William J. Carver

William J. Carver

Partner
Location:
Knoxville, Tennessee
Phone:
865-525-5134
Fax:
865-522-5723
Email:
Martindale Hubbell

Will Carver is an AV rated, extremely knowledgeable, experienced and hard-working litigation attorney who values the relationships he builds with his clients and their businesses. He is a creative problem solver who diligently focuses on understanding his clients' goals, challenges and opportunities and provides his clients effective and efficient representation. His primary areas of practice are Litigation, Employment and Labor and Local Government and Public Utilities. He also helped develop the firm's Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy practice areas.

In August 2013, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appointed Mr. Carver to serve on the Tennessee Education Lottery Board of Directors which oversees Tennessee's one-billion dollar annual lottery sales. Proceeds from these sales fund college scholarships, after-school programs, and other education initiatives.

Mr. Carver represents individual and corporate clients in various litigation matters including:

  • Construction law
  • Breach of contract
  • Employment law
  • Debt collection
  • Products liability
  • Personal injury
  • Government Law

He has successfully handled cases in both state and federal courts involving the publishing industry, software industry, shipping industry, music industry, construction trades, banking industry, government contractors, insurance coverage disputes and retail businesses.

Representative Matters

Mr. Carver recently represented a property owner in a lawsuit brought by someone who allegedly fell and was injured when he came onto the property to perform some maintenance. The lawsuit was pending for two years and, ultimately, a trial was held before a local jury. A verdict was rendered in favor of his client.

He has successfully defended a package carrier in various lawsuits for property damage throughout East Tennessee.

He also represented a national music industry company in a significant collection action against a business who misappropriated copyrighted music

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Employment and Labor
  • Local Government and Public Utilities
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Bankruptcy

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: Dean's Citation for Contributions to Student Life
    • Honors: President of the Student Body
    • Honors: Torchbearer Award for Student Excellence
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2000
    • Honors: Graduated With Honors
    • Honors: Torchbearer Award for Contributions to Campus Life

Representative Cases

  • Heyward v. CDM Smith, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103314 (E.D. Tenn. August 5, 2015)
  • City of Townsend v. Anthony Damico, 2014 Tenn. App. LEXIS 302 (Tenn. Ct. App. May 27, 2014)
  • Clark v. G4S Government Solutions, Inc. d/b/a WSI Oak k RIdge, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37832 (E.D. Tenn. March 21, 2014)
  • Shroyer v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 126522 (E.D. Tenn. 2011)
  • VanBebber v. Roach, 252 S.W.3d 279 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2008)

Classes/Seminars

  • "Lawyers' Role in Law Firms," University of Tennessee College of Law, February, 2014
  • "OMG! R U Serious?" Social Media & Employment Law, Kramer Rayson LLP Employment Law Seminar, October, 2012
  • "The Changing Legal Marketplace," Knoxville Bar Association Law Today Expo, April, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Knoxville Business Journal 40 Under 40, 2014
  • Received the Legal Aid of East Tennessee Pro Bono Partner Award, 2010
  • Selected for inclusion to City View Top Attorneys, 2009 - 2015
  • Graduated from Leadership Blount, Class of 2009
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • University of Tennessee College of Law Board of Alumni Advisors
  • University of Tennessee Young Alumni Council
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Tennessee Education Lottery, Board of Directors
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville Chancellor's Associates, Member
  • Blount County Saturday Bar

Civic/Community Involvement

  • New Hope, Blount County Children's Advocacy Center, Board Member
  • American Cancer Society Regional Leadership Council
  • Blount County Young Life Committee
  • Blount County Library Foundation Board of Directors
  • Leadership Blount Board of Directors, Chairman, 2011 - 2012