Betsy focuses her practice on appellate and written advocacy and drug and device litigation. ​

Biography – View PDF Bio

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1989
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Distinctions

  • Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®- Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 2014-2017

Education & Honors

  • University of Tennessee, J.D., with honors, 1989
    • National Moot Court Team
    • Moot Court Board
  • University of Tennessee, B.A., Political Science, with honors, 1985

Experience

  • Ward v. Lincoln Elec. Co., 2014 N.Y. Slip Op. 02668 (1st Dept. April 17, 2014) .
  • University Corp. v. Wring, 2012 Tenn. App. LEXIS 645 (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 18, 2012).
  • City of Memphis v. Gilliland, 391 S.W. 3d 60 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2012), perm. app. denied, Jan. 9, 2013.
  • Vraney v. Medical Specialty Clinic, P.C., 2013 Tenn. App. LEXIS 587 (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 9, 2013).
  • Vintage Health Resources, Inc. v. Guiangan, 309 S.W. 3d 448 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009), perm. app. denied,  Feb. 22, 2010.
  • State By and Through Pierotti ex rel. Boone v. Sundquist, 884 S.W. 2d 438 (Tenn. 1994).
  • Buchanan v. City of Bolivar, Tenn., 99 F.3d 1352 (6th Cir. 1996).
  • Ergon, Inc. v. Amoco Oil Co., 966 F. Supp. 577 (W.D. Tenn. 1997).
  • Nelson v. Martin, 958 S.W. 2d 643 (Tenn. 1997).
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • ​Co-Author, “What Does Your Dismissal Without Prejudice Mean? – A 50 State Survey of Savings Statutes,” Guest Post – Drug & Device Law Blog, October 18, 2018.