Arthur G. Seymour, Jr.
1945 – 2019
Passionate yet practical, Arthur had a genuine affinity for law and was a fervent advocate for his clients, who appreciated his vast knowledge and 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 lauded his experience as a much appreciated and sought after asset, maintained a diverse and expansive practice. His expertise encompassed the areas of zoning and land use law, administrative law, municipal and government relations, general civil litigation, contracts and real estate law.
Arthur 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 appeared on behalf of clients before governmental administrative bodies of nearly every manner, such as the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission.
Arthur garnered a number of accolades, including the following:
- He was 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 beginning in 2012.
- He was rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent®, was listed in Super Lawyers and was recognized by Tennessee Business Magazine as one of the 150 best lawyers in Tennessee.
- He was a member of the Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Associations, the International Association of Defense Council, the National Association of Railroad Trial Council and was a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Over the course of 40 years, Arthur served as president, board member, and attorney for the East Tennessee Historical Society. He 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.
- B.A. University of the South, 1966
- J.D. University of Tennessee, 1969