Timothy A. Priest retired from Pryor, Priest, & Harber in January 2023.
Mr. Priest is a native of Huntingdon, Tennessee, and a graduate of The University of Tennessee (B.S., Cum Laude, 1972) and The University College of Law (J.D., Valedictorian, 1975). Mr. Priest was admitted to the Bar in 1976 and admitted before the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Tennessee. He is a member of the Order of the Coif and the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations and the Tennessee and American Trial Lawyers Associations.
Mr. Priest’s peer attorneys and judges have bestowed upon him the AV rating, which is the highest rating through Martindale-Hubbel and is awarded to only a select few attorneys. He has been selected as one of Knoxville’s top attorneys in the area of personal injury litigation by City View.
Mr. Priest’s practice has an emphasis on the courtroom and litigation, primarily representing persons injured in vehicular crashes, by defective products, and including wrongful death cases. Mr. Priest has served as a Rule 31 mediator listed by the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Mr. Priest’s practice is based in Knox County, Tennessee, but he regularly handles cases throughout East Tennessee and occasionally in Middle and West Tennessee, as well as surrounding states.
Mr. Priest is married to the former Betsy Minnis. His son, Adam, is a partner in the firm, and his daughter, Laura, is an acute care nurse practitioner in a cardiology group in Suawnee, Georgia. When not practicing law, Mr. Priest has served for 22 years as the color analyst on The University of Tennessee football radio broadcasts. He much enjoys watching his four grandchildren participate in school and travel sports.
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
- Medical Malpractice and Professional Negligence
- Automobile Accidents
- Tractor-Trailer Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Defective Products