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William Paul Whitt

William Paul Whitt

also known as Paul Whitt, W. Paul Whitt

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Paul Whitt, an associate in the firm’s Knoxville office, practices in the areas of construction law and litigation, including professional liability defense of design professionals, such as engineers, architects and surveyors, as well as professional liability representation of accountants and lawyers. Mr. Whitt also has significant experience representing insurance carriers in first party actions brought by insureds related to coverage matters, claims of bad faith, insurance fraud and other extra-contractual matters, as well as experience in general civil litigation. Mr. Whitt is admitted to practice before all Tennessee state courts, and the United States District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
    11 years
  2. Insurance: 20%
    11 years

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Contact info

Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, PC

One Centre Square, 5th Floor
620 Market Street
Knoxville, TN, 37902


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardTennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, PC2010 - Present
AssociateRainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell2005 - 2010
Law ClerkSouth Carolina House of Representatives2005 - 2005
Law ClerkThirteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office, Greenville, SC2004 - 2004
Law ClerkThirteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office, Greenville, SC2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law ProgramMember2014 - 2014
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionEast Tennessee Governor2011 - Present
Tennessee Association of Construction CounselMember2010 - Present
Knox County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Summary JudgmentSummary Judgment
ArbitrationDismissal of Claims
Trial$1 million judgment in favor of client, affirmed on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Knox County Bar Association - DICTA MagazineThe Finer Points of Finger Pointing - Revisited: Comparative Fault and Multiple Tortfeasors2012
Knox County Bar Association - DICTA MagazineThe Finer Points of Finger Pointing: Comparative Fault and Multiple Tortfeasors2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Union UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SeminarGeneral Liability Basics for Contractors2013
Continuing Legal EducationEncountering and Avoiding Ethical Traps2013
MeetingConstruction Defects: Types and Causes of Failures2012
Diversity Leadership ForumPanelist2012
Continuing Legal EducationEncountering and Avoiding Ethical Traps2012
SeminarLiability for Defects2011