Worthington & Weiss, P.C.  is located in East Tennessee with offices in Madisonville and Athens.

Managing Partner


William Tyler Weiss, Esq. 

W. Tyler Weiss is a general practice attorney, with an emphasis in medical malpractice, personal injury, and civil rights litigation. He is also the city attorney for the Town of Vonore and has represented various businesses and other litigants in both Federal and State courts.

Mr. Weiss is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Monroe County Bar Association, and a member of other state and national legal associations. He is also an alumni of the 2016 Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law program. 

Mr. Weiss is an adjunct professor at Hiwassee College. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Economics and a minor in Mathematics and from Regent University where he received his Juris Doctor. 

He is admitted to legal bar of the State of Tennessee and Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Weiss is also admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 4th and 6th Circuits, and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee.

Practice Areas:

  • Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury

  • Civil Rights & Employment Law

  • Commercial & Business Litigation

  • Criminal Defense

  • General Practice


Of Counsel


Stephen Hatchett practices primarily in the area of litigation with his main area of practice being criminal law.  Stephen received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology with a Concentration in Behavioral Science from East Tennessee State University.  He then graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law with a Concentration in Advocacy and began his career as a prosecutor trying a wide variety of criminal matters.  In 2015, Stephen entered private practice and became of counsel to Worthington & Weiss, P.C.  He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the McMinn County Bar Association, and has been recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of Justice for his trial experience.

He is married to Rachel and they have one child, Isabella.




Abby Burke Carroll

Abby Burke Carroll is a native of Athens, Tennessee. She attended Athens City Schools and McMinn County High School before graduating from Tennessee Wesleyan University in 2012. She then went on to attend law school at the University of Tennessee, graduating in 2015. She returned to the area to pursue her law career, working for Logan Thompson, P.C. out of Cleveland, Tennessee before returning home to join Worthington & Weiss in the Athens office.

Abby is happily married to local insurance agent Trey Carroll, a Knoxville native with deep family roots in McMinn County. They reside in Athens, Tennessee where their daughter, Sophie, attends Athens City Schools. An active member of the community, Abby serves on the Athens City School Board, is a lifelong member of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church, and is a member of the Kiwanis Club as well as participating in numerous other local service activities.

Primary Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense

  • Juvenile/Family Law

  • Civil Rights

  • General Civil Law

  • Estate Planning