John R. Colvin, Attorney at Law

LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR THE INJURED AND DISABLED: Over 15 years experience providing legal representation to Social Security Disability Claimants and the seriously injured.

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Firm Overview

I am a practicing trial lawyer and I use my legal training and experience to help individuals and families cope with and recover from the hardships brought on by disability, injury, and financial difficulties. My practice concentrates primarily in the areas of Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Consumer Debt Relief/Bankruptcy.

The firm was founded January 1, 2001 as a solo practice.

Example cases

PERSONAL INJURY:
• High school student, avid sportsman, and hunter suffered serious skull, eye, and facial trauma when his rifle improperly fired as the result of a defectively manufactured firearm. Confidential settlement.

• Decorated World War II Veteran failed to receive proper medical treatment from his VA medical care providers. Served as co-counsel in the trial of case wherein United States Federal District Court specifically found that the United States Veterans Administration was negligent and failed to care for its own veteran according to its own motto "to care for him who shall have borne the battle." Ducker v. U.S.A., USDC Case 1:99-cv-082 Eastern District of Tennessee

WORKERS' COMPENSATION:
• Construction worker suffered fall from roof that resulted in paraplegia. Lifetime medical benefits obtained by court order included attendant in-home nursing care to be provided by spouse and compensated by insurance carrier. Court order obtained also provided funding for the construction of handicapped modified and accessible home for injured worker.

DISABILITY:
• An individual became disabled from a progressive and debilitating illness that resulted in loss of job and health insurance. The individual was later cut from the state Medicaid rolls as a victim of one of the largest reductions in Medicaid benefits ever by a state government. My office became involved and successfully assisted the client in obtaining disability benefits that allowed the individual to regain access to healthcare and treatment for a serious life altering illness.

Main Office

Main
205 South High Street
Winchester  TN  37398

Phone
  • (931) 962-1044
Fax
  • (931) 962-1094

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

In most cases: no recovery = no fee

Hourly Rates

Not applicable

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Call Toll Free (866) 293-1752

Emergency After Hours

Yes

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

In the specific areas I focus my practice on, I have an opportunity to help individuals, who have been injured through no fault of their own, navigate the often confusing legal system to help my clients recoup some financial independence and quality of life. I find this very rewarding.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I encourage my clients to educate themselves as citizens and consumers on issues that will protect them and their families from harmful actions of individuals and bad business practices of insurance companies and corporations.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Not applicable in my areas of practice, trial work, and litigation.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Not applicable in my areas of practice, trial work, and litigation.

John R. Colvin

Prior to 2001, I was a partner for three years in a middle Tennessee law firm engaged in the general practice of law.

I saw firsthand, at an early age, that law can be used as a tool to level an uneven playing field for the powerless, give hope to the disabled, and help rebuild a broken and shattered life.

I aggressively pursue a positive outcome for my clients. Being accessible to all my clients allows me to give every client the personal attention their case deserves.

Personal interests:

I am an avid reader and keep up to date on the latest legal trends and developments. When I am out of the office, I enjoy outdoor activities and following college football.

License
  • Bar Number: 017306
    Tennessee , 1995
  • Bar Number: ASB-5388-L75J
    Alabama , 1995
Education
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University
    Doctorate of Jurisprudence , 1994
    Birmingham, AL
  • Auburn University
    Bachelor of Arts , 1991
    Auburn, AL
    Political Science

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