Litigation Section

This section provides the trial attorney with information on the most recent trends in trial techniques through annual seminars and its newsletter. The section currently produces a quarterly case update to the members of the section.

Chair
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak...
401 Commerce Street, Ste. 1200
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)932-6642
Vice-Chair
Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC
130 N. Court Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
(901)524-5000

Insurance Defense Firm Expands to Nashville

McAngus Goudelock & Courie, a regional insurance defense firm, has expanded into Nashville, making it the firm’s 12th office in the Southeast. MGC welcomes four new attorneys to the firm’s newest office: Paul Brewer, Joey Johnsen, Chuck Mangelsdorf and Stephen Morton.

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Opt-Out Workers Comp Bill On Hold

A crusade to allow Tennessee employers to opt out of mandatory workers’ compensation insurance seems a first-year flop, but will likely be back next year, Knoxnews reports. Sponsored by Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, SB0721/HB0997 sets minimum payout provisions — $300,000 in most circumstances for medical coverage — and sets a limit on lawsuit payouts. The Tennessee Bar Association and a number of insurance companies oppose the proposal.

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