Law Offices of Gary Dawson

Firm Overview

Main Office
Main Office
100 W Summit Hill Dr,
Knoxville  TN  37902
  • (865) 525-7113
  • (865) 963-0399

Gary Dawson

Attorney Gary Dawson has more than 30 years of legal experience in personal injury matters. He was one of the first board certified Civil Trial Lawyers by the Tennessee Board of Legal Specialization and Education, which is a rare designation earned by experience and results in practice. He has obtained seven-figure recoveries even for individuals who have returned to meaningful and productive careers.

Gary Dawson practiced largely in the area of insurance defense, and witnessed how insurance companies sometimes found ways to avoid paying out legitimate claims to their insureds. He began limiting his practice exclusively to personal injury in 1989.

Gary Dawson is a Knoxville native and Central High School graduate. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Tennessee, where he earned a Bachelors Degree with high honors in 1975. He received his law degree from UT in 1978 and began practicing that same year
  • Bar Number: 006176
    Tennessee , 1978


Forrest Wallace is an associate with the Law Offices of Gary Dawson and devotes the majority of his practice to assisting people who have suffered severe personal injury and work-related accidents.

He has prosecuted litigated matters before state and federal courts and various administrative agencies. He has litigated matters involving a broad array of substantive areas of practice, but with special focus on litigation of, among other things, intentional tort, negligence, business tort, worker's compensation, and catastrophic personal injury cases.

Mr. Wallace has also defended hundreds of clients in federal, state, and juvenile court. He handles a variety of cases including DUI, Narcotics Possession/Trafficking, Theft offenses, and
Violent Crimes.

Mr. Wallace was raised in Athens, Tennessee. Following an education in the public schools of McMinn County, Mr. Wallace pursued an academic career at Miami University (OH), earning a B.A. in Political Science. He later attended the Appalachian School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Wallace served on the executive board of the Moot Court, the editorial staff of the Energy and Mineral Law Journal, and received multiple Dean's List citations for academic merit.
  • Bar Number: 028167
    Tennessee , 2009

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