“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”-Leonardo Da Vinci
Joe is the firm’s Director of Client Engagement. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Joe grew up in a family of four whose parents embodied the values and work ethic of “The Greatest Generation”. His father, who graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1939, was a self-made successful business owner who served active military duty for the U.S. Navy throughout World War II. He instilled in Joe the value of hard work, treating all with the utmost respect, and living life by The Golden Rule.
Following in Dad’s footsteps, Joe graduated from UT in 1985 (Bachelor of Science, Communications) and spent a successful career in both the payment card and legal industries, primarily with American Express and later a national specialty collections law firm. Joe’s key to continued success has been a constant emphasis on building trust and dependability while creating optimal value for clients. “Striving to live up to the role models my parents created will always be my strongest commitment. The greatest gift we all have is the ability to positively impact the lives of others, in both our personal and professional lives. As a contributing member of this law firm, it is my job to help families prepare for the future.” At home, this family of J’s – Joe, Julie, teenage boys JP and Jack and their rescue dog Joby – does its best to embrace each day, enjoy life and plan for the future.