J. Scott Griswold
Hodges, Doughty, and Carson, PLLC
617 W. Main St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Work Phone: (865)292-2307
Fax Phone: (865)292-2321
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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 Hodges, Doughty, and Carson, PLLC in 2014 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, property taxes, and asset sales. Scott has also represented several nonprofit entities in all matters of formation, tax exemption, and property taxes. He lives in Fountain City with his wife and daughter.

Scott is also a former Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law where he taught 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 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 and Tennessee bar associations.

Additional Information

TBA Membership Status: Member : 2015 - 2016
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, Business Law, Construction Law, Corporate Counsel, Insurance Law, Litigation - General Civil Practice, Litigation - Commercial, Probate & Trust Law, Real Estate Law, Trust, Estate Planning & Probate, Taxation - Corp. & Business, Taxation - Personal