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Bryan K. Williams

Partner/ Rule 31 Mediator

bkwilliams@cornelius-collins.com

615.244.1440

Nashville City Center | Suite 1500
PO Box 190695
511 Union Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37219

Practice Areas:

Business Law/Litigation
Construction Law
Consumer Protection
Health Care
Insurance Law / Insurance Defense
Intellectual Property Disputes

Nursing Home Regulation & Litigation
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Trucking & Transportation Law
Wrongful Death

Attorneys in Nashville, TN

 

Bio


Bryan Williams is a partner in the firm, where he has been practicing law since 1998. During his career at the firm Bryan has served as a member on several of the firm’s committees, including the firm’s Executive, Marketing and Recruiting Committees. Bryan’s law practice is focused on assisting and providing legal representation to businesses, entrepreneurs, individuals and professionals with their business transactions and commercial needs, as well as dispute avoidance and litigation. Bryan has vast experience in representing parties with their litigation needs before courts and administrative agencies throughout Tennessee. He is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Tennessee, as well as the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Bryan is also a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator. 
 
During his legal career, Bryan has represented clients with their legal needs in a multitude of areas.  From drafting or interpretation of contracts; to advising on the formation, acquisition and/or transfer of a business; to protecting or defending against claims of trade secrets, confidentiality, non-competition, or intellectual property infringement; or advising as to liability issues related to the manufacturing, distribution and/or sale of consumer goods or products, Bryan is available to assist you with your business’ needs.  For claims involving injuries to person or property rights, Bryan has civil litigation experience in litigating, negotiating, mediating and trying lawsuits for parties, whether such claims be related to automobile accidents; personal injury; property damage; consumer protection; patent, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights; product liability; governmental tort liability; faulty or negligent construction of residential or commercial property; trucking and transportation liability; premises liability; hospitality law and liability; civil rights and discrimination law; elder abuse and neglect; healthcare and nursing home law; medical and dental licensure, and malpractice; insurance coverage, and defense; legal malpractice defense; wrongful death and other civil disputes.  Bryan’s experience in representing individuals, businesses, and corporations – small and Fortune 500®, entrepreneurs, governmental agencies and entities, insurance companies and their insureds, licensed professionals and municipalities affors him insight as to how best to represent any client's interests. Bryan has been named to Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Stars lists in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Each year no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in Tennessee, under the age of 40, receive this honor. In 2013, Bryan was recognized for his accomplishments as a Tennessee attorney by Top 100 Lawyers® Magazine. Bryan has also received an AV® preeminent peer review rating by Martindale Hubbell. 

Bryan is a frequent lecturer on a variety of legal issues and has presented multiple seminars during his legal career for a number of organizations, including the National Business Institute, Inc., Lorman Education Services, National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters, and Southeastern College of Anticoagulation Providers.

Bryan received his law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law, where he served on the Moot Court Board and was President of the Environmental Law Council. Upon his graduation, Bryan received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in Trial Advocacy. Bryan obtained his undergraduate degree from David Lipscomb University, where he graduated an honor student with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

 

Bar Admissions:

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
Tennessee Supreme Court

Representative Cases:

Merlo v. Maxwell, 1999 WL 820728
  (Tenn. Ct. App. 1999)

Honors & Accomplishments:

Martindale Hubbell Rated AV® Preeminent 
The Top 100 Lawyers® 2013
Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2010-
   2012
Graduate, Tennessee Bar Association Leadership
    Law Class of 2007

Professional Associations & Memberships:

American Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
-      Former Chair, Law School Initiative Committee
Nashville Bar Association
-      Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
-      Former New Member Ambassador
Tennessee Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator
Tennessee Bar Association
-      House of Delegates, 2005 – 2012
-      Former Chair, Litigation Section
-      Litigation Section Executive Council Board, 2001 – 2008
-      TBA Leadership Law Alumni Council Representative, 2008 – 2011
Williamson County Bar Association
Williamson County Chamber of Commerce

Past Employment Positions:

Honorable James F. Russell, Circuit Court of
  Tennessee for 30th Judicial District at Memphis,
  TN, Judicial Clerk, 1997 - 1998

Publications:

Modern Medical Coding- Advancing Electronic
   Health Records, C&C Newsletter, 2009
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act-
    A New Era for Nursing Homes
    C&C Newsletter, 2010
The Self-Critical Analysis Privilege: Confidential
    Information or Smoking Gun?, For the Defense,
    November, 2002
When are the Pieces at Fault? Component
    Manufacturer Liability, For the Defense,
    April, 2003

Civic & Community Activities:

Babe Ruth Baseball
    Youth Coach
Boy Scouts of America
    Volunteer Leader
Nashville Bar Association
    Pro Bono Program Volunteer

Speaker Presentations:

Advanced Issues in Person Injury Litigation,
 National Business Institute, Nashville, TN 12/14
The Medicare "Super Lien" and Othern Liens
  Simplified,  National Business Institute,
  Nashville, TN 12/13
Medical Records Law in Tennessee, Lorman
  Education Services, Nashville, TN 4/13
Tennessee Medical Records Law, Lorman
  Education Services, Nashville, TN 4/13
General Liability Claim Investigation and Defense,
  National Association of Independent Insurance
  Adjusters, Nashville, TN 5/08
Medical Records Law in Tennessee, Lorman
 Education Services, Nashville, TN 1/07
Medical Records Law in Tennessee, Lorman
  Education Services, Nashville, TN 1/06
Confidentiality of Medical Records, Lorman
  Education Sercices, Nashville, TN 9/05
Nursing Home Malpractice in Tennessee:
  Successful Case Management from Investigation
  to Trial, National Business Institute,
  Knoxville, TN 5/05
Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for
  Tennessee Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal
  Education, National Businss Institute,
  Nashville, TN 4/03

 

Fraternities:

Phi Alpha Delta