Tennessee Defense

Lawyers Association


  • 22 Mar 2014 4:10 PM | Anonymous
    Congratulations to TDLA Vice President, Lynn Lawyer, are her recent premises liability defense victory!  To read more about this victory, please go to the members only section of the TDLA website.
  • 18 Mar 2014 9:13 AM | Anonymous

    TDLA welcomes its newest members: 

    Latosha V. Dexter of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, PLC, Memphis.  Ms. Dexter is a University of Tennessee Knoxville graduate and practices in the areas of Civil Rights, Employment, Government, and Municipal law.  She is sponsored by TDLA member, Michael Mansfield.

    William B. Mauldin of Pentecost & Glenn, PLLC, Memphis.  Mr. Mauldin graduated from law school at the University of Memphis and practices in the areas of Civil Rights, Government, Insurance and Municipal law.  He is a member of DRI and is sponsored by TDLA member, Brandon Gibson

    William Frulla of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, PLC, Memphis.  Mr. Frulla graduated from the University of Memphis in 2013.

  • 12 Mar 2014 9:33 AM | Anonymous

    TDLA learned today that former TDLA President, R. Hunter Cagle, died on March 4, 2014.  Those of us who met Hunter really appreciated his kind demeanor and enjoyed his caring nature.  Our condolences to his wife, Judy, who always provided great support to TDLA; they would have celebrated 53 years of marriage on March 18.  

    Hunter was an active member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and Sunday school class teacher.  He also served in the Presbytery of East Tennessee on several divisions and was a member of the General Council during 2002-13.  He served in the Navy during the Korean War, disrupting his college years of University of Tennessee, where he received his B.S. in business administration and his jurisprudence degree in 1957.  He served as a law clerk in Nashville and in July 1959, Hunter was appointed assistant U.S. Attorney in Nashville.  In 1965, he returned to Knoxville and practiced law for 26 years with Poore, Cox, Baker and McAuley.  In 1987, he joined Kennerly, Montgomery and Finley and retired from practice in 2004.
    Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Heritage, Heart and Hope Capital Campaign, 620 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902.  Online condolences may be sent to www.rosemortuary.com
  • 12 Mar 2014 9:31 AM | Anonymous

    TDLA member, Sean Martin, recently obtained summary judgment on a slip and fall case.  To learn more about this case, go to the Members Only section/ Verdicts.  The full opinion can be found at 2014 U.S. Dist LEXIS 7790 (M.D. Tenn. Jan. 22, 2014); 2014 W.L. 233815 (W.D. Tenn. Jan. 22, 2014).

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  • 27 Feb 2014 11:26 AM | Anonymous
    TDLA Board member, Phil Mischke, is now with Farris Bobango PLC in Memphis.
  • 26 Feb 2014 11:42 AM | Anonymous
    Congratulations to Jerry Kizer and Amanda Waddell of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell on their recent defense verdict.  To learn more about this matter, please visit the Members Only section, Verdicts:  you will find the information under medical malpractice, standard of care and wrongful death.
  • 26 Feb 2014 10:09 AM | Anonymous

    Thanks to TDLA member, David Cook, for his submission of Qualified Protective Order.  The Order is available in the Members Only section of the TDLA website under "Orders" and also "Protective Orders - HIPAA" and "Protective Ordes - exparte communication".


  • 22 Feb 2014 3:01 PM | Anonymous

    TDLA welcomes its newest members:

    Pele Godkin of Cornelius & Collins, LLP, Nashville.  Ms. Godkin is a University of Seattle Law School graduate and practices in the areas of Employment, General Liability, Insurance Coverage and Workers' Comp.  Additionally, she is a member of DRI, LAW, ABA, TBA and NBA.

    Dixie Cooper of Gideon, Cooper & Essary, PLC, Nashville.  Ms. Cooper is a University of Alabama law school graduate and practices in the area of medical malpractice.  She was referred to TDLA by Craig Sanders.

  • 21 Feb 2014 9:28 AM | Anonymous

    Memphis attorney, Minton P. Mayer of Wiseman Ashworth Law Group, PLC, will be presenting "Reptile Theory -- Taming the Lizard" at 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500, Memphis on February 28 at 1:00 eastern time, 12:00 central time.  All TDLA members may also attend via teleconference.  Just fill out this form, scan and e-mail to TN.DLA@att.net to register.  Non-members may attend for $35.00.  The program has been approved by the TN CLE Commission for 1.0 hour general CLE.

    Tort Reg Form 022814.docx.

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