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Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 50%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 50%

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Hodges, Doughty & Carson

617 Main Street
PO Box 869
Knoxville, TN, 37901-0869


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer Medical MalpracticeSuperLawyers, Mid-South2015
Best Lawyer, Medical Malpractice DefenseBest Lawyers in America2015
Super Lawyer, Mid-South, Medical MalpracticeSuperLawyers2014
Best Lawyer, Medical Mapractice DefenseBest Lawyers in America2014
Super Lawyer, Mid-South, Medical MalpracticeSuperLawyers2013
Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice Defense-Knoxville, TNBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyer, Medical Malpractice DefenseBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyer, Medical Malpractice DefenseBest Lawyers in America2012
Super Lawyer, Mid-South, Medical MalpracticeSuperLawyers2012
Top Attorney: Health Care Law & Medical Malpractice - DefenseCityView Magazine2011
Listed as one of Best 150Business Tennessee Magazine2009
Listed as one of Best 150Business Tennessee magazine2008
Listed as one of Best 150Business Tennessee magazine2007
President's AwardKnoxville Bar Association1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Tennessee Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Knoxville Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Knoxville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hamilton Burnett American Inn of CourtMaster of the BenchN/A
Knoxville Bar AssociationBoard of GovernorsN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
DICTABanks v. Elks Club Pride of Tennessee: Tennessee Modifies the Common-Law "Original Tortfeasor Rule"2010
DICTARecent Medical Malpractice Law Amendments2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Tennessee, ChattanoogaN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lunch & Learn SeminarRetaining and Attracting Talent2014