We are pleased to announce that Sepideh C. Khansari and Peter C. Robison have joined our firm as associate attorneys. Sepidah "Sepi" Khansari previously practiced at Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens and Cannada, PLLC and Miller & Martin, PLLC and brings over four years of civil litigation experience. She will focus her practice here in the areas of insurance defense, medical malpractice, and personal injury. Ms. Khansari graduated from Middle Tennessee State University where she received a B.S., cum laude, in Recording Industry, and an M.B.A. concentrating in Management. She received a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Sepi is an a member of the American, Tennessee, and Nashville Bar Associations. She is active in local community affairs and currently serves on... continue reading
The Tennessee Bar Association has invited associate Jason K. Murrie to participate in its 2014 Leadership Law program. The program focuses on the development of skills for serving as a leader in the legal profession, as well as in the community. As a participant, Jason will attend a series of conferences with attorneys and legal leaders from across the state to discuss and develop a broad range of issues facing the legal profession and will also engage in community service. Jason is the most recent in a line of Cornelius & Collins attorneys who have been invited to participate in this prestigious program, including partners Dan Berexa and Bryan Williams. Cornelius & Collins proudly congratulates Jason for being chosen as a member of the TBALL Class of 2014!
Blake Matthews and Dan Berexa were selected for inclusion in 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers® . Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multi-phased process, which inclues peer nominations, peer review, and independent evaluation of cendidates. No more that 5% of the lawyers in any state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers. Congratulations to Blake and Dan!
David Steed was an invited speaker at the October, 2013 national meeting of the American Society of Medical Association Counsel in Charleston, South Carolina. The title of David's presentation was “Helping Physicians Overcome ERISA Defenses In Payor Claims Disputes.” David’s practice experience includes representing physicians and other healthcare providers in reimbursement claims disputes, such as filing actions seeking payment for unpaid claims, and representation in Medicare, Medicaid/TennCare, and commercial payor audits and overpayment actions.
The Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (TDLA) recently welcomed Cornelius & Collins' associate, Jennifer M. Lankford, as a new member. Since her graduation from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2010, Jennifer has devoted the majority of her practice to defending businesses in the labor and employment law arena.
Cornelius & Collins, LLP, is proud to announce that the firm was named one of the "Best Law Firms" in American in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers. This recognition is based on the firm's overall evaluation, derived from client feedback and the opinions of other attorneys in the Nashville legal community. Congratulations to each attorney for their hard work and contribution to the firm's reputation!
In a recent post to his "Tennessee Law Blog," partner Dan Berexa summarizes to readers the essentials as to the past three years of tort reform in Tennessee. Dan's blog focuses on a variety of areas of the law, including personal injury and products liability. Dan also provides insight into trial practice, procedural issues, and legal technology. To learn about these topics and much more, click here.
Cornelius & Collins, LLP, is proud to announce that, for the second consecutive year, five of the firm's lawyers were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® including: Tom Carlton (Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability Litigation), Ben Harrison (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights; Commercial Litigation; Medical Malpractice Law; Personal Injury Litigation; Professional Malpractice Law), Blake Matthews (Workers' Compensation Law), Joe Wheeler (Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability Litigation), and Dan Berexa (Personal Injury Litigation). Ben Harrison earned the additional acknowledgment of 2014 Nashville Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year - Defendants. The accomplishments of these gentlemen accompany ... continue reading
Cornelius & Collins, LLP, was a primary sponsor of The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development's 16th Annual Education Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 19th- 21st, 2013. The conference offered one of the first opportunities for individuals to learn more about the recent Tennessee Workers' Compensation legislative changes, which accounted for the record-breaking attendance by employers, insurance carriers, third-party administrators, and attorneys. Partner Blake Matthews was privileged to be asked by the Department to speak on three panels at the conference based on his years of experience and expertise in workers' compensation. Below, Associate Pele Godkin and Paralegal Cynthia Spivey display the Cornelius & Collins' sponsorship sign.
Cornelius & Collins, LLP, partner, Blake Matthews, has been asked to serve as a presenter at the upcoming Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Education Conference sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Blake was named one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of workers' compensation in both 2012 and 2013. The conference will be conducted June 19-21 in Nashville. A significant portion of this year’s agenda will involve education and impact assessments with respect to the comprehensive reform act that has recently cleared all legislative hurdles. The program will feature senior Department of Labor representatives, judges, and experienced attorneys.