Reid Alan Spaulding

Phone: (865) 637-1700
Fax:(865) 525-2514

Reid Spaulding is a member of the firm, practicing primarily in the area of civil litigation defense. Mr. Spaulding routinely defends governmental entities and their employees in federal and state courts in Tennessee. Mr. Spaulding's main litigation focus deals with defending police officers involved in civil rights litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Spaulding practiced law in the State of Illinois with the firm of Frederick and Hagle in Urbana, Illinois. Mr. Spaulding routinely represented plaintiffs in litigation in state courts throughout Illinois involving personal injury and workers compensation matters.


University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois, 2001, J.D.
Clemson University, Graduate Program, 1996-1998
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1995, B.A., Political Science
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1995, B.A., Economics


General Civil Litigation
Civil Rights litigation


Illinois, 2001
Tennessee, 2004
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2005
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2006
U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2007
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2012


Knoxville Bar Association
American Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association, 2001-2004
Champaign County Bar Association, 2001-2004
American Inns of Court, Barrister


Gillispie v. City of Knoxville, 2006 WL1005155 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2006)
Reed v. Town of Louisville, 2007 WL 816521 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2007)
Davenport v. Causey, 521 F.3d 544 (6th Cir. 2008)
Spears v. Ruth, 589 F.3d 249 (6th Cir. 2009)
Doherty v. City of Maryville, 2011 WL 2312080 (6th Cir. 2011)
Walker v. City of Cookeville, 2014 WL 919249
Dunfee v. Finchum, 132 F. Supp. 3d 968 (E.D. Tenn. 2015)
Weinert v. City of Sevierville, 2019 WL 319892 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2019)