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Jeffrey A. Zager
Telephone: 615-238-3527

American Bar Association – Member
Tennessee Bar Association – Member
Nashville Bar Association – Member
Martha O’Bryan Center – NextUP Committee Member 2016-present
Colorado College Admission Volunteer Program

Vanderbilt University Law School, 2013, J.D.
Colorado College, 2010, B.A.

Jeffrey A. Zager joined Neal & Harwell in 2015. His practice is focused on complex civil litigation and appellate advocacy. Jeffrey represents plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of legal areas, including healthcare liability actions, business and commercial disputes, and product liability claims.

Prior to joining Neal & Harwell, Jeffrey served as a law clerk for the Honorable William J. Haynes, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and the Honorable Thomas W. Brothers of the Davidson County Circuit Court in Nashville, Tennessee.

Notable representation and results:

  • Obtained $9 million verdict in wrongful death case involving negligent failure to treat cardiac condition with implantation of an internal cardiac defibrillator Patterson v. STHS Heart, LLC, Davidson County Circuit Court (2019)
  • Successfully argued before the Tennessee Supreme Court, resulting in a unanimous decision reversing the Court of Appeals below, in case of first impression regarding the pro se filing of a wrongful death action Beard v. Branson, 528 S.W.3d 487 (Tenn. 2017)
  • Defended international commercial airline in federal court against claims under the Montreal Convention


Neal and Harwell, PLC
1201 Demonbreun Street, Suite 1000
Nashville, TN 37203


Phone: (615) 244-1713
Fax: (615) 726-0573
Email: info@nealharwell.com