550 West Main Street, Suite 500  |  Knoxville, TN 37902  |  Office 865.546.9321  |  Fax 865.637.5249

Donald D. Howell

Currently serving as managing partner at Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP, Don has been with the firm for 30 years, striving to give kind, supportive counsel to his clients who find him to be an excellent sounding board. His success as a managing partner is due in large part to his ability to work well with every type of personality.  Don puts clients at ease and always puts his clients’ interest first.

Don’s practice focuses on personal injury and government relations, along with general civil litigation, premises liability, products liability, and administrative law.

He is the general counsel for the Knox County Emergency Communications District, the agency that receives 911 calls and dispatches emergency services and law enforcement for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. He also:

Don, who previously practiced for three years after law school in Madison, Ind., is an avid Cincinnati Reds fan who also cheers for Tennessee in football and Indiana in basketball – both his alma maters. He also enjoys spending time with his family and traveling, as well as giving back to his community through his church and dedicating time to the United Way fund drive.

    EDUCATION

      • B.S. Indiana University, 1979 (with Distinction) 
      • J.D. University of Tennessee, 1982 

      Practice Areas

        LITIGATION, TRIAL & APPELLATE

        CONSTRUCTION LAW

        Arbitration & Mediation

        GENERAL CIVIL LITIGATION

        insurance

        LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

        ZONING, LAND USE, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS & REGULATORY AFFAIRS

        PERSONAL-INJURY LITIGATION

        PRODUCTS LIABILITY

        TOXIC EXPOSURE LITIGATION

        WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

        LOCAL COUNSEL

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