observer & Field Artillery Ammunition Officer
Field Artillery, United States Army & Tennessee Army National Guard
2nd Armored Division; 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment
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 & Approved Firearm Counsel Referral
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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
Security Clearance
Defense Investigative Services
Notary Public At Large
Union County, Tennessee
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Questions Answered
Legal Answers
4660 Questions Answered
Q. In Hardin county Tennessee if I pay 11 years of back taxes on a property can I put a lean on it to gain ownership
A: No, you would only be paying some other owner's taxes. Hire a lawyer to search the title and contact the Trustee and County Attorney about getting it on the next tax sale. If you are the successful bidder, you will need your lawyer to help you with a deed after the sale is confirmed. You only get a bill of sale usually, and then it might get redeemed.
Q. Lawyer stated all interested parties were notified and they were not. Judgement has been decided. What are our options?
A: What Judgment are you concerned with? Probate is a lengthy, difficult process. An Administrator was probably appointed and received Letters. Hire a TN attorney to represent you and possibly other Heirs and Next Of Kin. Alot of work has to be filed quickly by the fiduciary, and if not, a motion to remove could be made. Most likely you have not been prejudiced, yet if ever.
Q. Is it lawful for police to seize a car in which the driver was not in possession of drugs but the passenger was and the
A: It was probably a lawful Forfeiture, as long as a Forfeiture Warrant is issued. DOS will then be involved on the car. If the car is being investigated as a criminal tool, then it is only the Court system involved, and you might get it back upon motion to the Court handling the charges.
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Contact & Map
Anthony M. Avery, Attorney
The Walnut Building
706 Walnut Street, #304
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 637-3035