Ryan Stinnett

Associate General Counsel

719 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-0170
Email: ryanstinnett@tennessee.edu
Phone: 865-974-3245

Ryan Stinnett received a B.A. in political science from Furman University and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law. As a law student, Ryan was the executive editor for Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. After law school, Stinnett joined the Atlanta firm of Smith, Gambrell and Russell, where he first worked on international corporate transactions, then developed a practice in construction law and litigation. Upon his return to Knoxville, Ryan moved his legal practice to the firm of Leibowitz and Cohen.

Since joining the Office of General Counsel in 2008, Ryan has worked extensively on both litigation and transactional matters. He currently maintains a varied legal practice in several areas including contracts; construction; procurement; research compliance and export control; conflicts of interest; bankruptcy; and advising on fiscal and information technology policies. Stinnett also serves the University as an adjunct professor, teaching contract drafting and construction law in the UT College of Law.


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