Eleven FMS attorneys were named by Knoxville’s CityView Magazine as Top Attorneys in 2019 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 L. Kahn
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy – Creditor
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Finance & Development
Reggie E. Keaton
  • Adoption
  • Appellate Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Protection – Defense
  • Employee Benefits/ERISA – Defense
  • Employee Benefits/ERISA – Plaintiff
  • Federal Court Practice
  • Mediation / Arbitration
Donald D. Howell
  • Federal Court Practice
  • Insurance Law
  • Mediation / Arbitration
  • Personal Injury – Auto Accident – Defense
  • Personal Injury – Motorcycle Accident – Defense
  • Wrongful Death – Defense
Debra L. Fulton
  • Civil Litigation
  • Mediation / Arbitration
  • Workers’ Compensation – Defense

Michael D. Ewell

  • Business / Commercial Law
John M. Lawhorn
  • Consumer Protection – Defense
  • Product Liability – Defense
James E. Wagner
  • Appellate Practice
  • Federal Court Practice
  • Personal Injury – Auto Accident – Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury – General – Plaintiff
  • Workers’ Compensation – Plaintiff
Beverly D. Nelms
  • Insurance Law
  • Mediation / Arbitration
  • Personal Injury – Auto Accident – Defense
  • Personal Injury – Motorcycle Accident – Defense
  • Workers’ Compensation – Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death – Defense
Richard T. Scrugham, Jr.
  • Business / Commercial Law
  • Real Estate Finance & Development
Matthew A. Grossman
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business / Commercial Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate Finance & Development
  • Taxation
Kevin A. Dean
  • Contract Law
  • Business / Commercial Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills / Probate