Frank Q. Vettori

Frank Q. Vettori

fvettori@opw.com

Frank Q. Vettori was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on April 15, 1946. He was admitted to practice in Tennessee in 1970. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in 1968 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Tennessee in 1969. He was a member of Phi Delta Phi fraternity. Mr. Vettori is a member of the Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Associations, is a fellow of the Knoxville Bar Foundation. He has been selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2008 – 2011 and 2017 and Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers for 2008 – 2013.

He has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts during his 47 years of trial practice including in the areas of civil rights, workers’ compensation, automobile, products liability, construction law, employment and insurance coverage, as well as trucking and transportation issues and has considerable appellate experience of approximately 44 cases in the appellate courts of Tennessee [Court of Appeals and Supreme Court] and in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 approved civil mediator.

Recent Relevant Experience: Lead trial counsel for medical group sued for violation of right of privacy, false light and interference with employment contract where a defense verdict was obtained, as lead counsel for plaintiff in an automobile negligence case with a verdict for his client, as lead counsel for a plaintiff in a motorcycle accident case with a verdict for his client and as lead counsel for a surviving spouse in a workers’ compensation case with a verdict for his client in the approximate amount of 1.7 million dollars.

SOME SAMPLE APPELLATE CASES:

  1. Parrish v. Marquis, et al-137 S.W. 3d 621 & 172 S.W. 3d 526-Supreme Court of Tennessee-Malicious prosecution case representing Robert Marquis-verdict in favor of Marquis and all defendants.
  2. Jeffers v. Sterling Garrett Coal Co.-583 S.W. 2d 595-Supreme Court of Tennessee-Workers’ compensation black lung case representing defendant employer-judgment for employer/defendant affirmed.
  3. Southern Ry. Co. v. Mullins-751 S.W. 2d 152-Court of Appeals, Tennessee-Railroad sought indemnity based upon a clause on the back of an invoice-represented defendant. Appellate Court re affirmed trial court judgment for defendant.
  4. Knox-Tenn Rental Co. v. Jenkins Ins., Inc., et al-755 S.W. 2d. 33, Supreme Court of Tennessee affirms trial court judgment in favor of Home Insurance Company [our client] and several other insurance companies, but reversed as to insurance agency.
  5. Doe v. Claiborne County, Tenn. by and through Claiborne County Board of Education-103 F. 3d 495-Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision-represented Claiborne County Board of Education-Sixth Circuit reversed trial court’s granting of motion in favor of all defendantslater reversed by United States Supreme Court in another case that affirmed our defense in this case and specifically referring to our case as being reversed. [Gebser v. Lago Vista Indep. Sch. Dist.-524 U.S. 274]
  6. Revis v. Meldrum, et al-489 F.3d 273-We represented a deputy sheriff of Roane County, Tennessee who served various executions on Mr. Revis. The Sixth Circuit affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of the suit against him.
  7. Perkins v. City of Friendship [actually Friendsville], 673 F.2d 1330-Civil Rights defense case-Trial court’s dismissal sua sponte during plaintiff’s proof was affirmed from the bench during oral argument in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  8. Nuchols v. Blount County Tennessee, No.: E2013-00574-WC-R3-WC, Supreme Court of Tennessee-workers compensation case decided and affirmed in favor of the defendant based upon lack of notice.


AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Civil rights
Legal Malpractice
Other Errors and Omissions cases
Workers’ Compensation
Automobile accident cases
Products Liability litigation
Construction litigation
General Negligence litigation

EDUCATION:
University of Tennessee, B.S. 1968
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. 1969


BAR ADMISSIONS:
Tennessee Supreme Court
United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Fellow of the Knoxville Bar Foundation
Knoxville CityView Top Attorneys, Workers’ Compensation
Mid-South Super Lawyers-2008-2011 and 2017
Corporate Counsel/Business Edition of Super Lawyers-2008-2013

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