John J. Britton
Knoxville
(865) 546-4646 VCARD

Education

University of Tennessee, B.A. with High Honors

University of Tennessee, J.D.

John J. Britton
John J. Britton is a shareholder in the firm's Knoxville office. His practice focuses on litigation in state and federal courts in Tennessee, as well as state and local boards and administrative agencies. His primary focus areas include: eminent domain and condemnation, real estate and real estate related litigation, insurance and defense of insureds, contract drafting, and business litigation. In the area of Eminent Domain and Condemnation, Mr. Britton’s practice includes: Representing condemning authorities (governments) Representing landowners whose property is being acquired Inverse condemnation (lawsuits against governments for taking property without just compensation) Advising government entities about right-of-way acquisition Mr.…

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John J. Britton is a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office. His practice focuses on litigation in state and federal courts in Tennessee, as well as state and local boards and administrative agencies. His primary focus areas include: eminent domain and condemnation, real estate and real estate related litigation, insurance and defense of insureds, contract drafting, and business litigation.

In the area of Eminent Domain and Condemnation, Mr. Britton’s practice includes:

  • Representing condemning authorities (governments)
  • Representing landowners whose property is being acquired
  • Inverse condemnation (lawsuits against governments for taking property without just compensation)
  • Advising government entities about right-of-way acquisition
  • Mr. Britton has been listed in “Best Lawyers in America” under Eminent Domain and Condemnation since 2007

In the area of real estate and related litigation, Mr. Britton focuses on:

  • Flooding lawsuits
  • Boundary disputes
  • Breach of sales contract (residential and commercial)
  • Breach of lease (residential and commercial)
  • Zoning litigation

In the area of Insurance and Insurance Defense, Mr. Britton has:

  • Represented a number of insurance companies in coverage disputes;
  • Rendered coverage opinions dealing with issues of first-party and third-party coverage, as well as uninsured motorist coverage;
  • Defended all types of personal injury and property damage claims and has represented owners of commercial property, rental space, and businesses, including restaurants and funeral homes, in premises liability and similar claims;
  • Represented fellow attorneys and other professionals such as architects, engineers and real estate brokers in professional negligence and errors and omissions claims.

In the area of contracts and business litigation, Mr. Britton focuses on:

  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • Lawsuits for breach of contract

 AFFILIATIONS 

  • American Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association 

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES 

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America©, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

 COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Mr. Britton is a member of the Knoxville News Sentinel Charities Board of Directors, which oversees the Empty Stocking Fund.  In his spare time, he enjoys wing shooting, sporting clays and photography.


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