Delius McKenzie

Skilled Litigators Protect Your Rights in State and Federal Courtrooms

Your trusted local source for comprehensive representation in Sevierville, Seymour, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

The moment when you realize you have to hire a lawyer can be overwhelming. The laws governing both Tennessee and the U.S. as a country are difficult to understand when you don’t have a background in law. That is why, when you realize you do need a lawyer, you want one who understands those laws and who has dedicated his or her life to protecting the rights you are guaranteed under the Constitution.

At Delius & McKenzie, PLLC, we understand that justice can take time, but that it is always worth fighting for. We are a team of personal injury and criminal defense lawyers and legal staff with a masterful command of both state and federal laws and regulations, and who knows that working together gives our clients their best chances of reaching their goals. Our personal injury and criminal defense law firm has successfully represented clients in the greater Sevierville and Gatlinburg areas, including residents and visitors in and around Pigeon Forge and Seymour, for more than 20 years. When your future is at risk, trust in the local team that never backs down from a challenge.

What We Do

Delius & McKenzie, PLLC is an institution in Sevier County. We have tried cases in every local, state, federal and appellate court in East Tennessee, and we know what it takes to build a successful case on behalf of residents as well as tourists from around the world.

Our firm focuses its efforts on:

Any Time You Need a Lawyer,

you deserve to know for certain that he or she is 100% on your side and in your corner. You deserve to have your case properly looked after and thoroughly prepared. You deserve an attorney who knows you, your goals and your dreams, and who does not stop fighting for justice on your behalf. When you are seriously injured, facing criminal charges or are embroiled in a case deemed too complex for other local counselors, you deserve Delius & McKenzie, PLLC.

Let us help you protect your family and your future

Delius & McKenzie, PLLC proudly assist residents and tourists throughout Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Seymour and Pigeon Forge through the most difficult times of their lives. We take our duty to our clients seriously; there is no greater honor than advocating for justice for you. To speak to a dedicated criminal defense or personal injury lawyer about your needs, please call 865-428-8780 or fill out our contact form. We promise to fight for you.







Verdicts & Settlements

State v. Ratliff

Drug Fraud; Theft; Possession of Schedule II; Possession of Schedule IV
Judicial deferral, no jail time.

State v. Carte

1st Degree Murder
Delius investigation uncovered significant evidence showing client not responsible.
Grand Jury returned No True Bill, finding no probable cause.

$110k Allen Auto Accident

Recovered policy limits on behalf of client in addition to funds paid directly by negligent driver prior to filing suit.

$315k John Doe v. Anonymous Trucking Company

Recovered over $250,000 in pain and suffering for client who was struck by a tractor trailer.

State v. Stiltner

TN Department of Safety confiscated over $11k in U.S. Currency; trial court ordered return of all monies; TDOS filed motion to set aside trial court’s order; after legal arguments, determined TDOS had no legal standing over trial court. Client was returned all monies in its entirety.

State v. Johnson

Jury Verdict – Not Guilty

$98k Ogle Auto Accident

Recovered over $98k in pain and suffering for client t-boned by negligent driver prior to filing lawsuit.

State v. Williams

6 Counts Sale & Delivery of Schedule II; 2 Counts Sale & Delivery Schedule IV; Sale & Delivery Schedule III; Possession of Paraphernalia
ALL COUNTS DISMISSED on basis of illegal detention.

State v. Dixon

Jury Verdict – Not Guilty

State v. Covington

Aggravated Assault (Malicious Prosecution)
Jury Trial – Court dismissed all charges prior to verdict based on perjurious testimony from Affiant.
Recovered over $200k through civil jury trial on behalf of Covington for malicious prosecution

$141k John Doe, et al v. Anonymous Sporting Goods Company

Recovered over $140k for client who was struck by a negligent driver drag racing at time of collision.

State v. Howard

2 Counts DUI 1st; Felony Evading Arrest; Reckless Endangerment; Possession of Handgun under the Influence; Leaving the Scene
DUI/Possession of Handgun dismissed; Felony Evading/Reckless Endangerment amended to misdemeanors.

$1.2m Jones, et al. v. Shaeffer

Recovered over 1 million for clients in multiparty car accident caused by an intoxicated driver.

State v. Holt

DUI – Dismissed on basis of invalid warrant for arrest.

$2.5m Johnny Doe v. Anonymous National Fast Food Chain

Multimillion dollar settlement against fast food restaurant that knowingly retained a repeat, violent sex offender as an employee.  The employee sexually assaulted Johnny Doe, who was a customer of the restaurant.

State v. Deskins

Jury Verdict – Not Guilty

State v. Cobble

DUI; Possession of Weapon while Under the Influence
Jury Verdict – Not Guilty

State v. Reynolds

Jury Verdict – Not Guilty

State v. Carter

4 Counts Rape; 3 Counts Sexual Battery
Jury Verdict – Not Guilty

State v. Pate

DUI – Dismissed after motion to suppress at preliminary hearing.
DUI (Indictment) – Dismissed on basis of illegal stop.

$198k John Doe v. Anonymous City

Recovered over $150k for client involved in auto accident with a fatality, due to City’s failure to maintain overgrown foliage at a busy intersection.

State v. Bohannon

DUI – Dismissed on basis of invalid arrest after client was stopped at a seatbelt checkpoint.

State v. Burgess

DUI – Dismissed on basis of invalid warrant.

$500k Anonymous Annuity Company v. Doe, et al

Recovered $500k for children of deceased parent.

$100k Floyd Auto Injury

Recovered $100k in pain and suffering for client hit by negligent driver who lost control of his vehicle due to speeding.

State v. Martin

2nd Degree Murder
Jury Verdict – Not guilty on murder charge.
Jury Verdict – 1 Count Reckless Homicide (4 year sentence to be served on probation

State v. Chambers

DUI 4th
Jury Verdict – Not Guilty