William is an AV-Rated attorney in our Tort, Transportation & Specialized 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, 2011-2019
  • 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