Jim Moore


James R. Moore is a partner with Moore & Brooks Attorneys at Law in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee, the United States District Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He received his legal education from the University of Tennessee in 1977. He has lectured and written articles on bankruptcy, exempt assets, ethics, evidence, electronic transactions, and Internet research and resources.

Jim’s practice includes commercial litigation, bankruptcy creditors' rights, and debtor rights. Jim has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex financial litigation and actions involving fraud, fraudulent transfers, and offshore entities. He represents debtors for whom bankruptcy relief is not an adequate option. In cases investigating alleged financial criminal activity, Jim has worked closely with the U.S. Attorney's office, the State Attorney General's office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.


Admissions & Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • Tennessee Bankers Association Electronic Signature Task Force
  • University of Tennessee College of Law Alumni Advisory Council

Community Involvement

  • Former President of Knoxville's Hamilton Burnett Inn of Court
  • Former Executive Committee member of the Tennessee Bar Association's Board of Governors
  • Former Chairman of the Tennessee Bar Association's Future-CLE Committee
  • Inaugural Chief-Editor of TBALink, the Tennessee Bar Association's Web site
  • Inaugural Dean of the Tennessee Bar Association's on-line University, TennBarU

Call (865) 450-5455 or fill out the form provided to speak with a dedicated Knoxville bankruptcy attorney.

Brenda Brooks


Brenda G. Brooks is a partner with Moore & Brooks Attorneys at Law in Knoxville, Tennessee. She has been highlighted as a Top Debtor Attorney in 2012, 2014, and 2017 by CityView Magazine. She completed her legal education in 1988, graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Brenda's practice includes all aspects of debtor-creditor rights, with emphasis on debtor representation in Chapter 11 bankruptcies and small business reorganization.

In February 2020, Brenda began serving as a Subchapter V trustee in the Eastern District of Tennessee in cases in which the debtor elects to file their Chapter 11 case as a small business under Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code. Brenda regularly represents consumers and small business proprietors in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy, along with Chapter 7 Panel Bankruptcy Trustees administering bankruptcy estates. She also represents clients in general civil litigation involving contractual disputes and in matters concerning probate.


Admissions & Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association (1988)
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee (1989)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit (1989)
  • Master of the Bench, Hamiltion-Burnett American Inn of Court
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women

Community Involvement

  • Teaches Continuing Legal Education on the impact of bankruptcy in divorce proceedings
  • Provides pro bono legal services through Legal Aid of East Tennessee

Call (865) 450-5455 or fill out the form provided to speak with a dedicated Knoxville bankruptcy attorney.