Kingsport Law Firm Offering Experienced Legal Aid in Johnson City & Bristol

Down-to-earth Tennessee legal practice

The Law Firm of Gilly, Hill and Schaefer is a law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to clients in Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City, TN. We take pride in being real and approachable as well as knowledgeable and competent. We are compassionate, down-to-earth and ready to help.

Our law firm in Kingsport serves Tennessee. We handle all aspects of family law, including:

  • Child support
  • Paternity and legitimation

Additionally, we deal with several other areas of law, including:

  • Probate and wills
  • Criminal Defense
  • Estate planning

The lawyers of The Law Firm of Gilly, Hill and Schaefer are experienced in litigation and mediation. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants.

A firm with history and experience

The legal staff of Gilly, Hill and Schaefer has more than 26 years of experience. 

Originally starting as the Law Office of Stephen L. Gilly in Kingsport in 2004, the Law Firm of Gilly, Hill and Schaefer handles cases throughout northeast Tennessee. The firm has evolved from a family practice firm into a comprehensive law firm that handles a full range of legal areas.

Attorneys who know what to do

Gilly, Hill and Schaefer has four versatile and highly experienced lawyers who are licensed in Tennessee, along with a support staff that is friendly, efficient and reliable. 

Stephen L. Gilly was admitted to practice in all state courts of Tennessee in 1993; he is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and was admitted to practice in all state courts in Virginia in 2010. 

Nicholas Schaeffer is licensed to practice in all state courts of Tennessee and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.  Mr. Schaeffer is also also a certified Rule 31 Mediator. 

Kenneth E. Hill is admitted to practice in all state courts of Tennessee.  Mr. Hill has 10 years of trial experience in criminal defense, divorce, child custody and general civil practice.  

Melissa G. Owens represents clients facing both felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, and also handles family law and probate matters.  Ms. Owens is admitted to practice in Tennessee and has experience in a variety of probate matters (muniment of title, solemn form probate, etc.) and family law issues (paternity, custody, child support, modification, etc.). 

A small and highly diversified firm with broad reach

The Law Firm of Gilly, Hill and Schaefer is a small law firm that is there for each client when the unexpected happens. Though its main office is located in Kingsport, the firm serves clients throughout Tennessee. The lawyers of Gilly, Hill and Schaefer handle all areas of the law — including family law and divorce, wills and probate, and criminal law. We take on cases involving personal injuries on a contingency basis. Call us at 423-246-3811 for a free initial consultation, or contact us online.