Over 40 Years Experience.
About Mark Stephens
Mark Stephens served as the elected Public Defender for the Sixth Judicial District (Knoxville) for 29 years. He left that position on November 1, 2019 to return to private practice and to work to promote The Justice Initiative, a non-profit Mr. Stephens founded in 2015.
Mr. Stephens has spent 37 of his nearly 40-year career defending people who have been charged with a crime. He has handled nearly every kind of case imaginable. He is a proven, accomplished trial lawyer who was inducted as a Fellow into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers in 2018. Mr. Stephens has tried to a jury verdict more than 75 cases, mostly homicides, or cases involving allegations of violence.
For nearly 40 years, I’ve fought for the rights of my clients and I am committed to fighting for your rights as well. Whether you’ve been a victim of police brutality, jail inmate abuse, police pursuits, or an inmate death, I am available to discuss your case with you and can assist you in making early, critical decisions.
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