I believe in hard work, exceptional client communication, and finding creative and cost-effective solutions.
Since joining Hodges, Doughty & Carson in September 1997, I have represented physicians, nurses, hospitals, assisted living facilities, mental health centers, and other healthcare providers in state and federal courts, as well as state administrative proceedings. I have acquired extensive experience in state and federal trial courts in Tennessee and Georgia, as well as appellate representation before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Tennessee Supreme Court. I have also been admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court. I have also successfully represented doctors and nurses in administrative hearings before the Tennessee Board of Medicine and Board of Nursing. In addition to litigation, I advise health care clients on contracts and other medical-legal issues.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Heather, and our two sons.
Hourly ($1-250/hour), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (5%)
Cash, Check, Credit card
Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!
Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1997||11/07/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorney||CityView Magazine||2014|
|Top Attorney||CityView Magazine||2013|
|Master of the Bench||American Inns of Court||2013|
|Trial Advocacy Skills||National Institute for Trial Advocacy||2005|
|Partner||Hodges, Doughty & Carson PLLC||1997 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Clark, Ward & Cave||1996 - 1996|
|Legal Intern||Environmental Protection Agency||1996 - 1997|
|Law Clerk||Equal Employment Opportunity Commission||1995 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2014 - Present|
|2nd Presbyterian Church||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Knoxville Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Howard v. Vickers||Defense verdict|
|Chambers v. Semmer, 197 S.W.3d 730 (Tenn. 2006)||N/A|
|Cable v. Harris||Defense verdict|
|See all legal cases|
|East Tennessee Medical News||Legal Matters - Careless Words Can Lead to Litigation||2007|
|East Tennessee Medical News||Legal Matters - Should You Be An Expert Witness||2007|
|East Tennessee Medical News||Legal Matters - How to Effectively Document Informed Consent||2007|
|Emory University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Emory University||Environmental Sciences and History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Medical Records Law||Responding to Medical Records Requests under Tennessee Law||2012|