Legal Services in Greeneville, TN


However, during my legal career which has spanned over thirty (30) years, the following are some of the types of cases I have handled in each of the four (4) areas of practice listed on our home page:

Criminal Law Defense

  • Death penalty cases (state court only)
  • Other homicides (all degrees, i.e. first, second, etc.)
  • Drug-related felonies
  • Drug-related misdemeanors
  • Robberies
  • Burglaries
  • Theft
  • Sex crimes (adult and child victims)
  • DUI
  • Post-conviction proceedings
  • Pretrial and judicial diversions (i.e. deferred prosecutions)
  • Plea negotiations
  • Many other potential criminal charges

Domestic Relations (For Both Men and Women)

  • Child custody and primary parenting responsibilities
  • Child visitation and parenting time
  • Child support: establishment
  • Child support: contempt
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Adoptions (contested and uncontested)
  • Divorces (agreed and complex)
  • Division of property issues (both real and personal)
  • Alimony
  • Dependency and Neglect proceedings (both prosecution and defense)
  • Marital Dissolution Agreements, Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements and QDRO’s
  • Orders of Protection

Personal Injury

  • Automobile accidents with major personal injuries and property damage
  • Automobile accidents with minor personal injuries and property damage
  • Wrongful death claims
  • Automobile/truck accidents
  • Automobile/train accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Legal malpractice
  • Other professional malpractice
  • Products liability (minor injuries)
  • Premises liability (“slip and fall”, “trip and fall”, inadequate notice of defective premises)
  • Workers’ compensation (medical benefits, temporary and permanent disability benefits)
  • Social Security (disability and SSI)
  • Civil rights violations
  • Wrongful termination from employment
  • Law enforcement liability violations
  • “Whistleblower” cases

Trials and Appeals in State and Federal Courts

Unlike many, in my over thirty (30) years of practice, I have actually tried most, if not all, of the above types of cases, either before a judge (e.g. domestic relations cases), or before a jury (e.g. personal injury and criminal cases). As of February 1, 2016, the following is a list of courts in which I am now or have been (appearing pro hac vice) licensed:

  • All Tennessee Courts
    • My Tennessee license allows me to practice before any court or administrative tribunal in any city or county in Tennessee. While our practice is concentrated in the Tri-Cities area, within a 65 mile radius of Greeneville, Tennessee, I have appeared in twenty-nine (29) of Tennessee’s ninety-five (95) counties.
    • I have also argued cases on appeal before both of Tennessee’s intermediate appellate courts, the Court of Appeals, and Court of Criminal Appeals, both at Knoxville. I have not yet been fortunate (or, unfortunate) enough to argue a case before the Tennessee Supreme Court.
  • Federal Courts and Administrative Bodies
    • I am licensed to practice before the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of Tennessee, which consists of approximately forty (40) of Tennessee’s counties. I am also authorized to serve as a representative for Social Security claimants in administrative hearings before the Social Security Administration’s Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review in various jurisdictions, confining myself, largely, to those ODAR offices in east Tennessee.
  • Limited, Temporary (Pro Hac Vice) Admissions
    • At various and temporary times during my career, I have been specially licensed to practice, upon motion from a member of that Bar, in the Bars of the following jurisdictions:
      • Commonwealth of Virginia (Bristol, Virginia Circuit and General District Court)
      • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia (Atlanta)
      • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Mexico (Albuquerque)
      • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)


As a general civil and criminal trial and appellate practice, we have also handled, both out-of-court and in court via trial the following types of matters, for plaintiffs and defendants, and stand willing to continue do so for you:

  • Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13)
  • ERISA claims
  • Juvenile court work (delinquency petitions, guardian ad litem work, and so forth)
  • Real estate disputes (boundary line disputes, easement questions, creation of easements)
  • Nuisance claims (noise, water runoff, overhanging trees, anything inhibiting property use)
  • Special master work (where appointed by the Court)
  • Drafting of the following important documents:
    • Last Wills and Testaments
    • Deeds (warranty, quitclaim, deeds to interest, personal representative’s deeds)
    • Powers of Attorney (durable and limited)
    • Living wills
    • Contracts
    • Articles of Incorporation, and to establish other business entities
  • Landlord-tenant disputes, for both landlords and tenants (detainers, constructive evictions)
  • Lemon Law claims (regarding new automobiles)
  • Magnuson-Moss act claims, and other general and implied warranty claims
  • Breach of contract claims for all types of contracts (employment, goods, services)
  • Collections
  • Property damage claims in general
  • Traffic violations, especially for CDL holders

For any other legal matters we feel are beyond our knowledge, we shall be glad to refer you to other legal and non-legal professionals who can provide you with the help you seek.

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Santore & Santore

  • 121 E. Depot St.
  • Greeneville, TN 37743
  • Phone: (423) 639-3511
  • Fax: (423) 639-0394


The general practice areas listed on this website are areas of practice where Francis X. Santore, Jr. has had experience, and should NOT be taken to mean that Mr. Santore is, or is holding himself out as, a specialist in any of these fields. Mr. Santore is currently NOT specialized in any field of law in which accreditation is currently recognized by the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, and/or has NOT registered any such certification, or attempted certification, with the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

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