Maryville Family Law, Probate, Personal Injury,
and Criminal Defense Lawyers
A full-service law firm serving clients in Blount County and throughout East Tennessee
If you are going through a difficult time in your life and need legal help, it is important to hire a lawyer who is more than just competent. You need a lawyer with heart and passion, who will listen to you and help you find the right path forward. You deserve a legal team who puts your best interests at heart.
You will find that team at Shepherd & Long, P.C. we put our decades of experience to work for our clients, helping them obtain the best possible outcome they can. Our office in downtown Maryville is mere minutes from local courthouses, enabling us to move efficiently and quickly when it comes to filing petitions or visiting clients. Give us a call today to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys, so we can get you started on the path to a brighter future.
Meet the attorneys of Shepherd & Long, P.C.
For a lot of folks, hiring an attorney is a really big deal. It’s usually a necessity, and often happens when they’re experiencing a big life change. The right lawyer not only guides you through that change, but helps you take the steps you need to take in order to regain control over your future.
Firm founder Kevin W. Shepherd and partner Elizabeth M. Long believe that people deserve a fair shake, and that the justice system was designed to provide it. Problem solvers by nature, both partners are dedicated to working with their clients to reach the best possible outcome. Sometimes that means compromise and negotiation, and sometimes it means coming out swinging – but it always means keeping clients in the loop, and discussing all their options before moving forward.
We invite you to learn more about our firm’s philosophy, and about our partners:
Helping individuals and families move forward
Going through a divorce can be a challenge, even under the best of circumstances. We know that it can be a bit overwhelming to tackle all of these issues on your own, especially when trying to hold down a job, protect your kids, pay your bills, and create a “new you.”
The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. As Maryville family law and divorce attorneys, we help our clients through every step of their divorce proceedings, from initial mediation through the post-divorce modification of orders and agreements.
- Legal Separation
- Contested Divorce
- Uncontested Divorce
- Asset Division
- Order Enforcement
- Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Termination of Parental Rights
- Grandparent Rights
- DCS Removals
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Family lawyers can help your family grow, too
While we love helping people in their time of need, we also love helping people in their times of joy – and few things are more joyful than becoming a complete family. Our Maryville adoption attorneys are ready to guide you through the process for:
Maryville estate planning lawyers helping you
prepare for the future
You worked hard to build your business, your wealth, and your legacy. You deserve to have your wishes carried out in full. From trusts and wills to powers of attorney, our Maryville state planning lawyers help you plan for the future so you can feel secure. We also protect you from potential tax pitfalls, and help ensure that the probate process doesn’t leave your estate in shambles.
Skilled Maryville personal injury lawyers on your side
News programs are fond of saying that most American families are only one disaster away from losing everything. When that disaster is a serious personal injury that results from another’s negligence, Shepherd & Long will fight to get you the help and recovery you need.
As experienced personal injury lawyers, we work closely with our clients to learn the details of their accidents, and we enlist investigative and medical professionals to develop effective evidence. We provide personal, hands-on attention to individuals facing mounting medical bills, lost wages, and other damages as a result of:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Uber & Lyft Accidents
- Bike & Pedestrian Accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
- Product Liability Claims
- Wrongful Death Claims
Whether you’re hit by a distracted driver, injured in a work zone, or trying to figure out how to care for your injured family member, we’ve got you covered. Contact our Maryville injury lawyers today to find out more.
There were 1,148 traffic fatalities in Tennessee in 2019. If your loved one was killed in motor vehicle accident, contact us for help today.
Aggressive defense of criminal charges in East Tennessee
At Shepherd & Long, we believe in the power of the Sixth Amendment, which guarantees you the right to a fair and speedy trial in front of an impartial jury. It also guarantees you the right to legal counsel. When you choose one of our Maryville criminal defense lawyers, you’re choosing an experienced attorney who understand exactly what’s at stake, and who is dedicated to fighting for your freedom. We provide in-custody visits and phone consultations, and work with parents whose children are facing the juvenile justice system, or have been accused of a crime while away at college. Contact us today if you are facing charges of:
Our number one goal as defense lawyers is to ensure that you remain free, and your record remains clear. When your charges cannot be dismissed, we push for alternate forms of justice that help you avoid incarceration, such as pre-trial diversion programs, drug rehabilitation, and community service. Contact us today to get started.
Why choose Shepherd & Long?
There are a lot of attorneys in Blount County, and it’s important that you choose the right firm.
We want you to choose us. We have worked with individuals in Maryville and throughout East Tennessee who want to resolve their issues equitably, quickly, and with the least amount of stress possible. We make sure you completely understand the advantages and disadvantages of all the legal options available to you, so you can make informed decisions about how to proceed with your legal case.
But we do more than that for our clients. We get to know our clients and their families as people, because their legal issues are important and personal to us. It’s the reason that we have purposely remained small in size: we wanted to make sure that our clients would always work with an attorney whose face they knew and whose guidance they trusted. By keeping our caseload smaller, we have more time and resources to devote to creating innovative, custom strategies for our clients. It’s one of the many reasons we have been successful in boardrooms and in courtrooms.
Contact an experienced Maryville lawyer to discuss your goals
We recognize that every person has his or her own unique issues, goals, and needs, and we take a holistic approach to finding the solutions that help you move forward. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with Shepherd & Long, P.C. call us at 865-982-8060 or fill out the contact form. We regularly represent clients in Madisonville, Oak Ridge, Lenoir City and throughout East Tennessee.