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John Knox Walkup

Partner

P 615-251-6713 F 615-256-1726

333 Commerce Street
Suite 1400
Nashville, TN 37201

 

Knox Walkup is a member of the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of administrative and regulatory law and trial and appellate litigation.

John Knox Walkup

Location

333 Commerce Street
Suite 1400
Nashville, TN 37201

Professional Experience

Professional Experience includes prior service as:

  • Attorney General of Tennessee - appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court as provided in the Tennessee Constitution
  • Solicitor General of Tennessee
  • Chief Deputy Attorney General
  • Chief Counsel of a United States Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee
  • Legislative Director for a U.S. Senator
  • Adjunct Faculty, Vanderbilt Law School

Honors

Best Lawyers Generic Honors LogoJohn Walkup, SL

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Nashville Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), and Litigation-Securities, 2007-2017
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from Centre College
  • 2008 Francis X. Bellotti Award from the National Association of Attorneys General
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation (2009-2012, 2014, 2015)

Education

J.D., Harvard University

B.A., Centre College

Admissions

  • Tennessee

Presentations

Mr. Walkup has made presentations at Tennessee Judicial Conferences and Tennessee Bar Association Conferences as well as Columbia Law School and New York University Law School Conferences

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Consultant, Charities Law Project, National State Attorneys General Program, Columbia Law School
  • Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Served as Chairman of the National Association of Attorneys General Supreme Court Committee
  • Served as member of the Tennessee Code Commission and Tennessee Judicial Council

Professional Experience

Professional Experience includes prior service as:

  • Attorney General of Tennessee - appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court as provided in the Tennessee Constitution
  • Solicitor General of Tennessee
  • Chief Deputy Attorney General
  • Chief Counsel of a United States Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee
  • Legislative Director for a U.S. Senator
  • Adjunct Faculty, Vanderbilt Law School

Honors

Best Lawyers Generic Honors LogoJohn Walkup, SL

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Nashville Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), and Litigation-Securities, 2007-2017
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from Centre College
  • 2008 Francis X. Bellotti Award from the National Association of Attorneys General
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation (2009-2012, 2014, 2015)

Education

J.D., Harvard University

B.A., Centre College

Admissions

  • Tennessee

Presentations

Mr. Walkup has made presentations at Tennessee Judicial Conferences and Tennessee Bar Association Conferences as well as Columbia Law School and New York University Law School Conferences

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Consultant, Charities Law Project, National State Attorneys General Program, Columbia Law School
  • Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Served as Chairman of the National Association of Attorneys General Supreme Court Committee
  • Served as member of the Tennessee Code Commission and Tennessee Judicial Council
John Knox Walkup