I love helping my clients battle big corporations or massive bureaucracies to get the benefits they deserve, which is why I love working at Eric Buchanan and Associates, where fighting for my clients is what I get to do every single day.
Before joining this firm, I spent my first four years as an attorney in civil litigation, and enjoyed significant success in jury, bench and Claims Commission trials for both claimants and defendants. I also was privileged to act as lead brief-writer for many appeals, including a successful appeal to the Tennessee Supreme Court, which ultimately led to major changes to Tennessee’s insurance law (Allstate Ins. Co. v. Tarrant, 363 S.W.3d 508 (Tenn. 2011)). I also was heavily involved in several high profile cases involving intricate legal and factual issues and many millions of dollars.
At Eric Buchanan & Associates, I am able to use my litigation background and experience to effectively battle behemoths and win benefits for my clients. I love the personal character of my disability practice, which lets me watch my work turn directly into immediate and incredibly positive changes for my clients. I have always known that I am a "crusader" by nature, which is why I like nothing better than battling giants for my clients for my clients every day.
I also enjoy technology (i.e. I have strong nerd tendencies), and I recently learned computer code in order to develop Job Sleuth, an iPhone app for Social Security Disability Practitioners that gives instant and complete access to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles whenever and wherever they have their phone at hand.
In addition to my job, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two girls, playing hockey, reading, and playing practically any game that involves strategy. I love my alma mater Bryan College, in Dayton, Tennessee, and while studying there enjoyed playing as a scholarship pitcher and third baseman.
414 Mccallie Ave
Po Box 11208
Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2066
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2015||12/19/2021|
|Junior Partner||Eric Buchanan & Associates||2016 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Eric Buchanan & Associates||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Stokes, Williams, Sharp & Davies||2009 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tennessee Association for Justice||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|University of Tennessee||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Bryan College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|TAJ Workers Compensation and ERISA/Subrogation Seminar||Ethics of ERISA Subrogation and Reimbursement: What ethics rules apply when a health insurance company wants parts of your client's recovery, and when courts have held attorneys directly responsible to pay back the money, even from their fee.||2014|
|Carty v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company 2016 WL 7325334 (MDTN)||Favorable|
|Matthews v. Colvin 2016 WL 7325334 (MDTN)||Favorable|
|Harris-Frye v. United of Omaha Life Ins. Co., 1:14-CV-72, 2015 WL 5562196 (E.D. Tenn. Sept. 21, 2015)||Favorable|
|Allstate Ins. Co. v. Tarrant, 363 S.W.3d 508 (Tenn. 2012)||Favorable|
|Strine v. Walton, 323 S.W.3d 480 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2010)||Favorable|
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