Because an appeal to the circuit court permits you an entirely new trial on the issues before the court, any competent general civil lawyer should be able to handle your case. If you need a referral, the Tennessee Bar Association has some referral service contact phone numbers that you can find at this link.
As far as whether or not it's worth the cost to appeal the case to the circuit court, the question boils down to whether or not you have a credible defense to the claim that the property has not been maintained in accordance with local ordinances. However, if, for example, the fine is $500, and an attorney charges you $1,000 to defend you on appeal, then win or lose you will end up spending more to appeal than to simply pay the fine.
Bot***** *****ne, you need to find out how much a lawyer will charge to defend you, before you can determine if it's worth the cost.
At this point, I usually wish customers a happy holiday season. Obviously, you holiday season isn't all that terrific at the moment. Regardless, I hope your holiday will have some special moments and that your current legal difficulties will be put behind you in the new year.
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