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Law Office of The Haynes Firm
207 East Main Street, Suite 2-A
Johnson City, TN, 37604

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Meet the Attorneys at The Haynes Firm

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The Haynes Firm is a law firm in Johnson City, Tennessee, with lawyers that focus their practice in trial law. Olen Haynes, Sr., and Robert ‘Don’ Arnold founded the firm over 30 years ago. Relying upon word-of-mouth advertising, the firm has since become well known by lawyers and clients alike for providing high-quality legal services and consistently achieving excellent results. At our firm, you are not a number. You are a valued client. Many attorneys claim to possess the skills and experience necessary to handle the most serious injury cases. The Haynes Firm has proven it, time and time again.

Olen Haynes, Sr.

Best Lawyers 2011A renowned trial attorney, Mr. Haynes has frequently lectured on trial tactics locally and throughout the State of Tennessee. Mr. 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. He has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers® whose membership is limited to less than 1 percent of the total lawyer population in the State of Tennessee. 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 in the Tri Cities.

He has been appointed to serve on the Judicial Nominating Commission, a post which is comprised of specially appointed Tennesseans to evaluate and nominate candidates for judgeships in the State. Selected as one of Tennessee’s top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.

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 surrounding states. Along with retired lawyer Robert “Don” Arnold, Mr. Haynes, Sr. founded The Haynes Firm (formerly Arnold, Haynes & Sanders) over 35 years ago. A past president of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (now Tennessee Association for Justice), Mr. Haynes has been practicing in the areas of personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and aviation law for over 40 years. Mr. Haynes has obtained some of the highest jury awards in the region in both state and federal courts. Mr. Haynes remains active outside of the practice of law, enjoying hiking, running, bicycling and weight training. He also serves on the Board of Trustees at his Church.

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Auto/Trucking Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • University of Tennessee, J.D., 1968

Organizations

  • Tennessee Association for Justice (Past President)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Association for Justice
  • Federal Bar Association (Past President)

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Olen Haynes, Jr.

Olen Haynes Jr. is a graduate of Wofford College, cum laude, and the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, cum laude. Mr. Haynes began his law practice in the United States Navy ‘JAG’ Corps, refining his trial skills while prosecuting federal criminal cases, with much of his work focused on the criminal prosecution of those responsible for sexual crimes against children. In recognition of his work as a prosecutor, Mr. Haynes was an American Bar Association Outstanding Young Military Lawyer of the Year Award nominee. The trial experience gained as a Navy prosecutor has proven to be an invaluable asset in pursuing justice on behalf of individuals who have been injured from other’s wrongdoing.

After 'JAG', Mr. Haynes began his private practice with Arnold, Haynes & Sanders, which became The Haynes Firm in 2013, focusing his practice on trial work, including medical malpractice, auto/truck/motorcycle accidents, product liability, and structural defects. Mr. Haynes has been selected as one of the Mid South Super Lawyers, Rising Stars ® in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury. He is a member of the U.S. District Court attorney admission review Committee, Federal and Tennessee Bar Associations, and the Tennessee and American Associations for Justice. In 2010, Mr. Haynes was chosen to receive the BOPP “Victim’s Voice Award” in recognition of victim advocacy for the State of Tennessee, District I. Selected as one of Tennessee's top 40 under 40 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.

With over 14 years of trial and litigation experience, Mr. Haynes remains actively involved in the community and his church. He has served as an Elder, Sunday school teacher, and Deacon. He is immediate past chairman of the board of directors for the Children’s Advocacy Center of the first judicial district. Mr. Haynes is an avid runner, and also enjoys weight training and spending time with his wife and children. Mr. Haynes is a partner in the firm and practices in both state and federal courts.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Auto/Trucking Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • Wofford College, B.A., cum laude 1995
  • University of Tennessee, J.D., cum laude 1998
  • Naval Justice School

Organizations

  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

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Robert "Don" Arnold

One of the co-founders of The Haynes Firm (formerly Arnold, Haynes & Sanders), Robert "Don" Arnold, retired from the firm in December 2010 after a distinguished career practicing trial law for more than 40 years. Mr. Arnold was regarded as one of the most qualified and tenacious divorce attorneys in the area. A former State Senator, Mr. Arnold continues to provide consulting services to public officials and clients.

Verdicts and Settlements

In more than 30 years of practice, the attorneys at The Haynes Firm (formerly Arnold, Haynes & Sanders) have successfully obtained many substantial recoveries on behalf of clients. The following is a list of some of the verdicts and settlements our lawyers have reached:

Jury Verdicts

  • Price v. Murray, M.D., et al. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville) – $3.2 million jury verdict awarded in case involving the failure to diagnose meningitis resulting in brain damage to an infant.
  • Rouse v. Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital and others (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville) – $1.2 million jury verdict awarded in case involving a failure to treat a teenager's hypovolemia while performing spinal surgery, resulting in cardiac arrest and death.
  • Burrow v. Sycamore Shoals Hospital and others (Circuit Court for Carter County at Elizabethton, Tennessee) – $1.67 million jury verdict awarded in a case involving a doctor's failure to recognize fetal distress in time to perform an emergency caesarian section and avoid brain injury to infant.
  • Glover v. Chambers, M.D., and Ibrahim, M.D. (Circuit Court for Carter County at Elizabethton, Tennessee) – $750,000 verdict awarded for failure to detect victim's bilateral shoulder separations after suffering a grand-mal seizure while recovering from orthopedic surgery. Injury resulted in permanent frozen shoulder syndrome.
  • Adams v. Bazan (Law Court, Washington County – Docket No. 16693) – $498,750 jury verdict for automobile accident with hip injury.

Disclaimer: Past verdicts and settlements are not necessarily indicative of what you should expect as results are dependent upon the specific facts and law associated with your particular case.

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Settlements

Many settlements are subject to confidentiality provisions required by Defendants.

  • More than $2 million medical malpractice settlement (East Tennessee).
  • $1.7 million medical malpractice settlement (United States District Court, Greeneville).
  • More than $2 million awarded in medical malpractice settlement (East Tennessee).
  • More than $1 million product liability settlement (Middle Tennessee).
  • More than $1 million awarded in medical malpractice settlement (Middle Tennessee).
  • $930,000 automobile accident settlement (East Tennessee).

Other Recent Cases

  • Tractor-Trailer collision with motorcyclist causing severe injuries
  • Drag racer collides with vehicle killing 4
  • Failure to communicate abnormal results of fetal ultrasound results in delayed diagnosis and injury to child.
  • House burned due to defective hot-tub.
  • Defective airbag causes injuries
  • Failure to diagnose retinal detachment results in blindness
  • Failure to diagnose stroke in progress
  • Failure to diagnose and manage heart attack

Contact the Personal Injury Attorneys at The Haynes Firm

For more than 30 years, the attorneys at The Haynes Firm (formerly Arnold, Haynes & Sanders) have been providing clients with personal attention and high-quality legal services. In that time, we have earned a reputation for our unwavering commitment to helping individuals resolve their legal matters. At The Haynes Firm, you will be assisted by experienced and knowledgeable attorneys dedicated to the success of your case. Contact us to discuss your personal injury, divorce, or criminal matter.

Disclaimer: Past verdicts and settlements are not necessarily indicative of what you should expect as results are dependent upon the specific facts and law associated with your particular case.

The Best Lawyers logo is the property of The Best Lawyers in America ® 2007. Copyright 2006 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC.

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