Alexander J. Winston


My legal services range from providing reliable counsel and representation on estate planning and probate matters to criminal defense and corporate business law. As a graduate of the University of Tennessee, I’m honored to use my legal knowledge and experience to give back to the community I now raise my own family in. As a 2017 alumnus of Leadership Knoxville’s Introduction Knoxville, I now serve on the Memorials & Resolutions Committee of the Knoxville Bar Association. I’m also proud to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Knox County Animal Cruelty Alliance.

Practice Areas

Estate Planning

From creating a will or family trust, to establishing powers of attorney and health directives, I’m happy to help you and your family prepare for the future.


Probate Law

Whenever a loved one passes away without a formal will, Tennessee courts will oversee the settling of their estate. Let me guide you through this often complicated, and time-consuming, process.

Criminal Defense

From minor traffic violations to DUI and drug possession charges, I have the knowledge and experience needed to provide you with a strong legal defense.

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What an Estate Plan Can Do For You

Protect Your Assets

With a strategic estate plan in place, you can identify and protect certain assets from being sold to pay off debts — allowing you to keep what matters most.

Make Provisions For Your Family

An estate plan can help you outline specific financial provisions for your family. You can make guardianship decisions for your children and establish a family trust.

Outline Healthcare Directives

You can also set up advanced healthcare directives that will allow you to make important treatment decisions for yourself should you ever become incapacitated.

Dictate Who Gets What

An estate plan can help you identify all of your beneficiaries. This allows you to rest easy knowing your assets will be passed on according to your exact wishes.

Probate can be difficult,
but you don’t have to face
this process alone. Let me
guide you through it.

Probate is the official process of settling an estate under the supervision of the court. When someone dies without a will, the court will appoint someone, usually the surviving spouse or an adult child, as the executor of the estate. Having the authority of executor over an estate can be extremely complicated and stressful. As an experienced probate attorney, I can provide you with legal counsel and guidance to ensure all debts are paid and every last asset is accounted for and distributed — allowing you to move forward.

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Providing guidance and support in your time of need.

Reach out to schedule a consultation today.

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Proudly Serving Knoxville
& The Surrounding Areas

Knox County, TN

Home to my alma mater, The University of Tennessee, Knox County serves as the geographical center of the Great Valley of East Tennessee and the origin of the Tennessee River.

Jefferson County, TN

Located directly east of Knoxville, Jefferson County includes residents from both Baneberry and Jefferson City. I’m proud to offer legal counsel and representation to clients across the county.

Blount County, TN

Established in 1795, Blount County was named after the governor of the Southwest Territory, William Blount. It's county seat, Maryville, was named after his wife Mary Grainger Blount.

Sevier County, TN

Sevier County is located just southeast of Knoxville, and was named after the very first governor of Tennessee, John Sevier. It's county seat, Sevierville, is the eighth-oldest city in the state.

Providing you with the experienced legal counsel and support you deserve.

At the end of the day, my goal is to provide all of my clients with the highest level of legal counsel and representation that I feel they deserve. Whether you’re simply looking for help with an estate plan or probate court, or you have more pressing needs like a DUI or drug possession charge — my goal is to do everything I can to help you find a way forward. 

With years of legal knowledge and experience practice throughout the Knoxville area, I’m confident I can provide you with the guidance and support you need.

If that means fighting to protect your rights in court, I have the skills and courtroom presence to ensure you’re well equipped to face any litigation challenges that lie ahead. I won’t back down when defending you in court and will do everything I can to fight for your freedom. 

No matter what legal issues bring you into my office, I’m happy to sit down and discuss the details of your case. We can go over all your options and discuss the next steps. Whatever legal issues you’re facing, don’t face them alone. Contact my office and put my experience on your side today.