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Twelve FMS Attorneys Named Top Attorneys by CityView Magazine

Twelve FMS attorneys were named by Knoxville’s CityView Magazine as Top Attorneys in 2017 in their respective fields.

Each year the magazine calls upon members of the local bar association to vote for their peers in various practice areas.  We have listed our winning attorneys and the categories in which they were named as Top Attorneys below.  We are proud that for over 100 years, our attorneys have been recognized as skilled lawyers and leaders in the community.  

Robert Kahn

  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy - Creditor
  • Collections / Foreclosures
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Finance & Development

Reggie Keaton

  • Adoption
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Protection - Defense
  • Employee Benefits / ERISA - Defense
  • Federal Court Practice
  • Mediation / Arbitration
  • Product Liability - Defense

Donald Howell

  • Administrative Law
  • Federal Court Practice
  • Insurance Law
  • Mediation / Arbitration
  • Personal Injury - Auto Accident - Defense
  • Personal Injury - Auto Accident - Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury – Motorcycle Accident – Defense
  • Product Liability - Defense
  • Wrongful Death - Defense
  • Wrongful Death - Plaintiff

Debra Fulton

  • Appellate Practice
  • Mediation / Arbitration
  • Product Liability - Defense
  • Worker’s Compensation - Defense

Michael Ewell

  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy – Creditor
  • Business / Commercial Law
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law

John Lawhorn

  • Consumer Protection – Defense
  • Employee Benefits / ERISA – Defense
  • Employee Benefits / ERISA – Plaintiff
  • Federal Court Practice
  • Labor & Employment Law – Employer
  • Personal Injury – Auto Accident – Plaintiff
  • Product Liaility - Defense
  • Product Liability – Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death - Defense

James Wagner

  • Appellate Practice
  • Constitutional Law / Civil Rights
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Estate Planning / Trusts
  • Family Law / Divorce / Child Support
  • Federal Court Practice
  • Personal Injury - Auto Accident – Plaintiff
  • Worker’s Compensation - Plaintiff

Beverly Nelms

  • Mediation / Arbitration
  • Personal Injury - Auto Accident - Defense
  • Personal Injury - Auto Accident - Plaintiff 
  • Worker’s Compensation - Defense
  • Worker's Compensation - Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death - Defense

Richard Scrugham, Jr.

  • Business / Commercial Law
  • Labor & Employment Law – Employee
  • Personal Injury - Auto Accident - Plaintiff
  • Real Estate Finance & Development
  • Worker's Compensation - Defense

Matthew Grossman

  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking Law
  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate Finance & Development

Kevin Dean

  • Business / Commercial Law
  • Estate Planning / Trusts
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Income Tax / IRS Resolutions

Jason Murphy

  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Finance & Development