Our Team

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Tony Seaton


Born in Johnson City, Tony Seaton established his practice in 1984. He has spent the last three decades advocating for clients who have suffered a personal injury or need assistance with workers’ compensation claims or Social Security Disability. Thanks to his aggressive representation, Tony has grown his law firm into one of the premier practices in Eastern Tennessee.

After receiving an undergraduate from Eastern Tennessee State University, Tony earned his law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. During his tenure at ETSU, Tony was a student member of the Tennessee Board of Regents and served as an intern to the Tennessee General Assembly.

Board-certified specialty in civil trial practice since 1988, Tony has earned the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell and holds an Avvo “Superb” 10 rating. In addition to his commitment to clients, Tony and his law firm serve the community through supporting local and national organizations.

Robert Bates


Focusing on workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, Robert Bates understands the challenges facing victims of defective products and workplace injuries. Born and raised on a cattle farm outside Knoxville, Robert grew up valuing hard work and discipline. He brings that focus to his practice, advocating for people who have suffered a serious injury.

Robert received his undergraduate degree from Maryville College and went on to earn his law degree from Appalachian School of Law, spending his first year working for the District Attorney General in Anderson County, Tennessee.

With a track record of securing settlements and verdicts, Robert is a personal injury attorney committed to results. Within his first few years of practice, he secured one of the state’s largest trial verdicts in a workers’ compensation case.

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Donald Ferguson


Focusing on personal injury and cases involving defective products, Donald has a passion for helping those who have been injured. Donald grew up in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania where he learned at a young age the importance of working hard and striving for excellence.

At a young age he began working in construction and eventually worked at a meat-packing plant to pay his way through college, which instilled in him the discipline and understanding that success comes through hardship. Donald brings that attitude to his practice and believes in working hard to advocate for his clients.

Donald was awarded a scholarship to attend Charlotte School of Law after receiving his undergraduate degree from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. While attending Charlotte School of Law, Donald began working as a Law Clerk for the Law Offices of Tony Seaton, PLLC. Now, after passing the bar exam, he continues his work there as an Attorney.

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