John Paul Dreiser

John Paul Dreiser

Location:
Knoxville, Tennessee
Phone:
865-223-6291
888-861-1472
Fax:
865-584-1171
Email:

John Dreiser is an attorney with the Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Mr. Dreiser focuses his practices in the area of personal injury, Social Security Disability, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, products liability, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, and Veteran’s Disability.

He is a member of the Knoxville, Tennessee and Tennessee Bar Associations as well as the American Association for Justice, Tennessee Association for Justice, Workplace Injury Litigation Group, and NOSSCR (National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives).  As part of his membership to the Knoxville Bar Association, he is an active member in the Professionalism committee.

Mr. Dreiser received his undergraduate degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where he graduated cum laude with concentrations in Political Science, History, and Philosophy.  He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law, graduating cum laude in 2000.

Mr. Dreiser has significant appellate experience before the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Tennessee on various cases including personal injury and workers’ compensation issues.  Mr. Dreiser has lectured previously for the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians regarding the American Medical Association Guidelines For The Evaluation Of Permanent Impairment, as well as other seminars to lawyers and practitioners on Social Security Disability, medical records and workers’ compensation.

Mr. Dreiser wrote “Hearing A Good Case” in the Tennessee Trial Lawyer Magazine, First Quarter, 2003 issue.  He also wrote “An Attempt to Level the Playing Field?  A Recent Bill Allowing an Award of Attorney Fees on Temporary Workers’ Compensation Issues” in the August 2016 edition of Dicta.

Rule 9 Hearing Committee Member (District II) appointed by Tennessee Supreme Court on March 17, 2014 for a three year term.  Reappointed on March 17, 2017 for another 3 year term.  Hearing Committees hear disciplinary actions filed by the Board of Professional Responsibility against attorneys.

Judge – Ray H. Jenkins Mock Trial Competition, University of Tennessee Law School – March 2010, , March 2013, March 2014, March 2015

CLE (Presented)
Handling a Social Security Disability Case – Knoxville, TN – April 21, 2004 – National Business Institute – 6 hour course

Medical Records for Tennessee Attorneys – Knoxville, TN – February 14, 2005 – National Business Institute – 3 hour course

Handling a Social Security Disability Case – Knoxville, TN – May 5, 2005 – National Business Institute – 6 hour course

How to Prepare For and Succeed at the Social Security Disability Hearing in Tennessee – Knoxville, TN – December 12, 2005 – National Business Institute – 3 hour course

Handling a Social Security Disability Case – Knoxville, TN – June 22, 2006 – National Business Institute – 6 hour course

AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 5th Edition Seminar – August 25, 2006 – American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP)

Advanced Workers’ Compensation – Knoxville, TN – December 5, 2006 – Lorman Education Services – 6 hour course

Handling a Social Security Disability Case – Knoxville, TN – April 21, 2007 – National Business Institute – 6 hour course

Workers’ Compensation Updated in Tennessee – Knoxville, TN – August 21, 2007 – Lorman Education Services – 6 hour course

Handling a Social Security Disability Case – Knoxville, TN – June 19, 2007 – National Business Institute – 6 hour course

Workers’ Compensation Hearings: Techniques and Strategies for Success – December 3, 2007 – National Business Institute – 6 hour course

Workers’ Compensation Updated in Tennessee – Knoxville, TN – August 21, 2008 – Lorman Education Services – 6 hour course

Mid-South Workers’ Compensation Association – luncheon lecturer - 2008

Handling a Social Security Disability Case – Knoxville, TN – June 15, 2010 – National Business Institute – 6 hour course

Workers’ Compensation Updated in Tennessee – Knoxville, TN – June 17, 2010 – Lorman Education Services – 6 hour course

National Kidney Foundation – coffee talk series – Social Security discussion

Social Security Disability Boot Camp – NBI – 2011

Workers’ Compensation Update in Tennessee – Knoxville, TN – June 17, 2011 – Lorman Education Services – 6 hour course

Handling the Workers’ Compensation Case from Start to Finish – Knoxville, TN – 2011 – NBI – 6 hour course

“Worker’s Compensation:  The View From Both Sides of the Fence”; KBA Lunch and Learn 6/12/12 – 1 hour course

Workers’ Compensation Update in Tennessee – Knoxville, TN – June 13, 2012 – Lorman Education Services – 6 hour course

Workers’ Compensation Subrogation – Knoxville, TN – July 25, 2012 – National Business Institute – 6 hour course.

Complex Social Security Law Issues – Video Webcast – National Business Institute – 6 hour course – February 19, 2013.

Workers’ Compensation Update in Tennessee – Knoxville, TN – June 11, 2013 - Lorman Education Services – 6 hour course.

Workers’ Compensation Updated in Tennessee – Knoxville, TN – June 11, 2013 – Lorman Education Services – 6 hour course.

“Subrogation Issues:  Recovery from Third Parties” and “Panel Discussion on Impact of New Law” – Tennessee Workers’ Comp Conference by Tennessee Attorneys Memo – Nashville, TN – November 21-22, 2013 - 2 hour of CLE presented.

Social Security Disability Claims Today – Knoxville, TN – December 9, 2013 – NBI – 6 hour course

Handling the Workers’ Compensation Case from Start to Finish – Knoxville, TN – December 10, 2013 – NBI – 6 hour course

Advanced Workers’ Compensation – Knoxville, TN – July 22, 2014 – NBI – 6 hour course

“Subrogation Issues:  Recovery from Third Parties” and “Medical Issues and Their Role in the Complex Workers’ Comp Claim” Tennessee Workers’ Comp Conference by Tennessee Attorneys Memo – Nashville, TN – November 20-21, 2014 - 2 hour of CLE presented.

Vocational Issues in Social Security Disability Claims and Hearing – Knoxville, TN – December 5, 2014 – VocSolutions – 3 hour course

Social Security Bootcamp – Knoxville, TN – December 8, 2014 – NBI – 6 hour course

Handling the Workers’ Compensation Case from Start to Finish – Knoxville, TN – June 4, 2015 – NBI – 6 hour course.


KBA

Handling the Workers’ Compensation Case from Start to Finish – Knoxville, TN – June 4, 2015 – NBI – 6 hour course.

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CLEs  (Attended) 
-incomplete list-

How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Tennessee – Knoxville, TN – July 19, 2001 – NBI – 6 hour course

Person Injury Settlement in Tennessee:  Practical Methods for Perfecting the Settlement of a Claim – Knoxville, TN – 2002 – NBI – 6 hour course

The Probate Process From Start to Finish in Tennessee – Knoxville, TN – May 8, 2003 – NBI – 6 hour course

Small Office Management for the Legal Professional – Knoxville, TN – November 2006 – NBI – 6 hour course.

Evidence in Trial Practice – Knoxville, TN – December 2006 – NBI – 6 hour course

Trucking Litigation Seminar – Nashville, TN – October 5, 2007 – Tennessee Association for Justice – 6 hour course

“Black Box” Workshop – Knoxville, TN – July 2008 – Engineering Forensics Group – 1 hour course

Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts – Knoxville, TN – May 7, 2013 – NBI – 6 hour course.

Thank you for attending NVLSP’s webinar session “ Common VA Errors” on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 2:00-3:30pm.  Attached please find your Certificate of Attendance.  We will be sending along the Virginia approval form for 1.5 hours of CLE shortly.

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Activities

-Professionalism Committee – KBA 2011-20
-Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee – KBA 2011-2012, 2014
-KBA Law Office Technology & Management Committee – KBA 2011-2012
-KBA CLE Committee

Honors
City View magazine
 WC 2007, 2010, 201, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
 SSD – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
 ERISA (Employee representation) – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Super Lawyers Magazine - Mid-South Rising Stars list – 2013, 2014

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
  • VA Disability

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2010

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 2000
  • Ball State University, Muncie
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 1997
    • Major: Political Science/History/Philosophy

Published Works

  • Hearing a Good Case, Tennessee Trial Lawyer, First Quarter, 2003

Classes/Seminars

  • Handling a Social Security Disability Case, National Business Institute, 2004 - 2010
  • Medical Records for Tennessee Attorneys , National Business Institute, February 14, 2005 - Present
  • How to Prepare For and Succeed at the Social Security Disability Hearing in Tennessee, National Business Institute, December 2, 2005 - Present
  • AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 5th Edition Seminar, American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP), August 25, 2006 - Present
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation, Lorman Education Services, December 5, 2006 - Present
  • Workers' Compensation Hearing: Techniques and Strategies for Success, National Business Institute, December 3, 2007 - Present
  • Mid-South Worker's Compensation Association - Luncheon Lecturer, Mid-South Worker's Compensation Association, 2008 - Present
  • Social Security Disability Bootcamp, National Business Institute, 2011 - Present
  • Workers' Compensation Update, Lorman Education Services, 2009 - 2011
  • "Workers' Compensation: The View from Both Sides of the Fence", Knoxville Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney in Knoxville for Workers Compensation (City View Magazine)
  • Top Attorney in Knoxville for Social Security Disability (City View Magazine)
  • Mid-South Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association, 2000 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Justice, 2000 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, October 1, 2000 - Present
  • Workplace Injury Litigation Group
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives