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Tasha C. Blakney is engaged in criminal defense and general civil litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and
defendants, primarily in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice,
contract disputes, employment law, and business litigation. Along with David M. Eldridge, Ms. Blakney formed the
practice of Eldridge & Blakney, P.C., in September of 2003.
Courses taught at Pellissippi State:
Academic and Professional Credentials:
- LAW 2600: Workers' Compensation
- Ms. Blakney graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law, with honors, in 1999,
and has practiced law in Knoxville since her graduation. Her work has been recognized by her peers,
having been voted as a Knoxville CityView Top Attorney in the following categories: Wrongful death—Plaintiff,
Appellate Practice, Constitutional Law/Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Defense,
Labor & Employment Law—Employee, Personal Injury—Automobile Accidents, and Workers’ Compensation.
Ms. Blakney has been twice named a Rising Star by the Mid-South Super Lawyers publication and was honored to
be named by the Greater Knoxville Business Journal in its inaugural list of Knoxville’s 40 Under 40. In 2008,
Ms. Blakney was selected for membership in the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, in which membership is
limited to one third of one percent of all lawyers in America. Ms. Blakney has also served as an expert legal
commentator for national television programming on NBC’s Oxygen Network.