W. Paul Whitt
Knoxville
(865) 546-4646 VCARD
W. Paul Whitt
Paul Whitt, a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office, practices in the areas of construction law and litigation, including professional liability defense of design professionals, such as engineers, architects and surveyors, and representation of contractors, subcontractors and owners in construction related disputes. He also regularly handles matters related to the defense of accountants and accounting firms in professional liability matters. Mr. Whitt also has significant experience representing insurance carriers in first party actions brought by insureds related to coverage matters, claims of bad faith, insurance fraud and other extra-contractual matters, as well as significant experience in general civil litigation. AFFILIATIONS American…

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Paul Whitt, a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office, practices in the areas of construction law and litigation, including professional liability defense of design professionals, such as engineers, architects and surveyors, and representation of contractors, subcontractors and owners in construction related disputes. He also regularly handles matters related to the defense of accountants and accounting firms in professional liability matters. Mr. Whitt also has significant experience representing insurance carriers in first party actions brought by insureds related to coverage matters, claims of bad faith, insurance fraud and other extra-contractual matters, as well as significant experience in general civil litigation.

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
  • Knoxville Bar Association (KBA)
  • Tennessee Bar Association (TBA)
  • Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel (TACC)

 PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Listed in Super Lawyers
  • Recipient, 2008 Tennessee Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division President’s Award
  • Former Chair, Tennessee Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division President’s Award Wills for Heroes Committee
  • Former adjunct instructor, Business Law, Union University
  • Graduate, 2010, FBI-TBI Citizens Academy
  • Graduate, 2013, National Trial Academy, Reno, NV
  • Graduate, 2014, Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law (TBALL)
  • Top Attorney, 2014-2017, CityView Magazine, Construction Law

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Lapinsky v. Cook, 2016 Tenn. App. LEXIS 711 (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 26, 2016)
  • Mitchell v. Morris, 2016 Tenn. App. LEXIS 178 (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 9, 2016)
  • Swafford v. Forestry Mut. Ins. Co., 610 Fed. Appx. 565 (6th Cir. July 23, 2015)
  • Ridenour v. Covenant Health, 2015 Tenn. App. LEXIS 447 (Tenn. Ct. App. June 9, 2015)
  • Hamilton-Ryker Group, LLC v. Keymon, 2010 Tenn. App. LEXIS 55 (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 28, 2010)

W. Paul Whitt

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