Shelbyville, TN Personal Injury Lawyers

The City of Shelbyville was incorporated in 1819 in Bedford County, Tennessee. Shelbyville sits on a highland rim limestone bluff above the banks of the Duck River. Shelbyville was named after Isaac Shelby, a revolutionary war hero, who later served as the governor of Kentucky. Isaac Shelby was instrumental in agricultural progress both in Tennessee and in Kentucky.

Shelbyville’s courthouse has burned twice during times of insurrection or riot; however, it was the location of an important political event that prompted the consideration of the Susan B. Anthony amendment, the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, by the Tennessee Legislature in 1809. Shelbyville is also home to the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration which began in 1939. Shelbyville is also home today to many pencil and pen manufacturers. Shelbyville garnered the nickname “Pencil City” because of its historical importance in the manufacturing of the wood pencil.

Today, Shelbyville is still home to several pencil and pen manufacturers such as National Pen Corporation and Sanford Corporation, which produces the world’s largest selling writing instrument, Sharpie. In 1991 Shelbyville became home to the world’s longest pencil ever produced at 1,091 feet and weighing 27 pounds. The population of Shelbyville in 2009 was 20,149 with a land area of 15 square miles and is located 50 miles southeast of Nashville. The City of Shelbyville sits at the intersection of U.S. Route 231 and U.S. Route 41.

Contingency Fee Basis

Shelbyville, Tennessee Injury Attorney The Law Office of John R. Colvin was established on January 1, 2001, in Winchester, Tennessee to give legal assistance to the injured and disabled in Southern Middle Tennessee. The Law Office of John R. Colvin handles Social Security Disability claims in Shelbyville, Tennessee on a contingency basis fee basis, which means my office does not charge a fee unless you recover benefits.

The Law Office of John R. Colvin handles serious personal injury claims, including car accidents, in Shelbyville, Tennessee. In 2009, there were 517 automobile accidents in the city of Shelbyville, 134 people were injured in these wrecks. In Bedford County, Tennessee, there were 1,015 motor vehicle accidents, 317 people were injured in these accidents. In 2009, 13 people lost their lives in car and truck accidents in Bedford County.

I have successfully handled numerous Shelbyville, Tennessee car accident cases. I handle all personal injury and car wreck cases on a contingency fee basis, which means my office does not charge you a fee until and unless we make a recovery for you. If you or a loved one has been injured and need legal assistance in Shelbyville, Tennessee, do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of John R. Colvin for an initial consultation that is both free and confidential. Call us at (931) 962-1044.


  • Follow US-41-ALT South to Winchester Tennessee arriving on the Winchester city Square.
  • Take 1st Ave NW/US-64-BR W/TN-50 W/TN-15 W/TN-16 S.
  • Upon leaving the square, take the 1st LEFT at first traffic light off of the square onto SOUTH HIGH STREET /TN-130 /TN-50.
  • Continue on South High Street to 205 SOUTH HIGH STREET, which will be on the LEFT.
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