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Matthew Hollingshead-Cook

I have been practicing law in East Tennessee since 2007. A significant  portion of my work is dedicated to representing individuals who have  been physically injured or killed as the result of the actions or  inaction of others. These claims have ranged from a few hundred dollars  to several million dollars. Also, as a general practice lawyer, I have  experience in numerous areas of the law.   

 

In addition to my law practice, my additional legal experiences  include working for the Honorable Holly Kirby, Judge for the Tennessee  Court of Appeals, serving as a Judicial Magistrate for Knox County  Sessions Court and serving as a legal specialist for the Judge Avocate  General unit of the Tennessee Army National Guard.

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My legal education was obtained at the University of Memphis Cecil C.  Humphreys School of Law where I graduated Cum Laude.  While there I  received numerous awards including CALI awards for the top grade in the  class in Property II, Federal Income Tax and Estate and Gift Tax and I  was published in the Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure .

 I am a native of East Tennessee and a graduate of Bearden High School.   My work experiences prior to becoming a lawyer include a variety of  experiences including being a patrol officer with the Knoxville Police  Department, washing dishes at Denny's, being a batboy for the Knoxville  Smokies, bagging and stocking groceries at Butler and Bailey Market, and  being a chemical warfare specialist in the Tennessee Army National  Guard. Being a native of East Tennessee and having a variety of life  exeriences help me relate to and communicate with my clients in a way  that most attorneys can't.  

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Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning

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