Brigid M. Carpenter - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Brigid M. Carpenter

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Brigid M. Carpenter, shareholder in the Nashville office, is a trial attorney whose practice includes products liability and other tort/personal injury defense and commercial disputes. Ms. Carpenter has tried cases in federal and state court (both jury and non-jury) and before administrative agencies of the State of Tennessee. She has also represented clients before the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

University of TennesseeBS 1992University of Virginia School of LawJ.D. 1996
District V, Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee (Appointed March 2012)Defense Research InstituteInternational Association of Defense Counsel American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations 2014 IADC Trial Academy

Case History

Representative Matters
  • Represented world's largest manufacturer of store-brand over-the-counter drugs in all phenylpropanolamine (PPA) litigation in Tennessee.
  • Represents medical device manufacturers, automobile manufacturers, outdoor cooking products manufacturers, elevator manufacturers and automatic door manufacturers in products liability actions.
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal and state trial courts in products liability and negligent maintenance cases.
  • Won jury trial in federal forgery case on behalf of home mortgage client after successfully excluding opposing expert.
  • Received affirmance by Tennessee Supreme Court of trial court's summary judgment awarding commission to real estate brokerage client.
  • Represents national retailers in both malicious prosecution and personal injury cases.
  • Represents health insurance companies and managed care organizations in complex commercial litigation.

Office Location

Baker Donelson Center, Suite 800
211 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37201
United States


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants