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Kristi M. Davis

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Knoxville, Tennessee

Kristi Marsh Davis received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and graduated magna cum laude from The University of Tennessee College of Law in 1998. During law school, she served as a member of the Tennessee Law Review and the Jerome Prince National Evidence Moot Court Team. She received awards of excellence for oral advocacy and brief writing. Prior to joining Hodges, Doughty & Carson in 2000, she served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Joseph M. Tipton, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. Her practice is devoted primarily to employment law, workers' compensation, and appellate matters. Kristi enjoys spending time with her husband and children, reading, and U.T. football.

 BV Distinguished Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Utilities
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam
  • Employment Law - Employee/Employer

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1998
    • Honors: Jerome Prince National Evidence Moot Court Team
    • Honors: Awards of Excellence for Oral Advocacy and Brief Writing
    • Law Review: Tennessee Law Review, Member
  • University of Tennessee
    • B.S. cum laude - 1995

Honors and Awards

  • Advisory Committee for Pellissippi State Community College
  • Volunteer for Knox County's Read With Me Program
  • Board of Directors for Friends of Literacy
  • Member of Circle of Red - American Heart Association
  • Cityview 2011-12 Top Knoxville Attorney - Employment Law
  • Cityview 2012-13 Top Knoxville Attorney - Appellate practice
  • Mid-South Rising Star 2012 - Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Cityview 2013-14 Top Knoxville Attorney - Appellate Practice; Labor & Employment Law-Employee; Labor & Employment Law-Employer; Workers' Compensation-Defense
  • Mid-South Rising Star 2013 - Employment Litigation: Defense

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Inns of Court, Hamilton Burnett Chapter
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Joseph M. Tipton, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Judicial Clerk


  • Pi Beta Phi

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