Mary Jo Mann has practiced law since 1986. She practices primarily in the areas of casualty defense, construction, employment, and commercial law. Ms. Mann has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases throughout East Tennessee and has become a seasoned trial lawyer.
In the casualty defense area, Ms. Mann has had a significant amount of litigation and trial experience involving insurance issues, premises liability and automobile accidents. In a number of such cases, Ms. Mann achieved defense verdicts or trial judgments substantially lower than the amounts initially offered by her client’s insurers. Ms. Mann regularly represents clients in the arbitration and litigation of construction disputes, the resolution of lien claims, and other construction contract matters.
In the employment law area, Ms. Mann has represented clients in administrative proceedings before the EEOC and THRC. She has also presented seminars and training for educators and business managers on preventing and handling sexual harassment claims as well as assisting clients in dealing with those issues. She authored an article entitled, Sexual Harassment in Schools, published in Tennessee School Boards Association Journal.
Ms. Mann served as the Tax Attorney for the City of Sevierville, Tennessee from 1994 through 2002. She also administered major projects to acquire 146 parcels of property for the City of Sevierville as part of two highway expansion projects and prosecuted condemnation cases on behalf of the City. Ms. Mann has represented bank clients in complex commercial transaction and prepared loan documents for such transactions. She has prepared articles and presented continuing legal education seminars on construction liens, title insurance and ethics in real estate and commercial transactions.