Adrienne Anderson was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. She graduated with highest honors from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honors Political Science. Ms. Anderson received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. She began her law practice in Atlanta, Georgia, but later returned to her hometown of Knoxville.

For more than 30 years, Ms. Anderson has focused her legal practice on commercial transactions and litigation, including business contracts, construction law, and employment issues and disputes. Ms. Anderson’s experience leads other attorneys to choose her as arbitrator and mediator to resolve their clients’ disputes.


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1988
  • University of Tennessee
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Honors: Graduated with Highest Honors
Adrienne Anderson


Practice Areas:

  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Corporate Law, Business Transactions & Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Labor & Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Georgia (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit


  • Listed in City View Magazine's "Top Attorneys" since 2008
  • Legal Aid Society of East Tenn., Inc. Pro Bono Partner Award (2006)
  • Knoxville Bar Association Governors’ Award (2018)

Professional Associations

  • American Arbitration Association: Arbitrator for Construction Law and Commercial arbitrations
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee Federal Mediation Program: Mediator
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee Federal Arbitration Program: Arbitrator
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Immediate Past President (2009)
  • Knoxville Bar Association, President (2008)
  • Knoxville Bar Association, President-Elect (2007)
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Treasurer (2006)
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Secretary (2005)
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Co-Chair of Cont. Legal Education Committee (1999 – 2004)
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Co-Chair of Legal Placement Committee (2010)
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Member of Professionalism Committee
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, Emeritus Member
  • Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel, Founding Member
  • East Tennessee Lawyer’s Association for Women
  • Knoxville Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Executive Women’s Association
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee Federal Arbitration Program, Arbitrator

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Knoxville Civitan Club, Secretary/Treasurer (2010 - 2011), Vice President (2011-2012), President (2012-2013), Immediate Past President (2013-2014)
  • Knoxville Business Advisory Council (April 2013 – 2016)