East Tennessee Disability, Inc.

East Tennessee Disability, Inc.

We have over 25 years of representing East Tennesseans on their claims for Social Security Disability.

Firm Overview

We are a small law firm where you will receive personal attention on your claim for Social Security Disability.

Main Office

East Tennessee Disability, Inc.
6025 Brookvale Lane Ste # 135

Knoxville TN 37919

Phone

(865) 558-0322

Fax

(865) 558-0324

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free Initial Consultation

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We, as most firms, handle Social Security Disability claims on a contingency fee basis - there is no attorney fee unless we win your case!

Office Information

Office Hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Office Manager

Karla Roche

Languages Spoken

English, American Sign Language

Office Hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Office Manager

Karla Roche

Languages Spoken

English, American Sign Language

Other Offices

East Tennessee Disability, Inc./Karen Jernigan
200 East Broadway/Preservation Plaza
Maryville

Karen Jernigan

East Tennessee Disability, Inc.

I grew up in Cookeville, Tennessee where both of my parents worked in factories. I saw my parents work hard to get by. I began working at the age of 15 and continued to work at nights and on weekends while earning a college degree.

I graduated from Maryville College with a degree in Sign Language/Interpreting and worked in this field for a few years. While going with my hearing-impaired clients to see their lawyers I noticed my clients were not treated with the respect and dignity they deserved.

I wanted to do things differently. After I got my law degree from the University of Tennessee I began representing people on their claims for Social Security disability benefits.

I have represented thousands of clients at hearings before the Social Security Administration for over 25 years and I know what is required to be found disabled.

I am a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), the Tennessee Bar Association, and the Knoxville Bar Association.

I have been married for over 30 years to my husband, Kevin, and we have one grown son.

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