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John E. Winters - Knoxville, TN

800 South Gay StreetSuite 2500 Knoxville, TN 37929- 9702

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Updated: 07/14/2022

Knoxville Labor and Employment Lawyer


John E. Winters, an effective trial lawyer with over 23 years of experience, focuses his practice in the areas of Labor and Employment and Commercial Litigation. His vast knowledge and experience coupled with a common sense approach to resolving disputes is vital to helping his clients save not only money but also valuable time away from their businesses...

About John E. Winters

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Commercial Litigation


  • 70%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner, Managing Partner 2013-2015


Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1994

Other Affiliations

  • Merit Selection Panel for Eastern District of Tennessee - Knoxville Bankruptcy Judge Positions (Member)
  • Merit Selection Panel for Eastern District of Tennessee - Chattanooga Bankruptcy Judge (Member)
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Leadership Law Class , 2007 - Present
  • Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility, 2012 - Present (Hearing Officer)
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Litigation Section, 2006 - 2009 (Executive Committee)
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2008 - Present
  • Hamilton Burnett American Inns of Court, 2013 - 2014 (President)
  • Hamilton Burnett American Inns of Court, 2010 - 2015 (Executive Committee)
  • Hamilton Burnett American Inns of Court, 2007 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • ABA's Labor, Employment Law and Litigation Sections (Member)


  • Memphis State University School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee, 1993
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: University of Memphis Law Alumni Board 2010 - 2014
  • University of Tennessee, 1990
    Honors: Graduated with Honors

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fellow, Knoxville Bar Foundation - 2014 Inductee
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation - 2015 Inductee

Classes and Seminars

  • Anatomy of an Age Discrimination Complaint, Kramer Rayson LLP Sixth Annual Employment Law Conference, Knoxville, 2009
  • Reducing the Potential for Discrimination and Harassment Liability, National Business Institute, Knoxville, 2009
  • Managing a Diverse Workforce, Kramer Rayson LLP Fifth Annual Employment Law Conference, Knoxville, 2008
  • Proposed Amendments to the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure Regarding Discovery of Electronically-Stored Information, Tennessee Bar Association Seminar on Electronic Evidence, Knoxville, 2008
  • Preparing the Employment Law Case, National Business Institute Seminar, Knoxville, 2008
  • Trade Secret Claims and Covenants Not to Complete, Kramer Rayson LLP Fourth Annual Employment Law Conference, Knoxville, 2007
  • How to Select the Right Jury for Your Case, National Business Institute's Building Your Civil Trial Skills, Knoxville, 2007
  • After Burlington Northern: Developments in Retaliation and Whistleblowing , Kramer Rayson LLP Third annual Employment Law Conference, Knoxville, 2006
  • Principles of Electronic Discovery, Barristers - Trial Practice in Tennessee, Knoxville, 2005
  • What to Expect When You've Been Sued, Principles of Employment Law Discovery , Kramer Rayson LLP Employment Law Conference, Knoxville, 2004


Other Sources of Feedback About John E. Winters

Included on the 2022 Mid-South list

Past Lists

  • 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John E. Winters on Super Lawyers


  • Martindale Hubbell - AV Rating
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2011 - 2018
  • Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year 2018 for Labor Law - Management
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers in General Civil Litigation - Defense, 2017
  • Listed as one of Knoxville's Best Employment Lawyers by CityView Magazine 2009-2017

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Office Information


800 South Gay StreetSuite 2500 Knoxville, TN 37929- 9702


  • 865-522-5723



  • "What are the Rules After Hoffman?" Tennessee Bar Journal, July, 2008

Representative Cases

  • Shaikh v. Lincoln Memorial University, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 7113 (6th Cir. April 27, 2015)
  • Johnson v. Lenoir City Housing Authority, 2008 Tenn. App. LEXIS 189 (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 31, 2008)
  • Johnson v. Reineke, 2004 Tenn. App. LEXIS 119 (Tenn. Ct. App Feb. 25, 2004)
  • FTA Enterprises, Inc. v. Pomeroy Computer Resources, Inc., 2001 Tenn App. LEXIS 116 (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 12, 2001)
  • Yarnell v. TransAmerica Life Ins. Co. and SunTrust Investment Services, Inc., 694 F. Supp. 2d 849 (E.D. Tenn. 2010)
  • Linson v Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44654 (E.D. Tenn. June 29, 2006)
  • Duff v. Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60747 (E.D. Tenn. Aug. 25, 2006)
  • Andrews v. Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68027 (E.D. Tenn Sept. 21, 2006)
  • Miller v. Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79293 (E.D. Tenn. Oct. 18, 2006)
  • O'Neal v. Wackenhut Services, Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34634 (E.D. Tenn. May 25, 2006)

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