Camellia  Saunders Blair

Camellia Saunders Blair

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Practicing law for over two decades, Camellia Saunders Blair has established her passion for justice by fighting in the trenches alongside her clients. Camellia brings considerable diversity and understanding to her role as an attorney and advocate. She has tackled a series of complex cases from the non-profit legal arena to private practice.

Camellia grew up on the tough streets of New York City while maintaining her strong belief that strength and compassion are not mutually exclusive. It is that combination of both strength and compassion that instinctively draws her clients to her. Having received her B.A. in Psychology from Hofstra University in New York, Camellia is extraordinarily gifted at assessing her client’s needs and adeptly adjusting her approach and techniques to meet the specific demands of each case.

Camellia received her law degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and has made Tennessee her home ever since. Camellia worked and supported herself through college and law school and takes nothing for granted; especially her clients. She has volunteered at places such as Childhelp USA, Children’s Hospital and domestic violence shelters out of her commitment to never lose touch with the stark reality that some of her clients face on a daily basis.

Camellia participated as a Special Master in Knox County Fourth Circuit Court’s breakthrough endeavor of bringing the courthouse to the classrooms of the University of Tennessee College of Law. As Special Master, cases were brought before “Judge” Camellia Saunders alongside the Fourth Circuit Court Judge. Her judgment was authoritative and her decisions were upheld. The experience was so successful and well received by the law school that Camellia made a repeat performance as Special Master the following year.

There are many sides to justice and Camellia has seen them all. From behind the podium to behind the bench, justice has a defender in her.

Education
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
J.D. (1997) | Law
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Hofstra University
B.A. (1994) | Psychology
Honors: Regents Scholarship, Dean's List
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of Camellia S. Saunders, LLC
- Current
Associate Attorney
Banks and Jones
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Prepared and handled major and minor civil litigation cases.
Staff Attorney
Legal Aid of East TN (Family Justice Center)
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Primary attorney for civil domestic violence cases at Family Justice Center (One Stop safe haven for victims of domestic violence). Responsible for training and overseeing law students (clerks).
Special Master
Knox County Fourth Circuit Court
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Judged and adjudicated order of protection cases.
Attorney
Law Office of Camellia Saunders
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Associate Attorney
Becker, Brown & Knight
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Staff Attorney
Knoxville Legal Aid Society
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Family Law Unit Attorney. Responsible for training and overseeing law students (clerks).
Publications
Articles & Publications
Prohibition on Medical Liens - Doing Our Clients a Disservice?
Dicta
Speaking Engagements
Divorce and Trust Assets: Support and Property Settlement Considerations
Attorney's Guide to Child Custody Evaluations, Child Custody Evaluations
Your Family Law Practice in the 21st Centruy
Divorce and Trust Assets: Support and Property Settlement Considerations
Dividing Trust Assets in a Divorce
Alliance Against Domestic Violence
Family Justice Center Inter Agency Training
Dividing Trust Assets in a Divorce
UT College of Law Order of Protection Day
Welfare to Work
Awards
AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Since 2019
9.9/10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Client Champion - Silver
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 10 Attorneys
American Institute of Legal Counsel
10 Best Attorneys for Exceptional & Outstanding Client Service
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
2011, 2012, 2017
Top 3 Divorce/Family Law Attorneys
Three Best Rated
Professional Associations
Tennessee State Bar
Member
Current
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Knoxville Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
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Fees
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Retainer fees are based upon your specific type of case and the time expected to resolve it. No two cases are exactly the same and your retainer fee will directly reflect the unique circumstances of your case.
Practice Areas
Family Law
Child Custody, Paternity
Divorce
Contested Divorce, Property Division, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Juvenile Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Camellia Saunders' LLC Firm Website
Blog
Camellia Saunders' Blog
Contact & Map
Law Office of Camellia S. Saunders, LLC
5401 Kingston Pike, Suite 260, Building 1
Knoxville, TN 37919
Telephone: (865) 851-9314
Fax: (866) 824-3887
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed