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Welcome to Legal Aid of East Tennessee

As we move toward the holiday season, many of us are busy with preparations for family gatherings and festive celebrations. Still, as those of us who pursue a mission of access to counsel are all too aware, even at the holidays, America is rife with barriers to justice and opportunity, especially for low-income individuals and families.

During 2018, Legal Aid of East Tennessee has helped almost 10,000 people.  Our services this year have impacted over 3,500 children, 275 veterans, and close to 1,500 victims of domestic violence. Our lawyers and staff work tirelessly to ensure equal access to justice in East Tennessee. Please help us continue to make a difference in the lives of so many who cannot afford to hire a lawyer.

Every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Americans take a break from their holiday shopping sprees to celebrate Giving Tuesday, a social-media-driven day of giving that raises support for nonprofits that make a difference in our communities.

Our clients are among the most vulnerable people in our state, and most have nowhere else to go for legal help when their basic human needs are threatened. We need your support to continue helping as many clients as we can. Please consider donating to Legal Aid or choosing us as your charity on Amazon Smile.

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An East Tennessee where justice is a community value and no one faces a legal problem alone

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This free program lets you apply for help from Legal Aid of East Tennessee. We help low-income East Tennesseans, seniors, and persons with disabilities with legal issues.
If you think you are in immediate danger, call 911 right away!

If you need to contact Legal Aid of East Tennessee, you may call any of our other offices listed below:


607 W Summit Hill Dr. SW
Knoxville, TN 37902


535 Chestnut St., Ste. 360
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 756-4013
Toll Free (800) 572-7457 

Johnson City

311 W. Walnut St.
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 928-8311
Toll Free (800) 821-1312


391 Broad St. NW, Suite 202
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 303-2266
Toll Free (800) 572-7457


307 Ellis Ave.
Maryville, TN 37801
(865) 981-1818


1001 W. 2nd North St.
Morristown, TN 37814
(423) 587-4850
Toll Free (800) 821-1309

Family Justice Center

(Family Violence Issues)
400 Harriet Tubman
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 215-6830

Family Justice Center

(Family Violence Issues)
5705 Uptain Road
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 643-7600

Johnson City
Family Justice Center

(Family Violence Issues)
196 Montgomery St.
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 722-3720

Branch House
(Sullivan County)

Family Justice Center

(Family Violence Issues)
313 Foothills Dr
Blountville, TN 37617
(423) 574-7233

Health Law Partnership

(Erlanger Patients)
975 E. 3rd Street, Box #375
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 778-7807

If you are a victim of domestic violence and are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.

You may seek an Order of Protection if you are a victim of domestic abuse or violence.
Contact your county’s Circuit Court or General Sessions Court Clerk’s office.
You should also contact law enforcement.