Wynne du Mariau Caffey-Knight
Private Practice Lawyer
25 years as a General Civil Litigator at the trial and appellate levels, including Administrative Law, Construction, Contract, Consumer Protection, Commercial, Employment, Insurance Defense, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, for both plaintiffs and defendants. She is also a Rule 31 Listed Mediator in General Civil Mediation.
Tennessee; Texas; U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee; U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U. S. Supreme Court.
University of Tennessee: 1986, B. S., with highest honors; 1991, J. D., with honors.
Wynne’s peers selected her as a Top Attorney in Knoxville’s CityView Magazine for wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice defense, consumer protection defense, federal court practice, appellate court practice, and personal injury. She was honored in U. S. News Best Lawyers from 2011 – present for commercial and construction litigation and Super Lawyers for Medical Malpractice Defense. Wynne was the recipient of the 2016 East Tennessee Lawyer’s Association for Women Spirit of Justice Award.
Wynne is a past-President of the statewide Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women, now chairing the Committee on Elected and Appointed Officials and CLE Committee, and having served as Judicial Liaison on the nominating committee, and the Empowerment Conference Committee. She is a past-President of the regional East Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women, annually chairing the Komen Race for the Cure Team, and serving on the nominating and 30th Anniversary Celebration committees. Wynne is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. She serves on the Komen Knoxville Board of Directors.
Wynne is the Secretary of the Knoxville Bar Association Board of Governors and was inducted as a Fellow of the Knoxville Bar Foundation on nomination of Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee. She is an active committee and section member, including Access to Justice (Co-Chair 2011 – 2015), focusing on improving accessibility to legal services and justice for all citizens, with a secondary goal of helping attorneys achieve fulfillment through pro bono assistance to underserved individuals and organizations through legal and community service; Interprofessional Relations (Co-Chair 2000-2009, member – 2014); Unmet Legal Needs of Children (2007 – 2015); Membership (2010 – 2015); Law Office Technology (2010 – present); Functions (2007 – present); and Work/Life Balance (2007 – 2015); Professionalism (2016); Corporate Counsel (2016); Alternative Dispute Resolution (2016). She taught Advanced Trial Practice as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law and frequently lectures to attorneys and other professional groups.
She is an American Bar Foundation Fellow. She has been a guest member of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Board of Governors and the Tennessee Judicial Conference’s Executive Committee, served on the TBA Membership and Mentoring Committees, was a Diversity Institute Mentor, and was appointed to the TBA Glass Ceiling Taskforce. Since 2009, she has served on the Pro Bono Advisory Committee to the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission at the request of Chief Justice Cornelia Clark.
Wynne and her husband Wayne Knight have four children.