Brian C. Quist

Quist, Cone & Fitzpatrick, PLLC
2121 First Tennessee Plaza
800 South Gay Street Suite 2121
Knoxville, TN 37929

p. 865 524.1873 ext. 231
f. 865 525.2440



Brian Quist joined the firm in 1990 and has been a member of the firm since 1995. He is presently the firm’s managing member. He is a 1987 graduate of the Duke University School of Law. Mr. Quist’s practice focus is on representing corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, businesses, and people in business. His representation of clients usually pertains to litigation but also includes business formations, contracts, transactions, and purchase and sale agreements. He is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association.


  • Appellate practice (state)
  • Appellate practice (federal)
  • Alternate dispute resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Business formations
  • Business law
  • Business litigation
  • Commercial law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction law
  • Construction litigation
  • Contracts
  • Contract litigation
  • Corporate law
  • Corporate litigation
  • Corporations
  • Entity selection
  • Federal government contracts
  • Federal government contract disputes
  • Government contracts
  • Government contracts disputes
  • Leases
  • Limited liability company formation
  • Litigation (jury)
  • Litigation (non-jury)
  • Mediation
  • Partnerships
  • Patent litigation
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Real estate litigation
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Transactions
  • Trial practice


University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, BA Political Science, Summa Cum Laude 1984
The Graduate School, Duke University, Durham North Carolina, MA Economics, 1987
The Duke University School of Law, Durham North Carolina, JD 1987


Tennessee 1987
Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee 1988
Federal District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee 1989
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 1989
United States Tax Court 1999
United States Court of Federal Claims 1994


Brian grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He and his wife Molly and their three children reside in Farragut. Brian volunteers his time coaching and refereeing youth sports.