Kendell M. Garrett was born and raised in Maryville, Tennessee.  She received her B.A. in English literature, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee, with a minor in Spanish in 2013.  She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law with High Honors in 2016 with a concentration in advocacy.  During her time in law school, Kendell served as a research editor for the Tennessee Law Review and earned certificates of academic excellence in Contracts II and Business Torts.

Following law school, Kendell served as a law clerk to the Honorable Hanly A. Ingram of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.  Since joining Paine, Tarwater, & Bickers she has focused on civil litigation practice on complex business litigation matters, including toxic tort and products liability asbestos litigation

Kendell is a member of the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations.  She enjoys running, being outside, and spending time with her family.

Kendell currently resides in Knoxville.