Brian Cummings has 20+ years of litigation experience, including successfully handling and trying scores of medical malpractice and personal injury cases.
Brian has recovered more than $24,000, for his clients in just the past few years, which earned him Lifetime Member status in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization whose membership is limited to trial lawyers who have won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Selection is based on strict standards, recognizing only trial lawyers who “have each demonstrated, in an objective and tangible way, their ability to accomplish superior results in complex cases.” Fewer than 1% of lawyers in the United States are members.
Brian was selected as a SuperLawyer in Personal Injury law and in Medical Malpractice law for five straight years fro 2015-2019.
Brian is Board-certified as a Medical Malpractice attorney by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He is 1 of less than 20 attorneys in Tennessee who have earned this certification. Board-certification is awarded only after having one’s trial experience vetted and passing an extensive written exam.
Brian was selected in 2017 and 2018 by The National Law Journal as an Elite Lawyer of the South. This award is given to the Top 5% of lawyers in their practice area.
Brian was selected by The American Lawyer for the Best Lawyers in Medical Malpractice award in 2015.
Brian has the highest rating available for attorneys from Martindale-Hubbell, having been designated as AV Preeminent. The AV rating means a lawyer’s peers (attorneys/judges) rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
Brian is a Member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. This is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state who meet qualifications as a top plaintiffs’ lawyer. Selection and invitation are based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations and third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior reputation, leadership, influence, stature, and public profile.
Also, Brian is a Fellow of The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one half of 1% of American lawyers. Membership is by invitation only. Selection is based on effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, as well as ethical reputation.
Brian has multiple jury trial successes, including a recent $1.1 Million verdict in December 2018, and he has obtained strong settlements for his clients. He makes a point to develop themes and exhibits to share with juries to complement the concise, jury-friendly, and story-telling style he uses at trial. Brian speaks frequently at litigation seminars by invitation, with the most common request being that he share with other lawyers his insight and experience regarding how to prepare and present the best arguments and stories to persuade juries.
Brian is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Hawaii, California, Georgia, and Florida. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United Stated District Court of Hawaii, and the United States District Court of Middle Tennessee.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.