Meet Experienced Litigators Evan Cope and Phillip S. Dodd, Jr.
Our skilled attorneys, Evan Cope and Phillip S. Dodd, Jr., bring different, valuable experiences to the table, but they are both resolutely committed to legal excellence in the Murfreesboro area. Both of our attorneys have highly distinguished educational backgrounds. Cope was elected to the board of trustees at his alma mater, The Webb School, Bell Buckle, where he graduated with a degree in Political Science. He then went on to graduate from the University of Memphis School of Law in 2001. It was there that he received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in Trial Advocacy and served as a member of the moot court board. Cope is dedicated to staying involved with the legal community, serving as a member of the Rutherford/Cannon County Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He was also appointed to the Tennessee Higher Education (THEC) in 2012 and was elected chair of the commission in 2015. Clients can rest assured that he and our entire team will be dedicated to providing legal guidance with the same level of tenacity that Cope dedicates to the field as a whole.
Dodd is dedicated to using his position in a positive way as well, serving as an Associate Board Member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities. He is a native of Murfreesboro and is passionate about serving the people of Rutherford County with top-of-the line legal services. In order to achieve this goal, he pursued his education with due diligence, and received a degree from Vanderbilt University in 2014 as well as a law degree from Belmont University College of Law in 2020. Prior to Working at E. Evan Cope, PLLC, he worked for US Senator Lisa Murowski in Washington D.C., as her Director of Correspondence, so taking on high levels of responsibility is no new feat for him. With the combined abilities of Cope and Dodd, they are able to represent business entities and local governments in both state and federal court. Our team is dedicated to family law, such as divorce, high net worth divorce, complex child custody cases, and complex divorce, as well as a variety of other practice areas, including the following:
Although breaches of contracts in business are incredibly common, they are also incredibly complicated. If this has happened to you, you will benefit from the expertise of our team. Both Cope and Dodd have keen negotiation skills and the experience necessary to navigate these situations.
Eminent domain is defined in the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution and refers to the power of the government to take private property and convert it into public use. Although every American citizen has a right to their property, there are some circumstances when the government might take property without permission. If your property is being taken for public use, you have the right to seek legal representation. Our skilled legal counsel will help you fully understand the options at hand.
Our experienced attorneys are able to represent individuals, businesses, and the government in matters that involve the use of land in cities and counties. This includes representing individuals and businesses before boards of zoning appeals, planning commissions, and assisting in litigation involving the grant or denial of proposed land uses and development. Our reliable team can provide unparalleled legal guidance in this area. We will be your trusted advocates throughout the entire process.
Personal injury situations are challenging and painful enough on their own. When it comes to navigating the legalities behind these situations, such as compensation for loss of income, household expenses, and mental anguish, you want the support of a team you can trust. That is exactly what you will experience with E. Evan Cope, PLLC.
When an individual becomes incapacitated, a relative or another interested party must attend probate court and petition for conservatorship in order to establish certain protections. The job of a conservator is to act on behalf of the best interests of the party involved. This is a major responsibility and there are many intricate legal details to consider. Both Cope and Dodd will act in the best interests in both parties as we work to provide legal guidance for these delicate matters.
Our job during a real estate dispute is to help resolve any issues that occur involving the chain of title, lot line problems, and other contractual issues. We have the expertise, knowledge, and communication skills necessary to help you gain an understanding of your rights in these situations, and to help you come out of the situation as successfully as possible.
If you are ready to schedule an appointment with a member of our team and receive the legal guidance you need, call us today at (615) 640-4241 or contact us online.