W. Phillip Reed is a 1974 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in History. He obtained his law degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1977. Mr. Reed is licensed to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Tennessee and has trial experience in Federal, State, Bankruptcy, Social Security, and City Courts. He is a member of the Blount County Bar Association and a past president. He served for many years as the judge of the city of Friendsville, Tennessee.
Mr. Reed’s legal career began as a law clerk. After working as a law clerk while in law school, he became an associate in a law firm once he received his license and practiced primarily in the real estate area. After practicing for a few years he formed a partnership with another young lawyer in Maryville and continued as a general practitioner. As a real estate attorney, Mr. Reed performed real estate title searches, prepared deeds, served as a closing agent and closed numerous real estate transactions. After a few years Mr. Reed’s general practice shifted primarily to litigation. Mr. Reed has tried numerous types of cases before both judges and juries including criminal defense work, felonies and misdemeanors, personal injury, divorces, child custody and support cases, juvenile and probate matters, as well as representing several Knoxville and Maryville businesses. For more than 38 years Mr. Reed has served as a general practitioner in Blount County and surrounding areas and has handled cases ranging from 1st degree murder to uncontested divorces.
Mr. Reed and his wife have resided in Louisville, Tennessee for more than 30 years and they have 2 sons. Both of his sons are graduates of University of Tennessee Knoxville. His oldest son works as a software engineer in the computer gaming industry. Mr. Reed’s younger son is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Law School and has now joined the firm of Reed and Hickman in the practice of law.