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Arnett, Draper & Hagood
First Tennessee Plaza, Suite 2300
P.O. Box 300
Knoxville, TN 37901-0300
United States
(865) 546.7000

Firm Details

Since its founding in 1954, Arnett, Draper & Hagood has attributed its success to the “three I’s”: integrity, intelligence and industry. While our society and the practice of law have certainly changed and evolved during the course of the firm’s history, the firm's belief that integrity is the most important characteristic of a good lawyer has not. Additionally the longevity of Arnett, Draper & Hagood and the achievements of its lawyers, both past and present, are a testament to the firm's continued focus on the intelligence and industry necessary to effectively and successfully address the needs of its clients.   The litigation skill and experience of the firm’s lawyers is broad. The firm’s attorneys conduct trial practice in matters including aviation law, commercial, corporate law, drug and medical device and hospital law, employment discrimination and employment law, ERISA law, estate law, insurance law, labor law, medical and professional malpractice law, personal injury law, products liability law, wills and trusts law, workers’ compensation law and wrongful death law. The philosophy of Arnett, Draper & Hagood is to strive to become partners with our clients, and service to clients and to the profession of law is the reason for the existence of the law firm of Arnett, Draper & Hagood.


William A. Simms
Managing Partner
F. Michael Fitzpatrick
Managing Partner
Rick L. Powers
Managing Partner
Dan D. Rhea
Managing Partner

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Knoxville in Health Care Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Knoxville in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 3 lawyers

About Our Clients

Covenant Health Systems
Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center
National Healthcare Corporation
Shoney's of Knoxville
Sea Ray Division of Brunswick Corporation
Thermocopy of Tennesse, Inc.
Vinylex Corporation


Cindy A. Winters
Law Firm Administrator

Firm Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Health Care Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

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