Keith Edmiston

Keith Edmiston

Bankruptcy Attorney - Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13
  • Bankruptcy, Appeals & Appellate
  • Tennessee
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I currently practice bankruptcy law at the Nashville, TN office of a regional bankruptcy law firm. I have represented numerous debtors in consumer cases under Chapters 7 and 13, multiple farm cases under Chapter 12, and many business cases under Chapter 11. I have also represented trustees in cases under Chapters 7 and 11. Additionally, I have litigated a substantial number of adversary proceedings, including over a hundred adversary proceedings in a single Chapter 11 case. My bankruptcy cases have resulted in sixteen reported opinions and many additional opinions available on legal research databases.

I am admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 6th Circuits, the U.S. District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee, and the Tennessee state courts. My appellate work includes a petition for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, over twenty cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and several cases before the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

In addition to bankruptcy matters, I have substantial experience in civil and commercial litigation, law enforcement liability and civil rights litigation, real estate law and litigation, banking and lending, and general business and corporate matters.

I was an Assistant Law Examiner with the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners for seven years, where I wrote and graded part of the bar exam. In addition to practicing law, I currently tutor students for the Uniform Bar Exam, as well as the Georgia, Florida, and California bar exams.

I have presented at seminars in the areas of bankruptcy and defense of law enforcement liability cases.

I am currently on the Board of Directors for a charity with over 2,500 members. I have previously served on the Board of Directors for an adult care center, and I served four years with the Knox County, Tennessee Foster Care Review Board.

Practice Areas
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy - Chapter 12
  • Bankruptcy - Adversary Proceedings
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
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4th Circuit
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6th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English
Professional Experience
Clark & Washington
- Current
Adjunct Faculty
Campbell University
Bar Exam Instructor and Tutor
BarBri, Themis, Bar Max
Attorney, Managing Partner
Edmiston Foster
Attorney, Managing Member
Gribble, Carpenter & Associates
Assistant Law Examiner
Tennessee Board of Law Examiners
Wrote and graded bar exam essays; part of team reviewing and approving/denying applications for licensure
Attorney, Partner
Hodges, Doughty & Carson
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
J.D. (1996) | Law
Honors: Graduated with honors
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East Tennessee State University
B.A. (1994) | English
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Professional Associations
Tennessee Bar Association
- Current
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American Bankruptcy Institute
- Current
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State Bar of Tennessee  # 18366
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Tennessee Foreclosure and Related Title Issues
National Business Institute
Liability for Politics-Based Actions Against Government Employees
For the Defense
Speaking Engagements
Bankruptcy, CLE
FDCPA and Regulation F Certification
Collection Certifications, LLC
Websites & Blogs
Clark & Washington
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. Self-storage owner is requiring insurance on my contents -- what's the law in TN that says I have to have ins
A: It is a matter of contract, not of law. Based on the information you provided, if a contract with a self-storage company provides that insurance is required, there is no law prohibiting that provision. For example, many landlords require residential tenants to have renter's insurance. Failure to comply with such contractual provisions could result in the self-storage company refusing to allow you to store your property there.
Q. If civil case is dismissed in general sessions, what are my options besides an appeal? Can I refile the case later?
A: It depends on whether the case was dismissed "with prejudice" or "without prejudice." If the dismissal was "without prejudice," the claim can be refiled, but if the dismissal was "with prejudice," then an appeal is the sole avenue for relief.
Q. I have a judgement of over $46,000 The debtor has an exempt real estate asset yet filed chapter 13
A: In addition to what the other attorneys have said in response to your question, you might also consider discussing with an attorney whether there are grounds for dismissal of the case or denial of confirmation of the Chapter 13 plan.
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Contact & Map
Main Office
7031 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37909
Telephone: (865) 383-0357
Fax: (865) 383-0354