The Law Office of Van R. Irion offers a wide range of legal services to businesses and individuals in East Tennessee. The firm has the resources and staff to provide effective legal counsel in Business and Contract Law, Patent Law and Civil Litigation. The law office strives to provide prompt, passionate, and professional legal representation in every situation. Mr. Irion draws on years of experience representing clients ranging from the Universities, to corporations, to small business owners to entrepreneurs. He has assisted in business formations, investor placement, contract disputes and a variety of small business matters. As a transactions attorney, he has executed licensing agreements and negotiated contracts in the millions of dollars. As a patent attorney, Mr. Irion has prosecuted patents as well as handled intellectual property issues such as marketing and licensing new products to industry. In a civil litigation capacity, he has handled subjects ranging from constitutional law to construction defects to consumer contract disputes.
The Law Office of Van R. Irion, PLLC represents individuals and businesses throughout eastern Tennessee, including Knox, Campbell, Cumberland, Blount, Jefferson, Loudon, Roane, Grainger, Claiborne, Monroe, Sevier, Anderson, and Union Counties.
Name: Mr. Van Irion
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA
Juris Doctor, With Distinction, May 2005
Law Journal: The Transnational Lawyer
Deanâ€™s Scholarship Recipient, 2002-2005
Deanâ€™s Honor Roll, 2003, 2004 & 2005
Academic Achievement Award, 2004
Witkin Award â€“ Contracts, 2003
Witkin Award â€“ Biology, Law & Human Behavior, 2005
Witkin Award â€“ Community Property, 2005
Mock Trial Competition Finalist, 2003
University of California, Davis, California
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, 1995
He has prosecuted patents as well as handled intellectual property issues such as marketing and licensing new products to industry
He has assisted in business formations, investor placement in startups and a variety of small business matters
In a civil litigation capacity, he has handled subjects ranging from constitutional law to construction defects to contract disputes
Served as a transactions attorney for the University of Tennessee Research Foundation
He continues his work with the University as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Law
Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked in the genetics and medical research fields both in the public and private sectors
He has co-authored several peer reviewed articles and presentations
Has served in the US Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller at the USAF, Little Rock Air Force Base
Selected Scientific Publications & Presentations:
â€œNon-viral gene delivery to the ventricles in rat brain: Initial evidence for distribution and expression in the CNSâ€; Hecker JG, Hall LL, Irion VR.; Mol Ther. 2001 Mar;3(3):375-84.
â€œAdvances in self-limited gene expression of protective intracellular proteins in-vivo in rat brainâ€; Irion VR, Hecker JG; Anesthesia & Analgesia, 1998:86.
â€œSelf-limited gene expression in vitro in neuronal cell cultures and in vivo in rat brain using mRNA/cationic lipid complexesâ€; Irion VR, Hecker JG; Anesthesia & Analgesia, 1997:84.
â€œThe fidelity of human telomeraseâ€; Kreiter M, Irion V, Ward J, Morin G.; Nucleic Acids Symp Ser. 1995;(33):137-9.
â€œThe effect of carrier RNA on transfection efficiency,â€ Third Annual Artificial Self-Assembling Systems For Gene Delivery Conference, November 1996.
â€œHsp70 and Reporter Enzyme Expression in Rat Brain after Non-viral Delivery of mRNA and DNA to Lateral Ventriclesâ€; Hecker JG, Hall LL, Irion VR.; Society for Neuroscience Meeting, New Orleans, November, 2000.
â€œmRNA cationic lipid transfected expression of firefly luciferase in mammalian cells is enhanced by addition of tRNAâ€; Giles J, Irion VR, Hecker JG; Western Anesthesia Residents Conference, Seattle, WA, April 17, 1999.
â€œEffect of cationic lipid ratio and carrier RNA on transfection efficiencyâ€; 3rd Annual Artificial Self-Assembling Systems for Gene Delivery Conference; Irion VR, Hecker JG; Cambridge Healthtech Institute, Newton Upper Falls, MA. November 17-18, 1996.
â€œEffects of electromagnetic fields on gene expressionâ€; Irion VR, Irion DN; Golden State Venture Capital Conference & Entrepreneur Expo, San Rafael, April 23-24, 2001.