Reuben N. Pelot, IV
Areas of Practice
Phone: (865) 546-0500
Fax: (865) 525-5293
J.D., cum laude, University of Tennessee, 1991
M.Ed. Policy Development and Program Evaluation, Vanderbilt University, 1987
B.A. Human Services, magna cum laude, University of Tennessee, 1986
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee,
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Alpha Delta Omega Honor Society
Reuben “Buddy” Pelot presently practices primarily in the following areas:
- Commercial Litigation
- Employment Law and Litigation
- Workers’ Compensation
- Insurance Coverage and Defense
- Products Liability
- Collections and Lien Law
Litigation cases exemplary of Buddy’s work include the following:
- Kogan v. Tennessee Bd. of Dentistry, 2008 WL 842462, M.D.Tenn., March 28, 2008
- Stalley v. Methodist Healthcare, 517 F.3d 911, C.A.6 (Tenn.), February 28, 2008
- Baptist Physician Hosp. Organization, Inc. v. Humana Military Healthcare Services, Inc., 481 F.3d 337, C.A.6 (Tenn.), March 21, 2007
- Moore v. Freeman, 355 F.3d 558, C.A.6 (Tenn.), January 13, 2004
Before joining Egerton McAfee, Buddy practiced in Chattanooga and appeared in federal courts throughout the South in commercial litigation, failed bank litigation, director and officer liability litigation, accountant liability, collections, subrogation, and environmental litigation. He is a graduate of the Chattanooga Resource Foundation’s Leadership Program.
In 1996, Buddy and his family returned to Knoxville, where he joined an insurance defense firm. His practice then focused on insurance coverage issues, insurance defense, personal injury, and workers’ compensation. Buddy joined Egerton McAfee as an associate in February 1997 and became a shareholder of the firm in 1999.
Buddy is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association and Tennessee Bar Association, and is a member of the TBA’s Employment Law section.
In the community, Buddy serves on the City of Knoxville Greenways Commission, Bearden High School Foundation Board of Directors, Community Board of CASA of East Tennessee, Inc., and as President of the Blue Grass Baseball League, Inc. He is also a certified Referee for the Greater Knoxville Area Interclub Swimming Association and coaches a team in the Bluegrass Baseball League. Buddy is a member of the Knoxville Track Club and enjoys participating in area races.