S. Russell Headrick - Lathrop & Gage LLP
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S. Russell Headrick

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1991

S. Russell Headrick, shareholder working from the firm's Knoxville and Memphis offices, concentrates his practice in three major areas. He represents life, health and disability insurers and self-insureds in all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts at all levels throughout a broad section of the country, including states comprising the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Eleventh federal circuits. His representation includes all issues arising from both individual and group coverage, under both state and federal law, including ERISA and class actions. Mr. Headrick’s media defense/First Amendment practice includes defending the media in defamation and privacy claims and representing their interests in seeking access to governmental information, such as bringing claims under open records and open meetings acts. Finally, Mr. Headrick maintains an active appellate practice at every level in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. 

The University of TennesseeJ.D. 1977Rhodes CollegeBA 1973
American Bar AssociationDefense Research Institute Tennessee Bar AssociationMemphis Bar Association

Office Location

2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law of the Knoxville Metro Area
S. Russell Headrick has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law (Appellate, Bad Faith, Class Actions, Coverage, Defense, Dispute Resolution, Health-Care Coverage, Litigation, Regulatory)
Litigation - ERISA
Litigation - First Amendment
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants