About Deno

R. Deno Cole always puts his clients first. Every client is treated with courtesy and is guaranteed effective representation. His expertise and integrity has earned him a reputation as one of Tennessee’s premier lawyers. His track record of uncompromising ethics instills confidence and trust in every client he represents. Our office uses cutting edge technologies that allow us to respond quickly, and to give you the most relevant information and perspectives.

Deno Cole is dedicated to achieving the best outcome for every client. With Deno Cole on your side, you will come out on top. Deno entered the profession of law in order to help people. His top priority is and always will be you and our offices priority is to keep our clients informed about the case along the way.

Mr. Cole has been licensed in the State of Tennessee since 1997 and has spent his entire legal career working hard for the people he represents from start to finish. Mr. Cole is an experienced and proven trial attorney with years of court experience in both civil and criminal cases; in front of both judges and juries. He simply won’t take a civil case unless he think there is a very good chance to win at trial and he prepares every case as though it is going to trial.

Mr. Cole has represented both corporate and individual clients in all areas of state and federal courts in Tennessee. He has robust experience in jury trials in courts across the Tennessee Valley. He has obtained acquitals on behalf of numerous criminal defense clients and recovered many monetary judgments for plaintiffs. He has obtained defense verdicts for defendants in both jury and non-jury trials.

Mr. Cole has gained a high level of trust from my fellow lawyers as well as from the bench, having been selected by Judges to sit as a special master to hear order of protection cases. He has been appointed as a Hearing Committee member of the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. As a Hearing Committee member, he presides over disciplinary hearings, along with two other Hearing Committee members, to determine whether or not a licensed attorney, accused of violating the ethical rules, should be censured, suspended, or disbarred. Mr. Cole has given seminars to lawyers on how to be a better trial lawyer as well as other specific areas of legal expertise This is this level of trust you should expect to have in an attorney representing your legal interests.


  • B.A., The Citadel 1993, Charleston, SC
  • J.D. Touro College 1997, Huntington, NY

About Eliza G. Echeverry:

Eliza G. Echeverry joined Deno’s practice in June 2017. She is a PhD candidate in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tennessee and specializes in legal and development anthropology, human rights, and violence and peace studies. She has a M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Tennessee and a B.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Evansville. Eliza has worked in the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, and Egypt and is the former student chair of UT’s interdisciplinary Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights (DDHR) Program.

About Trish Komoroski:

Trish Komoroski has worked as Deno Cole’s office manager for 10 years. Handling billing, BookKeeping, Collections Human Resources and general secretarial tasks. Having a long working history as a Comptroller and Accountant in numerous industries she now manages multiple law offices in 4 different states. Though Mrs. Komoroski does not often work physically at the office, she is always close at hand when needed and very much a part of day to day operations.

Trial Attorney

Hiring an attorney that is not afraid to go to trial means you have hired and attorney that will fight for the results you need. R. Deno Cole is Trial Attorney with a great deal of experience in front of either a Judge or Jury.

Appellate Experience

R. Deno Cole builds his representation to sustain the courts and has worked matters all the way through the appeals process when needed. His successes encompass Civil Court, Circuit Court, General Sessions Court, Juvenile Court and all levels of the Apellate Court.

Dedication and Community

R. Deno Cole believes in the legal process and is well thought of in the Legal Community as well as the community of Knoxville. He serves on the Board of Professional Responsibility and is an active member of the Optimist Club.

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