Tennessee Defense

Lawyers Association


  • 21 Oct 2015 8:00 AM | Mary Gadd (Administrator)

    To view the 2015 Tennessee Legislative Update, please click here

  • 19 Oct 2015 8:00 AM | Mary Gadd (Administrator)

    Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association recently held its 49th Annual Meeting in Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 1-3, 2015. During the awards dinner event, TDLA  hosted a Silent Auction in which items were donated, and bid on, to raise money for the Chattanooga Heroes Fund.

    Established in July of this year by Peyton Manning and his family in partnership with Senator Bob Corker, former mayor of Chattanooga, the fund supports the families of those servicemen who lost their lives or were wounded in the tragic shootings in Chattanooga on July 16.

  • 13 Sep 2015 6:00 PM | Mary Gadd (Administrator)

    TDLA would like to welcome its newest member Katie Lamb. Katie is an associate with the law firm of Trammell, Adkins and Ward, PC in Knoxville, Tennessee.

  • 31 Jul 2015 7:00 AM | Mary Gadd (Administrator)

    Kay Anderson, attorney with The Hardison Law Firm in Memphis, Tennessee, successfully defended a general surgeon in the state Circuit Court in a case involving a low anterior repair operation. The plaintiff was a morbidly obese woman who had six previous abdominal surgeries. She presented to the emergency department with severe pain caused by diverticulitis. After a period of time to rest the bowel, the physician and his resident performed the procedure. They were able to visualize the ureters and move them away from the line of surgery. They successfully reconnected the colon to the rectum. After an uneventful post-operative course the patient was discharged. She returned to the emergency department with complaints of flank pain and was diagnosed with an obstructed ureter. A second surgery was performed to deal with this obstruction whereupon it was discovered that the ureter was parallel to the anastomosis with a staple across the ureter. The second surgery was a success and the plaintiff suffered no kidney damage. She subsequently developed a deep vein thrombosis and a hernia. She filed the lawsuit claiming the stapling of the ureter caused damages. After a two week trial, the jury found the physician had complied with the recognized standard of acceptable professional practice and was not liable.

  • 05 Jul 2015 6:05 PM | Mary Gadd (Administrator)

    Forensic Pursuit provides vital, expert computer forensics services to attorneys, businesses, and individuals worldwide.  We collect, preserve, and analyze evidence in criminal and civil cases.  We also provide our clients with preventative forensics services and education on the legal and technical issues surrounding electronically stored information. 

    Contact is Steve Linn at steve.linn@forensicpursuit.com

  • 05 Jul 2015 6:00 PM | Mary Gadd (Administrator)

    It's a Great time to renew with TDLA! Membership runs from July 1 to June 30. We have educational events planned throughout the summer and fall. The Fall conference is planned for Oct 1-3 in Chattanooga. The Employment & Young Lawyers sections have been very active with planned webinars throughout the year! Make sure you check out our social pages for the latest updates and news from our members! Join Us!

  • 10 Jun 2015 2:30 PM | Mary Gadd (Administrator)

    TDLA welcomes new Young Lawyer members Caroline R. Williams with Hunter, Smith and Davis, LLP and Haley E. Moody with Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC! 

  • 10 Jun 2015 2:00 AM | Mary Gadd (Administrator)

    TDLA thanks Michelle McBroom Weiss for her sponsorship this year. Ms. Weiss is a Vocational Consultant. Vocational rehabilitation and case management services include: vocational expert testimony; vocational evaluations; vocational testing; job placement assistance; job seeking skills; career guidance.


  • 31 May 2015 8:00 PM | Mary Gadd (Administrator)

    TDLA would like to welcome the following New members to the Young Lawyers Section!

    Robert E. Carden - Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC

    Hannah S. Lowe - Trammell, Adkins & Ward, P.C.

    Brandon J. Stout - Rainey, Kizer & Bell, PLLC

    Cara E. Weiner - Spears, Moore, Rebman and Williams

    Yen-Chia (Eric) Shen - Liberty Mutual

    Frances Koho - TVA


  • 30 Apr 2015 5:00 PM | Mary Gadd (Administrator)

    Attached below is a signed copy of the Givens/ Alsip/ Hayslett Fix. This was signed into law by Governor Haslam on April 24, 2015.

    Signed Copy of HB 1003-SB 892
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