Thomas J. Seeley III
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Tom‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌practicing‌ ‌law‌ ‌in‌‌ ‌the‌ ‌Tri-Cities‌ ‌region‌ ‌for‌ ‌over‌ ‌20‌ ‌years,‌ ‌focusing‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌areas‌ ‌of‌ ‌civil‌ ‌litigation‌ ‌and‌ ‌dispute‌ ‌resolution,‌ ‌business‌‌, and‌ ‌corporate‌ ‌representation,‌ ‌municipal‌ ‌law,‌ ‌accidents‌, ‌personal‌ ‌injury‌ ‌litigation, and family law.‌ ‌Tom represents‌ ‌government‌ ‌entities,‌ ‌small‌ ‌businesses,‌ ‌family-owned‌ ‌companies,‌ ‌and‌ ‌individuals.‌ ‌ ‌

Tom‌ ‌earned‌ ‌his‌ ‌Bachelor’s‌ ‌Degree‌ ‌of‌ ‌Arts‌ ‌with‌ ‌Honors‌ ‌in‌ ‌1993‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌University‌ ‌of‌ ‌Tennessee‌ ‌where‌ ‌he‌ ‌was‌ ‌a‌ ‌member‌ of‌ ‌the‌ ‌academic‌ ‌honor‌ ‌society‌ ‌Phi‌ ‌Beta‌ ‌Kappa.‌ ‌Tom‌ ‌earned‌ ‌his‌ ‌Doctor‌ ‌of‌ ‌Jurisprudence‌ ‌degree‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌University‌ ‌of‌ ‌Tennessee‌ ‌College‌ ‌of‌ ‌Law‌ ‌in‌ ‌May‌ ‌of‌ ‌1997. He and‌ ‌his‌ ‌wife,‌ ‌Jenny,‌ ‌have been married for 23 years. Jenny teaches kindergarten at Fairmont Elementary School in the Johnson City School system. Tom and Jenny have three children. Two sons, Thomas and Tyler, who are in college, and a daughter, Taryn, who attends Science Hill High School. Tom and Jenny are members of Munsey Memorial UMC.‌


Practice‌ ‌Areas:‌ ‌

  • Civil‌ ‌Litigation‌ ‌and‌ ‌Dispute‌ ‌Resolution‌ ‌

  • Business‌ ‌and‌ ‌Corporate‌ ‌Representation‌ ‌

  • Commercial‌ ‌Law,‌ ‌Creditor‌ ‌Rights‌ ‌, and‌ ‌Recovery‌ ‌

  • Municipal‌ ‌and‌ ‌Public‌ ‌Utility‌ ‌Representation‌ ‌

  • Personal‌ ‌Injury,‌ ‌Accidents,‌ ‌Wrongful‌ ‌Death‌ ‌

  • Property‌ ‌Disputes‌ ‌and‌ ‌Litigation‌ ‌

  • Contracts‌ ‌and‌ ‌Transactional‌ ‌Law‌ ‌

  • Employment‌ ‌Law‌ ‌and‌ ‌Human‌ ‌Resources‌ ‌

  • Divorce‌ ‌and‌ ‌Family‌ ‌Law‌ ‌

  • Child‌ ‌Custody‌ ‌and‌ ‌Support‌ ‌

  • Criminal‌ ‌and‌ ‌DUI‌ ‌defense‌ ‌

  • Domestic‌ ‌assault‌ ‌

  • Adoption‌‌


Professional‌ ‌and‌ ‌Community‌ ‌Service:‌ ‌

  • Federal‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌Association‌ ‌

  • American‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌Association‌ ‌

  • Tennessee‌ ‌State‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌

  • Tennessee‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌Association‌ ‌

  • First‌ ‌Judicial‌ ‌District‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌

  • Washington‌ ‌County‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌Association‌ ‌

  • Member‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Board‌ ‌of‌ ‌Directors‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌Children’s‌ ‌Advocacy‌ ‌Center‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌First‌ ‌

  • Judicial‌ ‌District‌ ‌

  • Member‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Board‌ ‌of‌ ‌Trustees‌ ‌for‌ ‌Munsey‌ ‌Memorial‌ ‌UMC.‌ ‌

  • Tennessee‌ ‌Association‌ ‌of‌ ‌Criminal‌ ‌Defense‌ ‌Lawyers‌ ‌

  • Former‌ ‌Member‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Board‌ ‌of‌ ‌Directors‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌Bristol‌ ‌YMCA‌ ‌

  • Bristol‌ ‌Tennessee‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌Association‌ ‌President,‌ ‌1999‌ 

Brett N. Mayes



Brett‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌practicing‌ ‌law‌ ‌in‌ ‌East‌ ‌Tennessee‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Southeast‌ ‌region‌ ‌since‌ ‌2011.‌ Brett‌ ‌is‌ ‌able‌ ‌to‌ ‌advise‌ ‌clients‌ ‌ranging‌ ‌in‌ ‌size‌ ‌from‌ ‌large,‌ ‌national‌ ‌corporations‌ ‌to‌ ‌small‌ ‌sole‌ ‌proprietorships‌ ‌and‌ ‌partnerships.‌  ‌Brett‌ ‌has‌ ‌significant‌ ‌experience‌ ‌and‌ ‌expertise‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌areas‌ ‌of‌ ‌corporate‌ ‌and‌ ‌commercial‌ ‌law,‌ ‌property,‌ ‌and‌ ‌estate‌ ‌planning.‌  ‌He‌ ‌graduated‌ ‌magna‌ ‌cum‌ ‌laude‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌University‌ ‌of‌ ‌Tennessee‌ ‌in‌ ‌2008‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌degree‌ ‌in‌ ‌business‌ ‌and‌ ‌economics.‌  ‌He‌ ‌received‌ ‌his‌ law‌ ‌degree‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌Wake‌ ‌Forest‌ ‌University‌ ‌School‌ ‌of‌ ‌Law‌ ‌in‌ ‌2011,‌ ‌where‌ ‌he‌ ‌served‌ ‌as‌ ‌an‌ ‌Articles‌ ‌Editor‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌Wake‌ Forest‌ ‌Law‌ ‌Review.‌  ‌Brett‌ ‌is‌ ‌licensed‌ ‌to‌ ‌practice‌ ‌law‌ ‌in‌ ‌Tennessee‌ ‌and‌ ‌West‌ ‌Virginia.‌ ‌ ‌

Brett‌ ‌resides‌ ‌in‌ ‌Johnson‌ ‌City‌ ‌with‌ ‌his‌ ‌wife,‌ ‌Casey,‌ ‌and‌ ‌their‌ ‌three‌ ‌children.‌  ‌Brett‌ ‌and‌ ‌Casey‌ ‌attend‌ ‌Boones‌ ‌Creek‌ ‌Christian‌ ‌Church‌ ‌and‌ ‌have‌ ‌long-standing‌ ‌ties‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌area‌ ‌through‌ ‌Brett’s‌ ‌grandparents,‌ ‌the‌ ‌late‌ ‌Bill‌ ‌and‌ ‌Jean‌  Keefauver,‌ ‌of‌ ‌Boones‌ ‌Creek.‌  ‌Outside‌ ‌of‌ ‌his‌ ‌legal‌ ‌practice,‌ ‌Brett‌ ‌enjoys‌ ‌golf‌ ‌and‌ ‌watching‌ ‌Tennessee‌ ‌athletics.‌ ‌ ‌

Practice‌ ‌Areas:‌ ‌

  • Real‌ ‌Estate,‌ ‌Property‌ ‌Transactions,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Property‌ ‌Disputes‌ ‌

  • Estate‌ ‌and‌ ‌Life‌ ‌Planning‌ ‌(wills,‌ ‌powers‌ ‌of‌ ‌attorney,‌ ‌living‌ ‌wills,‌ ‌etc.)‌ ‌

  • Trust‌ ‌Creation,‌ ‌Administration‌ ‌and‌ ‌Planning‌ ‌

  • Business‌ ‌and‌ ‌Corporate‌ ‌Creation‌ ‌and‌ ‌Representation‌ ‌ ‌

  • Commercial‌ ‌Law,‌ ‌Creditor‌ ‌Rights‌ ‌and‌ ‌Recovery‌ ‌

  • Estate‌ ‌Administration‌ ‌and‌ ‌Probate‌ ‌

  • Homeowner‌ ‌&‌ ‌Condominium‌ ‌Association‌ ‌Issues‌ ‌and‌ ‌Representation‌ ‌

  • Government‌ ‌and‌ ‌Public‌ ‌Utility‌ ‌Representation‌ ‌

  • Civil‌ ‌Litigation,‌ ‌Personal‌ ‌Injury‌ ‌and‌ ‌Wrongful‌ ‌Death‌ ‌

  • Contracts‌ ‌and‌ ‌Transactional‌ ‌Law‌ ‌

  • Employment‌ ‌Law‌ ‌and‌ ‌Workplace‌ ‌Injuries‌ ‌or‌ ‌Dispute‌ ‌

  • Adoption‌ ‌Matters‌ ‌

  • Alternative‌ ‌Dispute‌ ‌Resolution‌ ‌and‌ ‌Arbitration‌ ‌

Professional‌ ‌and‌ ‌Community‌ ‌Service:‌ ‌

  • Tennessee‌ ‌and‌ ‌West‌ ‌Virginia‌ ‌State‌ ‌Bars‌ ‌

  • Tennessee‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌Association‌ ‌

  • Washington‌ ‌County‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌Association‌ ‌

  • Knoxville‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌Association‌ ‌Young‌ ‌Lawyer’s‌ ‌Division,‌ ‌Pro‌ ‌Bono‌ ‌Committee‌ ‌Co-Chair‌ ‌

  • Volunteer,‌ ‌Veterans‌ ‌Community‌ ‌Legal‌ ‌Clinic,‌ ‌Knoxville‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌Association‌ 

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Thomas J. Seeley, Jr.
Retired Judge | ADR Rule 31 Mediator

Thomas‌ ‌J.‌ ‌Seeley,‌ ‌Jr.,‌ ‌‌is‌ ‌an‌ ‌Alternative‌ ‌Dispute‌ ‌Resolution‌ ‌Rule‌ ‌31‌ ‌Listed‌ ‌General‌ ‌Civil‌ ‌Mediator‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌state‌ ‌of‌ ‌Tennessee.‌ ‌‌He‌ ‌earned‌ ‌his‌ ‌undergraduate‌ ‌degree‌ ‌from‌ ‌Florida‌ ‌State‌ ‌University.‌ ‌He‌ ‌attended‌ ‌law‌ ‌school‌ ‌at‌ ‌both‌ ‌the‌ ‌University‌ ‌of‌ ‌Florida‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌University‌ ‌of‌ ‌Tennessee,‌ ‌graduating‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌latter‌ ‌in‌ ‌1970.‌ ‌Judge‌ ‌Seeley‌ ‌was‌ ‌licensed‌ ‌in‌ ‌Tennessee‌ ‌that‌ ‌year and‌ ‌began‌ ‌his‌ ‌practice‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌trial‌ ‌attorney‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌TVA.‌ ‌He‌ ‌opened‌ ‌his‌ ‌private‌ ‌practice‌ ‌in‌ ‌1974,‌ ‌representing‌ ‌both‌ ‌plaintiffs‌ ‌and‌ ‌defendants.‌ ‌Judge‌ ‌Seeley‌ ‌also‌ ‌served‌ ‌as‌ ‌General‌ ‌Counsel‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌Clinchfield‌ ‌Railroad‌ ‌and‌ County‌ ‌Attorney‌ ‌for‌ ‌Unicoi‌ ‌County‌ ‌during‌ ‌that‌ ‌time.‌ ‌In‌ ‌1985,‌ ‌he‌ ‌was‌  appointed‌ ‌Circuit‌ ‌Judge‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌First‌ ‌Judicial‌ ‌District‌ ‌of‌ ‌Tennessee,‌

‌serving‌ ‌for‌ ‌thirty‌ ‌years‌ ‌until‌ ‌his‌ ‌retirement‌ ‌in‌ ‌2015.‌ ‌While‌ ‌a‌ ‌judge,‌ ‌he‌ ‌was‌ selected‌ ‌by‌ ‌his‌ ‌colleagues‌ ‌to‌ ‌serve‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌Presiding‌ ‌Judge‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ Tennessee‌ ‌Court‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Judiciary,‌ ‌the‌ ‌body‌ ‌overseeing‌ ‌complaints‌ ‌against‌ ‌judges‌ ‌throughout‌ ‌Tennessee.‌ ‌In‌ ‌addition‌ ‌to‌ ‌being‌ ‌licensed‌ ‌in‌ Tennessee,‌ ‌Judge‌ ‌Seeley‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌admitted‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌bars‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌U.S.‌ Supreme‌ ‌Court,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Fourth,‌ ‌Fifth‌ ‌and‌ ‌Sixth‌ ‌Federal‌ ‌Circuit‌ ‌Courts,‌ ‌and ‌has‌ ‌appeared‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌federal‌ ‌courts‌ ‌of‌ ‌Virginia,‌ ‌North‌ ‌Carolina,‌ ‌Alabama‌ ‌, and‌ ‌Kentucky‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌Tennessee.‌ ‌He‌ ‌brings‌ ‌a‌ ‌wealth‌ ‌of‌ ‌experience‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌mediation‌ ‌process‌ ‌having‌ ‌had‌ ‌an‌ ‌active‌ ‌trial‌ ‌practice‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌government‌ ‌and‌ ‌private‌ ‌attorney‌ ‌and‌ ‌having‌ ‌tried‌ ‌thousands‌ ‌of‌ ‌civil‌ ‌cases‌ ‌while‌ ‌serving‌ ‌as‌ ‌Circuit‌ ‌Judge.‌ 

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Jeri Lyn Fowler

Jeri‌ ‌brings‌ ‌with‌ ‌her‌ ‌combined‌ ‌legal‌ ‌experience‌ ‌of‌ ‌over‌ ‌10‌ ‌years.‌ ‌Prior‌ ‌to‌ ‌joining‌ ‌Mr. Seeley in 2017,‌ ‌Jeri‌ ‌worked‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌legal‌ ‌assistant‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌prestigious‌ ‌family‌ ‌law‌ ‌firm‌ ‌in‌ ‌Tampa,‌ ‌Florida.‌ ‌Jeri‌ ‌obtained ‌her‌ ‌Associate‌ ‌of‌ ‌A.S.‌ ‌Degree,‌ majoring‌ ‌in‌ ‌Business,‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌concentration‌ ‌in‌ ‌Paralegal‌ ‌Studies‌ ‌from‌ ‌Walters‌ ‌State‌ ‌Community‌ ‌College‌ ‌and‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌Tennessee‌ ‌Notary‌ ‌Public.‌ ‌In‌ ‌addition,‌ ‌she‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌member‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Phi‌ ‌Theta‌ ‌Kappa‌ ‌Honor‌ ‌Society,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Kappa‌ ‌Beta‌ ‌Delta‌ ‌International‌ ‌Honor‌ ‌Society‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌current‌ ‌member‌ ‌of‌ ‌Tri-Cities‌ ‌Legal‌ ‌Support‌ ‌Staff‌ ‌Organization.‌ ‌Jeri‌ ‌returned‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌Washington‌ ‌County‌ ‌area‌ ‌in‌ ‌2016‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌closer‌ ‌to‌ ‌her‌ ‌parents‌ ‌and‌ ‌her‌ ‌childhood‌ ‌farm.‌ ‌She‌ ‌has‌ ‌several‌ ‌rescued fur‌ ‌babies‌ ‌whom‌ ‌she‌ ‌loves.

Jeri can be reached via email at

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Lauren Parker

Lauren has over 2 years of experience in Family Law and completed her Associate of A.S. degree in Business with a concentration in Paralegal Studies from Walters State Community College, graduating Magna Cum Laude in May 2018. During her time at Walters State, she was Vice-President of Kappa Beta Delta honors society and a member of Phi Theta Kappa honors society. Lauren was also named to the President’s List, was a student member of the Walters State Paralegal Advisory Board, and received the award for “Outstanding Student in Paralegal Studies.” While completing her degree, Lauren worked for the Greene County Clerk and Master's office. Lauren was raised in Orlando, Florida, and relocated to East Tennessee in 2004. Lauren is the proud mom of two beautiful daughters and enjoys spending time hiking, swimming, and doing craft projects with her girls.

Lauren can be reached via email at