T. Scott Jones

T. Scott Jones is a fierce trial lawyer and a zealous advocate for his clients.

Early life

T. Scott Jones was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. He holds the distinction of being one of the country’s youngest Eagle Scouts, having earned the Boy Scouts of America’s top honor at the tender age of thirteen. Graduating from Farragut High School in 1984, T. Scott attended and graduated from Oxford College in 1986, and then Emory University in 1988, obtaining three degrees and a minor in only four years of study, all while working as well as maintaining a full social calendar with the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. After graduation, T. Scott headed home to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he became a member of The International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi, maintained a full-time employment and, despite the same, graduated early – in two and a half years – in 1990.

I was referred to T. Scott for my case and he exceeded our expectations. He and his team were professional, respectful and compassionate. He made a nerve racking and unfamiliar process much easier than anticipated- I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ [Google Review]

Community commitment

T. Scott constantly gives back to his community through selectively handling numerous pro bono cases each year, and he works extensively with the Kerbela Shriners of Knoxville and Shriners Hospitals for Children. He is on the Advisory Board of the University of Tennessee College of Law Institute for Professional Leadership, has received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from Lions Club International, and is also an active member of the following fraternal organizations:

  • Burlington Lodge #763 Free and Accepted Masons – Knoxville – Legal Counsel and Plural Member
  • Shriners International – Kerbela Shrine Center – Legal Counsel
  • A&A Scottish Rite of Freemasonry – Valley of Knoxville, Orient of Tennessee
  • Masons Cherokee Lodge #728 Free and Accepted Masons
  • Royal Order of Jesters – Knoxville Court #57
  • Order of Quetzalcoatl – Tenasi #138 – National Legal Counsel
  • Lions Clubs International
  • Rotary Club of Downtown Knoxville
  • Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks – Knoxville Lodge #160

Awards and recognitions

Well-regarded in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, T. Scott has received numerous accolades and awards. Multiple times, his peers in the legal field have voted him one of Knoxville’s Top Attorneys in polls conducted by CityView Magazine. He has the highest possible AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, and is regarded as one of the preeminent attorneys in the southeastern United States. T. Scott’s successful litigation for his clients has qualified him for the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has been named as one of Tennessee’s 10 Best Attorneys by both the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, and the American Society of Legal Advocates named him one of Tennessee’s Top 100 Litigation Lawyers. He has also received Avvo’s Client Choice Award. He has also been nationally recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America by the National Trial Lawyers. America’s Top 100 Attorneys has awarded him a Lifetime Achievement award, and T. Scott is a Lifetime Charter Member of the Distinguished Justice Advocates. He has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in the state of Tennessee, and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel placed T. Scott into the Nation’s Top One Percent.

Professional memberships

T. Scott knows the importance of interacting with colleagues to stay abreast of developments and changes in the legal world. T. Scott frequently teaches CLE courses on trial strategy, teaching other lawyers his methods for success in the courtroom, and is certified as a Rule 31 Mediator in the Tennessee Supreme Court. He is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the National Trial Lawyers, and both the Tennessee and American Associations for Justice. In addition, T. Scott is licensed to practice in all three United States District Courts for the state of Tennessee, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Other organizations that are proud to have T. Scott as a member:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys – Life Member
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • National College for DUI Defense


Outside of the courtroom, you can often find T. Scott on the weekends attending services at Concord United Methodist Church or hunting (he is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association).

T. Scott is a skydiver, scuba diver, and motorcycle racer, piloting high-performance motorcycles at speeds up to 200 miles per hour. T. Scott holds verified records from the following tracks:

200 MPH Club – Motorcycle Racing World Record Clubs

  1. ECTA (East Coast Timing Association) – Wilmington, Ohio
  2. Texas Mile – Goliad, Texas
  3. Texas Mile – Beeville, Texas
  4. Mile Marker One – Everglades, Florida
  5. Loring Timing Association – Limestone, Maine

T. Scott is also a Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Squire and a Kentucky Colonel. He also enjoys traveling throughout the world with Victoria, his wife of 29 years, and their two children, Abby (daughter, 22) and Spenser (son, 18). Abby is currently anticipated to join her father in the practice of law in 2020, upon her graduation from the Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law, and Spenser is currently completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Mississippi.

The Shrimp Tank

T. Scott Jones recently sat down with The Shrimp Tank podcast to talk a little shop about the law and running a business, and it was a blast! Check out the video below, and learn why the most polished apples get picked.