J. Scott Griswold
Holbrook Peterson Smith PLLC
2607 Kingston Pike, Suite 150
Knoxville, TN 37919
Work Phone: (865)523-2900
Fax Phone: (865)523-2770
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After graduating from The University of Tennessee College of Law, Scott Griswold began his career clerking for then Chief Justice William M. Barker of the Tennessee Supreme Court. He joined Holbrook Peterson Smith in 2013 after garnering significant experience as a litigator in the areas of trust and estate litigation, products liability claims and construction disputes. On the planning and transaction side, Scott has crafted estate plans and advised business owners and entities on general corporate matters, including formation, dissolution, purchase agreements, and asset sales.

Scott is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law where he teaches legal writing as part of the first-year curriculum. He is also an avid writer. His scholarly works have appeared in the Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law and Transactions: Tennessee Journal of Business Law. In addition, he has written several feature articles for the Tennessee Bar Journal and the Knoxville Bar Association’s Dicta. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Tennessee Bar Journal and the Publications Committee of the Knoxville Bar Association. In 2011, the Tennessee Bar Association honored Scott with the 2011 Justice Joseph W. Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing for his article Service of Process After Hall v. Haynes: Practice Tips for Counsel and Advice for Management.

Scott is a member of the Knoxville, Tennessee, and American Bar associations along with the Knoxville Estate Planning Council and Nucleus Knoxville.

Additional Information

TBA Membership Status: Member : 2014 - 2015
Legal Education: Tennessee College of Law
Year Licensed: 2007
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 2007
Other Licenses: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
Section Membership(s): Young Lawyers Division, Estate Planning and Probate Section, Tax Law Section, Appellate Practice Section, Access to Justice Committee, Tennessee Bar Journal Editorial Board, TBA Members
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Appellate Practice, Litigation - General Civil Practice, Litigation - Commercial, Probate & Trust Law, Real Estate Law, Trust, Estate Planning & Probate, Taxation - Corp. & Business, Taxation - Personal