Sam B. Blair , Jr. - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Sam B. Blair , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 901-577-2257

Sam Blair, General Counsel and shareholder in the Memphis office, concentrates his practice in litigation.  Mr. Blair has extensive litigation experience in the areas of medical device, pharmaceutical drug, products liability, mass tort, MDL, professional liability and general business litigation.  Mr. Blair was very involved in the breast implant litigation and orthopedic bone/spinal screw litigation.  He has been national coordinating counsel in the Children's Vaccine, Fen-Phen, HRT and AWP litigation.  Mr. Blair has represented clients in insurance coverage, non-compete contract and wrongful death cases.  He also has experience regarding environmental issues, condemnation and real estate litigation.  Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Mr. Blair served as a law clerk to Appellate Court Judge W. Frank Crawford in the Western Section of the Tennessee Court of Appeals from 1983 to 1984. Mr. Blair was chairman of the Conflicts and Ethics Committee for approximately 15 years, claims counsel since 2002 and General Counsel since January 1, 2005 for the Firm.

University of VirginiaBS 1979University of MemphisJ.D. 1983
Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations

Client Comments

"I have worked closely with Sam Blair for the past four years. He has expertly handled various complex litigation matters for us, including serving as national coordinating counsel in some product liability litigation, which he expertly guided to a successful resolution. Sam is bright, energetic, creative, and visionary. He is dedicated to serving his clients in a responsive, effective, and principled manner. I work with dozens of outside attorneys and I rate Sam my number one "go-to" lawyer!"

-Kurt Pomrenke
Assistant General Counsel
King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Office Location

First Tennessee Building, Suite 2000
165 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants of the Memphis Metro Area
Sam B. Blair, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants