Larry Giordano is a shareholder and law firm director in the Tennessee firm of Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C. He engages in a statewide practice based in Lewis King's Knoxville office. He is a member and co-chair of both the firm's Education Law and Health Care Practice Groups. He concentrates the balance of his practice in the areas of business, commercial and complex litigation including class action defense. With over 35 years of practice, his diverse experience includes an unusually wide range of legal issues, both litigation and transactional. He has significant criminal defense experience and has defended multiple cases with simultaneous civil and criminal proceedings. In addition, Mr. Giordano has substantial appellate experience and has argued before the Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Court of Appeals, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Before earning his law degree from Georgetown, Mr. Giordano attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa and was a Senior Fellow in Psychology. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree with highest honors for Denison in 1975.
Mr. Giordano is a former State of Tennessee Department of Education Administrative Law Judge and he teaches trial advocacy as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law and as a member of the faculty of the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques at Emory University's School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia.
Among his civic activities, Mr. Giordano is the past President of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee and he served as an assistant varsity soccer coach at Maryville College (NCAA Div. III).
Recipient, University of Tennessee College of Law Outstanding Adjunct Teacher Award
Recipient, Tennessee Bar Assoc. Young Lawyers Conference “Law and Liberty Award”
Recipient, University of Tennessee College of Law Moot Court Board’s Special Award in Advocacy
Hamilton S. Burnett American Inn of Court, Past President, Counselor and Master of the Bench Emeritus
Listed by Knoxville “Cityview” Magazine as a Knoxville “Top Attorney”, 2007-2012, (Listed Areas: Business Litigation, Business/Commercial Law, Class Actions-Defense, Contract Law; Corporate Law and Professional Malpractice Defense)
President, Tennessee Council of School Board Attorneys