Troy Weston has practiced with Eldridge & Blakney since 2008. During that time, Troy has focused his practice on helping people get back to controlling the trajectory on their own lives. Whether facing criminal or civil matters, having a legal issue generally means that individuals cannot focus on their personal and professional goals; Troy works to get his clients back in control.
He is a trial lawyer. Since the inception of his career, Troy has taken cases all the way. Whether it be in front of a judge or jury, he has spent his career in a courtroom, making sure his clients are well-positioned to see the legal issues in their lives through to conclusion.
Troy is focused on dispute resolution. Recognizing that most cases are resolved prior to a trial, Troy has handled cases through informal resolutions, as well as through alternative dispute resolution vehicles like mediation. Every case is unique, and when the situation warrants settlement, Troy works to make sure the result come on his clients’ terms.
Troy’s practice focuses on representing clients in personal injury cases, employment disputes, and divorces. He has also represented individuals accused of criminal offenses. He has represented individuals seeking appellate review, and he is admitted to practice in front of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is passionate about diligently representing clients whether that happens in a courtroom or in a well-researched, engaging written submission.
Troy is passionate about his community, and he believes that East Tennessee--particularly Knoxville--is a unique and vibrant community that prioritizes acceptance and progress. He came to Knoxville in 2001 to attend the University of Tennessee, and he has now been a Knoxvillian for more than half his life. He spends his free time volunteering with community organizations ranging from the Knoxville Area Urban League to the American Constitution Society. Additionally, after serving in various volunteer capacities with the Tennessee Bar Association, Troy will be sworn in as the president of the Young Lawyers Division--a professional organization with approximately 2,500 members--in June 2019. Further, Troy successfully stood for statewide election to be one of five delegates representing Tennessee lawyers in the American Bar Association Bar Association House of Delegates (the governing body of the Association); beginning in 2020, Troy will begin his third term.
Troy has been recognized as a rising star in civil litigation by Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2016. This is an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in the region (Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee). When he received this honor in 2018, he was one of only four lawyers in Tennessee recognized in the area of plaintiff-focused civil litigation. Troy has also been honored by his peers as a fellow in the American Bar Foundation, an honor reserved for only one percent of practicing attorneys in each state. When Troy was selected, he was the youngest fellow in Tennessee. Recognitions like these come from a commitment to achieving outstanding results in every case Troy takes. He is adaptable and committed to success.