Robert L. Vance


Robert L. Vance is a member of the firm whose practice focuses on litigation, municipal law, and mediation. He works in the firm’s Sevierville office. Mr. Vance serves as City Attorney for Gatlinburg and is counsel for various local governmental boards. He also represents clients in a broad range of litigation matters, including business litigation, property disputes, banking litigation, personal injury, product liability, and general civil litigation. He is also listed as a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Civil Mediator and serves as a mediator in civil disputes. Mr. Vance has represented clients in Tennessee State courts and in federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels. He has been rated by his peers with the highest level of professional excellence with an AV® PreeminentTM Martindale-Hubbell rating.

Mr. Vance was born in Oxford, Mississippi and raised in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1998 with a B.A. in English. Mr. Vance received his J.D. from The University of Tennessee College of Law in 2001, graduating cum laude. He completed the Advocacy Concentration and was active in the UT Legal Clinic while in law school. Mr. Vance is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He was admitted to practice law in 2001.

Mr. Vance is a member of the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the Knoxville Bar Association, where he serves as co-chairperson of the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee. He is also a member of the Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association, the International Municipal Lawyers Association, and is a co- editor of the Tennessee Section of the Tort Law Desk Reference, a nationally distributed annual review of each state’s tort law.

Primary Practice Areas


Business Litigation & Commercial Law

General Civil Litigation



Municipal Law

Personal Injury


Product Liability / Toxic Tort


University of Tennessee, J.D., 2001
University of Tennessee, B.A., 1998

Bar Admissions

U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
U. S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
U. S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee


AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Co-Chairperson of the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee of the Knoxville Bar Association.

Co-Editor of the Tennessee section of the Tort Law Desk Reference.

Listed in Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury Litigation since 2020

Listed in Best Lawyers in America® in Appellate Practice for 2024

Voted a Top Attorney in Knoxville by his peers in CityView magazine in the areas of Consumer Protection – Defense and Plaintiff and Worker’s Compensation – Defense