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Robert R. Campbell

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Knoxville, Tennessee

Robert R. Campbell has practiced law since 1956, having received his undergraduate and law degrees from The University of Tennessee. He served on active duty as an Army officer before admission to the Bar. He has been a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court since 1981. During his professional career he has served as president of the Knoxville Bar Association, chairman of the Tennessee Appellate Court Nominating Commission, chairman of the Tennessee Bar Foundation and is a life member of the 6th Circuit Judicial Conference. In 1989, he was honored as the first recipient of the Knoxville Bar Association's "Governor's Award" for distinguished service to the profession and to the community. He is an emeritus fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers and served as a member of the Board of Regents of the College (1993-1997). He is a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Tennessee Bar Foundation. He is an emeritus advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates and an emeritus member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the American Inns of Court, the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (1989-2012). Mr. Campbell has had a distinguished career as a trial attorney with his primary areas of trial practice being in products liability defense and commercial litigation. He was a member of the Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission from 1997 to 2002 and is extensively involved as a listed court-annexed mediator in federal court as well as in the state courts. Mr. Campbell is a member of the Complex Commercial Dispute Resolution Panel of the American Arbitration Association.

 AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1956
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D.
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • B.S.

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers In America - Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2010-2012
  • First Recipient of Knoxville Bar Association Governors Award
  • Citiview 2011-12 Top Knoxville Attorney - Mediation/Arbitration
  • Best Lawyers in America 2013 - Arbitration & Mediation
  • Cityview 2013-14 Top Knoxville Attorney - Mediation/Arbitration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Inns of Court, Hamilton Burnett Chapter
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, Life Member
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

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More Than 80 Years of History

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