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With more than 40 years of combined legal experience and over $45 million recovered for our clients, The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto have the experience you need to protect your interests in negotiations with insurance companies, in mediations, before administrative agencies (such as the federal Social Security Administration, the Tennessee Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs), and in family law, criminal and probate courts.


When you entrust your case to The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto, you won’t be just another file number. You will have the opportunity to meet with your attorney to discuss your case, as well as with a case manager, who will assist in the day to day management of your case. Our case managers are experienced paralegals who are trained to monitor your case progress, answer any questions that you have, and facilitate communication between you and your lawyer.


The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto work hard to make this process as painless as possible.  Our team is equipped to handle all aspects of your case so that you can focus on getting better.  We provide practical assistance with things like collecting your medical records, or filing your property damage claim so that you can get your vehicle repaired or replaced. We know how traumatic an accident or injury can be. It may be the first time for you, but we’ve been through it before.  From our receptionists and case managers to our attorneys, each member of our team is here to help you through this difficult time with friendly, compassionate service.


Founder & Senior Partner

Firm founder and senior partner Ralph Brown has more than 34 years of legal experience representing Tennesseans in a wide range of cases and has been named to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Starting in 1979, he handled criminal, domestic, personal injury, and insurance defense cases.  By 1993, Ralph had focused his practice exclusively on Plaintiffs’ personal injury cases—representing victims of truck, car, and boating accidents; industrial and on the job accidents; and accidents caused by dangerous products and machinery.  He uses engineers, computer scientists, doctors and other experts to analyze and reenact accidents and assess injuries, disabilities, and other damages. He has obtained substantial recoveries for thousands of clients with catastrophic injuries, including paralysis, brain damage, and traumatic amputations; put his experience to work for you!



  • Product Liability
  • Premises liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Accidents



  • Tennessee, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit



  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Blount County Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum



  • Broadway United Methodist Church, Maryville, TN: Sunday School Teacher and member of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee. Former member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Endowment Committee
  • Planning Commission of Alcoa, TN: Former Member


Firm Partner

Prior to entering private practice, firm partner Andrew J. Roberto was a local entrepreneur who founded and led software entertainment development company Aware Entertainment, Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee.


From 2004-2008 Andrew served as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist with the Tennessee Department of Labor. In this role, Andrew issued orders compelling insurance companies to pay benefits to injured workers across East Tennessee. He was able to use his business experience to help mediate disputes between injured workers and their employers; he presided over settlement approvals, and even ordered insurance companies to pay benefits to injured workers.


In addition to his Worker’s Compensation experience, Andrew Roberto has helped countless Tennesseans to obtain the Social Security Disability benefits to which they are entitled. Andrew is also accredited as an attorney for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As a former workers’ compensation specialist and an attorney, Andrew has worked on countless work related injury claims. Call Andrew today and put his experience to work for you to get you all of the benefits you are entitled to under Tennessee law.



  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security
  • Disability
  • Car Accidents
  • Veterans' Disability Claims



  • Tennessee, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee



  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • National Organization of Veterans' Advocates (NOVA)



  • The Salvation Army, Knoxville, TN: Advisory Board Chair, 33rd Recipient of The Salvation Army Partner in Mission Award, May 2013.
  • 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Convention, Knoxville, TN: Executive Committee Member
  • Cokesbury United Methodist Church, Knoxville, TN: Member



Prior to joining The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto, Timothy Roberto (Tim) practiced in a law firm in Nashville that specialized in complex litigation, where he gained experience in employment discrimination, personal injury, will contest and breach of contract cases. Tim previously served as a law clerk in the highest court of this State – the Tennessee Supreme Court. In this position, he assisted the Justices of the Court with complex legal research in the drafting of Court opinions. Before entering the legal profession, Tim served for four years as a policy advisor to Governor Bredesen.



  • Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harrassment
  • Family Medical Leave Act Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Disability
  • Breach of Contract Claims
  • Will Contests
  • Small Business Formation
  • Appellate Practice



  • Tennessee, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee



  • Nashville School of Law, Nashville, TN, Juris Doctor (J.D.) - 2010
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee Master of Arts (M.A.), Cum Laude in Philosophy - 2002



  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court