Brennan Lenihan, Attorney at Law & Mediator

Brennan Lenihan, Attorney at Law & Mediator

Attorney Profile

Brennan Lenihan Attorney at Law & MediatorBrennan Lenihan was born on February 4th in Memphis, Tennessee. After moving frequently with his family while they were in the military, Mr. Lenihan graduated from Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

After high school Mr. Lenihan then went on to obtain his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, before earning his law degree (or Juris Doctor) from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

Mr. Lenihan lives in the Knoxville area with his daughter, Eile.  When he’s not practicing law, he enjoys both playing soccer and coaching Eile, training and running races with his partner Michelle, hanging out with his two dogs and cat (who thinks he is a dog….), and spending time with friends and his family.

Professional Experience

2013 – Present Fox & Farley, Attorneys at Law
Effectively handling all Divorce, Custody and Family Law matters within the office; Actively defending clients in Criminal matters from citations to homicide; Recruiting, assisting with, and litigating accident and injury cases; Mediating cases for other attorneys.
2011 – 2013 Breeding, Lodato, Lenihan, LLC
Conducted all phases of litigation, written discovery and depositions, motions and pleadings, and successfully presented argument at hearings and trials.
2010 Pellissippi State Community College
Prepared and taught Torts 2100 curriculum as an Adjunct Professor for Paralegal Studies.
2008 Anderson County Public Defender’s Office for the 7th Judicial District
Contract Attorney employed to immediately and individually prepare cases, advise clients, and conduct hearings.
2006 – 2011 The Law Office of Brennan P. Lenihan, Attorney at Law & Mediator
Managed the day-to-day operations of an active law practice; supervised multiple employees; maintained an active and diverse litigation and trial practice caseload.
2005 – 2006 Clark & Company, Attorneys at Law – Associate Attorney
2003 – 2005 Ridenour & Ridenour, Attorneys at Law – Associate Attorney
2002 – 2003 The Law Office of Robert A. McNees – Associate Attorney


2011 Graduate of the Tennessee Criminal Defense College
2010 Graduate of the Trial Practice Institute, National Criminal Defense College
2003 Rule 31 Trained General and Civil Mediator
2003 Rule 31 Trained Divorce and Family Law Mediator
2002 Juris Doctor (J.D.) – The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
1999 Bachelor of Arts – The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Professional Memberships (Past or Present)

Knox County Monthly Roundtable
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Knox Co. Bar Association, Roane Co. Bar Association
Anderson County Bar Association – Criminal, Chancery & Circuit Courts Rules Committees Member
Tennessee Valley Mediators Association

Community and Civic Involvement

Presenter and Speaker – Tennessee Valley Mental Health Association
Presenter and Speaker – East Tennessee Paralegal Association
Member (appointed by the City Council of Oak Ridge) – Highland View Advisory Board
Elected Commissioner, and Secretary – Oak Ridge Charter Commission
Member – Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce
Member – East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC)
Graduate – Leadership Oak Ridge
Member – Oak Ridge High School Stakeholder’s Committee
Graduate – Oak Ridge Citizen’s Police Academy; 2003 and 2004
Member – League of Women Voters

Additional Employment Experience

Criminal Justice Externship – State Prosecutor’s Office, Major Violator’s Unit, Memphis, Tennessee
Moot Court Competitor – The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Judicial Law Clerk – Judge Kay S. Robilio, Circuit Court Judge for the 30th Judicial District
 of Tennessee
Law Clerk – The Law Office of Robert A. McNees; Attorney at Law and Municipal Court Judge
 for Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Volunteer Law Clerk – District Attorney General’s Office for the 7th Judicial District of Tennessee
Volunteer Law Clerk – Gilreath & Associates, Knoxville, Tennessee

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