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About Vowell & Associates
Vowell & Associates – Vowell & Associates is located at 6718 Albunda Drive on Bearden Hill in West Knoxville. Besides representing apartment complexes and property owners, the firm represents business clients in litigation as well as non-litigation matters. The firm also represents individuals in cases against insurance companies, telephone companies, drug manufacturers, banks and other major corporations.
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About Donald K. Vowell
Mr. Vowell has been in private practice in Knoxville since 1978 and is a Certified Civil Trial Specialist. He is a 1978 graduate of the University of Tennessee Law School and a 1975 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin (B.S., Political Science). He is a 1996 graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College near Dubois, Wyoming. He is admitted to practice by the Tennessee Supreme Court (1978), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee (1979), the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit (1981), and the United States Supreme Court (1987). He is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Trial Lawyers Association.
Career highlights: Mr. Vowell was lead counsel for the plaintiff in Weber v. Sidmak, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee (1993 drug products liability case, verdict - $680,000). He was lead counsel for the plaintiff in Woods v. Humana Hospital of Morristown, Hamblen County Circuit Court (1995 hospital negligence case, verdict - $375,000). He was lead counsel for the plaintiff in Hall v. Hagenau and Kroger Pharmacy, Anderson County Circuit Court, (1998 medical malpractice case, verdict - $400,000). He represented the plaintiff/taxpayer in National Gas Distributors v. State of Tennessee, 804 S.W.2d 66 (Tenn. 1991) (tax refund case that resulted in the State of Tennessee refunding an estimated five million dollars to Tennessee propane dealers). He represented the defendant in the appeal of Womack v. Gettelfinger, 808 F.2d 446 (6th Cir. 1986) (verdict of $1.2 million in punitive damages reversed).
Reported decisions: Buhl v. Sprint, 840 S.W.2d 904 (Tenn. 1992); Meighan v. Sprint, 924 S.W.2d 632 (Tenn. 1996); Meighan v. Sprint, 942 S.W.2d 476 (Tenn 1997); Soldano v. Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corp., 696 S.W.2d 887 (Tenn. 1985), National Gas Distributors v. State of Tennessee, 804 S.W.2d 66 (Tenn. 1991); Knoxville Rod and Bearing v. Bettis Corporation, 672 S.W.2d 203 (Tenn. App. 1983), Ratcliffe v. Ratcliffe, 709 S.W.2d 609 (Tenn. App. 1986); and Womack v. Gettelfinger, 808 F.2d 446 (6th Cir. 1986); National Gas Distributors v. Sevier County Utility District, 7 S.W.3d 41 (Tenn. App. 1999); and Pratt v. Smart Corp., 968 S.W.2d 868 (Tenn. App. 1997).
Unreported decisions include Keister v. Lewis, Tenn. App., 1999; Clinton Seafood, Inc. v. Harrington, Tenn. App., 1991; Lloyd v. Hensley, Tenn. App., 1988; Cox v. Cox, Tenn. App., 1986; Hammonds Wholesale Glass Co. v. Keller, Tenn. App., 1985; McGinnis v. PetroSystems Int'l., Inc., Tenn. App., 1985; Daniel v. Hopson, Tenn. App., 1988; Satterfield v. Satterfield, Tenn. App., 1990.
Mr. Vowell grew up in Martin, Tennessee. He is a member of the Foothills Land Conservancy, the Sierra Club and the Knoxville Exchange Club. He and his wife Mary Alice live in Knoxville with their two dogs (Snowman and Charley) and two cats (Amos and Edye).
T Note to Volunteer football fans: Mr. Vowell’s grandfather, Morris Vowell, played tackle on the U.T. football team where he was named All Southern in 1916. He holds the Tennessee record for the second longest intercepted pass return (99 yards). He played side by side with his brother, Graham Vowell (end), who was also named All Southern.
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