Richard “Bud” Armstrong, Esq.

Richard Bud Armstrong

Title: Attorney
Company: Law Office of Richard B. Armstrong
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Richard Armstrong, Esq., Attorney at the Law Office of Richard B. Armstrong, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the legal field. 

Initially enrolling at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Dr. Armstrong earned a Bachelor of Arts in economic geography in 1975. Soon thereafter, he obtained a Master of Science in Education from the aforementioned university in 1978. He later earned a Doctor of Education in management science from the Teachers College at Columbia University on 1986. He concluded his academic efforts with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law in 2008. Moreover, Dr. Armstrong was admitted to practice law in the state of Tennessee.

Mr. Armstrong currently excels as an attorney with the Law Office of Richard B. Armstrong. In this position, he practices corporate law, estate law and government law while advising local government and school boards. He also provides pro bono services in the area of juvenile law. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Knox County law director from 2012 to 2020. Earlier in his career, Mr. Armstrong worked as a commissioner for the Knox County Commission as well as the Tennessee Valley Authority. 

In addition to his extensive legal career, Mr. Armstrong contributes as a professor at the University of Tennessee and the University of Michigan. Civically, he was appointed as a member of the board of directors for the East Tennessee Historical Society and the Pandora Marble Company. Furthermore, he has published 30 to 40 articles in the field of education, technology and environmental fields. Likewise, Mr. Armstrong co-edited the book, “Workforce Development in Federal Republic of Germany,” in 1993. 

Mr. Armstrong’s most notable professional achievement was being selected as an attorney for a billion dollar corporation in addition to the Knox County government. Additionally, he is proud to have developed the education litigation program, as well as an engineering technology and engineering degree program that spans from high school to a PhD. Lastly, he is proud to have conducted a major research project with the University of Tennessee which resulted in multinational study focusing on Germany which developed a degree program for electrical workers. In the coming years, Mr. Armstrong hopes to run for judge in 2022. 

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