Thirteen FMS attorneys were named by Knoxville’s CityView Magazine as Top Attorneys in 2020 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
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
Reggie E. Keaton
  • Adoption
  • Appellate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Protection – Defense
  • Employee Benefits/ERISA – Defense
  • Employee Benefits/ERISA – Plaintiff
  • Federal Court Practice
  • Mediation / Arbitration
  • Product Liability – Defense
Donald D. Howell
  • Administrative Law
  • Federal Court Practice
  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury – Auto Accident – Defense
  • Personal Injury – Motorcycle Accident – Defense
Debra L. Fulton
  • Worker’s Compensation – Defense
  • Insurance Law

MICHAEL W. EWELL

  • Bankruptcy – Creditor
  • Business / Commercial Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Corporate Law
John M. Lawhorn
  • Consumer Protection – Defense
  • Employee Benefits / ERISA – Defense
  • Employee Benefits / ERISA – Plaintiff
  • Labor & Employment Law – Employee
  • Labor & Employment Law – Employer
  • Product Liability – Defense
James E. Wagner
  • Contract Law
  • Constitutional Law / Civil Rights
  • Federal Court Practice
Beverly D. Nelms
  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury – Auto Accident – Defense
  • Personal Injury – Motorcycle Accident – Defense
  • Product Liability – Defense
  • Worker’s Compensation – Defense

MARY ELIZABETH MADDOX

  • Labor & Employment Law – Employee
  • Nursing Home Liability -Defense
  • Personal Injury – Auto Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Social Security Disability Law
  • Worker’s Compensation – Defense
  • Worker’s Compensation – Plaintiff
Benjamin C. Mullins
  • Personal Injury – Auto Accidents – Plaintiff
Richard T. Scrugham, Jr. 
  • Wills / Probate

Matthew A. Grossman
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking Law
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Real Estate Finance & Development
Kevin A. Dean
  • Contract Law
  • Estate Planning / Trusts
  • Income Tax / IRS Resolution
  • Wills / Probate