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  • Knoxville Office


    1816 West Clinch Avenue
    Knoxville, Tennessee 37916



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Reviews & Ratings

  • lawyers

    Mr. Noel represented me in a personal injury case. My settlement was much larger than I expected and I was very satisfied with his representation of me.

    — Client

  • lawyers

    I have had many cases over the years with David and he has always been a good advocate for his clients and very professional in his interactions with me.

    — Peer

  • lawyers

    David always acts professionally, and he is truly a "gentleman lawyer". In other words, he makes every effort to work cooperatively with other attorneys, treats them with respect, and is an excellent advocate for his clients.

    — Peer

  • lawyers

    Known him since before admitted. Fine lawyer; fine person

    — Peer

  • lawyers

    David Noel is worthy of an a-v rating.

    — Peer

Mr. Burks is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas

  • Personal injury
  • Tort litigation
  • Workers compensation
  • Criminal defense
  • Insurance defense
  • Mediation
  • Administrative law


  • Tennessee, 1974


  • University of Tennessee, B.S., 1970
  • Memphis State School of Law, J.D., 1973
  • The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 1973


  • Certified Mediator, Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31

Associations and memberships

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (President, 1987)
  • Board of Directors for Knoxville Legal Aid Society (1986)

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to Mid-South Super Lawyers2009 - 2013
  • Tennessee Business Magazine’s Top 150 Best Lawyers (2008)
  • CityView Magazine Top Attorneys 2015

Justice, Noel & Burks - An Association of Attorneys and Counselors at Law serves clients throughout East Tennessee.