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Myers Morton - Deputy Law Director

Phone: 865-215-2327   Fax: 865-215-2936


Myers Morton – Biography

J. Myers Morton was born and raised in Knox County. He graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1988. From 1988 through 1990, he was in general practice with the law firm Morton, Lewis, King and Krieg. From 1990 through 2015, he practiced law with his father George W. Morton, Jr., with Morton & Morton, PLLC. For a period of time before his death, his uncle, L. Clure Morton, retired from the federal bench and guided him through his practice at Morton & Morton, PLLC.

Areas of Practice

  • Trial and Appellate litigation
  • Administrative hearings and appeals
  • Negotiation and preparation of Contracts
  • Consultation with and representation of various County offices

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia 1988
  • Tennessee 1988
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee
  • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Sixth Circuits
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • University of Tennessee College of Liberal Arts, B.A. with honors, 1985
  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D. 1988
  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Proctor In Admiralty 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Recipient of the Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Award
  • Representative for Veterans before the Department of Veterans Affairs
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Law Director

City County Building
400 Main Street
Suite 612
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-2327
Fax: 865-215-2936

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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