Hilary Haven Ferdowsi has joined Neal & Harwell, PLC, as an associate in the firm’s litigation group.
Ten attorneys at Neal & Harwell, PLC have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition. Eight at Neal & Harwell are named 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers, while two are recognized as 2019 Mid-South Rising Stars.
Neal & Harwell has received Tier 1 rankings in Nashville for Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and Litigation: Bankruptcy by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2020 “Best Law Firms.” Neal & Harwell also received a Tier 2 ranking in Nashville for Bet-the-Company Litigation.
Three Neal & Harwell associates are recognized as a 2019 Attorney for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court. These attorneys dedicated 50 hours or more of pro bono service in 2018.
N&H attorney Mariam Stockton published the below article “Closing the Gap” in the LAW Matters September 2019 issue. The article provides insight on diversity within the legal profession and how joining organizations can provide a platform of empowerment and collaboration necessary to create a more inclusive profession. […]
Five attorneys at Neal & Harwell, PLC are listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. The Best Lawyers in America© is widely regarded as the preeminent guide to legal excellence in the United States.
Phil Elbert is the recipient of the 2019 Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year award. This award is given annually to honor a Tennessee attorney who has demonstrated superior skills and outstanding achievements in civil justice. […]
Callie K. Hinson has joined Neal & Harwell, PLC, as an Associate attorney. Her practice focuses on domestic law including divorce, child custody, child support, prenuptial agreements, and adoptions. Hinson also has experience in insurance defense, premises liability, appeals and contract disputes.
The 25th Annual Ode to Otha Turner, hosted by N&H’s own Bill Ramsey, will take place on June 1, 2019 from 2-9 p.m. Enjoy the outdoors for a casual, family-friendly day of music and dancing, food and drinks, and the centuries-old fife and drum tradition that Otha’s family proudly carries on. […]
Neal & Harwell, PLC was recognized for its General Commercial Litigation – Tennessee practice in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA directory of recommended lawyers and law firms. In addition, four members of Neal & Harwell are included in the 2019 Chambers USA Guide.
Neal & Harwell attorneys James F. Sanders, William T. Ramsey and Nathan C. Sanders represent a former senior vice president of commercial operations at Miraca Life Sciences in a False Claims Act whistleblower action brought against Inform Diagnostics, formerly known as Miraca Life Sciences Inc. […]
Attorney Mozianio “Trey” S. Reliford has joined Neal & Harwell, PLC, as an Associate. He has experience in the areas of complex white collar and regulatory defense, securities, antitrust, employment and intellectual property law.
“We are pleased to welcome Trey to Neal & Harwell,” said Ronald G. Harris, member. “He brings a wealth of litigation experience that will be valuable to our team and clients.”
On Friday, January 18, a jury returned a $9 million verdict against Saint Thomas Heart for negligence that caused the death of our client’s husband. The jury found the physicians of Saint Thomas Heart negligent for failing, despite multiple opportunities, to properly diagnose Mr. Patterson’s cardiac condition and order the implantation of an internal cardiac defibrillator to protect him from risk of fatal arrhythmia. Neal & Harwell attorneys Phil Elbert and Jeffrey Zager represented the Plaintiff. […]
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® have released the 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Neal & Harwell has received Tier 1 rankings in Nashville for Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White – Collar, and Litigation: Bankruptcy.
Six attorneys at Neal & Harwell, PLC, are listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.
Jim Thomas recently published the below article. He specializes in federal criminal defense and appellate practice.
N&H attorneys Steve Montgomery and Jay Harbison recently secured a $213,000 jury verdict on behalf of a Neal & Harwell client in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. […]
The Chancery Court for Davidson County has issued a temporary injunction in favor of N&H client American Baptist College (the “College”), a landmark institution of higher education. […]
Neal & Harwell, PLC proudly presented the 2017 Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Gerry Neenan Memorial Golf Tournament on September 5, 2017 at the Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory, Tennessee. […]
No, Dr. Smith, producing the articles you relied on for your expert testimony would not be copyright infringement.
Litigate long enough and eventually you will hear it. You request a key document and get the response: “Sorry, that document is ‘copyrighted.’ Making a copy for you would be copyright infringement.” […]
Yes, we know—Cryptocurrency is not a “gadget.” We do love our gadgets, but we love money, too, because it can buy us more gadgets. So, writing about Bitcoin, Ether, and other cryptocurrency seems a natural fit for our monthly gadget. And, since this topic is so nerdy, it really appeals to us. […]
John Dean, former legal counsel to President Richard Nixon, presented his Watergate CLE on the morning of August 29, 2017, and then unearthed part of Neal & Harwell’s history at a reception hosted at the firm later that evening. Transformed from star witness to historian of an era that altered American politics, Dean displayed the same mastery of the facts that made him “Mean John Dean” during the Watergate Senate hearings and trial […]
In an issue of first impression, the Tennessee Supreme Court reached a unanimous decision, reversing the dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit filed without a lawyer in Linda Beard v. James William Branson and Trinity Hospital, L.L.C. N&H attorneys Phil Elbert, Jim Thomas, and Jeffrey Zager represent the appellant, Linda Beard. […]
By A. Scott Ross
We recently won a defense verdict for Hankook Tire in the Western District of Tennessee, Eastern Division. The plaintiff was paralyzed from the neck down. Workers compensation had paid more than $1.75 million in past medical expenses, and the plaintiff also sought millions in future life care expenses. […]
After a two week jury trial in the Western District of Tennessee, N&H attorneys Scott Ross and Isaac Sanders, along with their co-counsel at DLA Piper, secured a defense verdict and win for Hankook Tire. […]
Original post from the Nashville Business Journal. […]
After settling into our new space, we recently opened our doors to over 400 members of the bench and bar, clients, friends, and family members during our two night open house event. We cannot express enough gratitude to our clients, friends, and colleagues for making our new space feel like home. […]
By way of case law examples, this article illustrates how the “act of production doctrine” can (and should) be used as a shield in criminal defense practice. As will be seen, the doctrine may offer protections even when the act of production has been statutorily immunized under 18 U.S.C. §§ 6002-6003. […]
Neal & Harwell attorney and former marine, Rob Peal, was interviewed by WKRN following the announcement of a free scuba diving event for disabled veterans. Peal along with his cousin Martin Hampton, a firefighter and former marine, decided to give back to the disabled veterans in their community […]
Trey Harwell, a commissioner on the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) board, participated in a groundbreaking event this week, along with Mayor Megan Barry and other members of the board. […]
The Tennessee Supreme Court has granted an application for permission to appeal, challenging the constitutionality of Tennessee Code Annotated § 29-26-121(f) under the Separation of Powers Doctrine of the Tennessee Constitution. […]
The United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee granted partial summary judgment to tire manufacturer Hankook on several important damages questions. Among them, the Court ruled the plaintiff could recover as damages only amounts actually paid for medical treatment of his injuries. […]
Neal & Harwell attorneys, Scott Ross and Isaac Sanders, secured a summary judgment ruling in favor of their client, Hankook Tire Company, Ltd., with respect to Plaintiffs’ claims for failure to warn and punitive damages in a products liability case. […]
The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of a $13,000,000 claim […]
WKRN aired a holiday edition of Positively Tennessee featuring the Legal Aid Society’s impact on the community it serves. […]
Judge Daniel Breen, United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, granted summary judgment in favor of Hankook Tire America Corporation in a product liability action. […]
Several Neal & Harwell attorneys were in attendance at the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Membership Annual Awards Breakfast where Aubrey Harwell, Jr. recognized and remembered his law partner and 2016 Chamber President, Gerry Neenan. […]
James F. Neal’s 159-page Watergate closing argument was uncovered during Neal & Harwell’s recent move. WKRN reporter, Erik Egan, sat down with Aubrey Harwell, Jr. to discuss the memories of his colleague and mentor, Jim Neal. See the interview here.
On November 18, 2016, the Sixth Circuit Court for Davidson County, Tennessee entered a Memorandum Order declaring that Tennessee Code Annotated § 29-26-121(f)(1) and (2) violate the separation of powers doctrine and are unconstitutional. […]
U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2017 edition of “Best Law Firms” ranks Neal & Harwell’s Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense, and Litigation-Bankruptcy practices with a Tier 1 ranking […]
On November 3, 2016, the Nashville Business Journal honored Neal & Harwell at its 2016 Corporate Giving Awards, making this the second year in a row Neal & Harwell received the esteemed recognition. […]
Erik C. Lybeck has joined Neal & Harwell, PLC as an associate attorney. He will focus on general litigation.
Mr. Lybeck earned his J.D. at Vanderbilt University Law School in 2016. He received his Bachelor of Arts, English, from University of South Carolina, Honors College. […]
Neal & Harwell is pleased to announce that Liz Tipping, a member of the executive committee, was named to the Top 40 Under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Read Liz’s interview with the Nashville Business Journal here.
On June 13, the Supreme Court’s decision in Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), turns fifty. Miranda has been described as the “centerpiece of the Warren Court’s revolution in American criminal procedure.” In relatively recent memory, the Court itself has characterized Miranda as “part of our national culture.” […]
As by now is well-known to the white collar defense bar, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates last month issued a memorandum to all federal prosecutors entitled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing.”
The Tennessee Performing Arts Center presented its esteemed Applause Award to Aubrey Harwell, Jr. on August 27, 2016, in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the arts. TPAC’s President and CEO, Kathleen O’Brien, presented the award, finding the words of the great William Shakespeare most appropriate for the occasion, “he doth bestride the narrow world / Like a Colossus”
Just as surely as the days start getting longer and warmer as the calendar flips into Spring, we begin to get antsy as Samsung and Apple start their annual rollout of new phones. Not content with last year’s “must have” technology, we usually raid the Spring Break trip fund to pad Samsung’s and Apple’s bottom line by buying their latest and greatest. […]
The Nashville Business Journal awarded Neal & Harwell with its Corporate Giving Award on November 12, 2015. The Corporate Giving Award recognizes Neal & Harwell’s philanthropic efforts and financial contributions to charitable organizations in the community. […]