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Jack M. Tallent, II

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Jack M. Tallent, II, Attorney at Kennerly MontgomeryShareholder
Phone: (865) 546-7311
Fax: (865) 524-1773

JACK M. TALLENT, II attended the University of Tennessee (B.S., 1972) and the University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., 1975), and since then has concentrated his practice in civil litigation in State and Federal courts and assisted clients with corporate and commercial transactions. He is a member of the Knoxville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations, and the American Inns of Court. He is a member of various sections and committees in these organizations including the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Litigation Section and the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, both of the American Bar Association. He has served as a director of the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel from 2006 through 2009.

Mr. Tallent has been called upon by clients to handle diverse cases arising from business and commercial disputes, insurance coverage and defense, architect and engineer professional liability, construction claims, premises liability, products liability and employment law issues. Mr. Tallent's additional areas of practice include advice to clients on contract and corporate matters, and he has been a speaker at seminars on construction issues and employment law.

Experience Highlights

    Defending claims against Bank Directors for violation of duties.
    Representing architects and engineers in claims for professional negligence in State and Federal courts regarding commercial and government projects.
    Representing parties in business transactions regarding contractual matters and business torts
    Enforcement of covenants not to compete for medical practice.
    Representing owners and contractors in claims for additional costs, damages, extra work, delay and disruption. 
    Defending shopping center clients in defect claims.

    Areas of Practice
      Civil Litigation
      Construction Law
      Churches, Nonprofit, and Tax-Exempt Organizations


        University of Tennessee – J.D., 1975
        University of Tennessee – B.S., 1972
        Bar Admissions
          Tennessee – 1975
          U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee – 1976 
          U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee – 2007 
          U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals – 2005
            Knoxville Bar Association
            Tennessee Bar Association
            American Bar Association
            American Inns of Court
            American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry
            American Bar Association Litigation Section
            American Bar Association Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice 
            Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel


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