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William Arthur Simms

William Arthur Simms

Practice areas:

Insurance, Aviation, Transportation, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Workers Compensation: 20%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Transportation: 20%
  4. Aviation: 20%
  5. Insurance: 20%

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Contact Info

Arnett, Draper & Hagood

Suite 2300 First Tennessee Plaza
Po Box 300
Knoxville, TN, 37901-0300




Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2011 - Present
American Board of Trial Advocates (Tennessee chapter)President2004 - Present
Knoxville Bar Association, Professionalism CommitteeMember1999 - 2001
Hamilton S. Burnette American Inn of CourtSecretary/Treasurer1990 - 1991
Tennessee Defense Lawyers' Association, Membership CommitteeMember1987 - 1988
American Bar AssociationMember1972 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember1972 - Present
International Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Federation of Insurance and Corporate CounselMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Knoxville Bar FoundationFellowN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of the South Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1968

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Knoxville CLEDiscovery Tactics and Tips: Depositions2002
Tennessee CLEA Practical Guide To Discovery In Personal Injury Cases1996
Eagle Bend Industrial Park Human Resources GroupA Pragmatic Approach To How To Avoid Workers' Compensation Claims and What To Do If You Are Sued1990