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My legal career has focused on protecting the rights of individuals against big corporations. My main work in this regard is in three areas: (1) pursuing justice for victims of dangerous corporate products (mainly mesothelioma / asbestos victims); (2) representing labor unions; & (3) advocating for employee's rights.


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Practice areas


  1. Mesothelioma: 70%
  2. Employment: 20%
  3. Defective Products: 10%


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  • Nicholas J. Vogelzang

    I endorse this lawyer based upon his extensive knowledge of asbestos and cancer.


    Nicholas Vogelzang Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney
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Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, PC

735 Broad St Ste 800
Chattanooga, TN, 37402

735 Broad St Ste 800
Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2913



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Personal Injury Plaintiff: ProductsMid-South Super Lawyers2014
Personal Injury Plaintiff: ProductsMid-South Super Lawyers2013
Personal Injury Plaintiff: ProductsMid-South Super Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySummers, Rufolo & Rodgers1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committeemember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1996 - Present
Tennessee Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chattanooga Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nye v. Bayer Cropscience, Inc., 347 S.W.3d 686 (Tenn. 2011)N/A
Nye v. Bayer Cropscience, Inc., 2009 WL 3295137 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009)N/A
Trustees of Iron Wrkrs Dist. Council of TN Valley & Vicinity Pension Fund, et al, v. Howell, 2008 WL 2645504 (2008)N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)Economics, Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
University of TennesseeN/AN/AN/A