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Legal Division

James K. Polk Building, Suite 300
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615.741.2941
Fax: 615.532.5988

John Reinbold
John Reinbold
General Counsel
John.Reinbold@tn.gov 

This division is comprised of agency legal staff providing services to the Commissioner, his staff and all divisions and regions. Services include preparation and contract review, grants, and right-of-way acquisition documents; administrative hearings representation; drafting/review of legislation and regulations; advice on regulatory requirements; and assistance in employment law. The office works closely with the State Attorney General's Office in response to TDOT contract, tort, employment, and condemnation cases.


The Legal Division is comprised of attorneys located in the Departmentís headquarters and its regional offices. This division provides a wide range of legal services to the Commissioner, his staff and the various divisions of the Department. Matters handled by the division include preparation and review of contracts, resolution of construction contract disputes, administrative hearings, tort claims, employment law issues and legislative matters.

To make a public records request contact the Legal Division 615-741-2941. The Department has 7 business days to either fulfill the request or advise when it will be fulfilled. Fees may apply. For more information visit the Tennessee Comptroller website.

Anyone with questions about claims needs to contact the Division of Claims Administration 615-741-2734.