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Brian R. Bibb

Brian Bibb has 10 years of litigation experience and devotes the majority of his practice to complex litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of governmental entities. Mr. Bibb regularly defends employers in employment discrimination matters and law enforcement officers in civil rights litigation. Mr. Bibb has engaged in extensive appellate practice before the Tennessee and federal courts of appeal, having been counsel in 25 favorable appellate decisions since 2013, including 4 matters before the Tennessee Supreme Court.

While in law school, Mr. Bibb served as an Articles Editor for the Tennessee Law Review and as a teaching assistant for the college’s legal writing course.

Mr. Bibb is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. Outside of the office, he is an avid reader, particularly of biographies and American history. He lives in West Knoxville with his wife and three children.

Awards + Recognitions

  • Outstanding Graduate of the UT College of Law Class of 2012
  • Order of the Coif
  • Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise

Memberships + Associations

  • Federal Bar Association – Knoxville Chapter
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association


  • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, TN, 2012
  • B.A., summa cum laude, History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2009


  • Tennessee, 2012
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 2013
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2013
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2021
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2021

Representative cases

Condrone v. City of Maryville (2017)

Obtained defense verdict after seven day jury trial in United States District Court in employment discrimination matter alleging sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge.

Chuck’s Package Store v. City of Morristown (2018)

Prevailed in the Tennessee Supreme Court securing reversal of intermediate appellate court and trial court in high value municipal taxation case.

Young v. City of LaFollette (2015)

Secured favorable decision in Tennessee Supreme Court, setting precedent on the availability of a jury trial on Tennessee state law whistleblower claims brought in circuit courts.

Mathis v. City of Red Bank (2016)

Sixth Circuit affirmed grant of summary judgment below in matter involving employment discrimination and ADA claims against an employer by a public works employee.

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