Law Office of Van R. Irion, PLLC

I will provide you with expert legal counsel in your time of greatest need. Your case will be handled by me personally. If you like I can come to meet you at your convenience. We will maximize your recovery and charge you less than our competition.

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Firm Overview

Our firm works hard to help people through difficult times after a serious personal injury or death of a loved one. We understand the challenges you face physically, emotionally, and financially.
Don't underestimate the complexity of your case. You deserve to have a firm dedicated to helping you recover. With our firm you can feel confident that your legal matter is being handled by skilled professionals with extensive knowledge of the law and the ability to maximize your recovery.
We specialize in injury cases such as:

Car Accidents
Truck Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrian Accidents
Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries suffered at businesses
Injuries suffered on private property

If you've suffered a serious injury or if a loved one has died prematurely due to another's negligence contact us today.
Main Office

Main Office
800 S. Gay St.
Ste.700
Knoxville  TN  37929

Phone
  • (865) 766-4040
Auto Accident
You deserve to have a firm dedicated to helping you recover. With our firm you can feel confident that your legal matter is being handled by skilled professionals with extensive knowledge of the law and the ability to maximize your recovery.
Accidents happen every day. In an instant your life can change forever. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury during a car accident our lawyers offer compassion, guidance and aggressive legal advocacy. If you need help with your accident, call us now at (865) 766-4040 and we'll immediately begin the recovery process.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Irion worked in the genetics and medical research fields, both in the public and private sectors, including the University of California School of Medicine and University of Tennessee Research Foundation. He has authored and co-authored several peer reviewed scientific research articles (listed below).

Mr. Irion also has many years experience as a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Firefighter, serving with a busy city Fire Department. He has personally seen the physical and emotional effects caused by major traffic accidents.

Mr. Irion's work as an EMT, Firefighter and medical researcher leaves him uniquely qualified to understand your injuries and communicate about them with medical professionals. This experience also gives Mr. Irion the ability to intelligently cross examine any medical experts who may be hired by insurance companies.

Selected Scientific Research Publications Authored or Co-Authored by Mr. Irion:

Non-viral gene delivery to the ventricles in rat brain: Initial evidence for distribution and expression in the CNS; Hecker JG, Hall LL, Irion VR.; Mol Ther. 2001 Mar;3(3):375-84.

Advances in self-limited gene expression of protective intracellular proteins in-vivo in rat brain; Irion VR, Hecker JG; Anesthesia & Analgesia, 1998:86.

Self-limited gene expression in vitro in neuronal cell cultures and in vivo in rat brain using mRNA/cationic lipid complexes; Irion VR, Hecker JG; Anesthesia & Analgesia, 1997:84.

The fidelity of human telomerase; Kreiter M, Irion V, Ward J, Morin G.; Nucleic Acids Symp Ser. 1995;(33):137-9.

The effect of carrier RNA on transfection efficiency, Third Annual Artificial Self-Assembling Systems For Gene Delivery Conference, November 1996.

œHsp70 and Reporter Enzyme Expression in Rat Brain after Non-viral Delivery of mRNA and DNA to Lateral Ventricles; Hecker JG, Hall LL, Irion VR.; Society for Neuroscience Meeting, New Orleans, November, 2000.

mRNA cationic lipid transfected expression of firefly luciferase in mammalian cells is enhanced by addition of tRNA; Giles J, Irion VR, Hecker JG; Western Anesthesia Residents Conference, Seattle, WA, April 17, 1999.

œEffect of cationic lipid ratio and carrier RNA on transfection efficiency; 3rd Annual Artificial Self-Assembling Systems for Gene Delivery Conference; Irion VR, Hecker JG; Cambridge Healthtech Institute, Newton Upper Falls, MA. November 17-18, 1996.

Effects of electromagnetic fields on gene expression; Irion VR, Irion DN; Golden State Venture Capital Conference & Entrepreneur Expo, San Rafael, April 23-24, 2001.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Mr. Irion will provide you with expert legal counsel in your time of greatest need. Your case will be handled by Mr. Irion personally. If it is more convenient for you he will come to meet you at your home, place of work, or other location. He will maximize your recovery and charge you less than other law firms.

Mr. Irion seeks to thoroughly understand the facts and legal issues that relate to your individual need for an attorney. His representation is then zealous and efficient to realize the goals that are in his client's€™ best interests.

Van Irion

Van Irion is a personal injury attorney who represents injured victims and their families from any injury caused by a third party including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, wrongful deaths, traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, and dog bites.

Mr. Irion is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, all State Courts in Tennessee, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

As lead attorney Mr. Irion has litigated jury trials and bench trials in both state and federal courts. Mr. Irion has litigated several cases to the United States Supreme Court. He has also practiced before the Tennessee and Georgia State Supreme Courts, the 6th and 9th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and U.S. District Courts in Tennessee, Virginia, Texas, Arizona, and California. He has also handled arbitrations, mediations, bankruptcy challenges, and administrative court matters.

For several years Mr. Irion served as a transactions attorney for the University of Tennessee Research Foundation where he managed the University
License
  • Bar Number: 024519
    Tennessee , 2005
Education
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
    Juris Doctorate, With Distinction , 2005
    Law Journal Staff Writer;

    Dean's Scholarship Recipient, 2002-2005;

    Dean's Honor Roll, 2003, 2004 & 2005;

    Academic Achievement Award, 2004;

    Witkin Award-Top Class Ranking, Contracts, 2003;

    Witkin Award-Top Class Ranking, Biology, Law & Human Behavior, 2005;

    Witkin Award-Top Class Ranking, Community Property, 2005;

    Mock Trial Competition Finalist, 2003
  • University of California, Davis
    Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry , 1995
    Selected Scientific Publications & Presentations:

    Non-viral gene delivery to the ventricles in rat brain: Initial evidence for distribution and expression in the CNS; Hecker JG, Hall LL, Irion VR.; Mol Ther. 2001 Mar;3(3):375-84.
    Advances in self-limited gene expression of protective intracellular proteins in-vivo in rat brain; Irion VR, Hecker JG; Anesthesia & Analgesia, 1998:86.
    Self-limited gene expression in vitro in neuronal cell cultures and in vivo in Rat Brain

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