Brad Blackwelder joined Held Law Firm as our new Director of Communications in June 2021. As the communications channel between the public and the firm, Brad handles new client interviews and community outreach campaigns for the firm.
Before joining Held Law Firm, Brad was a staff reporter and photographer at the LaFollette Press in Campbell County Tennessee where he covered local government, breaking news, human interest, sports, arts and humanities as well as writing a weekly music column.
When asked why he accepted the position at Held Law Firm, Brad states, “I love journalism. I love telling people’s stories. But what I also like about working at this law firm is its commitment to making a difference not only in the lives of individual clients but bettering the community as a whole. That’s a story worth being a part of.”
Brad is born and raised in Knoxville. He earned his B.S. in Communications while majoring in journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee in 2018. Brad’s passion outside of work is animals, and when he is not working, Brad loves spending time with his dogs, Pockets and Jesco, and his cat, Sugar.