Attorney James R. LaFevor, Retired

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 offered compassionate and comprehensive services to his clients during trying times in their lives. Jim believed 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 knew what it meant 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. In his retirement, he spends time with his family, and serves as a trusted mentor and advisor.

Contact a seasoned Knoxville divorce and family law attorney

For reliable legal service call LaFevor & Slaughter at 865-637-6258 or contact our Knoxville office online.

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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