The Magistrate handles domestic abuse cases at their earliest stages. The Magistrate receives and examines Petitions for Order of Protection. Upon review of a Petition, the Magistrate may issue a Temporary Order of Protection. Upon service, the case will be scheduled for further hearing before a trial court.
The Knoxville Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Service can be contacted at (865) 522-7501 should you need a referral to an attorney in the Knoxville area. (click here for website)
If you are a person who has a very modest or low income, you may wish to contact Legal aid of East Tennessee at (865) 637-0484. You may also obtain information on their website. (click here)