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Michael Dagley has a 33-year track record of success in high-stakes litigation across numerous industries. He has also been recognized as a skillful and innovative negotiator of complex litigation settlements, including most recently, in software disputes on behalf of hospital and healthcare systems harmed by failed software implementation.  In the last five years, he has prevailed in eight multi-million dollar contingency fee cases, including one in excess of $100 million. Mike works with corporations to pursue claims against businesses who have defrauded them, and has represented nearly every major hospital company in Nashville, TN and a broad spectrum of other healthcare systems across the U.S.  Beyond the healthcare industry, Mike represents plaintiffs, both individuals and companies, in complex business disputes, often using creative fee arrangements.  He has earned a national reputation in litigation, and is recognized regularly by Chambers USA.

His practice focuses on:

  • Healthcare Disputes – Representing major healthcare companies in claims related to contractual disputes, fraud and abuse, breaches of contract, patient and consumer protection laws, and regulatory and operational matters.

  • Software Disputes - Investigating and identifying claims and resolving disputes that arise between organizations and information technology providers, including claims related to software implementation and contract disputes.


Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 25%
  2. Health Care: 25%
  3. Investment Fraud: 25%
  4. Litigation: 25%

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Contact info

Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC

150 Third Avenue South
Suite 2800
Nashville, TN, 37201

3rd Natl Financial Ctr #1900
Farris Warfield & Kanaday
Nashville, TN, 37219-0000



TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative Suspension198408/17/2016
GATerminated - Nonpayment of Dues198108/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Listed - Litigation: General CommercialChambers USAN/A
ListedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
100 Lawyers You Need to Know in Securities LitigationLawdragon MagazineN/A
Local Litigation StarsBenchmark: America's Leading Litigation Firms and AttorneysN/A
Best of the BarNashville Business JournalN/A
Super LawyerMid-South Super LawyersN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Harry Phillips American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
American Health Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Nashville Bar Association, Federal Court CommitteeChair2004 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$102 Million Win for Trinity Medical CenterWon a unanimous award in private arbitration for $102 million.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Law360When IT Fails: Software Vendor Liability is Expanding2014
Becker's Hospital ReviewInterviewed for "7 Ways to Protect Your Hospital from Health IT Gone Wrong"2014
FierceHealthITQuoted in "3 Keys to Protecting Your Hospital in an IT Vendor Dispute"2014
Modern HealthcareQuoted in "Cerner, Trinity Reach $106M Settlement in Software Dispute"2014
The TennesseanInterviewed for "Why Bad Medical Software Can Break the Bank"2014
Vanderbilt Law ReviewDischarge of Supervisors for Union-Related Activity: An Examination of Pattern of Conduct Analysis1981
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Middle Tennessee State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978