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Anthony M. Avery

Anthony M. Avery

Real Estate, Criminal Defense & Probate Matters
  • Real Estate Law, Probate, Criminal Law ...
  • Tennessee
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Longtime member of the Tennessee Bar, having practiced law in 66 of the 95 Counties in Tennessee. I am known for my expertise in Deeds, Titles and Boundary Disputes. In most Criminal matters prior to Trial, I conduct demanding Preliminary Hearings and present numerous Defenses including Motions To Suppress Evidence, and Discovery of the State's Witnesses and Evidence. Statutes of Limitations are always examined. And in Probate matters, Court Administration OR NOT is carefully examined prior to filing such. If Probate can be avoided, then other Title authorities and Property Transfer methods are pursued.

I am admitted to, and have actually practiced before, the Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Tennessee Court of Appeals, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the United States Tax Court.

Unlike most attorneys and title companies, I am capable of drafting precise Deeds and Easements with new Legal Descriptions from one or more Survey plats, with comprehensive Derivation of Title clauses and Habendum clauses. And my Practice often involves Title Searches, Boundary Line Disputes, Deeds of any type, and Quiet Title Actions. My Estate Planning Practice includes Wills, Future Interest Conveyances, Trusts, and Probate Administration. Additionally I prosecute Will Contests, Foreclosures, and Land Partition Suits. In Criminal Cases, my Clients do not hire me just to plead them Guilty to the original charges.

I am a Retired Field Artillery Officer with the TNARNG and USA. I executed Fire Missions with Cannons, MLRS Rockets & ATACMS Missiles. As a Targeting Officer, I directed the employment of Q-37 and Q-36 Weapon Locating Radars. And I was a Nuclear Weapon Officer for 155 mm and 8 inch Artillery in the 2nd Armored Division. As a QRF .50 BMG gunner in the Iraq War, I was awarded the Combat Action Badge.

Practice Areas
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Easements, Eminent Domain, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
White Collar Crime
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Planning
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Landlord Rights
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Areas
  • Boundary/Title Disputes
  • Firearms
  • Title Insurance Claims
  • Curing Title Defects
  • Actions for Forced Partition Sale of Real Property
  • Removing Void Judgment Liens of record
  • Veteran's Disability
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Payment Plans with reasonable regular installments are encouraged
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
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United States Tax Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Anthony M. Avery, Attorney
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Targeting Officer, Radar Officer, Nuclear Weapons Technical Operations Evaluator, Artillery Survey Chief, Field Artillery Observer & Field Artillery Ammunition Officer
Field Artillery, United States Army & Tennessee Army National Guard
2nd Armored Division; 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
J.D. (1987)
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The Citadel
B.A. (1981)
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Professional Associations
National Rifle Association
Member & Approved Firearm Counsel Referral
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State Bar of Tennessee  # 012925
Licensed Attorney
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Handling Real Estate Transactions: Surveys, Legal Descriptions and Deed Requirements, Knoxville, Tennessee
National Business Institute
Real Estate Law: Liens Against Real Property, Perfection and Enforcement, Knoxville, Tennessee
National Business Institute
Real Estate Law: Tennessee Title Law (Deeds; Estates; Derivation of Title; Defects; Easements; Litigation), Knoxville, Tennessee
National Business Institute
Security Clearance
Defense Investigative Services
Notary Public At Large
Union County, Tennessee
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Questions Answered
Legal Answers
4783 Questions Answered
Q. Is there any law for a seller to get out of a real estate contract before closing?
A: Purchasers/Sellers breach real estate contracts daily, with few consequences. Usually only earnest money or a real estate commission are the only actual penalties. But a Specific Performance action is a possibility. Breaching Parties always take a chance.
Q. My Aunt had a new will drawn up. No one has a copy. Her old will was found and her deceased husband’ family is probate.
A: Has any will been filed for Probate? If not you can petition the Court to Probate her Estate as Administratrix. Then if any Will comes up, at least you will be ready to contest it if grounds can be proven. If a Will has been filed, then either contest it or give up. Hire a TN attorney now.
Q. A lien filed on home. Title insurance pays it off. Once that is done, how long should it take to clear the home title?
A: Assuming the Title Insurance actually paid off the correct lienor, it should be released of record by now. Call the Judge of Probate and ask. But you probably need to search the title as there may be other problems. You can call the lienor and complain also.
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Contact & Map
Anthony M. Avery, Attorney
The Walnut Building
706 Walnut Street, #304
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 637-3035