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Larry Giordano engages in a statewide practice based in Lewis Thomason's Knoxville office. He is a member and co-chair of both the firm's Education Law Practice Group and its Health Care Practice Group.  He concentrates the balance of his practice in the areas of business law  and complex litigation. With over thirty-five years of practice his diverse experience includes an unusually wide range of legal issues, both in litigation and transactional. He has significant criminal defense experience and has defended multiple cases with simultaneous civil and criminal proceedings. In addition, Mr. Giordano has substantial appellate experience and has argued before the Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Court of Appeals, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


Giordano is listed in The Best Lawyers in America ®, Mid-South Super Lawyers ® and Knoxville's City-View Magazine as a Knoxville "Top Attorney".  He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and the Knoxville Bar Foundation. He is a member of the American, Tennessee, and Knoxville Bar Associations and served on the Board of Governors of the Knoxville Bar Association for many years. He was selected for membership in the Hamilton S. Burnett American Inn of Court in 1991, and was elected President of that organization in 1994.  He is the current President of the Tennessee Council of School Board Attorneys.


He is a Professor of Law (adjunct) at the University Of Tennessee College of Law where he has taught advocacy courses in Advanced Trial Practice, Trial Practice and Pretrial Procedures since 1994.  He is also on the faculty for the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques at Emory University's School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia and was a former Administrative Law Judge for the State of Tennessee Department of Education.



Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Education: 40%
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 5%
  4. Business: 5%


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Contact info

Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, PC

620 Market St 5th Fl
Po Box 2425
Knoxville, TN, 37901-2425


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Knoxville "Top Attorneys" ListCityview Magazine2015
ListedThe Best Lawyers in America®2014
ListedMid-South Super Lawyers®2014
Knoxville "Top Attorneys" ListKnoxville Citiview Magazine2014
ListedThe Best Lawyers in America®2013
ListedMid-South Super Lawyers®2013
Knoxville "Top Attorneys" ListCityView Magazine2013
Outstanding Adjunct Teacher AwardUniversity of Tennessee College of Law2012
ListedMid-South Super Lawyers®2012
ListedThe Best Lawyers in America®2012
Knoxville "Top Attorneys" ListCityView Magazine2012
ListedThe Best Lawyers in America®2011
Knoxville "Top Attorneys" ListCityView Magazine2011
Honorary MemberThe Order of Barristers2010
Knoxville "Top Attorneys" ListCityView Magazine2010
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2009
Knoxville "Top Attorneys" ListCityView Magazine2009
Knoxville "Top Attorneys" ListCityView Magazine2008
Knoxville "Top Attorneys" ListCityView Magazine2007
FellowKnoxville Bar Foundation2006
"Law and Liberty Award"Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Conference2000
Special Award in AdvocacyUniversity of Tennessee College of Law Moot Court Board1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder/AttorneyLewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, PC1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Council of School Board AttorneysPresident2015 - Present
National School Boards Association, Council of School AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Tennessee Council of School Board AttorneysMember and Moving Vice President2009 - Present
Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Inc.Past President and Member of Board of Trustees2005 - Present
American Inns of Court, Hamilton Burnett ChapterPast-President, Vice-president & Counselor1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Knoxville Bar AssociationPast Secretary, Treasurer and Member of the Board of Governors1978 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Denison UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1975
The Nichols SchoolN/ADiploma1971