Cranford, Jeffrey M.

  • Senior Associate




(865) 546-1001

JEFFREY M. CRANFORD is a Senior Associate in the Knoxville, Tennessee office of the Firm, which he re-joined in November 2012.  His practice is focused primarily on civil litigation representing small and large businesses and municipalities in employment, workers compensation, and general liability matters.  He also practices in the areas of insurance defense, real estate, domestic relations, and wills and probate.  Jeff received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Sociology from Wake Forest University in 1995, where he was a member of the varsity golf team and a three-year letterman.  He received his law degree from the University of Memphis in 1999.  Jeff is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Hamblen County and Girls, Inc. of Morristown, Tennessee, and is also active in the First United Methodist Church.

Areas Of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Insurance Defense
  • General Liability
  • Municipal Law
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • Real Estate Matters
  • Wills and Probate

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2007


  • University of Memphis School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1999
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: Three-year Letterman, Varsity Golf

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hamblen County Bar Association, 2018 President
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member