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Litigation

More than a decade of experience.

Counsel of record at all levels of Tennessee state courts as well as federal bankruptcy, district, and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Fields include insurance coverage, commercial litigation, F&E tax matters, entertainment law, trusts/estates, high net worth domestic law (prenups, valuation/division of business assets, etc.)

Former judicial law clerk for the Tennessee Court of Appeals and Tennessee Supreme Court.

Selected Cases

  • In re Estate of Smallman, 398 S.W.3d 134 (Tenn. 2013).
    Successful Tennessee Supreme Court application for permission to appeal, securing new trial for widow regarding husband’s estate

  • Morrison v. Allen, 338 S.W.3d 314 (Tenn. 2011).
    Securing $1.7 million in life insurance proceeds

  • Westmoreland v. Bacon,
    No. M2011-01811-COA-RM-CV
    (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 26, 2013).
    Successful Supreme Court action resulting in remand to Court of Appeals & preservation of medical malpractice claim

  • Estate of Buford Taylor v. SunTrust Bank, No. M2012-02628-COA-R3CV, 2013 WL 5762230, at *1 (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 22, 2013).
    Successful appeal resulting in reversal of summary judgment grant in matter of trust litigation

  • Cumberland Properties, LLC v. Ravenwood Club, Inc., No. M2010-01814-COA-R3CV, 2011 WL 1303375, at *1 (Tenn. Ct. App. Apr. 5, 2011)
    Securing judgment in excess of $340,000 plus attorney’s fee award for real estate consultant in contract litigation

  • Cohen v. Didier, No. M2013-01370-COA-R3CV, 2014 WL 4102380, at *1 (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 19, 2014)
    Securing copyright assignment stemming from divorce between spouses who shared a publishing company.

  • In re Estate of Hill, No. E2011-01779-COA-R3CV, 2012 WL 2311838, at *1 (Tenn. Ct. App. June 19, 2012).
    Successful appeal securing inheritance for child in dispute stemming from property lines in will codicil