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Richard Throop Scrugham Jr.

Richard Throop Scrugham Jr.

Practice areas:

Litigation, Insurance, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Defective and Dangerous Products

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About Me

    I practice in numerous areas of civil litigation, including commercial and contract litigation, insurance, bankruptcy, real estate litigation, personal injury, workers' compensation, employment law, landlord / tenant law, collections, probate / estate litigation, products liability and veterans’ disability claims. My priority is my clients – to give them strong advice and timely, effective and efficient legal representation. If litigation becomes necessary, I will zealously advocate their interests in the state and federal courts of Tennessee.

     I am a native and lifelong resident of Knoxville and East Tennessee, except for time spent in college and serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1993-97. While in the Navy, I was privileged to serve aboard the U.S.S. Eisenhower as a squadron intelligence officer.

     Outside of the office, I am a husband and father of three, and I enjoy reading (especially history and politics) and camping with my sons.  I am an active member of Redeemer Church of Knoxville.  I am also privileged to serve on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, the local branch of the nation's largest youth mentoring organization.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Insurance: 20%
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
  5. Workers Compensation: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Roger Kreis White Jr

    Rich is a smart, diligent lawyer whose clients are served well by him. I endorse him wholeheartedly


    Roger White Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP

550 W. Main Street, Suite 500
P O Box 39
Knoxville, TN, 37902




Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFrantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP2002 - Present
AssociateGentry, Tipton, Kizer & McLemore, PC2000 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Claims & Litigation Management AllianceMember2013 - Present
Knoxville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Duke UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993