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Law Offices of
Farrar & Bates, LLP

 

Comprehensive
Litigation

 

Extensive
Expertise

 

Skilled
Representation

We provide highly skilled representation for our clients.

Since 1992, Farrar & Bates, LLP has served organizations and individuals throughout Tennessee, providing comprehensive, expert litigation services to a diverse list of clients.

Our firm also has broad capability in municipal law and experience serving the needs of public entities. We understand the many legal needs surrounding Tennessee’s public entities, including land use and zoning challenges, tort liability, employment actions and police liability claims. We regularly defend municipalities and their employees, and frequently advise and consult with local governments on numerous municipal, law enforcement and employment issues.

Further, Farrar & Bates provides expert representation to real estate firms and their licensees. Our attorneys defend real estate errors and omissions actions with skill and diligence, including claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and fraud. 

This, along with our in-depth knowledge of numerous practice areas and deep understanding of mediation, arbitration, and trial and appellate practice at both the state and federal court levels, ensures that our clients receive highly skilled representation and the most effective strategies for their needs.

Practice Areas

Trial & Appellate Practice

Mediation, Arbitration & Administrative Practice

Municipal Law

Defense of Real Estate Errors and Omissions Actions

Workers’ Compensation

Corporate Counsel Representation

Administrative Law

Team

Russ Farrar

J. Russell Farrar

Founding Partner
Since 1992, Russ has served as a co-founder and senior partner at Farrar & Bates, where he practices...
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William N. Bates

William N. Bates

Founding Partner
Since 1992, Bill has served as a co-founder and managing partner at Farrar & Bates, where he practices...
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Kristen Berexa

Kristin E. Berexa

Kristin joined Farrar & Bates in 1994. Her areas of practice include civil rights defense, law enforcement liability...
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Keith F. Blue

Keith F. Blue

Keith Blue joined Farrar & Bates in 2003. He concentrates his practice in municipal law defense, including municipal...
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Casey Crane

Cassandra M. Crane

Casey Crane joined Farrar & Bates in 2017. Her practice focuses on general civil litigation, including municipal liability...
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Laura Adams Hight

Laura A. Hight

Laura joined Farrar & Bates in 2010 as an intern in the firm’s lobbying division. After graduating law...
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Hope Jackson

Hope B. Jackson

Hope joined Farrar & Bates in 2018. In her practice, she concentrates in the areas of insurance defense,...
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Sarah Mathews

Sarah M. Mathews

Sarah joined Farrar & Bates in 2018. In her practice, she primarily focuses on real estate law, including...
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William C. Mazzota

William C. Mazzota

Will joined Farrar & Bates in 2018. In his practice, he focuses on civil rights defense, governmental tort liability...
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Mark McGrady

Mark E. McGrady

Mark joined Farrar & Bates in 2012. He practices in the areas of civil rights defense, municipal defense,...
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Jennifer Orr

Jennifer L. Orr

Jennifer joined Farrar & Bates in 2000. She practices in the areas of general workers’ compensation defense; municipal...
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Teresa Reall Ricks

Teresa R. Ricks

Terri joined Farrar & Bates in 1997. She practices in the areas of real estate errors and omissions,...
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Addison Russell

Addison Russell

Addison joined Farrar & Bates in 2016. In her practice, she specializes in the areas of real estate...
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Austin R. Simmons

Austin R. Simmons

Ryan joined Farrar & Bates in 2019. In his practice, he focuses on municipal law, employment law, employment...
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Ross V. Smith

Ross V. Smith

Ross joined Farrar & Bates in 2016. In his practice, he concentrates on government relations and litigation. He...
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Destin Tisher

Destin T. Tisher

Destin joined Farrar & Bates in 2018. He practices in the areas of municipal law, employment law, employment...
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Robyn Beale Williams

Robyn B. Williams

Robyn joined Farrar & Bates in 1999. She practices in the areas of governmental liability, police liability, governmental...
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Clients

Insurance Companies and Agencies

Public Entities and Municipalities

Risk Management Organizations

State-level Trade Associations and Nonprofit Groups