PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Debra Morton
Debra A. Morton, Attorney at Law
110 West Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066-3276
Work Phone: (615)415-1472
Fax Phone: (615)452-5008
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MAY 2012 - PRESENT: DEBRA A. MORTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW (32 years of legal experience) * Legal Medical Record Reviews and Summaries * Insurance Defense * Personal Injury - Defense * Workers' Compensation - Defense * Healthcare Litigation - Defense * Collections * Commercial Litigation * Evictions * Foreclosure Services * Attendance at Foreclosure Sales * Title Searches * Bankruptcy Services - Creditor * Closings * Juvenile Dependency and Neglect * Wills 05/2003 – 04/2012: MORTON’S PARALEGAL SERVICES * Owner/Contractor * Litigation paralegal services rendered to law firms, corporations, and colleges on a contract (project) basis * Personal injury * Workers' compensation * Medical malpractice * Nursing home abuse and neglect * Tractor trailer accidents * Product liability/defective products * General negligence * Commercial litigation * Draft litigation pleadings * Draft Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents * Prepare Answers to the Interrogatories and Responses to the Requests for Production of Documents * Document production * Organize and index large volumes of documents * Prepare deposition notebooks * Summarize depositions * Trial preparation and attendance * Organize and index medical records * Prepare thorough, detailed medical record summaries * Draft status reports to clients * Train paralegal staff * Adjunct instructor for paralegal program at local college * Perform residential title searches in Middle Tennessee counties * Draft, review, and revise contracts * Set up electronic databases * Set up and organize file rooms for legal departments 02/2001 – 04/2004: HARWELL, HOWARD, HYNE, GABBERT & MANNER, P.C. * Litigation paralegal * Draft Complaints, Answers, Motions, Memorandums, Affidavits, and Orders * Draft Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents * Draft Answers to the Interrogatories and Responses to the Requests for Production of Documents * Document production * Organize and index large volumes of documents (including war rooms) * Preparation of deposition notebooks * Summarize depositions * Trial preparation and attendance * Research using Westlaw and Lexis * Overflow paralegal for the Bankruptcy Department. 04/1999 - 02/2001: REGIONS BANK * Special Assets Officer/Paralegal * Responsible for problem loans for all branches in Middle Tennessee * Collections * Repossessions * Sales of vehicles * Deficiency balances * Foreclosures * Loan workouts * Responsible for assigning and monitoring collections, litigation, and bankruptcy cases with outside counsel * Preparation of monthly status reports Reason for Leaving: This position was eliminated and moved to Alabama. 02/1994 – 04/1999: BAKER, DONELSON, BEARMAN & CALDWELL (was Baker, Worthington, Crossley, Stansberry & Woolf) * Litigation Legal Assistant * Preparation of correspondence * Preparation of litigation pleadings * Document production * Organize and index large volumes of documents * Prepare deposition notebooks * Summarize depositions * Trial preparation * Overflow paralegal for the Bankruptcy Department. 11/1986 - 02/1994: MILLER & MARTIN (was Trabue, Sturdivant & DeWitt) * Litigation Legal Assistant * Preparation of correspondence * Preparation of litigation pleadings * Document production * Organize and index large volumes of documents * Prepare deposition notebooks * Summarize depositions * Trial preparation * Overflow paralegal for the Bankruptcy Department. 03/1982 – 11/1986: LEWIS,KING, KRIEG & WALDROP (was Morton, Lewis, King & Krieg) * Office Manager/Litigation Legal Assistant * Insurance Defense * Preparation of correspondence * Preparation of litigation pleadings * Document production * Organize and index large volumes of documents * Trial preparation

Additional Information

Legal Education: Nashville School of Law
Year Licensed: 2012
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 2012
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Reorg., Health & Hospital Law, Insurance Law, Juvenile Law, Litigation - General Civil Practice, Litigation - Commercial, Probate & Trust Law, Real Estate Law, Tort & Personal Injury