John Towers Rice
Private Practice Lawyer
Civil Litigation and Appellate Practice; Commercial and Business Disputes, Civil Defense, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
2013 Tennessee; 2014 U.S. District Courts, Middle & Eastern Districts of Tennessee, 2015 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Also licensed in South Carolina in 2013.
University of Tennessee at Knoxville, J.D.
John Towers Rice joined Elmore, Stone and Caffey as an associate attorney in 2014. He focuses his practice in the area of complex litigation and handles a variety of medical malpractice, products liability, and commercial litigation matters. John is admitted to the Tennessee and South Carolina Bars, as well as the bars for the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and Knoxville Bar Association. He also serves as a member of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Leadership Team and was named one of the Stars of the Quarter for the Spring 2018 Meeting.
A native of Greenville, South Carolina, John graduated cum laude from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s of Science in 2008. He came to Knoxville, Tennessee, to attend the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he graduated cum laude with his law degree and earned the College’s concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution in 2012. He was one of ten law graduates nominated to the Order of the Barristers and was awarded the ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership by the College of Law faculty.
As a law student, John worked with the Knoxville District Attorney General’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee. John was a member of the 2011 Dean Jerome Prince Evidence Moot Court team and competed nationally at Brooklyn Law School in New York City. John also served as President of the Student Bar Association and as Vice Chair for the Moot Court Board. Prior to joining Elmore, Stone and Caffey, he served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Sharon G. Lee of the Supreme Court of Tennessee and practiced in a regional law firm in the area of insurance defense.