Fourteen FMS attorneys were named by Knoxville’s CityView Magazine as Top Attorneys in 2021 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 Law
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy – Creditor
  • Collections/Foreclosures
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate / Finance and Development

REGGIE E. KEATON

  • Adoption
  • Appellate Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Protection – Defense
  • Employee Benefits/ERISA – Defense
  • Employee Benefits/ERISA – Plaintiff
  • Federal Court Practice
  • Product Liability – Defense

DONALD D. HOWELL

  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury – Auto Accident – Defense
  • Personal Injury – Auto Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury – General – Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury – Motorcycle Accident – Defense
  • Wrongful Death – Defense

DEBRA L. FULTON

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Mediation / Arbitration
  • Product Liability – Defense
  • Worker’s Compensation – Defense

MICHAEL W. EWELL

  • Bankruptcy – Creditor
  • Bankruptcy- Debtor7

JOHN M. LAWHORN

  • Consumer Protection – Defense
  • Employee Benefits / ERISA – Defense
  • Employee Benefits / ERISA – Plaintiff
  • Federal Court Practice
  • Labor & Employment Law – Employee
  • Labor & Employment Law – Employer
  • Personal Injury – Auto Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury – General – Plaintiff
  • Product Liability – Defense
  • Wrongful Death – Defense

JAMES E. WAGNER

  • Constitutional Law / Civil Rights
  • Family Law / Divorce / Child Support
  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury – Auto Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury – General – Plaintiff
  • Worker’s Compensation – Defense
  • Worker’s Compensation – Plaintiff

BEVERLY D. NELMS

  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law / Divorce / Child Support
  • Personal Injury – Auto Accident – Defense
  • Personal Injury – Auto Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury – General – Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury – Motorcycle Accident – Defense
  • Product Liability – Defense
  • Worker’s Compensation – Defense
  • Wrongful Death – Defense

MARY ELIZABETH MADDOX

  • Administrative Law
  • Family Law / Divorce / Child Support
  • Labor & Employment Law – Employee
  • Labor & Employment Law – Employer
  • Nursing Home Liability -Defense
  • Worker’s Compensation – Defense
  • Worker’s Compensation – Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death – Defense
  • Wrongful Death – Plaintiff

BENJAMIN C. MULLINS

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Federal Court Practice
  • Personal Injury – Auto Accidents – Plaintiff

RICHARD T. SCRUGHAM, JR. 

  • Business / Commercial Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Estate Planning / Trusts

MATTHEW A. GROSSMAN

  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Business / Commercial Law
  • Real Estate Finance & Development

KEVIN A. DEAN

  • Business / Commercial Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Contract Law
  • Estate Planning / Trusts
  • Income Tax / IRS Resolution
  • Taxation
  • Wills / Probate

RICHARD E. GRAVES

  • Appellate Practice
  • Real Estate / Finance and Development