Terrill Lee Adkins

  • Shareholder


Knoxville, TN





Terrill (Terry) L. Adkins is one of the founding members of Trammell, Adkins & Ward, P.C., starting the firm in May 2008 with co-founders Brian H. Trammell and Kenneth W. Ward.  He has 29 years of experience as a trial attorney in all Tennessee state courts and Federal courts, specializing in personal injury litigation, with a practice focused primarily in the areas of insurance and self-insured defense litigation involving automobile and trucking accidents, home owners’ claims, commercial losses, construction defense claims, fire and casualty, general liability, defense of fraud litigation as well as insurance coverage and claims litigation in all personal lines and commercial lines matters.  He has successfully tried hundreds of jury and non-jury matters, and he was named as one of the “Most Prolific Trial Attorneys of 2005-2014” in the State of Tennessee.  In addition to civil jury and non-jury trials, he has represented clients involved in appellate courts of the State of Tennessee and the United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.  He has served as a frequent guest lecturer for various continuing legal education seminars, speaking on numerous trial-related topics, including litigation strategy, trying jury trials and effective use of court room technology and insurance related issues.

Mr. Adkins serves as panel counsel for the Progressive family of insurance carriers, Esurance Insurance Services, Canal Insurance Company, Southern Trust Insurance Company, Protective/Sagamore Insurance Company, The Hartford, and Baldwin & Lyons Insurance Company.

Terry and his family live in Knoxville Tennessee.  They are active members of All Saints Catholic Church.  He enjoys all outdoor activities and sports, and is an avid model railroader hobbyist. 



Areas Of Practice

  • Litigation (Jury and Non-Jury) in State and Federal Courts
  • Insurance Law and Insurance Defense
  • Subrogation
  • Tort and Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial and Business Litigation (Jury and Non-Jury)
  • Construction Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1988


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1988
  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
    • B.S.