Olen Haynes, Sr. Attorney 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.

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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 of Tennessee.

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.

Practice Areas


  • 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.

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