Arthur G. Seymour, Jr.
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B.A. University of the South, 1966
J.D. University of Tennessee, 1969
Passionate yet practical, Arthur has a genuine affinity for law and is a fervent advocate for his clients, who appreciate his vast knowledge and his ability to find the most sensible solutions to their legal issues.
A native of Knoxville, Arthur graduated from the University of the South in 1966 and received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee in 1969. After serving his country in the U.S. Army for two years, he began practicing with Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP.
For four decades Arthur, whose clients laud his experience as a much appreciated and sought after asset, has maintained a diverse and expansive practice. His expertise encompasses the areas of zoning and land use law, administrative law, municipal and government relations, general civil litigation, contracts and real estate law.
Arthur has tried civil cases of all varieties in state and federal court throughout East and Middle Tennessee before the Tennessee Court of Appeals the Tennessee Supreme Court and the United States District Court. He regularly appears on behalf of clients before governmental administrative bodies of nearly every manner, such as the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission. Arthur has garnered a number of accolades, including the following:
- He has been named in Best Lawyers® since 1993. He was specifically recognized in the areas of land use and zoning law, municipal law and personal injury litigation – defendants since 2012.
- He is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent®.
- He has been listed in Super Lawyers.
- He was recognized by Tennessee Business Magazine as one of the 150 best lawyers in Tennessee.
- He is a member of the Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Associations, the International Association of Defense Council, the National Association of Railroad Trial Council and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Over the course of 40 years, Arthur has served as president, board member, and attorney for the East Tennessee Historical Society. He has also served on the boards of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, The Metropolitan Airport Authority, the Episcopal School of Knoxville, Knoxville/Knox County Public Library System, the University of the South and numerous others.