D. Chris Poulopoulos

For a lot of people, going to see an attorney can be a little intimidating. When you don’t know much about the law, or you’re unsure of what rights you have, it can be a bit overwhelming to sit down with a total stranger and tell them everything about yourself. That’s why I work so hard to make sure that my clients aren’t with a “stranger,” but with a skilled attorney who puts their best interests first.

I am associate attorney D. Chris Poulopoulos, and I joined Shepherd and Associates, P.C. back in 2014. Before joining the firm, I interned at the Sevier County District Attorney’s office, and also worked as a law clerk for former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade. It was my time in these positions that helped me learn how important it is to be passionate and empathetic to my clients’ needs, while still putting my all into every case I take.

Understanding what sacrifice means

Whether you are going through a divorce or are facing a trial for criminal charges, you know that some sacrifice may need to be made. I understand a little something about that as well. After I completed my undergraduate studies at The University of Tennessee in 2008, I was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in United States Army Armored Corps.  Following a tour of duty in Iraq, I returned home to East Tennessee and attended Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law and graduated #1 in my class.

I made a pledge to honor and protect my country. I make a similar pledge to my clients: to respect your wishes, to protect your interests, and to fight on your behalf when you need someone in your corner.

A fulfilling life outside of the office

Though I’m originally from Largo, Florida, I spent most of my formative years in Greenville, and I plan on staying right here in my adopted home state of Tennessee. When I’m not in the office, I serve as a Captain in the 278 Armored Cavalry Regiment and sit on the Leadership Council of the UT Army ROTC Alumni Association. I love UT football, and run regularly. Additionally, I enjoy painting, table-top strategy games and I have a personal goal to build my first table before the end of the year. In the summer-time my wife and I love fishing the local waterways together.

Practice Areas


  • JD, summa cum laude, Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law, 2014
    • Graduated first in class
  • BA, English Literature, University of Tennessee, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2014

Professional Affiliations

  • Blount County Bar Association, 2015 – Present
  • Blount County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2015 – Present
  • University of Tennessee Army ROTC Alumni Council, Leadership Council, 2015 – Present
  • National Guard Association of Tennessee, 2008 – Present