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William A. (Bill) Mynatt, Jr.

William A. Mynatt, Jr., a shareholder and Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator, is based in the firm’s Knoxville office. Bill was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and grew up there with a decade divided by several years in Chicago, Illinois, and the Maryland suburbs of the District of Columbia.

Mr. Mynatt’s practice emphasizes courtroom and pretrial litigation, primarily representing parties in domestic relations matters, but also including personal injury, worker’s compensation, and probate matters. Mr. Mynatt is a firm believer that parties can do a better job resolving issues without the court, but that being well-prepared and willing to go to the courtroom makes such a resolution more likely.  Mr. Mynatt also provides estate planning advice, especially in areas of nontraditional families. Mr. Mynatt has been a Tennessee Supreme Court certified civil mediator since 2005, and has mediated many family law cases to resolution.  He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Knoxville Bar Association and has served as the Co-Chairman of the Family Law Section of the Knoxville Bar Association.

AFFILIATIONS

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Master of the Bench, Emeritus, Hamilton S. Burnette American Inn of Court
  • Fellow, Knoxville Bar Foundation since 2012
  • Former, Co-Chairman of the Family Law Section of the Knoxville Bar Association

COMMUNITY

  • Positively Living, Board of Directors – 2005 to the present; Chairman – 2010-2011. 501(c)(3) organization that provides direct housing for individuals with multiple diagnoses and housing assistance and case management for the East Tennessee area for people with HIV through grants from ETHRA, HUD, and the Ryan White Fund, as well as other private donations.
  • East Tennessee AIDS Foundation Board – 501(c) (3) that raises funds for and distributes to local HIV service organizations.

Knoxville Office

One Centre Square, Fifth Floor
620 Market Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Telephone (865) 546-4646
FAX (865) 523-6529

Education

Vanderbilt University, B.A. History, 1988

University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1991

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 1991

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Lewis Thomason represents clients in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings, including mediations and arbitrations. We understand that ADR often presents unique opportunities for parties to take charge of legal disputes and conclude what otherwise would be lengthy, unpredictable and costly litigation. Certain Lewis Thomason lawyers have received extensive training in mediating… [Read more]

    Estate Planning and Probate Law

    Lewis Thomason attorneys offer a wealth of experience in advising individuals how to plan for the future and handle the estate administration process. Our Estate Planning and Probate Law practice concentrates on a full range of estate planning instruments, including will construction, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney and other… [Read more]

    Family Law

    Lewis Thomason has represented clients in complex Family Law cases, both in trial and appellate courts, including cases with issues concerning division of high-asset property, child custody and other family law issues. We also represent clients in uncontested cases and adoptions. [Read more]

    Mediation

    As participants in the system are learning, litigation is expensive, in money, time and resources. A lengthy pretrial process can be just the start given today’s clogged court dockets and even reaching trial can have unpredictable results. The legal community has developed several forms of alternate dispute resolution, such as… [Read more]

    Personal Injury Litigation

    Our firm has an established history of successfully representing plaintiffs who have been injured through automobile accidents, defective products, on-the-job accidents and premises liability. From straightforward settlement negotiation to complex, multifaceted litigation, our attorneys have extensive experience and all of the necessary resources to protect our clients' interests in personal… [Read more]

    Workers' Compensation

    The lawyers of Lewis Thomason have years of experience representing various employers, including large self-insured companies and several insurance carriers, in workers' compensation claims filed by their employees. Whether a claim is settled early in the proceedings, presented at the Department of Labor through a benefit review conference or ultimately… [Read more]

  • Representative Experience

    • Casteel v. Casteel, No. 03A01-9703-CV-00073, 1997 WL 414401 (Tenn. Ct App. Eastern Section, July 24, 1997) establishing the formula for child support in all cases where parents shared a nontraditional co-parenting schedule prior to the establishment of the child support guidelines by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
    •  Aaby v. Strange, 924.S.W.2d 623 (Tenn. 1996) a relocation case that resulted in the creation of the statutory relocation procedure in Tennessee.