Attorney James R. LaFevor

Knoxville’s trusted source for family law and estate planning

For more than 38 years, our established law office has earned a positive reputation for professional representation for those in need of family law and estate planning services. Attorney James R. LaFevor offers compassionate and comprehensive services to his clients during trying times in their lives. Jim believes in a hands-on approach to practicing law, preferring to find more collaborative and just options for his clients. But as a Vietnam combat veteran, Jim also knows what it means to fight for what is right.

Jim LaFevor has a documented history of pro bono and volunteer efforts including winning the 4th Circuit Advocates Award for the most pro bono hours in 2001.

Contact a seasoned Tennessee attorney

For reliable legal service based on more than 38 years of experience, call LaFevor & Slaughter at 865-637-6258 or contact our Knoxville office online.

Practice areas


  • Tennessee, 1974



  • Captain, U.S. Army Artillery, 1968 – 1971

Associations & memberships

Biographical details

  • Phi Gamma Mu
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Practice Courses
  • Author: “Tennessee Criminal Procedure,” Tennessee Judicial Training Systems, 1974; “Tennessee Garnishment Law,” Tennessee Judicial Training Systems, Fall, 1975
  • Instructor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Law Legal Clinic, 1974 – 1976
  • Assistant Professor, Trial Practice, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Law, 1976 – 1980; 1984 – 1992
  • Director of Litigation, Knoxville Legal Aid Society, 1976 – 1988
  • Formerly with Rowland & Rowland, P.C., 1988 – 1999
  • Former partner with Nickle and LaFevor