C. Paul Harrison

Attorney (Of Counsel)

Paul Harrison is of counsel with Long, Ragsdale & Waters, P.C., having taken a limited role with the law firm effective January 2020 to focus on his real estate investments. He first joined the firm in 1987 and was a partner at LRW until the beginning of 2020.

Prior to transitioning to the of counsel role, Harrison concentrated his practice in the areas of litigation, transactions and general business. He had a diverse client base, which primarily consisted of business owners. Throughout the years, Harrison handled many construction-related matters as well as employer-employee and non-compete litigation and developed expertise with creditor/debtor workouts. Harrison represented clients in landlord-tenant cases, condemnations, contract and business litigation, acquisitions of businesses, real estate and lease negotiations, and other corporate, contract and business matters. Harrison also serves as counsel for clients evaluating investment opportunities in real estate and business ventures.

Harrison is an “AV” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He has extensive experience in bench and jury trials and arbitration hearings.

Harrison grew up on his family’s dairy farm in Loudon, Tennessee and remains close to his family and the agricultural community there. He is married and has two grown sons. Besides work, Paul enjoys sports and keeping up with the prevailing business and political news of the day.


B.S., University of Tennessee, 1983
agricultural business

Torchbearer, highest student honor conferred by UT

Alpha Gamma Rho, fraternity president

Federal Land Bank, Bank for Cooperatives, internships

J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 1986

Phi Kappa Alpha, president


Tennessee, 1986

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Tennessee


Tennessee Bar Association

Knoxville Bar Association

Tennessee Association of Construction Lawyers

Knoxville Leadership Foundation, former board member