Cornelius & Collins, LLP is proud to announce that four of the firm’s partners were selected to be part of The Best Lawyers In America© 2015 including: Dan Berexa (Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs), C. Ben Harrison (Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law- Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, and Professional Malpractice Law- Defendants), Blake Matthews (Worker’s Compensation Law-Employers), and Joseph Wheeler (Product Liability-Defense; Personal Injury-Defense).
Partner Blake Matthews has once again been asked to serve as a presenter at the annual Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Education Conference sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Blake has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of workers' compensation for multiple years and has been peer-selected as a Mid-South SuperLawyer for 2014 in the civil litigation category. The 2014 conference will be conducted June 18-20 in Nashville. This year’s agenda will involve education and impact assessments with respect to the comprehensive reform act that becomes effective July 1, 2014. The multi-day program will feature senior Department of Labor representatives, judges from Tennessee and other states, and experienced... continue reading
Peter Robison is one of the presenters at the upcoming Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar in Chattanooga on May 13, 2014. The seminar series, which is put on by Sterling Educational Services, includes current topics and common issues faced by employment attorneys, human resources, and business owners. Peter’s seminar topics this year include employee privacy and social media in the workplace. Registration for this event is available here, and CLE credit is available. Participants can save $50 from the registration fee by using the code FLD50.
Cornelius & Collins is proud to announce that Pele I. Godkin and Jason K. Murrie have been named partners with the firm. Pele joined the firm in 2008 and the focus of her practice includes civil litigation, with an emphasis in workers' compensation law. She represents employers, self-insured employers and workers’ compensation carriers in lawsuits and Department of Labor proceedings throughout the State of Tennessee. Pele is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution and is certified by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator. She is a graduate of the Seattle University School of Law. Jason has been with Cornelius & Collins since joining as an associate in 2009. A litigator by training, Jason has represented plaintiffs and... continue reading
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We are pleased to announce that Sepideh "Sepi" Khansari and Peter Robison have joined our firm as associate attorneys. Prior to joining Cornelius & Collins, Ms. Khansari practiced at Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens, and Cannada, PLLC and Miller & Martin, PLLC and brings over four years of civil litigation experience. Sepi is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Tennessee and will focus her practice in the areas of insurance defense, medical malpractice and personal injury. She is a member of the American, Tennessee, and Nashville Bar Associations and is active in many local community affairs. Sepi graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Peter Robison previously practiced at the law firm of DHPM, PC, focusing on employment law, civil... 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.