Cases and Representation

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  • United States v. Megan Rice, No. 3:12-CR-107, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Knoxville: jury trial representation of a defendant in the Sabotage Act case that arose out of an incursion onto the Y-12 facility at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.


  • United States v. Gustavo Gamino-Villa, No. 2:08-CR-102-19, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville: obtained a verdict of acquittal for the client after a month-long jury trial of him and multiple co-defendants in a felony drug case.


  • United States v. Jean T. Gump, No. 3:10-CR-94-01, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Knoxville: represented in a jury trial the first-named defendant of the “Oak Ridge  13,” who were charged with criminal trespass, a Class A misdemeanor, for crossing the “blue line” at the National Nuclear Security Administration Y-12 facility at Oak Ridge, Tennessee during a protest.  


  • O’Neill v. Parks, 2008 Tenn. App. LEXIS 568, perm. app. denied, No. E2007-01505-SC-R11-CV (Tenn. March 23, 2009)​​
  • McCurry v. Adventist Health System/Sunbelt, Inc., 298 F.3rd 586 (6th Cir. 2002)
  • Defense verdict in a medical malpractice suit tried to a jury in Sevier County, Tennessee
  • Butler v. Diversified Energy, Inc., 1999 Tenn. App. LEXIS 55
  • Liaison between a corporate client in the healthcare industry and counsel in Montgomery, Alabama concerning a 42 U.S.C. § 1981 lawsuit
  • Successfully litigated the equitable enforcement of a non-compete covenant concerning the physician staffing of a hospital emergency department​
  • Sutphin v. Platt, 720 S.W.2d 455 (Tenn. 1986)
  • Defense verdict in a Right to Financial Privacy Act case tried in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee (second chair to J. Paul Coleman)
  • Ross v. Trailways Bus System, Inc., 1985 Tenn. App. LEXIS 3362

Publications and CLE Presentations:

  • "The Next 'Your Honor': The Process for Filling a Federal District Court Vacancy" 40 Dicta (Knoxville Bar Association) Issue 1 (January 2013)


  • “Contracts to Be Enforced as Written – or Not!” 45 Tennessee Bar Journal No. 3 (March 2009)
  • “The Usury Defense: Not Dead Yet,” Tennessee Bar Association TennBarU webinar, October 14, 2008
  • “Contracts to Be Enforced as Written – or Not! An Examination of Tenn Code Ann. § 47-50-112,” Tennessee Bar Association TennBarU webinar, June 5, 2008.

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