Robert E. Pryor

Robert E. Pryor Jr.

Partner Since 2006

Knoxville, TN

(865) 522-4191


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Mr. Pryor is a graduate of The University of Tennessee (B.S. Finance, 1991) and The University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., 1995). Mr. Pryor is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He was admitted to practice in Tennessee in 1995 and subsequently admitted in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee. Mr. Pryor is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Knoxville Barristers, which is the young lawyers division of the Knoxville Bar Association and as a Barrister of the Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court. He has served as co-chair for the People’s Law School and continues to engage in public speaking and education on legal issues. He serves as an adjunct professor of law at The University of Tennessee College of Law, teaching Trial Practice. In 2003, Mr. Pryor was awarded the Knoxville Bar Association President’s Award in recognition of his service to the organization.

Mr. Pryor’s practice has an emphasis on litigation in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, defective products, and medical malpractice and professional negligence. He has represented clients from Tennessee and other jurisdictions and obtained successful results by trial and mediation. Mr. Pryor has trial experience in State Circuit, Chancery, and Sessions Courts and Federal District Court. Mr. Pryor is a native Knoxvillian, and married to the former Nancy Ackermann. He and Nancy have four children.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice and Professional Malpractice
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Tractor-Trailer Accidents
  • Defective Products


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. – 1995
  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • B.S. – 1991
    • Major: Finance
  • Farragut High School
    • 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2004


  • Voted one of “Knoxville’s Top Attorneys” in a Survey of Lawyers and Judges, City View Magazine
  • Knoxville Bar Association President’s Award
  • 2022 Award with City View Magazine -Labor & Employment Law -Employee -Medical Malpractice -Plaintiff -Nursing Home Liability -Plaintiff -Personal Injury-Auto -Plaintiff -Personal Injury-General -Plaintiff -Product Liability -Plaintiff


  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, Trial Practice, The University of Tennessee College of Law

Professional Associations

  • Knoxville Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Knoxville Barristers, Executive Committee
  • Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court, Barrister
  • People’s Law School, Co-Chair

Current Employment Positions

  • Partner, 2006