Tony Farmer

Tony Farmer

Location:
Knoxville, Tennessee
Phone:
865-223-6291
888-861-1472
Fax:
865 584 1171
Email:

Tony Farmer practices law in Knoxville, Tennessee.   He received his undergraduate (Economics) and Law degrees from the University of Tennessee.  He is a member of the Knoxville and Tennessee bar associations, The American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, the Tennessee Association for Justice (formerly the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association), the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, and the Hamilton Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court.  He was selected for inclusion in 2011 Mid-South Super Lawyers and in 2012 was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Workers' Compensation.

Mr. Farmer is a Past President of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association and also served that statewide Association as Vice-President, Chairman of the CLE Committee, Chairman of the Amicus Curiae Committee, and Chairman of the Publications Committee.  Mr. Farmer was Editor of Tennessee Trial Lawyer Magazine from 1987 through 1991.  He has been a member of the TTLA Board of Governors since 1986.

Mr. Farmer is a regular lecturer/presenter in the areas of civil litigation, products liability, workers' compensation, and damages, and has participated as a speaker in these areas on programs sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association, the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, the Knoxville Bar Association, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and the Tennessee State AFL-CIO Labor Council.

Mr. Farmer is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate/Specialist by the American Board of Trial Advocates (National Certification) and by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization (State Certification).

Mr. Farmer is currently one of only six voting members of the State of Tennessee Worker's Compensation Advisory Council and has served as a member of the Advisory Council since 1998.

Mr. Farmer was appointed to serve on the City of Knoxville's first Mayor's Advisory Council on Police in 1998.  He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Florence Crittenton Agency of East Tennessee and served as Chairman of the Agency's Board. 

In January 2012, Tony was inducted as a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, Class of 2012. Tennessee Bar Foundation membership is by invitation only and is limited to those outstanding lawyers, judges and law professors who have been nominated and elected by the Bar Foundation Board of Trustees from across the State of Tennessee.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Personal Injury
  • 40% Workers Compensation
  • 10% Toxic Torts

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist, American Board of Trial Advocacy , 1995
  • Tennessee Commission on Continuing Education and Specialization, 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D.
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • B.S. magna cum laude
    • Major: Economics

Classes/Seminars

  • Civil Litigation, Products Liability, Workers' Compensation, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Civil Litigation, Products Liability, Workers' Compensation, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Civil Litigation, Products Liability, Workers' Compensation, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
  • Civil Litigation, Products Liability, Workers' Compensation, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
  • Civil Litigation, Products Liability, Workers' Compensation, Knoxville Bar Association
  • Civil Litigation, Products Liability, Workers' Compensation, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Civil Litigation, Products Liability, Workers' Compensation, Tennessee State AFL-CIO Labor Council

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney in Knoxville for Workers' Compensation (City View Magazine), 2007 - 2013
  • Selected to Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindle-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • State of Tennessee Worker's Compensation Advisory Council , Advisory Council, 1998 - Present