Steven L. Hurdle

Contact Information

Suite 2300 First Tennessee Plaza
Knoxville, TN 37929-2300

P.O. Box 300
Knoxville, TN 37901-0300

Phone: (865) 546-7000
Fax: (865) 546-0423

Steve’s 35 years handling asbestos, products liability, trucking and automobile, and premises liability litigation provide him the background to effectively represent clients in virtually all types of personal injury, property damage, insurance, and products liability cases. For more than 30 years he has defended equipment manufacturers and insulation contractors in hundreds of asbestos personal injury lawsuits in Tennessee, serving for 20 years as national counsel for a regional contractor with cases across the eastern United States.

Steve represents defendants in products liability, trucking and automobile accident, premises liability, and business and insurance cases, focusing on trials and appeals and on resolving lawsuits efficiently in the client’s best interest. He has tried jury trials throughout East and Middle Tennessee, including the trial and successful resolution of an asbestos disease case involving a plaintiff who died at age 60 of malignant mesothelioma. He has tried to verdict vehicle crash, construction, insurance, and workers’ compensation lawsuits and negotiated hundreds of favorable settlements—many of which were mediated.

Since the 1980s, Steve has served on the committee investigating applicants to the Tennessee bar. In 2014, the Tennessee Supreme Court appointed him District Investigating Chair for District 2, responsible for investigating bar applicants in Knox and eight surrounding counties.

A 1979 graduate of the University of the Tennessee College of Law, Steve clerked for Judge Robert K. Dwyer on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and joined Arnett Draper & Hagood in 1980. He has been a partner in the firm since 1986 and is recognized with an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell.

Personal: Steve is married and the father of two children. He and his family are avid followers of University of Tennessee athletics. Steve also enjoys golf and travel.