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

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150 Third Avenue South, Suite 2800, Nashville, Tennessee 37201

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

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Personnel Information

Members


T. Stephen C. Taylor

Nashville, TN

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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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