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General Knox Law, P.C. is a general-practice law firm with offices in Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama.

Roger D. Hyman | General Knox Law

Roger D. Hyman
Managing Partner

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C. Phillip Carter, M.D. | General Knox Law

C. Phillip Carter, M.D.
Partner

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Mital D. Patel | General Knox Law

Mital D. Patel
Partner

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Alicia J. McMurray | General Knox Law

Alicia J. McMurray
Associate

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Timothy P. Carter
Associate

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Sheetal M. Desai
Of Counsel

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HISTORY OF GENERAL KNOX LAW

The origins of General Knox Law date back to 1995, when its founder, Roger D. Hyman, Esq. opened the Law Offices of Roger D. Hyman after serving nine (9) years as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Tennessee, working in the Real Property & Transportation Division (Knoxville Office) of the State Attorney General’s Office.

In late 1996, Mr. Hyman began a partnership with C. Philip Carter M.D., Esq., a physician and attorney, which eventually became Hyman & Carter, PLLC, with its office on Clinton Highway in Powell, Tennessee. In 2008 Mital D. Patel joined the firm, which became Hyman Carter & Patel, PLLC, and which then moved its offices in November, 2008 to the present location at 105 Legacy View Way, Knoxville, Tennessee.

In April, 2016 Mr. J. Kenneth Hoffmeister, Esq., formerly associated for many years with Merchant & Gould (an internationally-known “Patent & Trademark” Law Firm) became “Of Counsel” to Hyman, Carter & Patel, PLLC, and the decision was made to convert from a “Professional Limited Liability Company” (PLLC) to a “Professional Corporation” (P.C.), and for a brief period the firm was known as Hyman, Carter & Patel, P.C.

Effective June 1, 2016–taking advantage of recent rules changes (which formerly required law firms in Tennessee to reflect the names of its partners)–the firm became General Knox Law, P.C., adopting its new name both for descriptive purposes—because the firm is a “General Practice Law Firm” with its headquarters in Knoxville—in Knox County, Tennessee—and to honor the namesake of Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee—General Henry Knox.

Henry Knox (1750-1806) was a military officer of the Continental Army (and later the United States Army); Knox served as General George Washington’s artillery commander throughout the Revolution. After Washington became President, General Knox served in his Cabinet as the first United States Secretary of War from 1789 to 1794. The Department of War evolved into the Department of Defense in 1947-49).

Towns and cities in Maine, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, and Tennessee are named Knox or Knoxville in his honor. There are counties named for Knox in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas, and he is also the namesake for Fort Knox, Kentucky.

By August, 2016, the law firm added Alicia J. McMurray, Esq. to the Knoxville office, and also opened new offices in Nashville Tennessee (staffed by Dr. Carter’s son, Timothy P. Carter, Esq.) and Birmingham, Alabama (staffed by Sheetal M. Desai, Esq.).