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General Defense


Smith & Tomkins

One Lakeview Place, 25 Century Boulevard, Suite 606, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

Established: 2004

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • State and Federal Courts
  • General Defense
  • Negligence
  • Automobile Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Defect
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Truck Litigation

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About Us

The firm of Smith & Tomkins provides comprehensive general insurance defense representation for insurance carriers, their insureds and self-insured clients in the area of civil trial and appellate practice in the local, state and federal courts. In addition to a combined over 50 years of experience in the area of civil litigation, both members have significant prior experience in the insurance industry claims area giving the firm an invaluable insight into the handling and defense of all types of claims and the often complex area of coverages and insuror/insured relationships.

The firm's emphasis is in defending all facets of insurance claims in the areas of general automobile liability, trucker's liability, products liability, premises liability, commercial litigation and insurance coverage litigation.

The firm's geographical area of practice includes all counties in the Middle Tennessee area as well as all other principal metropolitan areas throughout Tennessee.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Cunningham Lindsey
  • Demonbreun Roofing, Inc.
  • Elk Mountain Construction
  • Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
  • Kimball International
  • Kohler Company
  • Network Adjusters, Inc.
  • Oak Highlands/Deer Valley HOA
  • Penske Truck Leasing
  • Ryder Integrated Logistics
  • Ryder Truck Rental, Inc.
  • UDR, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Firm Members


Warren M. Smith

Nashville, TN

Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2016
Memberships:
  • American, Tennessee (Past-Chairman, Ethics and Professionalism Committee) and Nashville Bar Associations
  • Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin, B.S., 1973
  • Nashville School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1983
Honors:
Copper's Inn Honor Society; Golden Gavel Litigation Award - Westfield Insurance Group

Born: 1951

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James R. Tomkins

Nashville, TN

Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
Memberships:
  • American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee, B.S., 1977
  • Nashville School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1984
Honors:
Cooper's Inn Honor Society

Born: 1956

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