William C. Bovender

1212 North Eastman Road

Kingsport, TN 37664

Phone: (423) 378-8858

Email: bovender@hsdlaw.com

Practice Emphasis:

  • Corporate
  • Litigation


  • B.A. University of North Carolina (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • J.D., University of North Carolina


William Bovender is a partner in the firm’s corporate and litigation practice areas. He has more than 30 years of commercial, employment, and products liability litigation experience representing both private and public sector clients.

His accomplishments also include:

  • Multimillion-dollar verdict in favor of a safety company against a software vendor.
  • Multimillion-dollar settlement for seven electric utilities against a communications conglomerate.
  • Lead counsel for Tri-Cities Airport Commission at Tri-Cities Regional Airport, TN/VA.
  • Designated local counsel in numerous class action cases.
  • Representation of a national energy producer and distributors before the Tennessee Public Utility Commission.

Mr. Bovender is active in alumni affairs for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native of Hickory, North Carolina, he currently resides in Kingsport.


  • Tennessee, 1975
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2012
  • Tennessee Supreme Court, 1975
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1991

Professional & Civic Involvement:

  • Tennessee Bar Foundation, fellow
  • Tennessee Supreme Court, board of professional responsibility
  • Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce, former president
  • Kingsport Chamber Foundation, former board member
  • Johnson City Chamber of Commerce, former board member
  • Paramount Theatre Board in Bristol, former chair

Awards, Recognitions, Accomplishments:

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

William C. Bovender

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