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Joshua A. Wolfe


+ JWolfe 2014

900 S. Gay Street Riverview Tower – Suite 1800 Knoxville Tennessee 37902


865-342-4909 (direct)
865-934-4909 (direct fax)

865-523-0404 (local)
865-673-0260 (fax)
800-421-0979 (toll free)
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Areas of Practice

General Liability
Product Liability
Transportation Law
Insurance Coverage & Defense
Labor & Employment
Premises Liability
Workers' Compensation


Kentucky; Tennessee


University of Tennessee, B.A., 2000 (magna cum laude)

Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2003

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers in America: Construction Law, 2016, 2017

Vanderbilt Law Review (2002-2003)

Vanderbilt Law Review, Notes Editor (2003)

Dean's List

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Mr. Wolfe is a Knoxville, Tennessee native who started with the firm in 2003.  His practice focuses on product liability, construction, premises liability, transportation, employment law and workers' compensation defense.  Mr. Wolfe has successfully tried jury trials to verdict at both the State and Federal level in addition to successfully trying multiple workers' compensation matters.  Additionally, Mr. Wolfe has successfully briefed and argued before Tennessee's Appellate Courts and the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Panel.  He is currently licensed in both Tennessee and Kentucky.

Representative Client Work

Secured dismissal of serious personal injury claim against road construction contractor and sustained the dismissal of claim at the Court of Appeals;

In a case of first impression, successfully defended restaurant against a first party dram shop action by securing dismissal of the claim at the trial court level and at the Tennessee Court of Appeals;

Defense verdicts in jury trials in state and federal courts;

Numerous workers' compensation trials;

Regular motions practice in State and Federal Court;

Regular mediation of tort and workers' compensation matters;

Regular appearance before the Tennessee Department of Labor

Court Admissions

Tennessee; Kentucky; US District Court for Eastern Tennessee; US District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky; US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Professional Affiliations

Knoxville Bar Association

Knoxville Bar Association Hunger and Poverty Relief Committee

Tennessee Bar Association

Federal Bar Association (Knoxville Chapter, Past President 2016)

Hamilton-Burnett Inns of Court

Community Involvement

KBA Hunger and Poverty Relief Committee

Publications and Lectures

CLM, Wiki link "Workers' Compensation Guide", author, 2014 

"You Must Be This Tall to Regulate: Amusement Park Safety in Tennessee," DICTA, Knoxville Bar Association magazine, May 2013. Click here to see the article

"A Search for the Best IDEA: Balancing the Conflicting Provisions of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act," 55 Vand. L. Rev. 1627 (2002).

Cases include: Joshua N. Lee, v. Lyons Construction Company, Inc., 368 S.W.3d 510 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2012); Montgomery v. Kali Orexi, LLC, et al., 303 S.W.3d 281 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009); Lawson ex rel. Lawson v. Edgewater Hotels, Inc., 167 S.W.3d 816, (Tenn. Ct. App. 2004); U.S. Foodservice, Inc. v. Meredith, 2012 WL 3525355, (Tenn. Workers Comp. Panel Aug. 16, 2012); Benson v. Old Republic Ins. Co., 2010 WL 2943159, (Tenn. Workers Comp. Panel July 28, 2010); Sutton v. Wackenhut Services, Inc., 2007 WL 293185, (Tenn. Workers Comp. Panel Jan 31, 2007).