Olen Haynes, Jr. Attorney Olen Haynes, Jr.

Helping the Injured for 17+ Years

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. 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 completing his service with ‘JAG’ in 2001, Mr. Haynes joined the firm, focusing his practice on trial work, including medical malpractice, auto, truck, and motorcycle accidents, product liability, and structural defects.

Professional Distinctions

In recognition for his work, Mr. Haynes was an American Bar Association Outstanding Young Military Lawyer of the Year Award nominee. 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. He has been selected as one of the Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Stars® in both medical malpractice and personal injury. Mr. Haynes, Jr. was previously awarded a top 40 under 40 designation for the State of Tennessee and is now recognized as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for the State of Tennessee by The National Trial Lawyers.

Background & Personal Experience

With over 17 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 a former chair of the Children’s Advocacy Center of the first judicial district board of directors. His most recent work as a Board Member was with “Girls on the Run,” a program designed to instill confidence and promote respect for oneself and others through educational programs and the power of running.

Mr. Haynes is an avid runner, and also enjoys weight training and spending time with his wife and children.

Practice Areas


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


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

If you need legal help from our skilled personal injury lawyer in Johnson City, contact The Haynes Firm at 423-451-4999 to schedule a free consultation.

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