Frank Q. Vettori

Frank Q. Vettori

Frank Q. Vettori was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. 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 legal fraternity. Mr. Vettori is a member of the Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Associations andis a fellow of the Knoxville Bar Foundation. He has been selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2008 – 2011 and 2017-2019 and Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers for 2008 – 2013.

He has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts during his 49 years of trial practice including in the areas of civil rights, workers’ compensation, automobile accidents, products liability, construction law, employment and insurance coverage, as well as trucking and transportation issues and has considerable appellate experience of approximately 45 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.

O’Neil, Parker & Williamson is offering an additional service to employers in the State of Tennessee. Frank Q. Vettori has over 48 years of experience defending workers’ compensation cases throughout East Tennessee. He is offering employers, big or small, the opportunity to capitalize on this experience by hiring him to meet with your human resource and or workers’ compensation responsible staff to review your procedures for handling workers’ compensation cases, discuss the requirements of the new workers’ compensation law and how to best utilize the defenses presented therein for your organization.


  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.
  9. Holbert v. JBM, Inc., 2017 Tenn. LEXIS 709-workers’ compensation case on behalf of plaintiff widow[initial judgment for approximately 1.7 million]-Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed judgment for widow with medical bills to be paid by defendant.


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Knoxville, TN 37919

Phone: (865) 546-7190
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Civil rights
Legal Malpractice
Other Errors and Omissions cases
Workers’ Compensation
Automobile accident cases
Products Liability litigation
Construction litigation
General Negligence litigation

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

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

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 2017-2019
Corporate Counsel/Business Edition of Super Lawyers-2008-2013