Olen Haynes, Sr.
40 Years of Personal Injury Experience in Tennessee
As the son of a Methodist minister, Mr. Haynes called many areas in Tennessee
and elsewhere “home” before settling in Johnson City permanently
after graduation from law school. Mr. Haynes represents clients throughout
the state of Tennessee and beyond, working hard to file claims on behalf
of injured victims.
Along with retired lawyer, Robert “Don” Arnold, Mr. Haynes,
Sr. founded The Haynes Firm (formerly Arnold, Haynes & Sanders) over
35 years ago. Mr. Haynes has been practicing in the areas of
personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and aviation law for over 40 years.
To put this experience to work for you,
contact our Johnson City offices online.
Honors & Awards
A renowned trial attorney, Olen Haynes, Sr. has frequently lectured on
trial tactics locally and throughout the state of Tennessee. Attorney
Haynes has been recognized by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in
America® and as a Mid-South
Super Lawyer® in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury. Mr. Haynes
received the designation as the Best Lawyers Tri-Cities Personal Injury
Litigator of the Year for 2011 and 2013 for plaintiff's personal injury
work, and was named Best Lawyer’s Lawyer of the Year for 2017. Recognition
from Best Lawyers is based on peer review and aims to showcase legal professionals
who exemplify true talent in their respective industry. Added to this,
he was selected as one of Tennessee’s top 100 trial lawyers by the
National Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Haynes has obtained some of the highest jury awards in the region in
both state and federal courts.
He previously served on the Judicial Nominating Commission, a post which
was comprised of specially selected Tennesseans that evaluated and nominated
candidates for judgeships throughout the State. He has been inducted as
a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers® whose membership
is limited to less than 1% of the total lawyer population in the state
Personal & Professional Experience You Can Count On
Outside of the courtroom, he remains very active, enjoying hiking, running,
bicycling, and weight training. He also serves on the Board of Trustees
at his church.
- University of Tennessee, J.D., 1968
- Tennessee Association for Justice, Past President
- American College of Trial Lawyers
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- American Association for Justice
- Federal Bar Association, Eastern District, Past President
If you would like to retain Mr. Haynes’ extensive knowledge for your
case, please call 423-451-4999 to schedule your
free initial consultation.