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U.S. News & World Report | Best Lawyers

Knoxville, TN | 2021


Litigation – Construction

Litigation – Construction




Construction Law

Toby R. Carpenter
Litigation - Insurance
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Michael S. Kelley

Appellate Practice
Litigation - Bankruptcy

Jason E. Legg

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Samuel W. Rutherford

Insurance Law

Knoxville, TN | 2021
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Knoxville, TN | 2020


Litigation – Construction

Litigation – Construction




Knoxville, TN | 2018 and 2019


Litigation – Construction

Litigation – Construction



Knoxville, TN | 2015, 2016, and 2017


Litigation – Construction

Litigation – Construction


Knoxville, TN | 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014


Litigation – Construction

Litigation – Construction

Knoxville, TN | 2009 and 2010




Knoxville, TN | 2008



Knoxville, TN | 1995-2007

U.S. News & World Report | Best Law Firms

Knoxville Metro Rankings | 2020

Tier Three: Tax Law
Tier Three: Litigation - Insurance

Knoxville Metro Rankings | 2019

Tier One: Litigation - Construction
Tier Three: Tax Law

Knoxville Metro Rankings | 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018

Tier One: Construction Law
Tier One: Litigation - Construction

Knoxville Metro Rankings | 2013 and 2014

Tier One: Construction Law
Tier One: Litigation - Construction
Tier One: Litigation - ERISA

Knoxville Metro Rankings | 2011-2012

Tier One: Construction Law
Tier One: Litigation - Construction

Knoxville Metro Rankings | 2010

Tier One: Construction Law

U.S. News & World Report
Knoxville Top-Listed Law Firm

Litigation - Construction | 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017

U.S. News & World Report
Knoxville "Lawyer of the Year"

Litigation - Construction | 2019
Jack M. Tallent, II

Construction Law | 2018
Robert H. Green

Litigation - Construction | 2017
Jack M. Tallent, II

Trusts & Estates Law | 2016
Marshall H. Peterson

Litigation - Construction | 2016
Robert H. Green

Construction Law | 2015
Robert H. Green

Litigation - Construction | 2014
Jack M. Tallent, II

Construction Law | 2013
Robert H. Green

CityView Magazine

Top Attorneys in Knoxville

2020

Banking Law: Ben D. Cunningham
Civil Litigation: Jason E. Legg
Collections/Foreclosures: E. Richards Brabham, III, Rob W. Quillin 
Constitutional Law/Civil Rights: Michael S. Kelley 
Construction Law: Robert H. Green, Jack M. Tallent
Elder Law: Michael R. CrowderAlex M. Taylor
Employee Benefits/ERISA – Defense: Kathy D. AslingerZack R. GardnerWilliam E. MasonAshley N. Trotto
Estate Planning/TrustsMarshall H. Peterson 
Income Tax/IRS ResolutionsMarshall H. Peterson 
Insurance LawToby R. Carpenter
Intellectual Property/Trademarks: Zack R. Gardner, William E. Mason
Labor & Employment Law – EmployeeJames N. Gore, Jr., Michael S. Kelley 
Personal Injury – Auto Accident – Defense: Toby R. Carpenter, Samuel W. Rutherford
Personal Injury – Auto Accident – Plaintiff: Jason E. Legg
Personal Injury – General – Plaintiff: Jason E. Legg
Personal Injury – Motorcycle Accident – Defense: Toby R. Carpenter
Personal Injury – Motorcycle Accident – Plaintiff: Toby R. Carpenter
Product Liability – Defense: Jason E. Legg 
Product Liability – Plaintiff: Jason E. LeggToby R. Carpenter
Real Estate Finance and DevelopmentJonathan H. Peyton
TaxationMarshall H. Peterson 
Wills/ProbateMarshall H. Peterson 
Workers’ Compensation – Defense: Samuel W. Rutherford
Workers’ Compensation – Plaintiff: Jason E. LeggSamuel W. Rutherford
Wrongful Death – Defense: Toby R. Carpenter 
Wrongful Death – Plaintiff: Jason E. Legg

2018

Construction LawJack M. Tallent
Elder Law: Michael R. Crowder, Alex M. Taylor
Employee Benefits/ERISA: Kathy D. Aslinger, Zack R. Gardner, William E. Mason, Ashley N. Trotto
Personal InjuryToby R. CarpenterJason E. Legg
Social Security Disability: Jason E. Legg


2017

Employee Benefits/ERISAKathy D. Aslinger, William E. Mason, Ashley N. Trotto








2016

Construction Law: Jack M. Tallent
Employee Benefits/ERISA: Kathy D. Aslinger, William E. Mason
Personal Injury: Jason E. Legg






2015

Employee Benefits/ERISA: Kathy D. Aslinger, William E. Mason
Personal Injury: Jason E. Legg
Social Security Disability: Jason E. Legg
Wills/Probate: Marshall H. Peterson





2014

Employee Benefits/ERISA: William E. Mason
Income Tax/IRS Resolutions
: Marshall H. Peterson







Knoxville Bar Foundation 

Knoxville Bar Association Class of Fellows, 2014
Inducting: Kathy D. Aslinger
DICTA: October 2014






Knoxville Bar of Association Class of Fellows, 2013
Inducting: Jack M. Tallent, II
DICTA: September 2013






Knoxville Bar Association Class of Fellows, 2012
Inducting: Samuel W. Rutherford
DICTA: October 2012






Knoxville Bar Association Class of Fellows, 2005
Inducting: Marshall H. Peterson

Super Lawyers


Marshall H. Peterson | Estate Planning & Probate
Mid-South Super Lawyer 2019

Ashley N. Trotto Employee Benefits
Mid-South Super Lawyer Rising Star 2019

Michael R. Crowder | Estate Planning & Probate
Mid-South Super Lawyer Rising Star 2019

Kennerly Montgomery Top Listed in Best Lawyers