John Owings has been selected as the new municipal attorney for the city of Harriman. Owings has been practicing law in the Knoxville area for more than 30 years and has been with the firm of Owings Wilson and Coleman since 2008. He obtained a bachelor’s degree and his law degree from the University of Tennessee. While in law school, he also worked as an investigator for the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. He was employed as the first pro se law clerk and staff attorney for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. He also served as chief deputy law director for Knox County between 1990 and 2006 as well as served on the Knox County Commission from 2006 until 2008.