Phone: (865) 566-0125
Fax: (865) 566-0126
625 Market Street, 7th Floor
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Norman D. McKellar practices law in the areas of IRS tax resolution and federal criminal defense, with an emphasis on tax fraud, healthcare fraud, drug diversion, and white collar federal crimes. Mr. McKellar has successfully defended clients in criminal cases in both federal and state courts and in U.S. Tax Court. Mr. McKellar was voted by his peers as a “Top Attorney” by Knoxville’s CityView magazine in its 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 editions. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, Mr. McKellar was selected as a member of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers.
Norman McKellar came to Knoxville in 1995 after spending the previous twenty years in Louisiana. Mr. McKellar received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University, and he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee School of Law. While in law school, Mr. McKellar won the award for Best Oralist in the Ray H. Jenkins Trial Competition. He is the founder of McKellar & Easter, Attorneys at Law. Mr. McKellar is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Knoxville Bar Association.
J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 2002
B.A. Philosophy, Brigham Young University, 1999
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. Supreme Court , 2008
U.S. Tax Court, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals – 6th Circuit , 2008
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Tennessee, 2003
U.S. District Court for Middle District of Tennessee, 2012
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, since 2005
Knoxville Bar Association, since 2002
Mr. McKellar was voted by his peers as a “Top Attorney” by Knoxville’s CityView magazine in its 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions. In 2014 and 2015, Mr. McKellar was selected as a member of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers.
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