Faculty Profile: Debra Fulton

Debra FultonFrantz McConnell & Seymour LLPPO Box 39 Knoxville, TN 37901 Work Phone: (865) 546-9321Website: www.fmsllp.comEmail Address:
Previous Courses Taught (3)
  • Dispute Resolution Forum 2018
  • Dispute Resolution in Health Care Settings
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum 2016
Biography

Education:
B.S. Tennessee Technological University, 1978
J.D. University of Tennessee, 1981

Having practiced law for more than 30 years, Debra is a knowledgeable, hands-on professional for whom direct client involvement is essential. Her passion, knowledge, and extensive experience aid in giving her the ability to quickly assess her clients’ needs and offer them sound, practical advice while aggressively defending them and their interests.

Debbie focuses her practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, arbitration and mediation for health care, general civil litigation, toxic exposure litigation, products liability, personal injury litigation, privacy, insurance, appellate and mediation. Debbie also is currently expanding her practice to include alternative dispute resolution of health care conflicts.

During her career, Debra has appeared before state and federal trial courts throughout East Tennessee, the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Tennessee Supreme Court and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on various civil matters, and has practiced extensively before the Tennessee Department of Labor in workers’ compensation matters. She also:

The East Tennessee native, who has been with Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP since 1987, and became a partner in 1989, has lived in the Knoxville area since returning to attend law school. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee, followed by her Doctor of Jurisprudence, in 1981, from the University Of Tennessee College Of Law.

Away from the office, Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and pets, exercising and knitting.