Q: Do I need a lawyer in Tennessee to give a deposition in a civil suit if I'm not the party being sued?
A: Lets clarify-You are not sued YET, and lawsuits can be amended to add additional defendants. You haven't mentioned anything about the substance of the case you are testifying in, so it may be that you are truly just a witness. However, many lawyers offer a free consultation, so perhaps you ought to find a lawyer and go into some detail of the case to see if there is any possibility that you might be exposed to some claim(s). the last thing you would want to do is inadvertently say something to hurt yourself.
Sally A. Roberts agrees with this answer
A: It sounds as though at this time you are only a witness. However, you might end up being a party - depending on the facts. Consult with a Tenn attorney and provide him all the facts to get sense as to whether there is a chance you might be added as a defendent.
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