As a member of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Group, Bob focuses on drug and device litigation and product liability. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1972
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Eastern, Middle, Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense, 2014-2020
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, 2013-2022
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2013-2022
    • Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, 2016
    • Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2012, 2021
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Top 100: Tennessee Super Lawyers, 2013-2014
    • Top 50: Nashville Super Lawyers, 2013-2014
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Defense, 2006-2021
  • Best of the Bar, Nashville Business Journal, 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®– PreeminentPeer Review Rated
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation

Education & Honors

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1972
  • Vanderbilt University, B.S., 1969


  • Professional Liability Insurance approved defense counsel over the years for companies including: Hudson Insurance Company, Berkley Select, Chartis, Virginia Insurance Reciprocal, AIG, Darwin Professional Underwriters, Zurich, State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company, CHUBB.
  • 30 plus years of experience in defending doctors and hospitals across the State of Tennessee.  
  • Defended general liability and professional negligence claims for the following hospitals in Tennessee:  Baptist Hospital (Nashville, TN), Clarksville Memorial Hospital (Clarksville, TN), Medical Center of Manchester (Manchester, TN), Coffee County Hospital, Macon County Hospital, Lincoln County Hospital, Wayne County Hospital, Sumner Regional Medical Center (Gallatin, TN), Warren County Hospital, Maury Regional Medical Center (Columbia, TN), Hartsville Medical Center, Marshall Medical Center
  • Defended as lead counsel, several thousand medical malpractice cases over the years and has tried numerous jury cases to verdict.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Numerous presentations on malpractice issues to hospitals and physicians across middle Tennessee.