McKinney & Tillman, P.C.

Attorneys at Law

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865-525-8700

Office Staff
Suzie Campbell

Suzie Campbell joined the firm in May 2009 as the Office Manager, bringing extensive experience in accounting, billing, and back-office management. Ms. Campbell handles all of the firm’s billing, accounts payable and general accounting. She also schedules new appointments and works with the paralegal staff to develop and maintain detailed records for all client-related work.

Immediately before joining the firm, Ms. Campbell managed the accounting operations for Priority Home Health services.  Prior to that, Ms. Campbell served for nearly 20 years in several administrative roles at the Knoxville Cancer Center, supervising the Accounting Department and overseeing all back-office operations. Her experience also includes four years as an account executive at Knox Federal Savings & Loan (now a part of Regions Bank).

Ms. Campbell is a member of the Knoxville Association of Legal Administrators; she has served on the group’s Board for the past for three years, and during 2017-2018 year is serving as the Chapter President.  Ms. Campbell is married with two grown children and one grandchild. She enjoys boating, camping, travel and spending time with her family.

Diane Patterson

Diane Patterson joined the firm in July 2012 as our administrative assistant. She has more than 15 years of experience in the secretarial field and is the first point of contact for the firm. Diane directs all callers to the appropriate personnel to help with their needs. In addition to greeting visitors and handling telephone callers, Ms. Patterson offers support services to the office manager, attorneys, and all other personnel. She also processes the mail, assists with the calendar, handles routine correspondence with clients, orders supplies needed for the office, and performs a variety of other tasks essential to the firm's workflow and recordkeeping.

A resident of Knox County for several years, she has two grown children. In her spare time, she enjoys making crafts.

The Butler

When you enter our office lobby, you will meet one of our most unusual staff members, Franklin Parkhurst, the Butler.  Our Butler is an original life-size sculpture by artist Jack Dowd, considered to be one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.

Whether his tray is full of holiday candy or other goodies, Franklin’s ever-present willingness to serve personifies the attitude of the entire staff at McKinney & Tillman, P.C.: Please let us know how we may serve you. 

McKinney & Tillman, P.C. believes in and practices The Optimist Creed.