William is an AV-Rated attorney in our General Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on Insurance Law, Professional Liability Defense, Personal Injury Litigation, White Collar Crime, Business and Commercial Disputes, and Employment Litigation among others.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1984
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Eastern, Middle, Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Tennessee Court of Appeals

Distinctions

  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
  • Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Judge General's Advocate Corps, 1985-1988

Education & Honors

  • University of Tennessee, J.D., with high honors, 1984
    • Order of the Coif
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Moot Court Board
    • Casenotes Editor, University of Tennessee Law Review
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude, 1981
    • Distinguished Military Graduate
  • Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator, 2016

Experience

  • Westfeld v. Federal Republic of Germany, 633 F.3d 409 (6th Cir. 2011); FSIA claim.
  • Lufkin v. Conner, 338 S.W.3d 499 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2010); legal malpractice.
  • Strong v. Baker, 2008 WL 859086 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2008); legal malpractice.
  • McDonald v. Calhoun, 2007 WL 4460069 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2007); medical malpractice.
  • Johnson v. S & S Screw Company et. al., 2004 WL 239756 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2004); commercial litigation.
  • Sommer v. Davis, 317 F.3d 686 (6th Cir. 2003); medical malpractice.
  • Hogan v. Coyne Intern., 996 S.W.2d 195 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1998); commercial litigation.
  • Devore v. Deloitte & Touche, 1998 WL 295024 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1998); employment discrimination.
  • Rose v. H.C.A. Health Services of Tennessee, Inc., 947 S.W.2d 144 (Tenn. Ct. App 1996); medical malpractice/products liability.
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications