Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information

Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys
General Defense
150 Third Avenue South, Suite 2800
Nashville, Tennessee 37201Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 615-742-6200
Fax: 615-742-6293
www.bassberry.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel
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Established: 1922

Practice Areas
  • Construction
  • Corporate Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employee Benefits
  • Estate and Tax Planning
  • Government Affairs
  • Government Contracts
  • Health Care
  • International Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
  • Insurance & Managed Care
  • Compliance & Government Investigations
  • Financial Services
  • Public Finance
  • Regulatory & Administrative Proceedings
  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse
  • Nonprofit
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About Us
With more than 270 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has been involved in some of the largest and most significant business transactions, investigations and litigation matters in the country. Attorneys in our Insurance & Managed Care Practice Group counsel insurance companies, insurance holding companies, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations, captive insurers, insurance brokers, insurance agencies, and third-party administrators on corporate and regulatory matters, including development of insurance policies and negotiation of provider contracts.
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Additional Locations
Knoxville, Tennessee
1700 Riverview Tower
900 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Telephone: 865-521-6200
Fax: 865-521-6234
Memphis, Tennessee
The Tower at Peabody Place
100 Peabody Place, Suite 1300
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Telephone: 901-543-5900
Fax: 901-543-5999
Washington, District of Columbia
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 300
Washington, District of Columbia 20004
Telephone: 202-827-2950
Fax: 202-478-0400
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Access Insurance Holdings, Inc.Aetna, Inc.
American General Life Insurance CompanyAmerican Specialty Health Plans
Anthem, Inc.Dai-ichi Life International (U.S.A.), Inc.
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.Great-West Life and Annuity Insurance Company
Jackson National Life Insurance CompanyKEWA US, Inc.
Lexon Surety Group, LLCMAG Mutual Insurance Company
MidSouth Mutual Insurance CompanyThe Plateau Group, Inc.
Primerica, Inc.Protective Life Insurance Company
SteadPoint Insurance CompanyUnited States Letter Carriers Mutual Benefit Association
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Members
T. Stephen C. Taylor
Nashville, TN
Telephone:615-742-7758
E-Mail:staylor@bassberry.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Law
  • Managed Care Liability
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities
  • Administrative Law
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Banking
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1993
  • District of Columbia, 1994
  • Tennessee, 1997
Memberships:
  • American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1986
  • George Mason University, J.D., 1992
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Robins H. Ledyard
Nashville, TN
Telephone:615-742-6259
E-Mail:rledyard@bassberry.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Law
  • Managed Care Liability
  • Corporate Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Regulatory and Compliance
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1966
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1977
  • U.S. Claims Court, 1977
Memberships:
  • American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1965
  • Vanderbilt University, LL.B., 1966
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Leigh Walton
Nashville, TN
Telephone:615-742-6201
E-Mail:lwalton@bassberry.com
Practice Areas
  • Health Care
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1979
Memberships:
  • American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
  • Nashville Health Care Council
  • American Health Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Randolph-Macon Woman's College, B.A., 1973
  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1979
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Angela Humphreys
Nashville, TN
Telephone:615-742-7852
E-Mail:ahumphreys@bassberry.com
Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • International Law
  • Securities
  • Insurance and Managed Care
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1996
Memberships:
  • American (Health Care M&A Committee, Chair; Health Law and Life Sciences Committee, Vice Chair; Business Law Section Liason to the Health Law Section), Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
  • American Health Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1991
  • The University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude), 1996
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Wallace W. Dietz
Nashville, TN
Telephone:615-742-6276
E-Mail:wdietz@bassberry.com
Practice Areas
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement
  • Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Securities and Shareholders' Claims
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1982
  • District of Columbia, 2013
Memberships:
  • American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • American Health Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Emory University, B.A., 1977
  • Georgetown University, J.D., 1982
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John C. Speer
Memphis, TN
Telephone:901-543-5919
E-Mail:jspeer@bassberry.com
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Health Care
  • Banking
  • Insurance Law
  • Managed Care Liability
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1972
  • Tennessee, 1972
Memberships:
  • American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations
  • Tennessee Bankers Association
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.A., 1969
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1972
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Paul G. Jennings
Nashville, TN
Telephone:615-742-6267
E-Mail:pjennings@bassberry.com
Practice Areas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Bankruptcy
  • Business Litigation
  • Estate Litigation
  • Insurance Law
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1990
Memberships:
  • Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
  • Southeastern American Bankruptcy Institute
Education:
  • Middle Tennessee State University, B.A., 1987
  • The University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1990
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Overton Thompson III
Nashville, TN
Telephone:615-742-7730
E-Mail:othompson@bassberry.com
Practice Areas
  • Corporate Governance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Patents
  • Securities and Shareholders' Claims
  • Business Disputes
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1984
Memberships:
  • Tennessee (Litigation Section, Past Chairman) and Nashville (Board of Directors, Past Member; Dispute Resolution Section, Past Chairman) Bar Associations
Education:
  • The University of the South, B.A., 1981
  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1984
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