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T. Kenan Smith

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Knoxville, Tennessee

T. Kenan Smith is the Managing Partner of Hodges, Doughty & Carson.  Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee, graduating with high honors. Commissioned as an officer, he served for three years with the United States Army. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee and was admitted to the Bar in 1987. Except for a four-month interruption for military service in the Persian Gulf, he has practiced with the firm since completing law school.  He served on the Webb School of Knoxville Board of Trustees from 1991-2001.  He was a recepient of the Robert Webb Service Award in 2006.  He served as President of the Sigma Chi Housing Corporation (Beta Sigma Chapter) from 2002-2011. His practice is devoted to insurance defense including motor vehicle and general liability matters. His practice also includes general litigation involving commercial, domestic, and personal injury (plaintiff and defense). He is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the International Association of Defense Counsel.

AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Divorce

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1987
  • 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.
  • University of Tennessee
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Honors: With High Honors

Honors and Awards

  • Litigation Counsel of America - Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court
  • Knoxville Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Best Lawyers in America 2013 - Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
  • Cityview 2013-2014 Top Knoxville Attorney - Consumer Protection-Defense; Family Law/Divorce/Child Support; Insurance Law; Personal Injury-Auto Accident-Defense; Personal Injury-Auto Accident-Plaintiffs; Wrongful Death-Defense; Wrongful Death-Plaintiff
  • Best Lawyers in America 2014 - Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • TN Defense Lawyers Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army, Officer

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Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC

Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC
617 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 869
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-951-7334
Toll Free: 877-504-0012
Fax: 865-292-2321
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