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Bryan Lee Capps

Car accident Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Bryan L. Capps

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1999
    Suspended Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2023

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023. See details

About Bryan

Learn Bryan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

    25 years

  2. Personal injury

    25 years

  3. Slip and fall accident
    Specializes in premises liability or fall claims. These involve injuries caused when public and private property owners negligently allow dangerous conditions on their property. These claims also include events like dog bites or collapsed decking.

    25 years

  4. Trucking accident
    Burroughs & Capps specialize in helping victims of tractor-trailer and other large truck accidents. Trucking cases require very specialized knowledge and experience. They must be prosecuted aggressively under both state and federal law.

    25 years

Bryan L. Capps has literally worked in personal injury and insurance litigation his entire adult life.  He was born and raised in north Knoxville.  In 1988, just two years out of high school, he began clerking for one of Tennessee’s top plaintiff litigation firms.  While studying economics and religion at Carson-Newman College, Bryan was promoted to firm administrator.  He managed the firm while obtaining his Master of Business Administration and law degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.


In 1999, Bryan graduated law school with friend and partner Stephen Burroughs. Since then, Bryan has worked tirelessly for injured Tennesseans and for consumers and businesses harmed by unscrupulous insurers and other corporations.  


Bryan has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout Tennessee and in Ohio, Kentucky, and Georgia.  He has handled cases against countless large corporations and insurance companies.  He has successfully argued cases before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Tennessee Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


Bryan’s energy, ethics and commitment to injured clients and small businesses has been recognized by his clients and by his peers.  He has consistently been voted among Knoxville's best attorneys in plaintiff injury litigation.  He was selected to serve six years as a hearing panel member for the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.


In 2012, Bryan elected to serve as President of the Tennessee Association for Justice (TAJ) -  the state’s premier organization of plaintiff trial attorneys.  In that role he fought, and continues to fight, the Legislature’s efforts to strip away Tennesseans' constitutional right to trial by jury and fair compensation for the injured.


When Bryan is not practicing law his focus is on family, community and hobbies.  Bryan is married and has two wonderful stepdaughters.  He proudly volunteers as a Board member for the Tennessee Tech University Parent Association.  He also helps veterans coming home from active duty return to their former jobs by serving as an ombudsman for Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR).   


Bryan is an active member of he Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations; Tennessee Association for Justice, American Association for Justice and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.  He enjoys traveling, vegetable gardening and time spent on Norris Lake and in the Great Smoky Mountains. 

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9111 Cross Park Drive
Suite E-100
Knoxville, TN, 37923

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Posted by lisa | February 18, 2015
ERISA Life Insurance
Bryan took a case for that no one else would touch regarding a ERISA life insurance claim. The insurance company refused to pay. I was afraid I would never receive anything from it but he successfully litigate the claim in federal court. It seemed like in took a year from the day he received the case it may had been two but he helped us receive over half of the policy, I was very pleased with Bryan and I would use him again if I ever needed.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2015
You'll Be Glad You Found Bryan Capps!
We found Bryan Capps to be: (1) Confident - Bryan is not afraid to take on the "Giant" opponents (2) Personable and Compassionate (3) Exceptionally Competent (4) Effectively Strategic In Trial I know without a doubt my husband and I were providentially led to this exceptional attorney. I also know my personal injury lawsuit would have ended differently had I been represented by anyone other than Bryan Capps. WE WON!
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  • Contingency 10%-33%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023.

Temporary Suspension issued in TN, 2023
updated on 07/12/2023

Temporary suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice during a disciplinary investigation. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law office of Stephen A. Burroughs
  • 2012 - Present
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Gilreath and Associates
  • 1999 - 2012


  • University of Tennessee
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Tennessee
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1993
  • Carson-Newman College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Starnes v. Wal-Mart
  • Verdict for Plaintiff: $257,680 United States District Court - Knoxville
  • Fagan v. Allstate Insurance Company
  • Verdict for Plaintiffs for full loss of home. Federal Court - Knoxville
  • Bennett v. UPS
  • Verdict for Plaintiff - Knox County Circuit Court
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  • Tennessee Tech University Parent Association (TTUPA)
  • Chairman-Elect
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Association for Justice (formerly TN Trial Lawyers Assoc.)
  • Past-President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Tennessee Supreme Court - Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Panel
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Tennessee Association for Justice Annual New Orleans Conference
  • Tennessee Hospital Liens - Tactics and Strategies
  • 2016
  • Knoxville Bar Association CLE
  • Use of Social Media Before and During Trial
  • 2013
  • Tennessee Association for Justice Annual New Orleans Conference
  • Beauty & the Bailment - Discovery in Bailment Actions
  • 2012
  • Knoxville Bar Association CLC
  • Effective Use of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • 2008
  • Developments in Tennessee Tort Law
  • Bad Faith Failure to Settle Auto Collision Claims in Tennessee
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (1)
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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Bryan on a personal and professional level for over 15 years. He is not only a wonderful person, but he is one of the most highly regarded personal injury attorneys in the Southeast. He is a past President of the Tennessee Association for Justice where he sacrificed a year of his professional life to fight for the rights of injured Tennesseans in the legislature. He is an excellent attorney and if one of my family members were injured, Bryan is who I would hire to represent them."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan Capps is by far one of the most tenacious and creative attorneys I have run across. He is always several steps ahead of the other side and keeps his client's long-term interests in the forefront."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Bryan Capps. He is competent, punctual, professional and does great work for his clients. He gives each case the attention and detail it needs to reach the best outcome for his client."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan Capps is a first class guy and lawyer. He is past president of Tenn Association of Justice. I have worked with him on statewide issues. He has impeccable integrity and would be an easy lawyer to talk with."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bryan . He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Knoxville Car accident Lawyer Bryan Lee Capps
Bryan Lee Capps
Car accident Attorney
Knoxville, TN
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023. See details