John Harber

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Location:

Knoxville, TN

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865-522-0910

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Mr. Harber was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on August 1, 1952.  He is a graduate of The McCallie School (1970), The University of Tennessee (B.A. cum laude, 1974), and The University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., 1977).  Mr. Harber was admitted to practice law in the State of Tennessee in 1978; the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee (1979); the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (1985), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky (1986), and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (1980). 

Mr. Harber has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law, where he taught trial practice (1992-1996).  Mr. Harber is a certified state and federal mediator as well as a board certified civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Tennessee Commission of Continuing Legal Education. 

Mr. Harber's practice focuses on civil litigation including personal injury, medical malpractice, worker's compensation, civil rights, family law, and civil mediation. Mr. Harber has obtained numerous verdicts and settlements in excess of $1,000,000.00 on behalf of clients involved in catastrophic injury litigation as well as wrongful death cases.  Mr. Harber also regularly represents individuals in divorce litigation involving marital estates of significant value as well as all other forms of domestic litigation. 

Of personal interest, John was a collegiate wrestler at The University of Tennessee, is an avid major and minor league baseball fan, YMCA volunteer, and a competitive cyclist.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation Including Personal Injury
  • Civil Mediation
  • Civil Rights
  • Family Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Worker's Compensation

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1977
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Honors: cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1985

Honors

  • President, Knoxville Bar Association
  • President, Tennessee Young Lawyers Conference
  • President, Knoxville Barristers Club
  • Voted one of "Knoxville's Top Attorneys" in a Survey of Lawyers and Judges, City View Magazine

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, Trial Practice, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1992 to 1996

Pro-Bono Activities

  • YMCA Volunteer

Published Works

  • The Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act Since 1974 Tennessee Trial Lawyers Quarterly, Winter, 1983

Representative Cases

  • Harris v. Pettibone Corp., 488 F.Supp. 1129, 1980, E.D.Tenn., 1980118812
  • Brandenburg v. Cureton, 882 F.2d 211, 1989, C.A.6 (Tenn.), 1989119148
  • U.S. v. McCullah, 745 F.2d 350, 1984, C.A.6 (Tenn.), 1984145015
  • Volunteer Medical Clinic, Inc. v. Operation Rescue, 948 F.2d 218, 1991, C.A.6 (Tenn.), 1991177054

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Tennessee Commission of Continuing Legal Education

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member, 1978
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1978
  • American Inns of Court, Member, 1989
  • Tennessee Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 1978 to 1985
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1985 to 1990
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Board of Governors/Officer, 1983 to 1992
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Positions

  • Partner
Personal Injury Claims

Personal Injury Claims

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

Catastrophic Injuries & Deaths

Catastrophic Injuries & Deaths

Defective & Dangerous Products

Defective & Dangerous Products

Mediation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mediation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Other Practice Areas

Other Practice Areas