Kelly S. Street

Kelly S. Street


(865) 525-5293


Kelly S. Street practices primarily in the areas of:

  • Healthcare Business Transactions
  • Healthcare Liability Defense
  • Healthcare and Health Law
  • Outside General Counsel Services
  • Administrative Law / Health-related Board Matters
  • Government Investigations
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Search and Rescue / First Responder Law


Kelly represents the interests of healthcare providers, hospitals, and healthcare-related businesses in matters ranging from business transactions and regulatory compliance to interstate litigation.  His knowledge of the healthcare industry allows him to provide counsel and representation to healthcare providers of all types, from small rural practices to nationwide hospital systems.

Born and raised on a family cattle ranch in Cheatham County, Tennessee, Kelly was the first person in his immediate family to attend college.  He graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee with a degree in writing.  He also served in the United States Army for approximately 10 years, both as an enlisted soldier and as an active-duty officer.  During this time, Kelly served as an Army scout, and later, as a military intelligence officer.  After completing his military service, Kelly graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law and completed a two-year clerkship with Chief Judge Roderick T. Kennedy of the New Mexico Court of Appeals in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Among his civic and bar-related activities, Kelly serves as the Co-chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Steering Committee and President of Knoxville’s historic Bijou Theatre.  He also devotes considerable time as a first responder for Backcountry Unit Search and Rescue (BUSAR), which provides specialized, all-hazards rescue support to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Kelly has been invited to speak at numerous local and national legal events, including the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare, the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, the Hamilton Burnett Inns of Court, the University of Tennessee College of Law, the LMU College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Knoxville Bar Association, and various continuing legal education courses for the Tennessee Bar Association.  Kelly’s writing has been published in multiple periodicals and magazines, including East Tennessee Medical News, Dicta, and the Knoxville Academy of Medicine’s quarterly magazine.

Kelly is a member of the American Health Law Association, the East Tennessee Historical Society, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.  He has been inducted into both the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara (2004) and the Military Order of the Tennessee Ranger (1998).  Kelly possesses an AV–Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed among the Best Lawyers in America for many years.  On multiple occasions, Kelly has been listed in Knoxville CityView Magazine’s Top Attorneys List.

Kelly enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 sons.  He enjoys reading, playing guitar, and lifting weights.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation

Healthcare Liability Defense

Healthcare and Health Law

Healthcare Business Transactions

Outside General Counsel Services

Administrative Law / Board Matters

Government Investigations

Constitutional and Civil Rights Litigation


University of Tennessee, B.A. 
University of Tennessee, J.D. 


New Mexico
U.S. District Court for East, Middle, and West Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit