Sam  English

Sam English

Experienced Divorce and Custody Trial Attorney
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Tennessee
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Biography

I have worked very hard the past several years zealously representing my clients to earn the nickname in Tennessee as ”the Bulldog.” I am aggressive but compassionate about my work as a divorce and custody trial attorney. I have many years of experience with complex divorce and custody cases. I primarily handle domestic relations cases and have handled divorce and post-divorce cases for hard working Americans, business owners, professionals, celebrities, country music executives, professional athletes and other high-profile clients. My primary practice area is middle and East Tennessee. I have personally experienced the difficult times of divorce and custody problems. I know the emotional turmoil, expense and tragedy associated with divorce. My personal experience with divorce has made me an informed trial attorney. I want to help you through the most difficult period in your life. I want to assist you with looking at your case from several different perspectives that only comes from personal and professional experience in this area of the law. My law firm is equipped with the best experts in the area and resources to prepare your case for trial. Most cases involving children should be resolved by only the mother and father. I will explore all options before you opt for the courtroom experience. I am committed to get you the best result.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Sam’s hourly rate is $350.00. He doesn’t offer free consultations. However, he will deduct his consultation fee from the initial retainer fee when hired.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
ID Number: 20065
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Owner
English Law Firm
- Current
Education
NSL
J.D. (1999) | Law
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Awards
2021 Top Attorney in Divorce and Custody
CityView Magazine
2020 Power Attorney
Power Attorney
Top Attorney Divorce and Custody
CityView Magazine
Recognizing Excellence in Divorce and Custody Litigation
Lawyers of Distinction
Top American Lawyers
Top Divorce Lawyer
2019 Power Attorney
Power Attorneys
Top Attorney Divorce and Custody
CityView Magazine
Recognizing Excellence in Divorce and Custody Litigation
Lawyers of Distinction
Top 1 Percent
Americas Most Honored Professionals
Top 100 Lawyers
The National Advocates
Top 1 Percent
Americas Most Honored Professionals
2018 Power Attorney
Power Attorneys
Top Attorney Divorce and Custody
CityView Magazine
Best of Knoxville-Divorce and Custody
Knoxville News Sentinel
Favorite Law Firm - "Who rocks Knox"
Knoxville News Sentinel
Recognizing Excellence in Divorce and Custody Litigation
Lawyers of Distinction
Top 1 Percent
Americas Most Honored Professionals
2017 Power Attorney
Power Attorneys
Top Attorney Divorce and Custody
CityView Magazine
Recognizing Excellence in Divorce and Custody Litigation
Lawyers of Distinction
Top 1 Percent
Americas Most Honored Professionals
Top 1 Percent
Americas Most Honored Professionals
Top Attorney Divorce and Custody
CityView Magazine
Recognizing Excellence in Divorce and Custody Litigation
Lawyers of Distinction
Top 1 Percent
Americas Most Honored Professionals
Top Attorney Divorce and Custody
CityView Magazine
Recognizing Excellence in Divorce and Custody Litigation
Lawyers of Distinction
Top 1 Percent
Americas Most Honored Professionals
Professional Associations
Tennessee Bar Association
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
2020 Client Choice Award
AVVO
2020 Power Attorney
Power Attorneys
Cityview Magazine Knoxville Top Attorney
Cityview
2019 Client Choice Award
AVVO
2019 Power Attorney
Power Attorneys
Recognizing Excellence in Divorce and Custody Litigation
Lawyers of Distinction
Top 1 Percent
Americas Most Honored Professionals
Top 100 Lawyers
The National Advocate
Top Attorney - Divorce and Custody
CityView Magazine
2018 Client Choice Award
AVVO
2018 Power Attorney
Power Attorneys
Best of Knoxville
Knoxville New Sentinel
Favorite Law Firm - "Who rocks Knox"
Knoxville News Sentinel
Power Attorney
Power Attorneys
Recognizing Excellence in Divorce and Custody Litigation
Lawyers of Distinction
Top 1 Percent
Americas Most Honored Professionals
Top 100 Lawyers
The National Advocate
Top Attorney - Divorce and Custody
CityView Magazine
2017 Client Choice Award
AVVO
2017 Power Attorney
Power Attorneys
Recognizing Excellence in Divorce and Custody Litigation
Lawyers of Distinction
Top 1 Percent
americas Most Honored Professionals
Top 100 Lawyers
The National Advocate
2016 Client Choice Award
AVVO
2016 Distinguished Attorney Award
Martindale Hubbell
top 1 Percent
Americas Most Honored Professionals
Top 10 percent in the State
Lawyers of Distinction
Top 100 Lawyers
The National Advocate
2015 Client Choice Award
AVVO
2015 Distinguished Attorney Award
Martindale Hubbell
10th year distinguished Attorney award 2004-2014
Martindale Hubbell
2014 Client Choice Award
AVVO
2014 Distinguished Attorney Awar4
Martindale Hubbell
2013 Client Choice Award
AVVO
2013 Distinguished Attorney Award
Martindale Hubbell
Speaking Engagements
Numerous Online Family Law Groups
Certifications
Tennessee does not hold certifications as of 2015
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
9 Questions Answered
Q. How long does a Temporary parenting plan last
A: It depends. Generally, the TPP is in effect until a Permanent Parenting Plan is reached via agreement or Trial. Some TPP's have dates defined in them. Most do not. Its a Court Order so it will be valid until it is modified. I hope this helps.
Q. Hello, I have 2 young children and we've been living separately from their father.
A: You need to sit down with a lawyer and go over the facts of your case. If no pending action, you can move without permission of the court. However, the Father can bring an action under TRCP 65.07 and try to get immediate custody of the children. I strongly advise you to seek an attorney and discuss your facts. It may be best to file an action seeking the Courts permission and could cost you much less money long term as well.
Q. unmarried father signed the birth certificate of a child, does he needs still have to establish paternity by court?
A: You will need to file a Petition for Parentage. If you are on the birth certificate, both parents signed a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity. You must establish your rights in Court. By statute , the Mother has exclusive custody.
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Contact & Map
The English Law Firm
9225 Westland drive
Suite 102
Knoxville, TN 37922
Telephone: (865) 673-4441
Fax: (865) 249-6696
Monday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 4 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 12 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: After hour appointments available