Adoption Inquiry? Contact Dawn or email [email protected].

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Use the form below to send us an email.
Old-fashioned phone calls work too – 865-933-8173.

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You can use this form to request an appointment or ask a short question. General information about engaging with our office generally is here.

If you are an attorney, please use the colleague assistance information and use the attorney consultation form.





[email protected]


Dawn Coppock, Attorney at Law
P. O. Box 388
Strawberry Plains, TN 37871

Office Hours

9 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday
Closed on Fridays

Office Team

Paralegal / Office Manager:  Angela (Angi) Newsome


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Contact Information

Business hours

Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed on Fridays

When you call our office

We answermost calls during business hours live.  But sometimes the person inteh office is on the phone or in a meeting, or on Zoom, so you may get a machine. If you do, we will call you back that day or the next business day. Voicemail is available anytime the phone isn’t answered live.

Drop-ins and Hand Deliveries

We are a home-based office so we cannot entertain unscheduled meetings or drop-ins or drop-offs.

For hand deliveries and “drop by and sign” appointments, please call ahead to set up a time.

Contacting us in emergencies


We attend to client case emergencies quickly. If it is after hours, email us both and leave a phone message and call Dawn’s cell, which those anticipating an imminent birth or emergency are given. If you have Dawn’s cell number, please limit its use to emergencies. Messages and texts there don’t get recorded in your electronic file and information can be lost. 

Prospective Clients 

It can be difficult to quickly find and hire an attorney with time available to immediately manage a legal emergency.  When a prospective client’s case arrives in an emergency status in our office, whether we can take the case depends on the workload in the office at that moment. If we don’t have time to do a good job on your case, without compromising other clients’ cases, we won’t take your case. If you are not already a client and have a serious legal emergency, certainly, call us. We may be able to help. But, also call other attorneys to increase your chances of finding one in time to provide you with meaningful assistance.

No Attorney Client Relationship
Talking to Dawn Coppock or her office staff does not make Dawn Coppock your lawyer. What you tell Ms. Coppock or her office staff by phone, written correspondence or e-mail is not confidential before you hire her. If Ms. Coppock does not take your case or you do not hire her, Ms. Coppock could be hired later by another party involved in your case. Keep that in mind before you tell Ms. Coppock or her staff any facts you would not want the other side to know.
Tennessee Law License Disclaimer

Dawn Coppock is licensed to practice law only in the State of Tennessee.  She can not give legal advice regarding the laws of any other state nor can she represent anyone before a court outside the State of Tennessee.  In cases where more than one state is involved, generally an attorney in each state is required. If you are a prospective adoptive parent and reside outside the State of Tennessee, you should begin by contacting an adoption attorney in your state for assistance. 

Legal Advice

Angi Cameron is a paralegal, NOT an attorney.  She is a smart cookie so sometimes people ask her for legal advice.  Do not look to Ms. Cameron or any other non-lawyer for legal advice. Only an attorney can provide legal advice to you.