Protecting Your Priorities

Assertive litigation for tough legal challenges

D. Scott Hurley

D. Scott Hurley


Phone: 865-523-1414
Fax: 865-546-8121


D. Scott Hurley is the principal shareholder in The Hurley Law Firm, P.C., in Knoxville,
Tennessee. His practice focuses on civil litigation, including catastrophic personal injury,
wrongful death, medical malpractice, commercial and probate litigation. Mr. Hurley has been a
frequent speaker at legal and continuing education seminars on evidence, expert testimony, direct
and cross examination techniques, witness preparation, jury selection and damages in personal
injury and wrongful death cases. He earned his B. A. degree from Lincoln Memorial University
and his J. D. degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Mr. Hurley is a member of
the Knoxville Bar Association, the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial
Lawyers Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a fellow with Litigation
Council of America.


Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. – 1984
  • Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee
    • B.A. – 1981
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: History
    • Major: Business Administration

Representative Clients

  • Rouse Construction Co.
  • Phillips and Jordan, Inc.
  • Precision Seating, Inc.
  • Buffalo Construction Company, Inc.
  • Country Tonite Theatre
  • Carnegie Hotel Investors
  • ACC Investments, Inc.
  • Heritage Music, Inc.

Representative Cases

  • Citizens Bank of Sneedville v. Federal Deposit Insurance (Matter of Liquidation of City & County Bank of Knox County), 856 S.W. 2d 137
  • Atkins v. State, WL 787166, 2004
  • Paskell v. Nobility Homes, Inc., 871 S.W. 2d 481
  • Brewer v. FI-Shock, Inc., WL 1721665, 2000
  • Morrison v. Morrison, WL 266111, 1996
  • Micro-Management Associates, Inc. v. Rouse Const. Co., WL 385474, 1995
  • First Tennessee Bank Nat. Ass’n v. Prime Food Services, WL 309976, 1995


  • Rouse Construction Co.
  • Carnegie Hotel Investors

Professional Associations

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, 1986
  • Tennessee Bar Association, 1988
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates