Howard & Howard PC
4820 Old Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
865-588-4091
Providing Legal Solutions for Your Business and Your Life Since 1996

A Dedicated Group of Knoxville Full Service Attorneys

Lawyers who provide friendly and effective legal guidance

With years of experience in a variety of practice areas, the Knoxville attorneys at Howard & Howard, P.C. are dedicated to solving the legal problems of businesses and individuals across our community. Our team has a broad range of skills covering many different areas, and we are skilled litigators who are adept at finding favorable solutions for our clients, both in and out of the courtroom.

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Lewis S. Howard, Jr.

Born in 1959 in Knoxville, Tennessee, Lewis S. Howard, Jr. is the Founder and Managing Partner of Howard & Howard, P.C. Mr. Howard graduated from the University of Tennessee, receiving a B.A. in 1982 and received his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama in 1985. While at Cumberland School of Law, he studied international and commercial law at Cambridge University in England and was a member of Phi Delta Phi international legal fraternity.

Mr. Howard was one of the first and youngest attorneys in Tennessee to be certified as a Civil Trial Specialist and was certified for over 10 years as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He serves as Senior Vice President and a Director of The Coal Creek Company, a publicly traded land development and natural resource company. Mr. Howard's varied practice includes extensive trial and appellate work, real estate, commercial, entertainment and business law.

Mr. Howard is married with two daughters, enjoys outdoor sports and activities, is a certified scuba diver and bareboat captain. He competed for over twenty years in endurance and triathlon events, including the Ironman Triathlon, and remains an avid cyclist.

Practice Areas:

  • Real estate
  • Business law
  • Litigation

Litigation Percentage:

  • 50% of practice devoted to litigation

Bar Associations:

  • Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1985

Education:

  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1985
  • B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1982
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

Reported Cases:

  • Wright v. Dixon (Tenn. Ct. App. 2012)
  • Covered Bridge Resort on Waldens Creek, LLC v. Johnson, Murrell & Associates, P.C. (Tenn. Ct. App. 2012)
  • Cameron General Contractors, Inc. v. Kingston Pike, LLC (Tenn. Ct. App. 2010)
  • Richard L. Hollow, Trustee, et al., v. Michael L. Ingram, et al (Tenn. Ct. App. 2010)
  • Leedy v. The Realty Store, Inc., et al.  (Tenn. Ct. App. 2010)
  • Abouelata v. Davis (Tenn. Ct. App. 2006)
  • Brown v. Gutierrez, 2004 WL 2086308 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2004)
  • Osborne v. Mountain Life Ins. Co., 130 S.W.3d 769 (Tenn. 2004)
  • Anderson v. Wilder (Tenn. Ct. App. 2003)
  • Davis v. Estate of Flynn, ex rel. Poole, 2002 WL 31174229 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Omohundro v. Harrison, 2000 WL 1877495 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2000)
  • Davis v. Flynn, 2000 WL 807613 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2000)
  • Justus v. Mountain Life Ins, Co., 1999 WL 894194 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1999)
  • Ruth v. Cove Creek, 1999 WL 172644 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1999)
  • Norton v. Mountain Life Ins. Co., 1999 WL 172649 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1999)
  • Canonie Energy, Inc. v. Tennessee Energy Pipeline and Storage Co., 1998 WL 334438 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1998)
  • Perry v. Flatford, 1997 WL 44438 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1997)
  • Horton v. Mountain Life Ins. Co., 1996 WL 585281 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1996)
  • Scandlyn v. McDill Columbus Corp., 895 S.W.2d 342 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1994)
  • Southern Industrial Banking Corp. v. Foster, 809 F.2d 329 (6th Cir. 1987) (6th Circuit Ct. App. 1987)

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lewis@howardhowardlaw.com


Dallis H. Howard

Dallis H. Howard was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. degree in 1982 and received her J.D. from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama in 1985. While at Cumberland School of Law, Ms. Howard studied international and commercial law at Cambridge University in England and was a member of Phi Delta Phi international legal fraternity. Prior to joining Howard & Howard, P.C., she helped found two local bank trust departments and was a Vice President with SunTrust Bank in the Trust and Investment Division. She focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, trusts, probate and real estate matters.

Ms. Howard is married and has two daughters.  She is a co-founder and serves on the board of directors of Adopt a Golden Knoxville, Inc., a regional Golden Retriever rescue.

Practice Areas:

  • Estate planning
  • Probate
  • Trusts
  • Real estate

Bar Admissions:

  • Tennessee, 1985

Education:

  • J.D. Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1985
  • B.S.Auburn University, 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
    Tax, Probate & Trust Law Sections

Past Employment Positions:

  • SunTrust Bank, Trust and Investment Division, A.V.P. & Compliance Officer
  • First Knoxville Bank, Trust Division, A.V.P. & Trust Officer
  • Baptist Hospital, Director of Risk Management
  • Home Federal Bank, Trust Division, Trust Administrative Officer

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dallis@howardhowardlaw.com


Joshua B. Bishop

Joshua B. Bishop is a partner with experience in representing developers in the acquisition, development, leasing, management and sale of real property. His practice includes the representation of landlords and tenants in the leasing of shopping centers, office buildings and mixed-use developments. He also handles various types of lending and financing transactions representing real estate developers as well as local, regional and national lenders.

Mr. Bishop was born and raised in Cleveland, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga with a B.A. degree in 2000 and received his J.D. from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis in 2004 where he was a member of The University of Memphis Law Review. He is married and has one daughter.

Practice Areas:

  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Development

Bar Admissions:

  • Tennessee, 2004

Education:

  • J.D., Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis, 2004
  • B.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, 2000

Past Employment Positions:

  • Shumacker, Witt, Gaither & Whitaker, P.C., Associate

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joshua@howardhowardlaw.com


Matthew W. Sherrod

Matt W. Sherrod was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, earning a B.A. He was heavily involved in both academic and extracurricular organizations during his time at Tennessee. Upon graduation, Mr. Sherrod attended law school at the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and received his J.D. in 2008.

While in law school, Mr. Sherrod was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, as well as a contributing editor to the Sports and Entertainment Newsletter and the recipient of the Professor Walton W. Garrett Scholarship. He was also elected to serve in various leadership roles within the Student Bar Association at the University of Memphis, including serving as the President of the student body his final year.

Mr. Sherrod focuses his practice primarily on general business and corporate transactions, real estate matters (e.g. – development and financing), and estate planning.  He is a member of Hamilton Burnett Inn of Court and serves on the Knoxville Barrister’s Executive Committee, as well as multiple committees within the Knoxville Bar Association.

His hobbies include a multitude of outdoor sports, skiing, boating, music and travel. He is an avid Tennessee sports fan.

Practice Areas:

  • General Corporate and Business Matters
  • Real Estate Development

Bar Admissions:

  • Tennessee, 2008
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 2010

Education:

  • J.D., Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis, 2008
  • B.A., History/General Business, University of Tennessee, magna cum laude, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Knoxville Barrister's Executive Committee
  • Barrister Member, Hamilton Burnett Inn of Court

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matt@howardhowardlaw.com


Steven K. Bowling

Steven K. Bowling was born in Hamilton, Ohio. He graduated magna cum laude from Carson-Newman College with a Bachelor of Science in 1971. In 1973, he became a Certified Public Accountant.

He received his J.D. with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1987. Prior to joining Howard & Howard, P.C., Mr. Bowling was the managing partner of the law firm of Shumate & Bowling in Knoxville. He focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning and probate matters, taxation and tax controversies for estates, business law for individuals and closely held businesses and general business planning.

Practice Areas:

  • Estate planning
  • Probate matters
  • Taxation for estates
  • General business planning
  • Business law for individuals and closely held businesses

Bar Admissions:

  • Tennessee, 1988
  • United States District Court, 1989
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1998

Education:

  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, cum laude, 1987
  • B.S., Carson-Newman College, magna cum laude, 1971

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stevenk@howardhowardlaw.com


Erin J. Wallen

Erin J. Wallen was born in Kingsport, Tennessee. Ms. Wallen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She received her Juris Doctor degree with high honors from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2010. While in law school, Ms. Wallen served as a member of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law and as a volunteer for the College of Law's pro bono Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. In her spare time, Ms. Wallen enjoys traveling, photography, outdoor activities, and spending time with her husband and shichon puppy.

Practice Areas:

  • Business Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate

Education:

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2010
    J.D.

    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2007
    B.A.

    • Honors: Summa Cum Laude
    • Major: Psychology; Spanish

Reported Cases:

Nat'l Coal, LLC v. Galloway, 2016 Tenn. App. LEXIS 52 (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 29, 2016)

Published Works:

  • Income earned outside of the state by a nondomiciliary subsidiary corporation as a result of the parent corporation's redemption of outstanding stock held by the subsidiary is not taxable under the Tennessee Excise Tax Law unless the two entities share a unitary business relationship, 11 Transactions 267, Spring, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • East Tennessee Lawyers' Association for Women

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erin@howardhowardlaw.com


Jessee E. Bundy

Jessee E. Bundy grew up in Rogersville, Tennessee. Ms. Bundy is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she was a University Chancellor’s Scholar and member of the Chancellor’s Honors Program, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. At UT, she was involved in a number of extracurricular activities, including Student Government Association, Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and Team VOLS leadership and service program.

Ms. Bundy attended law school at the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and received her J.D. in 2013. While in law school, she was the recipient of Robert & Elaine Hoffman Academic Merit Scholarship and Dean’s Distinguished Service Award. She served as an editor for the Mental Health Law and Policy Journal and was elected to serve in various leadership roles within the Student Bar Association, serving as Vice President her final year.

She focuses her practice primarily in the areas of real estate transactions and matters related to property title. In her spare time, Ms. Bundy enjoys traveling, music, reading, and volunteering. She is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Knoxville Alumni Association and assists with the Clinton High School Mock Trial Team.

Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate Transactions

Bar Admissions:

  • Tennessee, 2013
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 2014

Education:

  • J.D., Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis, 2013
  • B.A., Communication Studies, University of Tennessee, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity-Knoxville Alumni Chapter

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jessee@howardhowardlaw.com


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