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Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C.

Mark C. Hartsoe completed his year as President of the Blount County Bar Association that included a number of interesting monthly presentations to Blount County lawyers including a discussion of the greenbelt connecting Maryville to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and update regarding the 2015 Tennessee football program by radio announcer Tim Priest and a discussion regarding the growth trends for Blount County presented by Blount County Planning Director John Lamb.

Mark C. Hartsoe was again named a Mid-South Super Lawyer. Hartsoe has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2006.

Mark C. Hartsoe was recognized as one of the top lawyers in Knoxville by Cityview Magazine. Hartsoe has received similar recognition in past years as well.

Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C.Hartsoe Law Firm moved it’s Knoxville Office to 617 S. Gay Street, Suite L1 in the Historic Arcade Building to provide greater convenience for their Knoxville clients. Hartsoe Law firm is always ready to meet its clients at their homes if that is more convenient. Hartsoe routinely visits injured clients in hospitals as well.

Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C.Mark C. Hartsoe was named by as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent of lawyers in America by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

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2015 - Mark Hartsoe was unanimously elected as President of the Bount County Bar Association in Maryville.

Historic Preservation Award 2014 April, 2014 - Hartsoe Law Firm wins historic preservation award for the work restoring their new building by the Blount County Historic Trust. November, 2014 Mark Hartsoe named 2014 super lawyer. Hartsoe has been named a super lawyer since 2006.

2013 - Hartsoe Law Firm expands to the building next door to better serve our clients. Historic arts and crafts bungalow was completely restored with a lot of the demolition work being performed by Hartsoe’s sons.

November, 2013 - Mark Hartsoe named 2013 Super Lawyer.

Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C. On November 22, 2013, the Erik Ainge Show and Tennessee Sports Radio did a live remote at the Hartsoe Law Firm featuring former Tennessee head football Coach Phil Fulmer.

Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C. November 2012 - Mr. Hartsoe was named a 2012 Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from different practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only 5% of attorneys are selected for this prestigious honor.

Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C. July 2012 - Mr. Hartsoe attended the Annual American Association for Justice Convention in Chicago for a great continuing legal education program. In addition to the conference, we got to take in a Cubs game at Wrigley Field and a bicycle tour of Chicago’s Lincoln Park. The barbeque at Twin Harbors was awesome.

July 2012 - Mr. Hartsoe was selected as a Cityview Magazine Top Attorney in the Knoxville area.

June 2012 - Mr. Hartsoe attended the Annual Convention of the Tennessee Association for Justice (formerly Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association) which was held in Memphis in conjunction with the Tennessee Judicial Conference. It’s always good to get together with friends and colleagues, especially when there’s barbeque at the Rendezvous Room across from the Historic Peabody Hotel.

Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C. January 2012 - Mark Hartsoe was named commissioned Kentucky Colonel. The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is a Brotherhood of individuals that reach out to educate and care for our children, provide support to those in need and preserve our rich heritage. Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear appointed Mr. Hartsoe. At the start of his legal career, Mr. Hartsoe litigated numerous cases in Kentucky and tried his first jury trial in Federal Court in London Kentucky before the Hon. Gene Siler who later became Judge on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. It’s always nice to visit Kentucky and get to eat spoon bread at the Boone Tavern at Berea College.

November 2011 - Mr. Hartsoe was again selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer for 2011. Only 5% of lawyers in Tennessee are selected as Super Lawyers. Hartsoe was initially selected as a Super Lawyer in 2006.

July 2011 – Mr. Hartsoe attended the American Association for Justice Annual Convention in New York City for five days of continuing legal education and visiting with lawyer colleagues and friends from across the country. He also visited his 100 year old Uncle Zebulon Wilson,IV at his home in Bayville on Long Island.

After the meeting in New York, Mr. Hartsoe flew to Lexington, Kentucky for the mediation of a Kentucky tractor trailer wreck case that settled for $875,000. The client was extremely pleased with this result.

June 2011 – The Hartsoe Law Firm is proud to announce the relocation of its main office to the Hartsoe Law Building. Because of the growth of the firm’s practice we needed more attorney offices and meeting space. The Hartsoe Law Building has ample free parking and is conveniently located between the Knox and Blount County Courthouses. The new office is easy to find across from the Maryville TARGET, next to Lemon Grass restaurant and across from Aubrey’s restaurant and Kroger’s. You can’t’ miss the office with our new sign out front. There’s even a Starbucks coffe shop three doors down! Mr. Hartsoe enjoys walking and bicycling to work on the weekend when the weather’s nice!

May 2011 – Mark C. Hartsoe invited to speak at the Annual Conference of the National Crime Victim Bar Association to be held in Washington, D.C. in June of 2011.

November 2010 – Mark Hartsoe was honored to be selected again as a 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyer.

October 2010 – Mark Hartsoe was selected as a top 100 Trial Lawyer by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Hartsoe was selected as an exceptional trial lawyer based upon his superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership in the State of Tennessee.

September 2010 – Mark Hartsoe is selected as one of the Top Attorneys in the Knoxville region in the area of representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.

May 2010 – The Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C. opens its office in Suite 704 of the Medical Arts Building located at 603 Main Street, Knoxville, TN. The firm also has a Blount County office.

June 2009 – Mark C. Hartsoe was named as a Mid-South Super Lawyer. Hartsoe has been a Mid-South Super Lawyer since 2006. Being named a Super Lawyer is a great honor as only 5% of attorneys in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are chosen. The selection process, which is merit based, involve peers nominations with ballots mailed to 23,000 Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee lawyers, a blue ribbon panel review and independent research on candidates.

June 2009 – Mark C. Hartsoe was re-elected as a board member of the Tennessee Association for Justice (formerly Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association) at the annual meeting in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Hartsoe is a longtime member of the Board of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, is a member of the Circle of Advocates and is one of the representatives of the East Tennessee region.

December 2008 – Mark C. Hartsoe was selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society comprised of experienced and effective litigators throughout the United States, and represents less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is limited and by invitation only. LCA Fellows are deemed to be among the best trial lawyers in the American Bar, who have exhibited accomplishment in litigation and trial work, and have superior ethical reputations. The composition of the Litigation Counsel of America is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the Bar. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its Fellows.

July 2008 – Mark C. Hartsoe taught a seminar to lawyers, defense attorneys, insurance company representatives, and trucking company representatives in Knoxville regarding overview of trucking litigation from the plaintiff’s perspective.

May 2008 – Mark C. Hartsoe taught a seminar to lawyers and insurance company representatives entitled Handling the Auto Injury Claim. Mr. Hartsoe’s presentation focused on preparing your case from a plaintiff’s (injured party) perspective.

May 2006 – Mark C. Hartsoe made a presentation to East Tennessee lawyers regarding representing landowners in eminent domain proceedings in Tennessee.

January 2006 – Mark C. Hartsoe presented a Continuing Legal Education program to lawyers in Memphis, Tennessee regarding representing landowners in eminent domain proceedings in Tennessee. Mr. Hartsoe also made a presentation to Nashville lawyers in January 2006 at a Continuing Legal Education program concerning representing landowners in eminent domain proceedings.

December 2005 – Mark C. Hartsoe organized a training session for Knoxville lawyers who serve as voluntary ombudsman for the United States military. Under USSERRA (Uniform Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act), federal law requires employers to provide employment and re-employment rights to employees who leave their jobs voluntarily or involuntarily to serve in the United States military. This includes Reserve and National Guard service. Mr. Hartsoe is a trained USSERRA ombudsman and serves in that capacity to informally attempt to mediate disputes between employers and military personnel whose employment has been interrupted by military service.

April 2004 – Tennessee Injury Attorney Mark C. Hartsoe was certified as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Forum is recognized as the most prestigious group of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements.

March 2003 – Mark C. Hartsoe obtains $1.1 million dollar judgment in drunk driver case.

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