Criminal Defense & Investigations
Our criminal defense practice ranges from complex white collar crime cases (antitrust, business, bankruptcy, environmental, health care, defense, and tax) to prosecutions for personal and property crimes.
Our civil practice encompasses business disputes, serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, employment cases, insurance coverage claims, consumer protection claims and other litigation.
The attorney I worked with was ethical, honest, and always took the high road.
– Gloria Goad
The office’s environment makes a statement.
– Ryan Dobbs
What struck me about RDJS is that, as a client, they put you on a pedestal.
– James and Sherri McKamey
RDJS worked on my behalf as if I were the firm’s only client.
– Joe Espino
Experienced In Litigation.
The Firm’s attorneys have been recognized for decades for handling significant and challenging cases in a broad range of practice areas.
Some of RDJS Attorneys’ Recent Work, Professional Service, and Community Involvement.
Stephen Ross Johnson selected for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” and as a 29th Edition “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Stephen Ross Johnson has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 29th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© and as “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Criminal Defense: White-Collar, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has been selected for inclusion in Best...
Stephen Ross Johnson Sworn in for Two-Year Term as Treasurer of Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar
Washington, DC (Aug. 15, 2022) – Stephen Ross Johnson was sworn in to serve a two-year term as Treasurer of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association's annual meeting held on August 13 in Palm Beach, FL. Johnson concluded a...
Samantha Ellis Appointed as CLE Chair and New Attorney Liaison of TBA’s Young Lawyers Division.
Effective July of 2022, Samantha Ellis has been appointed to serve as the CLE Chair and New Attorney Liaison for East Tennessee for the Tennessee Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. As part of the Practice Services Committee, Mrs. Ellis will plan and coordinate...
Stephen Ross Johnson Sworn in as Treasurer of Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar
Washington, DC (Oct. 15, 2021) - Stephen Ross Johnson was sworn in as Treasurer of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association's board meeting held on October 9, 2021, in Washington, DC. Johnson is a criminal defense trial and...
Trial Practice Conference set in Milan, Italy
The American Board of Trial Advocates will conduct a trial practice conference with members of the Italian Bar in Milan on October 11-12, 2021. Wayne Ritchie (Knoxville) and Steve Laird (Ft. Worth) co-chair ABOTA’s International Issues Committee which has been...
Stovall made named partner.
James R. Stovall was announced a named partner of the firm on July 1, 2021, at a reception in Knoxville attended by over 100 friends and colleagues. The event was held at the City View Terrace at the Hyatt Place Hotel. Mr. Stovall has been a partner at the firm since...