Tennessee Defense

Lawyers Association


  • 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
  • 26 Apr 2015 9:00 PM | Mary Gadd (Administrator)

    TDLA is greatly saddened by the passing of TDLA Past President Michael J. Philbin. Mike Philbin was TDLA President from 1993-94. TDLA extends its deepest sympathies to the entire Philbin family.

    Services are all at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3001 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN; visitation from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, April 27, in the parish hall, and 10-11 a.m. in the church followed by Mass of Resurrection at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28.

  • 10 Apr 2015 4:00 PM | Mary Gadd (Administrator)

    TDLA is pleased to advise the bill passed through the full House today 94-0 and through the full Senate 29-2.  The bill now goes to the Governor for signature.   

    Thanks to the TDLA leadership and membership for supporting this important legislation that will aide defense lawyers across the State!

  • 06 Apr 2015 7:00 AM | Mary Gadd (Administrator)

    TDLA welcomes Philip R. Baker of Ensley, Shade and Baker in Johnson City, Tennessee. Mr. Baker is referred by TDLA Member Kenny Veit. 

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