Gary M. Prince

O'Neil, Parker & Williamson, PLLC

Recognized since 2020

Knoxville, Tennessee

Practice Areas

Civil Rights Law

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Gary M. Prince has practiced law with the firm since 1982. He devotes his practice to representing seriously injured people, the defense of sheriffs, police officers, and governmental entities in civil rights litigation, and also to general civil litigation.Mr. Prince has defended hundreds of police officers and upwards of 40 Sheriffs in his 37-year practice. He has also successfully represented educators in both Knox and Blount Counties.Gary was selected by The Legal Network as a “Top Lawyer” in Tennessee in 2013. The American Society of Legal Advocates have included Mr. Prince as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Tennessee for 2018, 2019 and 2020. He is admitted to practice in the State Courts of Tennessee as well as the Federal Courts of Tennessee, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.In his spare time Gary M. Prince has coached high school football and track. He is certified as a TSSAA coach. Gary is also a Sunday School teacher for a local children’s ministry. Mr. Prince has volunteered his time with the Dogwood Arts Festival and other local charities most recently Hero’s and Hounds through the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley assisting Veterans.

Contact & Links


  • 7610 Gleason Drive, Suite 200
    Knoxville, TN 37919


  • The University of Tennessee , J.D. , graduated 1982
  • The University of Tennessee, B.S., graduated 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee, Knoxville Bar Association
  • United States, American Bar Association


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Hamilton Burnett Inns of Court - Member
  • Knoxville Bar Association - Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association - Member
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Associates - Member

Court Admissions

  • Tennessee State Courts
  • Tennessee Federal Courts
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

O'Neil, Parker & Williamson, PLLC
Knoxville, Tennessee

4 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Civil Rights Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs


  • 2013 Top Lawyers
  • 2018 Top Litigation Lawyer
  • 2019 Top Litigation Lawyer
  • 2020 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020 Top 100 Registry Attorney of the Year

Police Officer Shooting

Lead counsel in jury case representing police officer in a shooting case where defense verdict was obtained.

County Government / Constitutional Rights

Represented County in lawsuit alleging violation of student’s constitutional rights.Obtained summary judgment for school system in case alleging violation of constitutional rights for student regarding display of inappropriate clothing. Case was affirmed by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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