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Kramer Rayson LLP


800 South Gay Street, Suite 2500
P.O. Box 629
Knoxville, TN 37901
United States
(865) 525.5134

Firm Details

The firm of Kramer Rayson LLP was established in 1948 by the late Russell Reed Kramer. The firm engages in the general practice of law with the majority of its work consisting of representation of businesses in employment, health law, tax and contractual matters, the representation of individuals in tax, estate, and trust matters, and the defense or prosecution of civil claims. The firm handles both litigation and transactional matters.

Kramer Rayson LLP has twenty-seven lawyers who are graduates of law schools around the country, including the University of Tennessee,the University of Memphis, Vanderbilt University, the University of Arkansas, Seattle University, Southern Methodist University and the College of William and Mary.

The firm encourages its members to become involved in activities outside the practice of law. The attorneys have served on many local boards, including such institutions as the Knoxville Museum of Art and The University of Tennessee. In addition, firm members are actively involved in state and local bar associations and otherwise participate in numerous charitable and educational entities and activities.

The firm has offices in Knoxville and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Knoxville office is located on the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth floors of the First Tennessee Plaza. The firm's Oak Ridge office is located at 105 Donner Drive, Suite A.




Women: 3

Men: 15

Of Counsel

Women: 1


Women: 2

Men: 3

Other Lawyers

Women: 1

Management / Department Heads

Women: 1

Men: 3


Women: 5

Non-Legal Employees

Women: 18

Men: 2

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Knoxville in Employment Law - Management with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Knoxville in Insurance Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Knoxville in Labor Law - Management with 4 lawyers


  • Chambers USA 2017
  • Best Law Firm 2018


  • AGC Glass Co., North America
  • Alcoa, Inc.
  • Auto-Owners Insurance
  • Borden Dairy Company
  • BWXT Y-12, LLC
  • Centerra Group, LLC
  • Citigroup Inc.
  • Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • East Tennessee Children's Hospital
  • Functional Pathways of Tennessee, LLC
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Grange Mutual Casualty Co.
  • Knoxville Utilities Board
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville
  • St. Thomas Health Services
  • State Farm Insuranc Co.
  • Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company
  • Tennova Healthcare
  • Town of Farragut
  • U.S. Cellular Corporation
  • UT-Battelle, LLC

About Our Clients

Alcoa Inc.;Auto Owners Ins.; BWXT Y-12, LLC; Blalock Companies; Bluegreen Corporation; Borden Dairy Company; Centerra Group, LLC; Chubb Group of Insurance Companies;Citigroup Inc.;City of Lenoir City;City of Townsend; Collier Development Co.,Inc.; Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC; Dow Chemical Company; CROET; Functional Pathways,; General Motors Corporation;Grange Mutual Casusalty Co.;Helen Ross McNabb Center;Knoxville Utilities Board;Lenoir City Utilities Board;Lockheed Martin Corporation;Loudon County Government; Maryville College; National Healthcare of Oak Ridge;Oak Ridge Associated Universities; Pro-2-Serve; Spanish Fork Properties,Inc.; South College;St. Thomas Health Services;State Auto Insurance Co.;State Farm Insurance Co.;Stowers Machinery Coporation;Sunrise Community;Superior Steel,Inc.;Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Co.;Tennova Healthcare;Town of Farragut;United States Cellular Corporation;UT Battelle,LLC;Vestal Manufacturing;Vulcan Construction Materials,LP;WESKEM,LLC


Thomas M. Hale
865-525-5134 ext. 126
Edward G. Phillips
865-525-5134 ext. 125
John T. Johnson, Jr.
865-525-5134 ext. 111

Firm Practice Areas

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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Knoxville, TN

800 South Gay Street, Suite 2500

P.O. Box 629

Knoxville, TN 37901

United States

(865) 525.5134

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Oak Ridge, TN

105 Donner Drive, Suite A

P.O. Box 629

Oak Ridge, TN 37901

United States

(865) 220.5134

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