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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
A motion to dismiss filed by James R. Stovall in a federal securities fraud action was granted by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The motion addressed, among other things, whether the negotiation of a stock purchase agreement...
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee reappointed RDJS attorney Wayne Ritchie to serve on the Supreme Court’s Rules Commission. The Commission periodically reviews and evaluates proposals for changes in various rules applicable to Tennessee courts, including the...