Kennerly, Montgomery & Finley P.C.

U.S. News & World Report | Best Lawyers

Knoxville, TN | 2024

 Marshall H. Peterson

Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates 

 Jack M. Tallent, II

Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Robert H. Green

Construction Law
Litigation – Construction 

William E. Mason, IV

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation – ERISA
Tax Law

Kevin C. Stevens

Community Association Law
Construction Law
Litigation - Construction

Michael S. Kelley

Appellate Practice
Litigation - Bankruptcy

James N. Gore, Jr.

Insurance Law
Litigation – Insurance Law

Kathy D. Aslinger

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - ERISA

Eddy R. Smith

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

Rob W. Quillin

Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Real Estate Law

Alexander M. Taylor

Tax Law
Trusts and Estates



Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Knoxville, TN | 2024

Michael R. Crowder

Elder Law
Nonprofit / Charities Law
Trusts and Estates
Tax Law 

Ashley N. Trotto

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Health Care Law
Labor and Employment Law - Management

Zack R. Gardner

Corporate Law
Intellectual Property Law
Technology Law

Reece Brassler

Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property Law
Litigation - Construction



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

Knoxville Metro Rankings | 2024

Tier 1

Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Litigation - Construction
Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2

Appellate Practice
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - ERISA 
Tax Law
 

Tier 3

Litigation - Insurance



U.S. News & World Report

Knoxville Top-Listed Law Firm

2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017

Litigation - Construction 



U.S. News & World Report

Knoxville "Lawyer of the Year"

Tax Law
2022

Marshall H. Peterson 

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 | 2023

Banking Law: Robert W. Quillin II, Ashley Trotto
Business Litigation: Reece Brassler, Michael S. Kelley, Robert W. Quillin II, Eddy R. Smith, Kevin C. Stevens, Jack M. Tallent
Collections/Foreclosures: E. Richards Brabham III, James N. Gore Jr, Robert W. Quillin II
Constitutional Law/Civil Rights: Michael S. Kelley
Construction Law: Robert H. Green, Jack M. Tallent
Corporate Law: Ashley N. Trotto
Elder Law: Michael R. Crowder, Marshall H. Peterson, Alex M. Taylor
Employee Benefits/ERISA - Defense: Kathy D. Aslinger, William E. Mason, Ashley N. Trotto
Estate Planning/Trusts: Michael R. Crowder, Marshall H. Peterson, Eddy R. Smith, Alex M. Taylor
Health Care Law: Ashley N. Trotto
Income Tax/IRS Resolutions: Marshall H. Peterson
Insurance Law: James N. Gore Jr.
Labor & Employment Law - Employer: Kathy D. Aslinger, James N. Gore Jr, William E. Mason, Ashley N. Trotto
Real Estate Finance & Development: E. Richards Brabham III, Robert W. Quillin II, Kevin C. Stevens
Taxation: Michael R. Crowder, William E. Mason, Marshall H. Peterson, Eddy R. Smith, Alex M. Taylor
Wills/Probate: Michael R. Crowder, Marshall H. Peterson, Eddy R. Smith, Alex M. Taylor
Worker’s Compensation – Defense: James N. Gore Jr.



Knoxville Bar Foundation

Dicta Oct 2014 KDA Fellows Class of 2014 Cover Image

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

Dicta Sept 2013 JMT Fellows Class of 2013 Cover Image

Knoxville Bar Association
Class of Fellows, 2013
Inducting: Jack M. Tallent, II
DICTA: September 2012

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

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