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Tennessee Civil Justice Act of 2011

On June 16, 2011, Governor Bill Haslam signed the Tennessee Civil Justice Act of 2011 into law. This tort-reform law dramatically changes the measure of damages that can be recovered in certain cases. A complete copy of the signed legislation can be found here ...
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UT College of Law Ranked Top 30 Nationally

The University of Tennessee College of Law is moving up the National Rankings according to U.S. News’ annual law school rankings issue. The College of Law moved up to 27th overall among all public universities and 56th among all public and private universities. The College of Law’s clinical program, which provides law students experience representing indigent clients both criminally and ...
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Help for Flood Stricken at Second Harvest Food Bank

On February 28, 2011, Second Harvest Food Bank lost one-third to one-half of its inventory when flash flooding hit its Delaware Avenue warehouse. In addition to the inventory loss, the high water damaged delivery trucks and employee vehicles. With six major programs and 500 Agency/Food Partners, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee serves approximately 158,000 people each month. Second ...
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Giving Back

Attorneys and staff of the firm volunteer to help with various non-profit organizations throughout the year. Recently, the attorneys and staff volunteered their time to sort food at Second Harvest Food Bank. In addition, the firm and staff sponsored a child through the Second Harvest Backpack Program for one year. Second Harvest operates several hunger-relief programs through their Knoxville distribution ...
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FMS Top Ten Prolific Trial Law Firm in Tennessee

The Tennessee Jury Verdict Reporter, an independent organization that studies and collects information regarding jury trials in the State of Tennessee, has named Frantz, McConnell & Seymour the number 9 most prolific trial law firms in the state of Tennessee from 2005 – 2010. According to the TJVR, during that six year period FMS attorneys tried a total of 34 ...
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CityView Magazine’s Top Attorneys

Mary Beth Maddox was named by Knoxville’s CityView Magazine as one of the Top Attorneys in 2010 in workers’ compensation cases. Each year the magazine calls upon members of the local bar association to vote for their peers and winners in various practice areas are announced. Other members of the firm have been named as top attorneys in their fields, ...
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