Carl Goins

Goins Law Group

Johnson City, Tennessee 37601


Business, Commercial, Contract, Employment, Environmental, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Land Use, Landlord/Tenant, Military Law, Negligence, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Workplace

Practice areas include corporate, business contracts, selected criminal cases and mediation of all matters, with a focus on environmental and complex business matters.  Approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court Alternate Dispute Resolution Commission as a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator.  Emphasis on complex environmental and other corporate matters.

Have a history of negotiating excellent settlement agreements, contracts and joint defense agreements.  Managed a national tort case with two years of aggressive defense that reduced the claimants from 22,000 to 1700. 

Authored/Co-Authored several environmental cleanup, mass-tort litigation and government contract papers. 

Career Overview

Goins Law Group, Founding Partner  (May 2015-Present)

Corporate law, select criminal cases and mediation with a focus on environmental matters.  Real estate transactions involving non-profit, religious entities.

DGEN Strategic Solutions, President  (Mar 2015-Present)

Mediate all conflicts involving Environmental (natural resource damages) claims and Oil and gas waste disposal plans.

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Associate General Counsel  (Jul 1998–Mar 2014)

Corporate Energy, Environment, Safety & Health, Denver Colorado/Bethesda Maryland       

Federal and state enforcement actions

Class action toxic torts

CERCLA recovery actions

Third party litigation and Natural Resources Damages litigation 

Lockheed Martin Corporation (Jul 1996-Jul 1998)

Assistant General Counsel Energy and Environment Sector Bethesda Maryland                            

Lockheed Martin Energy Systems (1990-1996)

Associate General Counsel, Environmental Safety & Health & Compliance Oak Ridge Tennessee

Gearhiser, Peters & Horton (1988-1990)


Environmental law and complex litigation in Chattanooga Tennessee.

U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps

Attorney.  Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Served for 11 years on active duty and an additional year for Desert Shield/Storm, retiring from reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel, as Fort Bragg’s 82nd Airborne Division’s Chief of Criminal Law Division


LLM Course (ABA approved as LLM), Judge Advocate General’s School,

Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Tennessee College of Law,

Bachelor of Science in Political Science, East Tennessee State University, Cum Laude

Bar Admissions & Certifications

Member, State Bars of Tennessee and Colorado and admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court, Tennessee Supreme Court, Colorado Supreme Court and various Federal Courts.

Trained Mediator, Tennessee Supreme Court Alternate Dispute Resolution Commission, Active Rule 31 Listed Mediator


12234 Preston Landing Way
Knoxville, TN 37922

P: 703-772-6736
E: [email protected]