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Smith & Tomkins
One Lakeview Place
25 Century Boulevard, Suite 606
Nashville, Tennessee 37214Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 615-256-1280
Fax: 615-256-1283
E-Mail: wsmith@smithtomkins.com
www.smithtomkins.com
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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
Celina Insurance GroupCentury Surety/Meadowbrook Insurance Group
Donegal Insurance GroupEffective Claims Management, Inc.
FCCI Insurance GroupFederated Mutual Insurance Company
Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance CompanyThe Hartford
Ohio Mutual Insurance GroupOneBeacon Professional Insurance
Southern States Insurance ExchangeState Auto Insurance Companies
Unitrin Specialty InsuranceUniversal Insurance Company
Westfield Group
Non-Insurance Clients
Cunningham LindseyDemonbreun Roofing, Inc.
Elk Mountain ConstructionGallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
Kimball InternationalKohler Company
Network Adjusters, Inc.Oak Highlands/Deer Valley HOA
Penske Truck LeasingRyder Integrated Logistics
Ryder Truck Rental, Inc.UDR, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Firm Members
Warren M. Smith
Nashville, TN
E-Mail:wsmith@smithtomkins.com
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
E-Mail:jtomkins@smithtomkins.com
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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