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Lauren Bledsoe

Lauren Bledsoe is Barnes Law Firm’s Office Manager, where she is responsible for oversight of administrative management for the office including human resources, legal assistance, bookkeeping and overall client services. She takes pride is giving every client the best experience possible during a turbulent time in their lives.


Barnes Law Firm truly could not function without Lauren’s attention to detail and diligence. She is an integral part of the law firm’s ability to meet our clients’ needs and expectations throughout the legal process. Her main priority is getting to know each client as a person, not just by the facts of their case. She believes that every client deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, without fear of judgment from the ones who are there to help.


Lauren started working in the legal field in 2015 and has extensive experience working on criminal and DUI cases. She has worked for several criminal law firms in Knoxville, but she knew she found where she was meant to be at Barnes & Fersten in March of 2017. She often tells clients that this is the best firm she has ever worked for, and she has the tenure to prove it. One of her favorite aspects of working at firm is the sense of community we share, and the genuine friendships we have garnered over the years.


Lauren was born and raised just outside of Knoxville in Powell, Tennessee, and now lives in Fountain City. She obtained her real estate license while working full time in 2018, and is a part-time affiliate broker at First Neighborhoods Realty, LLC in Knoxville, specializing in historic homes and neighborhoods.


Lauren loves spending time with her fiancé, Jeremiah, and is looking forward to getting married in October of 2023. She also loves spending time with her two Australian Shepherds, Leo, Lucy, and her Pomeranian, Smudge. You might even see one of her pups hard at work with her at the office!


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Mr. Barnes is a two time graduate of the University of Tennessee, in 2006 and 2009.

He graduated UT Law with honors and has been practicing in Knoxville and the surrounding counties since.

Continuing education and staying at the forefront of legal issues and practice is important to Mr. Barnes. He regularly travels throughout the country to attend the best and most timely continuing education and to further hone his legal skill.

Just a few of the prestigious colleges and trainings he’s attended, include the National Criminal Defense College, the National College For DUI Defense held on the property of Harvard Law School, and the Tennessee Criminal Defense College.