Meet

Our Team

At Page, Cook, and Vaughan, PLLC we take a team approach to each case.  We firmly believe that having multiple perspectives and ideas is an invaluable benefit to our clients.  Below you can learn a little bit about each person that will be on your team if you are represented by Page, Cook, & Vaughan, PLLC. 

 
 
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Attorney

Kara Page

Kara started practicing law in Southern California after graduating from California Western School of Law with honors. She was born and raised in East Tennessee and moved to attend San Diego Christian College where she graduated as valedictorian with a degree in communication.  Kara returned to the Tri-Cities area in 2011. Kara worked as an associate attorney for Spivey, King & Spivey, LLP for five years before starting Page, Cook, & Vaughan, PLLC.

Kara practices primarily in the area of Family Law and understands – both personally and professionally – how difficult it can be to navigate without a knowledgeable and aggressive attorney on your side.  Kara has received numerous awards including being recognized by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as one of the Top Ten Attorneys under 40, by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the 10 Best Attorneys in the State of Tennessee, by the National Advocates as one of the Top 40 Under 40 attorneys in the area of Family Law.  Kara is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and in California.

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  BAR ADMISSIONS  Tennessee and California

BAR ADMISSIONS
Tennessee and California

  EDUCATION  California Western School of Law, JD San Diego Christian College, Communication

EDUCATION
California Western School of Law, JD
San Diego Christian College, Communication

 
 
 
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Attorney

James R. Cook, II (J.R.)

James R. Cook, II ("J.R.") is a family law and civil litigation attorney licensed to practice law in both State and Federal court.  J.R. earned his undergraduate degree from Marshall University in Huntington,West Virginia and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia. While attending law school, J.R. served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate representing the best interest of children in child custody cases; earned extensive training in negotiation, mediation and arbitration; and completed 150+ hours of community service.

J.R. has been recognized by numerous legal organizations for his outstanding accomplishments, including being named a Top 10 Attorney Under 40 Award by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, and 10 Best Attorney in Family Law for Tennessee. J.R. has extensive experience handling high and low asset divorces, complicated custody disputes, and other family law related matters. He understands how stressful, intimidating and complicated lawsuits may be; therefore, it is his goal to make sure every client receives aggressive, dependable and fair representation.

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  BAR ADMISSIONS  Tennessee and Federal Court

BAR ADMISSIONS
Tennessee and Federal Court

  EDUCATION  Appalachian School of Law, JD Marshall University, Psychology

EDUCATION
Appalachian School of Law, JD
Marshall University, Psychology

 
 
 
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Attorney

Kyle Vaughan

Kyle Vaughan, founder and owner of The Vaughan Firm, is a native of Somerset New Jersey and Portsmouth, Virginia where the majority of his family remains. He has called East Tennessee home for the last 25 years. He attended King College where he received his Bachelors Degree of Business Administration. In May of 2013, Kyle graduated from Duncan School of Law at Lincoln Memorial University and received his license to practice law from the Supreme Court of Tennessee in October of 2013.

Kyle is a former advisory board member of the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) and serves as adjunct faculty for King College and National College. Kyle regularly attends church at Christ Fellowship in Kingsport, Tennessee. Kyle further enjoys sports and regularly attends basketball games at East Tennessee State University, The University of Tennessee and many of the local area high schools. Kyle is also a fan of the University of Tennessee Football program and can usually be spotted enjoying the game day festivities and tailgating.

Kyle embraces the entire Tri-Cities community and has a unique passion for people and heart to serve individuals of all backgrounds. Kyle plans to provide opportunities and resources for young attorneys and law students to receive on the job training and experience. As The Vaughan Firm grows, it will be a practice known for launching the careers of new attorneys.

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  BAR ADMISSIONS  Tennessee, United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

BAR ADMISSIONS
Tennessee, United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

  EDUCATION  Lincoln Memorial University , JD King University, Business

EDUCATION
Lincoln Memorial University , JD
King University, Business

 
 
 
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Paralegal 

Amanda holdeN

Amanda Holden, paralegal to the firm, was raised in Johnson City, Tennessee where she attended Science Hill High School and graduated in 2004 with a 3.49 GPA.  She returned to school in 2015 at Walters State.  During her time at Walters State, she maintained a 4.0 GPA, was named to the President’s List four consecutive semesters, was awarded the Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association Scholarship for Academic Excellence, was initiated into the Kappa Beta Delta Honors Society, and was named to the Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities.  She completed an internship with Page, Cook, & Vaughan, PLLC during the spring 2017 semester.  In May 2017, she completed her Associate Degree of Business with a concentration in Paralegal Studies and graduated Summa Cum Laude at the top of her class.  Shortly following graduation, Amanda accepted a permanent position at Page, Cook, & Vaughan, PLLC.  She is a current member of the Walters State Paralegal Advisory Board.

Amanda is also very involved with the community as a current production and dance leader at Christ Fellowship where she attends regularly, is a former board member and treasurer of the Ketron Elementary School PTA, and routinely helps at community events.  She is a sports enthusiast and can be usually found at the ballfield where her husband coaches softball, attending basketball games, and cheering on the Vols and FSU Seminoles.

Although she enjoys every aspect of the law, Amanda has a particular love for family law as she is both a mom and “bonus” mom in a blended family.  Her passion for the law blossomed from her personal journey through what can be a tumultuous time as two families become one cohesive unit.

  EDUCATION  Walter State, Associate of Applied Science in Business with a concentration in Paralegal Studies

EDUCATION
Walter State, Associate of Applied Science in Business with a concentration in Paralegal Studies

 
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Paralegal 

Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker, paralegal to the firm, was raised in Orlando, Florida, but relocated to Greeneville, Tennessee in 2004.  She began attending Walters State for the paralegal program in 2016.  During her time at Walters State, she maintained a 3.75 GPA, was Vice-President of Kappa Beta Delta honors society, was a member of Phi Theta Kappa honors society, was named to the President’s List for Spring 2018, was a student member of the Walters State Paralegal Advisory Board, was awarded the Legal Professionals of Tennessee academic scholarship, and received the award for “Outstanding Student in Paralegal Studies.”  Lauren worked for the Greene County Clerk and Master while completing her last year of college.  In May 2018, she completed her Associate of Applied Science in Business with a concentration in Paralegal Studies and graduated Magna Cum Laude at the top of her class.  Lauren accepted a position at Page, Cook, & Vaughan, PLLC in June 2018. 

Lauren is the proud mom of two beautiful girls and enjoys spending time at the soccer fields watching her girls play.  Lauren enjoys working on family law and personal injury cases as she feels she can make the biggest positive impact on people’s lives in those cases.

  EDUCATION  Walter State, Associate of Applied Science in Business with a concentration in Paralegal Studies

EDUCATION
Walter State, Associate of Applied Science in Business with a concentration in Paralegal Studies

 
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Paralegal 

Jessie compton

Jessie Compton, paralegal to the firm, was raised in Kingsport, Tennessee where she attended Sullivan South High School and graduated in 2005.  She has worked with attorney Kyle Vaughan periodically over the last fifteen years and the last three years have been spent at Page, Cook, & Vaughan, PLLC.  Jessie is the backbone to office operations including managing client files, scheduling appointments and court dates, and maintaining client relationships.

Jessie has a soft spot for kids and assisting with court appointed Guardian ad Litem cases where the attorney represents the best interests of the children and adoptions are her favorite.  

 
 
 
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