Carlos Yunsan
Kizer & Black, Attorneys, PLLC
329 Cates Street
Maryville, TN 37801
Work Phone: (865)980-1612
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A native of Panama City, Panama, Carlos A. Yunsan has made East Tennessee his home since 1994. After learning English and completing his freshman year at Maryville College, Mr. Yunsan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee in 1999. He then obtained a dual-master’s degree in Nutrition and Public Health also from the University of Tennessee in 2002. After working for eight years in public health at both the local and state levels, including health promotion efforts with the Blount County Health Department, Mr. Yunsan graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2013. While attending law school, he was two-year member of the National Moot Court Team, winning the regional competition in 2012. In addition, Mr. Yunsan was a founding member and vice president of Enlace (the Latino law student association), student coordinator of the Oak Ridge Evening Bar free legal advice clinic, and president of the Health Law Society. Upon recommendation of the College of Law faculty, he was inducted to the Order of Barristers upon graduation. Before joining Kizer & Black in 2014, Mr. Yunsan practiced in the areas of business litigation and employment law, assisting individuals, financial institutions, and other entities in a variety of litigation matters. He is licensed to practice in all Tennessee state courts and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and is a member of the Blount County, Knoxville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations. Mr. Yunsan and his wife, Paromita, have been married since 2002 and have one daughter, Anabella, and an Australian Shepherd, Aslan. Mr. Yunsan has served on the board of directors of HoLa (Hora Latina), and currently serves on the board of directors of the Knoxville Church, on the Community Health Council serving Knox County, the City of Knoxville, and the Town of Farragut, and on the committee overseeing continuous accreditation of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the University of Tennessee. He is fluent in Spanish (his native language) and in English (his primary language). Areas of Practice - Appellate Practice - Business Litigation - General Litigation - Immigration Law - Personal Injury (Plaintiff) - Property Litigation Bar Admissions - Tennessee, 2013 - (Federal) Eastern District of Tennessee, 2014 Education University of Tennessee College of Law, JD, 2013 - Concentration: Advocacy and Dispute Resolution - Honors: magna cum laude - Awards: o Order of Barristers o 2013 James R. & Nell W. Cunningham Excellence in Legal Writing Award o 2013 Susan B. Devitt National Moot Court Team Award o 2012 James R. & Nell W. Cunningham Legal Research Award o 2012 University of Tennessee College of Law Legal Brief Writing Award o Certificates of Academic Excellence (Highest Grade): Legal Process I, Legal Process II University of Tennessee, Knoxville, MS-MPH, 2002 - Majors: Nutrition and Public Health - Concentration: Health Planning and Administration University of Tennessee, Knoxville, BS, 1999 - Major: Nutrition - Honors: summa cum laude Professional Associations and Memberships - American Bar Association - Blount County Bar Association - Knoxville Bar Association - Tennessee Bar Association Languages - English - Spanish

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TBA Membership Status: Member : 2015 - 2016
Legal Education: Tennessee College of Law
Year Licensed: 2013
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 2013
Section Membership(s): Young Lawyers Division, Litigation Section, TBA Members
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Appellate Practice, Immigration Law, Litigation - General Civil Practice, Litigation - Commercial, Tort & Personal Injury