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Kramer Rayson LLP

United States 2024

General Information

Year founded: 1948
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Kramer Rayson LLP has been offering lasting solutions and providing sound legal advice since 1948. Our Tennessee law firm engages in the general practice of law, with the majority of our work consisting of representing businesses and government entities in employment law, tax law and contractual law matters. We also represent clients in immigration, estate planning, health care law and taxation, as well as the defense or prosecution of civil claims.

Kramer Rayson LLP has 27 lawyers who are graduates of various law schools, including The University of Tennessee, the University of Memphis, Vanderbilt University, the University of Arkansas, Seattle University, Southern Methodist University, The College of William & Mary, and Washington and Lee University.

We encourage our attorneys to become involved in activities outside the practice of law. Our attorneys have served on many local boards, including the Knoxville Museum of Art and The University of Tennessee. In addition, members of our firm are actively involved in state and local bar associations, and participate in numerous charitable and educational entities and activities.

Our firm has offices in Knoxville and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Knoxville office is located on the 25th and 26th floors of the First Tennessee Plaza. Our Oak Ridge office is located at 105 Donner Drive, Suite A.


Kramer Rayson LLP is metro ranked in 20 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Administrative / Regulatory Law
Tier 1 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

About Our Clients

Alcoa Inc.;Auto Owners Ins.; BWXT Y-12, LLC; Blalock Companies; Bluegreen Corporation; Borden Dairy Company; Centerra Group, LLC; Chubb Group of Insurance Companies;Citigroup Inc.;City of Lenoir City;City of Townsend; Collier Development Co.,Inc.; Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC; Dow Chemical Company; CROET; Functional Pathways,; General Motors Corporation;Grange Mutual Casusalty Co.;Helen Ross McNabb Center;Knoxville Utilities Board;Lenoir City Utilities Board;Lockheed Martin Corporation;Loudon County Government; Maryville College; National Healthcare of Oak Ridge;Oak Ridge Associated Universities; Pro-2-Serve; Spanish Fork Properties,Inc.; South College;St. Thomas Health Services;State Auto Insurance Co.;State Farm Insurance Co.;Stowers Machinery Coporation;Sunrise Community;Superior Steel,Inc.;Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Co.;Tennova Healthcare;Town of Farragut;United States Cellular Corporation;UT Battelle,LLC;Vestal Manufacturing;Vulcan Construction Materials,LP;WESKEM,LLC

Select Clients

  • AGC Glass Co., North America
  • Alcoa, Inc.
  • Auto-Owners Insurance
  • Borden Dairy Company
  • BWXT Y-12, LLC
  • Centerra Group, LLC
  • Citigroup Inc.
  • Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • East Tennessee Children's Hospital
  • Functional Pathways of Tennessee, LLC
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Grange Mutual Casualty Co.
  • Knoxville Utilities Board
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville
  • St. Thomas Health Services
  • Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company
  • Tennova Healthcare
  • Town of Farragut
  • U.S. Cellular Corporation
  • UT-Battelle, LLC


Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Administrative / Regulatory Law
Tier 1 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Government Relations Practice
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 1 for Litigation - Municipal
Tier 1 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Trusts and Estates
Tier 2 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Tier 2 for Real Estate Law
Tier 3 for Health Care Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Kramer Rayson LLP has 18 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Kramer Rayson LLP eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

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Male: 15
Female: 3
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Female: 1
Male: 3
Female: 2
Other Lawyers
Female: 1
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Male: 3
Female: 1
Female: 5
Non-Legal Employees
Male: 2
Female: 18


Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Best Law Firm 2018
  • Chambers USA 2017
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