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Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2014
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 6th Circuit
    • 11th Circuit


  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Health Care Law, 2021
    • Ones to Watch, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2021
  • Best of the Bar, Memphis Business Journal, 2021

Education & Honors

  • University of Memphis, J.D., summa cum laude, 2014
    • Editor-in-Chief, The University of Memphis Law Review
    • Best Note, The University of Memphis Law Review Vol. 44
    • Freshman Moot Court Champion and Best Oral Advocate
    • CALI Awards: Products Liability, Evidence, Torts I, Civil Procedure II, Constitutional Law, Remedies, Securities Regulation, Education & Civil Rights
  • Auburn University, B.A., Political Science and Spanish, summa cum laude, 2011
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors College Graduate
  • Clerkship, Honorable S. Thomas Anderson, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2014-2015


  • Ridings v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – Assisted defense team in Pradaxa preemption evidentiary hearing in the Western District of Missouri.  Summary judgment for defendant.  444 F. Supp. 3d 973 (W.D. Mo. 2020).
  • Gallam v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – Assisted trial team in second Pradaxa bellwether trial in Hartford, Connecticut Superior Court.  Defense verdict.
  • ​Representation of national retailer in general-liability lawsuits across Tennessee.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, “Court Initially Rejects Class-Action Settlement in Roundup MDL,” ABA Mass Torts Litigation, Practice Points, October 28, 2020.
  • Presenter, “My Product Is on the Market; Now What?,” Medmarc Insurance Group Webinar, June 2017.
  • Co-Author, “Protected or Prosecutable? Mass Tort Plaintiff-Attorney Advertising,” DRI: For the Defense, November 2016.
  • Co-Author, "Plaintiff Attorney Advertising: Protected or Prosecutable?Pro Te Solutio, Vol. 8, No. 5, Spring 2016.
  • Author, “The Intersection of CLS and Hosanna-Tabor: The Ministerial Exception Applied to Religious Student Organizations,” 44 U. Mem. L. Rev. 141 (2013).