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Two FMS Attorneys Receive License to Practice Law in the State of Virginia

Attorneys Matthew Grossman and Benjamin C. Mullins recently received their license to practice law in the State of Virginia. Mr. Grossman was sworn into the Virginia Bar in Richmond Virginia on June 7, 2017, and Mr. Mullins was sworn into the Virginia Bar in Abingdon Virginia on August 16, 2017 ...
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Mary E. Maddox Named as Fellow by the Knoxville Bar Foundation

The Knoxville Bar Foundation recognized Mary E. Maddox as an esteemed member of Knoxville's legal community at their 2017 annual dinner. Each year the Foundation inducts a new Fellows Class which is less than one percent of the active association. The Fellows represent quality men and women practitioners in our community who have distinguished themselves in the practice of law ...
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Eight FMS Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers® in 2018

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers®has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 12 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their ...
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FMS Participates in Unveiling of Judicial Portraits

Reggie Keaton, President of the Knoxville Bar Foundation welcomed the guests to the unveiling of portraits of four retired Judges on July 12, 2017. Arthur Seymour gave a presentation on the Honorable Wheeler Rosenbalm, a former partner at Frantz McConnell & Seymour LLP. Judge Rosenbalm was elected Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Knox County in 1990. Tags: Knoxville ...
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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 ...
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Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP Joins Cyber & Information Security Consortium

Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP has joined and Debra Fulton will be participating in the Cyber & Information Security Consortium (CISC) who mission is to enable their members to effectively operate and protect their enterprises amid the reality of growing and persistent cyber-attacks. CISC was formed by two of the Nation's leading research entities, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and ...
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Don’t Make the Same Mistake I Did

Seven years ago, a new puppy moved in with my family. In an effort to socialize him, we attended classes so he could interact with unfamiliar people and other dogs. One day, I even chased down the UPS man so the puppy would be exposed to someone in a uniform. I had read about puppy development and the fear stages ...
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Debra Fulton Named in Best Lawyers® Spring 2017 Business Edition

Debra Fulton was named in Best Lawyers® Spring 2017 Business edition as Lawyer of the Year in Workers' Compensation Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, ...
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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You—Tennessee Data Breach Law

John Chambers, CEO of CISCO, said that there are two types of computers in the world: those that have been hacked and those that will be hacked. Don’t think you are not at risk because you are not a big national or multinational company. You are at risk of being hacked no matter your size. Hacking isn’t just a problem ...
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John Lawhorn Published in DICTA

John Lawhorn published an article in the Knoxville Bar Association's DICTA publication (page 13) titled, "Wage Garnishments for Tennessee Employers Just Became More Complicated." In the article, John discusses that there is a likely increase in the number of wage garnishments with which many Tennessee employers must contend, especially those who use independent contractors, and how to respond.If you would ...
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